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heapshake
07-15-2008, 11:09 PM
Brit Hume, a top anchor and executive with Fox News since the channel was launched 12 years ago, plans to step down at year's end. But he won't disappear entirely.

Sources familiar with the situation say that Hume, 65, will give up his job as Washington managing editor and anchor of "Special Report," the 6 p.m. show that has beaten the cable news competition for seven years. They say he is near a deal to continue with Fox in a senior-statesman role, not unlike that of NBC's Tom Brokaw, for roughly 100 days a year.

Hume would be a senior political analyst, anchor for special events, panelist on "Fox News Sunday" and occasional substitute for the host, Chris Wallace.

Hume was unavailable for comment; the sources describing the situation would not be identified discussing pending contract negotiations.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/15/AR2008071501744.html?hpid=topnews

nightflight
07-15-2008, 11:36 PM
Wow, he doesn't look 65!

asdf2231
07-16-2008, 12:32 AM
I wonder who they will get to replace him?

He will be missed in our household.

For a long time now Brit Hume has BEEN the evening news for us.

Sad to hear.

Zeus
07-16-2008, 12:54 AM
I wonder who they will get to replace him?

He will be missed in our household.

For a long time now Brit Hume has BEEN the evening news for us.

Sad to hear.


I'd lay money on Bret Baier.

LibraryLady
07-16-2008, 01:13 AM
DU was celebrating as if he was Hitler


DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-15-08 04:04 PM
Original message (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x3396776)
Brit Hume to Step Down as Fox News Anchor


niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-15-08 04:18 PM
Response to Original message
11. you won't be missed, brit. good riddance to all you enabling scum.


The Stranger (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-15-08 04:26 PM
Response to Original message
14. Are we prohibited from saying anything bad about him? Just want to make sure.

Because I hope he goes and f**ks himself.


Oregonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-15-08 09:03 PM
Response to Reply #14
47. Only if he dies.

Then we have to pretend he was a great guy and a great husband and father and we're so sad he croaked and blah blah blah...

and DU's biggest sicko:

IanDB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-15-08 10:47 PM
Response to Reply #36
55. Maybe he's spending time with Tony Snow's widow? n/t


scarface2004 (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-15-08 09:53 PM
Response to Original message
48. does he have colon cancer???

god i hope so!!

AlmostThere
07-17-2008, 10:15 AM
When Brit steps down, it will be a sad day. My wife knows not to give me a Honey-Do chore if I'm watching 24 or Special Report. Looks like I'm gonna be down to one. :(

BEG
07-17-2008, 11:24 AM
I'd lay money on Bret Baier.

I agree, he has been subbing for him a ton lately.