Patterico's Pontifications

7/15/2008

Brit Hume to Retire

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:29 pm



Jeez. First Tony Snow dies, now this.

Hume will be giving up his position as anchor of Special Report, one of two decent programs on the cable channel (the other is Fox News Sunday, which used to be anchored by Snow). He will pop up from time to time in a “senior statesman” role.

There goes any reason to watch Fox News.

32 Responses to “Brit Hume to Retire”

  1. There goes any reason to watch Fox News.

    Basically. Though, I do enjoy Shepard Smith. But Brit Hume is great.

    G (c0157b)

  2. I think Bret Baier has been doing a good job as the main fill-in host. The fact that he taken to wearing handkerchief in his breast pocket is, in my view, the strongest indication that he is being groomed to take over.

    Elliott (cd1ada)

  3. Now what am I going to watch?

    Nancy (e74ffa)

  4. Brett Baer is good, but he needs to get in control of his hand gestures. He’s not in the field and when he talks with his hands, it distracts.

    Nancy (e74ffa)

  5. Well, Nancy, you could watch Keith Olbermann. Or listen to Thom Hartmann or Rachel Maddow or Mike Malloy.

    It’s too bad Bill Moyers isn’t on TV 24/7. One of the last true journalists.

    ProudLiberal (ac8aad)

  6. Uh, Proud, you know that you are the laughing stock of the blog for the moment with that don’t you? Olbermann just revealed his hypocrisy on his coverage of Obama’s flip flop on FISA. Moyers discredited himself long ago with his conflicts of interest.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  7. Olbermann and Moyers aren’t perfect, but they’re a country mile better than the ranting bully O’Reilly, the slobbering Limbaugh, the seriously deranged Beck, etc. etc. …

    Interesting note: More Democrats than Republicans have served in the armed forces (yet the Repubs pretend to be pro-military). And a study of presidential IQs showed that the Democrats score higher than Republicans. Hmm …

    Facts are troublesome things, aren’t they?

    As for “laughingstock” … well, one could argue that this entire site is such. But I won’t. There might be pockets of cogency and reasonableness if one looks hard enough.

    ProudLiberal (ac8aad)

  8. Yeah, this is a key loss for Fox. Brit will leave big shoes to fill. But there’s still Megyn Kelly.

    Pablo (99243e)

  9. Hey PL, when was the last time Olbermann had someone on his show that doesn’t agree with him? O’Reilly, Limbaugh and Beck all take on the debate all the time. All are willing to argue their position.

    Why isn’t Olby? Why does he think he’s a preacher instead of a pundit?

    Pablo (99243e)

  10. ProudLiberal, your “interesting note” about presidential IQ’s is just more lies on your part. There was no such study – its a fraud like you.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  11. As for “laughingstock” … well, one could argue that this entire site is such. But I won’t. There might be pockets of cogency and reasonableness if one looks hard enough.

    And why should an accomplished individual such as Patterico give a flying fig what a coward like you thinks of his blog?

    Take your old tired hate-filled DNC talking points and shove them back up your syphlitic ass.

    qdpsteve (cd214a)

  12. Next lie, Proud?

    It doesn’t matter! None of you matter! Because the great Obama will be the next president no matter what it takes and then we’ll be able to shove all you stupid worthless conservatives into the re-education camps and turn you and your Nazi parents and your HitlerYouth kids into beautiful silky softsoap! And then all of the world’s people will come together hold hands and sing Kumbaya for all eternity! And what a happy day that will be for all of us! Happy happy day! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Generic Moonbat Troll at Patterico's (cd214a)

  13. “Interesting note: More Democrats than Republicans have served in the armed forces…”

    Interesting note: more trolls come by Patterico’s than frequent the local codein dependecy clinic.

    Dmac (416471)

  14. Whoops, meant “dependency.”

    Dmac (416471)

  15. More Democrats than Republicans have served in the armed forces (yet the Repubs pretend to be pro-military).

    Link?

    Paul (ae2fbe)

  16. Why bother Paul? We’ve already caught him trading in fraud.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  17. Those are the two shows I like too.

    But honestly O’Reilly has some entertainment value! He reminds me of the Irish Catholic wiseacres I grew up with. :)

    Patricia (f56a97)

  18. Why bother Paul? We’ve already caught him trading in fraud.

    Because I wanted to pile on.

    Paul (ae2fbe)

  19. I think the RNC should pay to give ProudLiberal a bigger microphone. Like his own blog. Maybe a few commercials too. That’s the equivalent of the MSM finding ‘regular Republicans’ in a trailer park full of single wides.

    Libertard (cc1676)

  20. Heck — do a David Brinkley — moderate the Sunday show, do some special appearances during the week, anchor the election coverage, and enjoy life a little.

    wls (02df99)

  21. Ah, sorry – don’t let me stop you, Paul.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  22. Hey Patrick, you’ve got better things to do than watch TV anyway.

    Regret (fe9629)

  23. Why are CON-servatives always so angry? Bitter? Bellicose? Quick to spew hate and vitriol?

    Something from childhood? A particularly misinformed professor?

    Interesting. And pitiful.

    ProudLiberal (ac8aad)

  24. I thought it was a lie when I first read it. Britt Hume is like Tony Snow, a class act. He was the only reason I continued to watch FoxNews after its slow rollover to become “The Gong Show” of news.

    So does this mean Shep Smith will be taking over?

    /nausea

    Arnold (1a3b0c)

  25. Oh, like “Proud Liberal” is really a so-called liberal. Me thinks he is a nut posing as a liberal.

    steve miller (724340)

  26. Did Olbermann put Osama BinLaden on his ” WORST PERSON ” list yet? Moyers is nothing more than a propagandist.

    Dennis D (ae900a)

  27. ProudLiberal, why do liberals like you lie so much? Not least about your own fondness for hatred and vitriol?

    SPQR (26be8b)

  28. Have we forgot Neil Cavuto? He is pretty good, and his show mixes politics with business, so it ends up being useful news.

    martin (0bd3dd)

  29. Why are CON-servatives always so angry? Bitter? Bellicose? Quick to spew hate and vitriol?

    Something from childhood? A particularly misinformed professor?

    Interesting. And pitiful.

    How to Deal with people who make rational discussion impossible

    Eric Voegelin in his discussion of Plato’s Gorgias says something that is highly relevant to our current situation:

    The condition of Socrates touches upon a problem, familiar to all of us who have had experience with rightist or leftist intellectuals. Discussion is indeed impossible with a man who is intellectually dishonest, who misuses the rules of the game, who by irrelevant profuseness seeks to avoid being nailed down on a point, and who gains the semblance of victory by exhausting the time which sets an inevitable limit to a discussion. The only defense possible against such practices is the refusal to continue the discussion: and this refusal is socially difficult because it seems to violate the rules of comity and the freedom of speech.
    —Eric Voegelin, Plato and Aristotle, p. 26.

    Horatio (a549f7)

  30. Hugh Hewitt as Britt Hume’s replacement. Smart as a whip, doesn’t let BS pass. Maybe a little sharp and partisan, but perhaps he can rein that in while moderator. Hewitt would definitely keep me watching Special Report.

    Steve Fogarty (cab4f0)

  31. Brit Hume will be greatly missed. Tony Snow and Brit Hume were my favorites. I do have a new favorite, and that is Mike Huckabee.
    Mike is warm, personable and extremely interesting.

    Elaine Bonnell (db29b4)


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