WASHINGTON, October 16, 2009–Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid today welcomed FOX News Channel’s decision to fire cop-killer apologist Marc Lamont Hill as a paid analyst. Kincaid learned of Hill’s firing this morning at the annual meeting of News Corporation, the parent company of FOX News, in New York City. Accuracy in Media is a News Corp. shareholder.
Kincaid was in the middle of raising a question that he has asked in a series of recent columns – namely, while properly questioning how the Obama Administration could possibly have hired Van Jones, with his radical background, how did FOX News hire Marc Lamont Hill as an analyst, when Hill had an easily documentable record in support of cop-killers.
Before Kincaid completed the background for his question, News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch interrupted Kincaid to say that he appreciated Cliff’s work on this matter, and that Hill had been “fired” last week.
Kincaid announced that he will have more to say on this in the coming days. His previous columns on Marc Lamont Hill are available on the AIM website.
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