What Fresh Hell Is This?

September 1, 2010

Scott Baker (formerly of WTAE) is now working for Glenn Beck

Beck and Baker from some or other wingnut broadcast.

First, credit where credit is due: I heard this story today on Lynn Cullen's City Paper broadcast.

It looks like former WTAE Pittsburgh news anchor Scott Baker is descending further down the rat hole of wingnut "journalism."

First some background.

If you recall, back in 2005 while Baker was still an anchor of the 5:00 PM news at WTAE, he credited himself as being one of Jeff Gannon journalism teachers. Gannon (James Dale Guckert) became controversial for being a "reporter" with White House press credentials who asked President Bush such an excessively deferential and factually inaccurate question that he was dubbed by Jon Stewart as "Chip Rightwingenstein of the Bush Agenda Gazette." It later turned out that Gannon had scores of nude photos on the Internet on gay escort sites.

Next, in 2007 Baker signed up to help launch BreitbartTV. Yes, that would be with conservative hack and serial liar Andrew Breitbart of the manufactured ACORN and Shirley Sherrod controversies.

Apparently not satisfied that he had fully plumbed the depths of wingnut "journalism" Baker has now signed on to help Glenn Beck start up his "news and opinion" website called The Blaze (Here's Baker interviewing for a job with Beck interviewing Glenn Beck.)

According to The Huffington Post:
Beck said he was frustrated with the way the media covered his "Restoring Honor" rally this weekend.

"Too many times we see mainstream media outlets distorting facts to fit rigid agendas," he wrote on The Blaze. "Not that you've ever heard me complain about the media before. Okay, maybe once or twice. But there comes a time when you have to stop complaining and do something. And so we decided to hire some actual journalists to launch a new website."
So, Glenn Beck and Scott Baker are are setting themselves up as the saviors of journalism.

I can't stop laughing crying laughing.

NOTE to City Paper's Chris Potter: Yes, I beat you at blogging on this story -- consequences be damned (but seriously, thanks for the mention on Lynn's show).


Ol' Froth said...

Wasn't Ruth Ann Dailey of the P-G once married to him?

Sherry said...

yes, she was.

the whole thing gives me an icky creepy sort of take a shower feel.

never really cared for either of them but-beck-working for beck! ugh

Grace said...

Baker divorced Ruth Ann for Miss America Nicole Johnson. After the marriage to Nicole ended he married current Breitbart webcast cohost Liz Stephans.
Do you think there will be any younger women at 'The Blaze' who can steal our serial monogamist pal Scott away from his latest Mrs?
How about those republican family values!

EdHeath said...

How many times has Newt been married? Rush? Then there is Mark Sanford ... what is it with these guy?

Could Sarah Palin get away with that? Should Todd be worried? Maybe instead of husbands, she just quits jobs.

Maria said...

I predict in 10 or 20 years he'll be dating a fetus and hosting rightwing rants on a sidewalk near you.

cwv warrior said...
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cwv warrior said...

Judging by the previous comments I guess you folks were upset with and excoriated Bill Clinton for having an intern who was half his age play with his cigar in the Oval Office, right?