Actually I don't watch Fox "News" - willingly. My gym has 4 tv's facing its cardio area so I do get a dose of the Fox every so often while peddling or running. You see, I have no choice; the owners of the gym always have one of the tv's on Fox - pity me.
About a week ago, I think it was the day after the elections in NJ, VA, upstate NY etc., Fox assembled a trio of experts to discuss the results. The trio included Mara Liasson from NPR, some unremembered republican political advisor and the well named, Charles Krauthammer. So their idea of "fair & balanced" meant that that they would have a middle of the road, even handed politico from NPR and two comentators from the right.
The pathetic bit comes from the fact that even though republicans had some victories to crow about, Fox had to guarantee that the spin du jour had to be overwhelmingly from the right. And just so you know, the questions asked allowed scant wiggle room for the one possibly left leaning commentator, Liasson, to say anything positive about democrats. Again, pathetic.
That was going to be it, but I have to add this next bit as I just got back from the gym after having witnessed Pathetic, the Sequel.
While parked on a Lifecycle, I watched part of a show on Fox that dealt with the upcoming Global Warming conference in Copenhagen. The commentator they chose was that noted expert on global warming and world politics in general, Chuck Norris. (D'uh. Of course, Chuck is an expert on EVERYTHING!! He is Chuck freakin' Norris. When he does push ups, he's not pushing himself up; he's pushing the Earth down.) His schtick was that Obama wants to promote a world government through involving the US in a possible climate treaty developed at the Copenhagen conference.
Come to think of it, that's not pathetic times 2; that's pathetic squared.
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