Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Tell me what to think, Oh Anchorperson.

I'm home sick today, and so have been watching a lot of news. This experience reminds me how silly the Fox News Channel is.
Right now, they're covering a chemical leak in Missouri. The chemical was initially reported to be ammonia, which the Fox News anchorman keeps calling "pneumonia."

It's not quite as entertaining as their coverage of the
Pledge of Allegiance controversy in June. After covering the story, in their inter-story banter, the anchorpeople criticized the Ninth Circuit Court's decision as "obviously a bad thing."
"Let's hope it's overturned, right?" one of them said to the other.

They then cut to commercial, and in the process recited the Fox News Channel slogan, which involves how balanced and fair their news coverage is.

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