Scottemojo wrote:This is some 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon isht for this to be in a football forum of any kind, right?
Pretty much. There isn't any substantial connection between Fox News, the Fox network, and least of all, the local Fox affiliates that broadcast the games. I interned at Fox12 (Oregon) during the summer of 2007, and I was surprised to learn that the affiliate wasn't owned by Fox at all, it was owned by Meredith corporation, which owned a substantial percentage of local Fox affiliates across the country. IIRC, less than 50% of the local Fox affiliates are owned by the actual Fox network. Strange, but true.
I dunno, maybe the Seattle Fox station is owned by Fox and it's a moot point, but I'm not aware of a single Fox News "talent" that crossed over into sports, despite the fact that there has always been a fairly strong connection between conservatives and sports (Rush Limbaugh, etc). Outside the locker rooms, anyway.
Anyway, this is a very good move for Mrs. Hasselbeck. Fox News needs to fill the hot chick / brash talker void left by Sarah Palin, who proved too much of a diva even for Murdoch. And that's saying quite a bit considering that he employs extremophiles like Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter, who've hung around for a decade plus despite being batshit insane. Compared to those three, Hasselbeck is a breath of fresh air. She was never a fit on the view and I think really tested the tolerance of her co-hosts. I'll never watch her show, but I'm guessing it will work out pretty well for her.