FOX News Sucks, Story at 11

August 27, 2010

in TV

Rupert Murdoch Gallery

I come home one night last week and Phin gives me a “hey, hon” and and goes back to watching Fox news. I may have warranted a head turn, but that could be shame clouding my memory. A welcome like this is like expecting a kiss and getting a punch to the kidneys.

For anyone who hasn’t seen it, Fox “News” is basically The New York Post without Sudoku. Like the Post, the Fox network is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who’s got a face like a thumb and is a big Republican donor, even though he’s Australian and should mind his damn business. (Actually, he’s now a US citizen because he had to be to buy up TV stations in this country.)

The very phrase — Fox News — is an oxymoron. We should add it to that list: military intelligence, jumbo shrimp, pretty ugly and Fox News. That oxymoron list is getting kind of stale anyway. Live recording, good grief… same old, same old.

As far as their lineup of crybabies and reactionary rabble-rousers is concerned, enough has been said. Any publicity is good publicity, so I’m not going to help them out by restating the obvious. Except to mention that their motto is “Fair and Balanced,” which is like calling the BP gulf disaster a little spill.

Yup, the Gulf of Mexico is a tad greasy, and Fox News features an even-handed, measured account of world news.

Tune in tomorrow, for this reporter’s take on Fox’s local coverage.

**PS: Here’s a cartoon a friend sent me after seeing this post:

Thanks, “Dorothy”

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nonamedufus August 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Here in Canada, we're (well some) eagerly awaiting the launch of what's been dubbed Fox News North. It's like Chris Wallace but with a fur coat. However, unlike the US where Fox is banned from White House interviews, FNN is headed by our Prime Minister's former director of communications. Not hard to imagine the type of coverage we'll see – kind of like Fox News without the Democrats in power.


The Empress August 28, 2010 at 4:02 am

heheehee!! Best description of a face EV-ER!

…like a thumb…[scrolls back up and looks again] heehee, like a thumb..


K A B L O O E Y August 29, 2010 at 12:45 am

@nomie: well, at least the pundits will have something to make fun of.
@theexaltedempress: thank you; I actually like that myself but around here I got a "what does that mean?" Well, I don't know, he just does look like one. All wrinkly and oblong…


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