Evan Bayh Joins Fox News to Get Paid for Dem Trashing

March 15, 2011

(ChattahBox Political News)—Really, is anyone surprised? Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) and always annoying ConservaDem, will be joining Fox News as a paid contributor. When he announced his sudden retirement from the Senate last year, Bayh complained that his delicate sensibilities could no longer handle the “partisanship” and “narrow ideology” of the upper chamber. At the time, Bayh claimed his future plans would include helping worthy charitable causes, or maybe even curing a disease. All commendable and lofty goals. Fast forward a year later, and Bayh has landed a job with a powerhouse D.C. lobbying firm. And he will soon be trashing fellow Democrats for money on a rabidly partisan news network that’s a propaganda arm of the Republican Party. Nice work if you can get it.

Former MSNBC host and soon to be host of a new show on Current TV, Kieth Olbermann had the best reaction, so far, to news of Evan Bayh’s new gig to bash Democrats on Fox News.

Olbermann tweeted: “Wow. Evan Bayh joins Fox News. I’m utterly shocked. And when I say “utterly” I mean “not in the flipping least”‘

Think Progress points out the ugly right-wing partisanship advanced by Fox News on a daily basis that Bayh is now embracing, with his hands out for money.

“Bayh joins a network that, in just the past week, compared Muslims to mafia members, characterized unions as one giant “kickback system” and union members as “violent,” “rabid leftists,” “howling liberals,” and which has been actively encouraging a government shutdown.”

When Bayh isn’t concern trolling on Fox News, he will use his influence to help big corporations to continue to pollute our air and water, and to extract even more obscene profits on the backs of the poor and the middle class.

Bayh’s bio on the website of McGuireWoods LLP makes it clear where Bayh’s priorities are now, and they don’t include curing cancer.

“Sen. Evan Bayh, a former two-term governor of Indiana (1989-1997) and U.S. senator (1999-2011), serves as a strategic advisor to many of the firm’s most significant clients, particularly those whose business goals are impacted by the actions of Congress, the executive branch, or by governors and legislators across the country.”

Hypocrisy is thy name.

Photo Source: Wikimedia/Bayh campaigning for Clinton, 2008/Lisa Bang’s Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution.


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