Posts Tagged ‘Fox News’

Newsflash: Arab Miss USA just better looking than loser from Oklahoma

May 18, 2010

I think that beauty pageants are stupid and somewhat demeaning. But I suppose it might be more demeaning to be a subject on Fox and Friends(more…)

Bad news about news

January 27, 2010

What does this poll mean? There are so many obvious things wrong with the fact that 49% of respondents claim to trust Fox News (more than any other TV news source), not the least of which is its untrustworthiness. But this just validates what Fox is doing beyond its profit making business. Nothing will stop them because people trust it. I don’t know what to say other than that.

The most encouraging thing about this is that the majority of Americans don’t actually trust television news. Below is an article I wrote for the late great on the problems of TV and TV news in the US and the UK: (more…)

A Thought about Sarah Palin on Fox

January 13, 2010

One can see the benefit to both figures. Fox gets someone people love to watch, either because they sympathise with her or because they find her a train-wreck waiting to happen. Palin gets money. I’m not sure what the other benefits for her are, though. Does she need more exposure? Or now that her book tour is over does she see this as a way to sustain the exposure.

But perhaps there’s another reason. (more…)