Current TV’s David Shuster, a regular blogger for HuffPost, had his latest submission for the news site rejected.
“We appreciate you taking the time to submit your most recent post,” a letter from the HuffPost blog team to Shuster reads. “Unfortunately, we are going to pass on it for publication at this time, and will look forward to your next submission.”
Gasp! What’s a lefty to do? Shuster’s column, which takes on Fox News and its “war on Christmas” stories, was published on Current.com instead.
“[A]t Fox News, which prides itself on ‘we report, you decide,’ the mantra is actually ‘we don’t report, so we can lie.’ In story after story, the on-air staff and top producers seem to revel in being ‘uninformed’ so they can say, with a straight face, the GOP’s latest right wing talking points. …
“[T]hat approach is un-American. Our nation was founded by enlightened and intellectually vigorous thinkers who embraced freedom, liberty, and justice. Fox News continually stands for shallow, dishonest, carnival barking that perpetuates and leverages the most debased paranoia. In this season of faith and hope, pray that Fox News will someday choose to sanctify and honor our fellow citizens instead of misleading, dividing, and dumbing them down. Miracles do happen.”
We’re told this is the first time HuffPost has rejected a submission from Shuster. In an email to FishbowlDC, Shuster’s radio producer Daniel Marans labeled the column “too-hot-for-Huffpo.”
We reached out to HuffPost to find out if Shuster’s column, which wasn’t any sassier than his usual self, was indeed “too hot.”
Here’s what Shuster had to say about it… Read more