From The Raw Story:
The meeting between two men at opposite ends of the Democratic spectrum was meant to address party unity, but the attitude of the crowd was less than welcoming to political centrist Harold Ford.Wait a minute! He fucking PRAISED Fox News?!? For WHAT? Is he completely insane?
Although both men agreed on the necessity of Democratic unity to elect Senator Barack Obama, the crowd showed that it was farther to the left than Ford after he praised FOX News.
During a question and answer with the audience, one man asked Ford why he was on television "smearing Democrats" if he sought party unity.Not only that, but some Democrats can't even be Democrats at all when visiting hotly contested districts where Republican congressmen and Bush apologists may be fighting desperately to try to beat true Democratic challengers.
"I no longer work for FOX News, I did for about a year," Ford said, which brought clapping from those in the audience who didn't wait for Ford to finish his sentence.
"And I have great respect and admiration for my former colleagues there," Ford said, drawing immediate jeers and shouts of "Why?"
Ford added that he now works for the NBC and MSNBC news networks.
"Harold will not applaud this, but in 2010 we’re going to have some Democrats we mean business to in some primaries," Moulitsas said, referring to Netroots activists who attempt to oust Democrats they dislike.
Ford countered this view by adding that some Democrats can't always be liberal in more conservative districts.
Ford famously came to Connecticut back in February and publicly stated to a gathering at Fairfield University, "There is not a better Congressman in Washington than Chris Shays."
Either Harold Ford is completely tone deaf when it comes to the political climate in the districts he visits, or his time at Fox News has so thoroughly rotted his judgment to the point that he can only repeat Republican propaganda.
Jesus, Harold, maybe you should just stay home from now on.