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UPDATED: Cuccinelli becomes Fox News' go-to attorney general

Rosalind Helderman

Between an early win in his lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal health-care law and his legal opinion authorizing law enforcement officers to inquire about immigration status, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has become Fox News' favorite guest of the news cycle.

Cuccinelli appeared on Tuesday morning's "Fox and Friends." He's scheduled for an appearance this afternoon with anchor Megyn Kelly. And Greta Van Susteren traveled to Richmond yesterday to tape an interview with the controversial attorney general on the steps of the Virginia Capitol, and then reserved more than 16 full minutes of her primetime show for its airing. You can watch the two-part interview here.

The Fox-love won't improve Cuccinelli's woeful reputation on the left but will help continue to boost his national profile on the right.

UPDATE 1:40 p.m. Brian Gottstein with Cuccinelli's office has been in touch to note the attorney general will also appear on the CBS Evening News this evening, has interviewed with NPR and CBC Radio News and will likely be appearing soon on MSNBC and PBS. "He's not just going on Fox," Gottstein said. "Fox is just very interested in these stories and has followed them from the beginning."

By Rosalind Helderman  |  August 3, 2010; 11:35 AM ET
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Comments

This says it all.

Posted by: jckdoors | August 3, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Years ago the Supreme Court upheld the use of DUI road blocks where all cars are stopped and all drivers were asked to produce licenses and answer a few questions to determine sobriety. They said it was okay because everyone was stopped and asked the same questions. Why couldn't localities use road blocks to ask people for identification?

Posted by: blasmaic | August 3, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Fox News has asked Mr.Cuccinelli whether or not he plans to prosecute Bobby Thompson for fradulently representing Navy Veterans. Then again, if I were to personally call a donor who is also a criminal to ask for $50,000 more in donations, I would also feel like a jerk to come back and prosecute the same guy I personally asked for money. Does this only makes sense to me? Am I the only person who cares that the Commonwealth's Attorney General was effectively paid off to not prosecute. Who cares if Ken donates the money? I can donate the cookies I steal from the cookie jar, but they're still stolen cookies....

Posted by: slydell | August 3, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

maybe fox can give him his own television show where he can yell and cry like beck and incite rightwingers to violence.

Posted by: MarilynManson | August 3, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

The coochie-coochie man might be Fox's go-to guy, but, seeking as he is higher office, he also serves as Virginia Governor McRobertson's point-man for the Gov's ultra-conservative agenda, and his OWN political aspirations.

Posted by: perryneheum | August 3, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

GretaWire: Is the Washington Post's Rosalind Helderman taking a slap at Fox ? me ? or the Attorney General ? or something else?
http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/is-the-washington-posts-rosalind-helderman-taking-a-slap-at-fox-me-or-the-attorney-general-or-something-else/

Posted by: StewartIII | August 4, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Due to the Attorney General's busy schedule, his office has asked Gov. McDonnell to only forward cases that involve illegal immigration, health care, the EPA and anything else that furthers the AG's presidential ambitions.

Posted by: Froomkin_fan | August 4, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

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