Meet Rachel Marsden

By Brian 

Check out Salon’s story about Rachel Marsden, a regular panelist on FNC’s late-night talk show/”bawdy gabfest of a grab at a youthful audience” Red Eye.

Fox “is clearly grooming” Marsden “for brand-name pundit stardom,” Rebecca Traister writes.

But she is “already well known in her native Canada as an oft-accused and once-admitted stalker who made questionable rape charges of her own 10 years ago, in a case that eventually cut short the career of a university president and changed the tenor of harassment cases all over Canada. In 1999, a professor at the same university went to the police with charges Marsden was stalking him, and in 2004 she pleaded guilty to criminally harassing a former Vancouver radio host.”

Here are all the details. Red Eye senior producer Shelly Stevenson says Fox gets “a lot of favorable mail about” Marsden — “I think the viewers connect with her…” (Via the WP)