Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fox! Motto: Why Have Regular News When You Can Have Enhanced News?

Frequent readers of this blog know that it's not things that bring joy to life, but people. Especially people who give you things...er...we mean know that the marbled halls of IM Central is the place to come for trenchant media criticism, critical analysis of the events of the day, and learned discussion of American culture, mores and politics.

Well, if you're drunk and there's nothing on the tee vee. Actually we don't purport to be experts on much of anything, except maybe hangover cures, but we have collected the odd bit of knowledge here and there throughout our shuffle on this mortal coil, and one of the things we learned, or thought we learned, was that journalists are supposed to report the news, not create it.

Apparently, we were mistaken.

A Fox News Channel producer has been caught in a behind-the-scenes video rallying the crowd during last weekend's 9/12 protest in Washington. "The employee is a young, relatively inexperienced associate producer who is related to somebody over here so she's been promoted," Bryan Boughton, Fox News Channel Washington Bureau Chief said.

The video shows the producer on her cell phone as she urges the crowd behind Jenkins to cheer louder. "Look, most of our viewers are pretty old," Boughton said. "And a lot of them are hard of hearing. I'm sure she was just trying to get the crowd to make enough noise so the people at home would realize they weren't watching a Jerry Springer rerun."

Hey, come on. You used an excuse like that before when you told us mislabeling politicians was OK because most Fox viewers can't read.


Anonymous said...

It's about CORRUPTION. Can y'all hear that?

Anonymous said...

I would think Republicans are pretty much turning into Democrats by now in order to just find out what the hell is really going on in the world!
How embarassing for most. The others? If you get paid doing it, I suppose they think it's worth it.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of "The Howdy Doody Show". That was more than forty years ago! Let's you truly see where these idiots are coming from and that they never grew up.

Anonymous said...

Is that like the same kind of "enhancement" that Dole got paid to distribute?

Seeing Eye Chick said...

Like Others, I wonder who at Fux News she was talking to on that cell phone?

A truly Excellent Question!

As for the rest, just more Yellow Journalism from an Australian who delights in giving us Golden Showers.

Thanks Murdoch!You're a real Pal.