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From Fox News Watch, March 15 2008

Mike Chimeri
This week, "Fox News Watch" found the perfect replacement for Neal Gabler in David Corn. It was painful to hear him when it was his turn.
March 15, 2008, 9:18:27 PM EDT – Like – Reply

The 'new direction' the program is taking since Eric Burns departure seems to be toward the right. And for that, the inept David Corn is the perfect liberal foil.
March 16, 2008, 8:53:07 AM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
So you think a move in that chair from Kirsten Powers to David Corn is a move to the right?
March 16, 2008, 9:57:33 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
I hope you weren't asking me, Johnny. (Probably not.)
Anyway, it seems like "Fox News Watch" is going with a different second liberal guest every week, ranging from center left (Kirsten) all the way to far left (David). But I don't know; I'm not producing the show, nor do I work for FNC. Boy, would I like to, even as a mere production assistant. (To the far left trolls, I'm saying that as a college grad with a broadcasting degree.)
March 16, 2008, 10:44:29 AM EDT – Like – Reply

As one of the liberal panelists, Corn, with far less visual and verbal appeal than Powers, seems to be a move by the program to the right. We'll have to see how future weeks play out.
I've seen this done before by partisan programs. When choosing guests or panelists with opposing views pick those who are least appealing. An example in the past would be right wing Charles Novak on CNN. Another thread here, and I disagree, trys to put Alan Colmes in that category.
March 16, 2008, 11:35:17 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Johnny: Any indication when and if Jim Pinkerton is returning to Fox? Last time I looked, the Huckabee campaign was over!
March 16, 2008, 12:15:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Excellent question. I'd really like to see him back. He added some spice to the panel, and he's very much up on internet and other new media.
March 16, 2008, 12:44:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply