Former NBA star Charles Barkley followed up Monday's idiotic assertion that John McCain can only win the White House if he uses the race card by offering a rather vulgar opinion of Fox News Channel.
According to Broadcasting & Cable, Barkley said, “I watch CNN, they’re not f***ed up like Fox.”
A Fox spokesman shot back, "Charles is a shill for a Turner owned network."
Honestly, folks, you can't make this stuff up (emphasis added, h/t TVNewser):
“I watch CNN, they’re not f***ed up like Fox,” Barkley told B&C. “They are a mouthpiece for the Republican Party. I watch [Fox] a couple times when there is someone I want to see on there. But they’re corrupt."
When asked whether he is just shilling for his parent company (TNT and CNN are corporate cousins), Barkley denies that he has to stick up for his team.
“Hell no, I don’t,” he says. “I like Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper and John King. They at least try to give both sides.”
They TRY to give both sides? How, Charles? By almost exclusively having left-leaning anchors and contributors?
Fortunately, the good folks at Fox weren't taking this lying down:
“It’s hardly a surprise that Charles is a shill for a Turner owned network.... He obviously needs the steady paycheck to pay off his consistent gambling debts,” the spokesperson told B&C.