I was just informed today that Fox is doing away with the opinion section on its website. They’re moving it entirely to the bloggier Fox Forum format.
So it looks like my column over there is done.
I have my issues with the Fox News Channel. I do think it serves an important niche, I just happen to find it unbearable at times. But I have to give props to the website. Over the last seven years, I’ve written some harsh critiques of the right, President Bush, and the GOP, and I can only think of a couple columns that they didn’t run. And even those weren’t for political reasons.
The opinion section was getting increasingly buried on the website, so today’s news isn’t terribly surprising. It was probably close to time to start looking for another column gig with a new audience, anyway.
Still, Fox was the first national outlet to publish me, back in early 2002. Soon after, they gave me the regular column. They also agreed to link to this site at the bottom of each column, which is how I initially was able to build up a regular readership.
So I’m really grateful for the opportunity.