Tuesday, October 16, 2012

FOX News and Idiots

Let's vote already, OK?

I am so tired of the insipid press.  The media. The twists and turns and posturing and the lack of integrity that the press has burrowed into.

Paul Ryan showed up at a soup kitchen to do dishes with his family.  Yay, Paul Ryan!

Wait: the pots and pans were already clean.  He was washing clean pots and pans.  FOUL!

After the VP debate last week, a couple of female FOX news employees (do I call them newscasters? journalists?  Idiots?)  were quoted (by me, after watching them in their glory) ranting about the debate, and specifically (and not politically, mind you), about Joe Biden:

"I think it was a HUGE Turn-off..."

"Say that you're in your 60s...you're thinking you'd like to date again, if you wanna know exactly how to turn off a woman, watch that debate last night and follow Biden's lead."

OK, I am thinking politically these weeks, not lookin' for a mate or a date. (I have a pretty good one.)  Why would FOX News put these women employees up to chat like this?   And, MORE IMPORTANTLY, why would those so-hungry-for-air-time women allow themselves to stoop SO LOW as to do this air time?  Honestly, women!  Listen to your ignorant television moment, and imagine Walter Cronkite uttering the same inane paragraphs about a female candidate.        

It would sound like this (in a bass voice):

"I think it was a HUGE Turn-off..."

"Say that you're in your 60s...you're thinking you'd like to date again, if you wanna know exactly how to turn off a man, watch that debate last night and follow this woman's lead."

Yes.  Get it? 

I get it. I hope you do.

I am reading the records of the men in this race.  Their past.  Their education.  Their "resumes", so to speak.  Isn't that how one employs an employee?

But the press and how these guys try to play it?  

There are so many ways I would change the rules & regulations of an American Presidential election:

I'd start by disallowing campaigning ~ 18 months in advance.  
I would disallow corporate sponsors of Presidential debates.   
I would limit the amount of money used in a campaign.  (Personally?  I'd throw in the balance, a candidate's ability to campaign on less money than more.  But, this would weigh less than the candidate's REAL Presidential potential.) 

I am sure I could add more, and I probably will in the next four weeks.

Call me vexed.


Melissa said...

I am SO with you on this! I've about had it up to my eyeballs with politics. My tv is lucky I didn't use the shotgun on it last night during the debate. But it wasn't the tv's fault...

Louise Plummer said...

The secret is not to watch any of it and never never watch Fox news, which as far as I can tell has nothing to do with the news.

twebsterarmstrong said...

Disclaimer: I do not watch FOX News (or any television news, come to think of it...) but I caught these absurd blurbs on YouTube, and was amazed that women in 2012 could be so unprofessional.

mawlenduh said...

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report are two pretty good news sources (and by pretty good, I mean funny in a good way).



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