“Fair and Balanced” … Umm ?
Posted by Big John on July 31, 2012
Want to know what chicken sandwiches have to do with gay marriage ? … Want to learn new words like “textualism” or “originalism” ? … Want to know about New York’s Mayor Bloomberg and his ‘nanny state’ ? … Want to know about the Brooklyn Bridge Monster ? … Want to know about the man who was charged with feeding an alligator after he lost his hand ? … or perhaps you just want to know what the weather is like in Kansas City ?
Well you can find out about all this, and much more, if you tune in to watch ‘Fox News’, which I have resorted to only because of the non-stop Olympic coverage on all the British news channels. You may not get much news on what is happening in the rest of the world, but you will see what seems to interest, at least some of, our American cousins.
In the past I’ve read that, politically, you needed to lean slightly to the right of Genghis Khan to appreciate this news programme, which is probably a bit of an exageration, although they sure don’t seem to be big fans of President Obama. However I was surprised to see ‘foot in mouth’ Mitt get a bit of a hammering from one presenter after he recently ventured abroad.
Speaking of TV presenters the ones I’ve seen on ‘Fox’ mostly seem to be of the ‘plastic’ variety having spent too much time in ‘makeup’ having their bags camouflaged and their ‘syrups‘ adjusted, and I have to say …
… Edward R. Murrow or Walter Cronkite .. they ain’t !