Things are really heating up here in DC. I’m getting so busy, I frankly don’t know what to do with myself.
In the last few years, I’ve been slowly but surely making inroads into what some would call “punditry,” but I never really expected much to come out of it. After all, I have a pretty narrow area of expertise — music and media policy — which doesn’t lend itself to red meat debates on cable TV.
Which is why I’m shocked that I’ve been asked to do a segment on FOX News. I don’t know too much about it at the moment, but the producer I spoke with told me that I’d be talking about telecommunications issues and their impact on the cultural sector. This falls perfectly in my wheelhouse, so there’s really no way I could turn down the opportunity.
Only problem is, they haven’t told me which program my segment will be appear on, or if it’s gonna be live or taped. I have zero interest in being ambushed by Glenn Beck, especially after having seen some of my DC peers on his infamous chalkboard. Even if it’s on a more anodyne program, there’s reason to be wary (insert your favorite line about the network being “fair and balanced” here).
Still, this is a remarkable opportunity. Wouldn’t it be weird if I became a regular? I’ll definitely let you know how this all plays out.