All credit goes to commenter JenJen for noting this interesting little exchange between David Gregory and Governor John Kasich:
Governor, you–work for Fox News. What’s the impact there? What’s the reaction there?
GOV. JOHN KASICH:
Well, it– you know, they– they have not been touched this, they have told me. And– I believe them. And– we just have to see how this all unfolds. It’s– you know, Murdoch’s fired people. He’s– you know, he’s– he’s quoted as– as– as being told that his hands in his– his– in his– his head in his hands, crying with the family that– was impacted. I mean it’s– it’s a terrible thing. And– hopefully we’ll get to the bottom of it. And it will change– it’ll change journalism.
Obviously, David Gregory made an error when Gregory said that John Kasich, the Governor of Ohio, “works for Fox News”. Gregory meant that Kasich worked for Fox News before he was the Governor of Ohio. Let’s hope that’s what he meant, anyway.
But, putting that aside, what a weird response from Kasich. The Governor of Ohio, a former Murdoch employee, just informed us that “they” (meaning Fox News employees or executives, I assume) have assured the Governor of Ohio that “they have not been touched by this”. Oh, and he also offers this: “I believe them.”
WTF kind of answer is that from a sitting U.S. governor? Why is the Governor of Ohio discussing this with his former co-workers at Fox News at all, let alone offering a preemptive defense on their behalf?