Fox Fires Hill

AIM’s Kincaid Questions Rupert Murdoch about Marc Lamont Hill

18 October 2009

Full story here.

At the News Corporation annual meeting on Friday morning in New York City, Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media will urge Chairman Rupert Murdoch to ask why Fox News has hired a left-wing cop-killer apologist, Marc Lamont Hill, as a well-paid on-air contributor on shows such as The O’Reilly Factor.

“The Obama Administration had a Van Jones problem,” Kincaid explained, “and News Corporation has a Marc Lamont Hill problem.”

Van Jones was ousted from a White House job after his controversial background was highlighted by Fox News and other news organization, while Hill, a hip-hop professor, was hired by Fox News despite supporting cop-killers such as Assata Shakaur and Mumia Abu-Jamal, black racists such as Khallid Muhammad, and a communist group known as the “Poor Righteous Communist Party.”

Kincaid commented that “Fox News is as bad as Obama on background checks.”


Excerpt from statement by Cliff Kincaid:

In the final analysis, I think Marc Lamont Hill was hired by Fox News as a well-paid contributor in order to please left-wing critics of the channel and to appear “fair and balanced.” You can see that Fox is currently under strong attack by the Obama Administration for being too conservative. Frankly, I think Fox is not conservative enough.

A professor and expert on “hip-hop” culture, Hill never had any expertise to comment on most of the issues he was brought on the air to talk about. Now, the hiring has blown up in the faces of Fox News and News Corporation. But I give credit to Murdoch for taking decisive action. I was surprised that he made that announcement to me at the annual meeting.  

Bill O’Reilly has the most to answer for, since he had Hill on his show many, many times. Hill says that he was also on Hannity, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, and Huckabee. But to my knowledge Hill never appeared on the Glenn Beck show.

Bill O’Reilly, who also has a record of pandering to black race hustler Al Sharpton, should be asked to explain what role he had in recommending Hill for his Fox News job.  

Stop the spin, Bill. Tell us the truth.

The firing was belated recognition that Hill never should have been hired in the first place. Indeed, it is still a mystery how he showed up so many times on The O’Reilly Factor, when his expertise on issues other than hip-hop was thin if not non-existent. Hill was in over his head. But he smiled a lot and talked fast. That made him good TV.

But on one such occasion, Hill defended a protest in Oakland, California, in support of a cop-killer named Lovelle Mixon, who had killed four Oakland police officers before he was fatally shot in a gun battle. The protesters were from a communist group upset about what Hill told O’Reilly was “police terrorism.” Hill said the protesters had a point.

O’Reilly should have immediately kicked Hill off the show, never to appear again. Support for cop-killers should not be tolerated in respectable media. But having Hill on the show gave O’Reilly the chance to look “fair and balanced.”   

In addition to being a career criminal and a cop-killer, Mixon was also a suspected rapist, since his DNA had been linked to the rape of a 12-year-old girl. Who in their right mind could have sanctioned a protest in his defense? Marc Lamont Hill did.

Full Kincaid release here.




“Kincaid will also press Murdoch and his board about the publication by Harper Collins of Mark Rudd’s terrorist memoir, Underground: My Life With SDS and the Weathermen, about his days in the Weather Underground. Rudd has said he got a $50,000 advance and that while some went to his agent, “the rest went up my nose for coke…” One of the members of Murdoch’s board is Professor Viet Dinh, a former Bush counter-terrorism official who had fled Vietnam as a child when Rudd’s communist comrades took over South Vietnam in the wake of the U.S. military withdrawal.”

Source here.

Rudd, and pals Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, we responsible for violence against police in the 60s and 70s resulting the killing and wounding of several police officers.    One officer, James Pera, wrote Kincaid about the urban war he experienced during that period, thanks to people like Hill and associates, Rudd, Ayers, and Dohrn:

I am a retired San Francisco Police sergeant. I served thirty years on the streets.

During my long career, I witnessed the murders of scores of my fellow police officers. They died from gunshot wounds, bombings and other ways that most Americans, who have not been in uniform, during a time of war, can’t even imagine. Make no mistake about it, we were in a war. It was an urban war, especially back in the 60s and 70s.

I have also known scores of other officers, too many to even count, who have been maimed and injured, many to the point that they were forced to retire, with lifetime disabilities.

I find it difficult, therefore, to comprehend why Fox, the only source for balanced news and really the only one conservatives have, in a media that is otherwise overrun with left-wing propagandists, would want to hire a paid contributor the likes of Professor Marc Lamont Hill. In my opinion, he is a cop-hating, race-bating, revolutionary-oriented black racist, who hates white Americans. And his comments reflect that perception.


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