Uber liberal MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow, whose new book Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power comes out later this month, has the expected assortment of fellow liberals praising her book on the back cover. But it also received praise from none other than Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes:
“Drift never makes the case that war might be necessary. America would be weakened dramatically if we had underreacted to 9/11. However, Rachel Maddow makes valid arguments that our country has been drifting towards questionable wars, draining our resources, without sufficient input and time. People who like Rachel will love the book. People who don’t will get angry, but aggressive debate is good for America. Drift is a book worth reading.”
—ROGER AILES, Chairman and CEO, FOX News
Ailes, who has been a hero to conservatives for having the vision to create Fox News and turn the once fledgling cable news network into both a financial and ratings juggernaut, is sure to raise more than a few eyebrows with his pro-Maddow book blurb.
Yet in some respects this seems to fit with the recent decisions to hire left-wing feminists Sally Kohn and Jehmu Greene into the network’s expanding stable of liberal contributors.
I may be wrong on this one, but for some reason I don’t think MSNBC president Phil Griffin will be doing a similar blurb for Glenn Beck’s next book.