Fox News has hired actress Stacey Dash as a contributor, which seemed in the works after her appearances on the new daytime show “Outnumbered.” But at Yahoo! TV, they ran a snarky article from Tim Keneally at The Wrap. The headline was “Fox News hired ‘Clueless’ actress Stacey Dash.”
That’s not untrue – Dash starred in both the “Clueless” movie and the spinoff TV series in the 1990s. But liberals certainly enjoyed the double meaning. The Wrap somehow found it “newsworthy” to add that “Some comments on Twitter, however, have been less laudatory since the hiring was announced.” Less than laudatory? "Vicious" is a word that fits:
“WOW! I used to like you so much. You have proven yourself mentally ill, especially now by joining FAUX News. Pathetic bigot,” one user tweeted at Dash.
Said another, “WOW. Turncoat ass bitch.”
The first tweet, from a Patrick Wendling with the Twitter handle "WarpedAuthor," and his page is full of hateful and violent thoughts. Twitchy's anti-Stacey tweet roundup included the second one, from a "PikaChulita."
Suffice it to say this is not how Yahoo! TV covered, oh, Chelsea Clinton being hired by NBC News in 2011. They ran a piece from Us magazine that began with goo: “Talk about a hard-to-beat resume! NBC News has hired an American royal for a news correspondent position: Chelsea Clinton.”
There were no hateful tweets included about Chelsea's complete lack of a journalism resume.
[HT: Andras F.]