Fox News Guilty of Facebook Profiling?


Here’s a quick tip to all of you journalists out there who ever aspire to make an appearance on a Fox News show: don’t reference your left-leaning political ideology in your Facebook profile.

Just ask Ivygate editor Jacob Savage. Yesterday, he and co-editor Maureen O’Connor published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Time about how kids of the “Facebook Generation” who plan on running for office one day may run into difficulty because all the stupid stuff they did in college will be archived on the Internet for all eternity, thus providing their future political opponents with an endless stream of ammunition. Everyone will become unelectable! “If representative democracy is not to come to a standstill, we will get over it,” Savage and O’Connor argue.

Later in the day, the duo were contacted by Virginia Grace, a producer at Fox News who wanted to book them on Heather Nauert’s America’s Election Headquarters to discuss the topic for a segment airing today at 5 p.m. Both O’Connor and Savage responded by phone that they were interested, and were told the show was excited to have them. Savage was also sent a follow-up e-mail by Grace: “Sounds great! I think I found you on Facebook. I will friend you.”

Except that Savage’s Facebook profile maybe doesn’t look so great to a Fox producer.

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