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Bye Bye, Hume

Washington Post: Brit Hume, a top anchor and executive with Fox News since the channel was launched 12 years ago, plans to step down at year's end.

Washington Post:

Brit Hume, a top anchor and executive with Fox News since the channel was launched 12 years ago, plans to step down at year's end. But he won't disappear entirely...read on

For some comedic relief, read MM's post on Roger Ailes trying to defend FNC as 'fair and balanced' on CSPAN. I watched this at the time and couldn't believe what I was seeing.

Here's a little Hume for you.

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Brit Hume tries to dismiss McCain’s misstatements on the Iran/al Qaeda connections as a “senior moment” for McCain.

Hume: I think it’s probably just a blip, but it was a bigger blip than he wanted or needed at the time.I think the overall impression of the trip was this is a man welcomed by, knowledgeable of and comfortable with foreign leaders across a big part of the globe. But the mistake, nonetheless, raises questions not about his knowledgability—we all kinda believe he has that—the question, perhaps, about his age, which is an issue. You know, the feeling was not that he’s a dope, didn’t know his way around, that he might have had a senior moment there, and I think that’s unfortunate for him. But I think probably the trip was a net plus.

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