March 30, 2010

I think this is a joke. An SNL sketch. A gag. But like a lot of things on Fox News, I'm not quite sure.

I guess nobody else in America was available to have on Fox News?


At one point, you'd figure the Fox News news actors would be like "OK, this is a gag, right?" and cut it off. And you'd figure they wouldn't make the mistake of having crazy lady keep coming back to reinforce their tea party narrative.

I love Fox News. Best entertainment channel on the TV, bar none.


Anonymous said...

What's a joke is the Mainstream media.

CNN, the liberal cable news network which reported "at least dozens" of people attended the Tea Party Express rally in Searchlight, NV last week, may soon be measuring its audience in similar quantities. Bill Carter of the New York Times reports:

CNN continued what has become a precipitous decline in ratings for its prime-time programs in the first quarter of 2010, with its main hosts losing almost half their viewers in a year.

The problems in prime time, the most lucrative part of the broadcast day, are catastrophic in scope:

Mr. [Larry] King's audience dropped 43 percent for the quarter and 52 percent in March. He dropped to 771,000 viewers for the quarter from 1.34 million in 2009. More alarming perhaps, Mr. King, whose show has been regularly eclipsed by Rachel Maddow's on MSNBC (and is almost quadrupled by Sean Hannity's show on Fox), is now threatened by a new host, Joy Behar on HLN (formerly Headline News.) [....]

Mr. [Anderson] Cooper has long been regarded as the strongest host at CNN, but his show has suffered badly as well. For the quarter, Mr. Cooper dropped 42 percent in viewers and 46 percent among the 25-to-54-year-old audience that the news channels use for their sales to advertisers.

Larry King's brand of pablum (he never bothers to read an author's book, and specializes in softball questions) is out of step with the times, as an aroused citizenry confronts a president downsizing America's standing in the world and their own economic prospects.

Anderson Cooper, the openly homosexual Vanderbilt heir, is now damaged goods, having applied the label "teabaggers" (homosexual slang for a graphic sexual act) to the Tea Partiers. He should have lost his job for that exercise in smutty sarcasm, but instead continues to destroy both his own and his employer's standing.

Meanwhile, Fox News Channel, the only major news source willing to ask tough questions to President Obama and the Democrats, continues to soar in the ratings:

At the same time, Fox News, which had its biggest year in 2009, continues to add viewers. Greta Van Susteren's show was up 25 percent from a year earlier. Bill O'Reilly, whose show commands the biggest audience in prime time with 3.65 million viewers, was up 28 percent, and Glenn Beck was up 50 percent from a year earlier.

There are ironies aplenty in this report appearing in the New York Times, which remains even more stubbornly wedded to pushing the liberal party line on a nation now more suspicious of both the media and the liberal political establishment. Not only does Fox News Channel's stunning success offer a clue to the clueless publisher Pinch Sulzberger about how to preserve his patrimony by changing its political orientation, but FNC's lush profits (reportedly well into the hundreds of millions of dollars a year) are helping finance the expansion of the Wall Street Journal into serious competition with the NYT as a general interest national daily. Rupert Murdoch has openly spoken of his intent to go after the luxury goods advertisers which provide a large share to the Times' advertising revenue, while attracting subscribers with enhanced general interest content and special price offers to both advertisers and readers.

The New York Times and CNN are both circling the drain, looking at each other across the vortex swirling both of them toward unprofitability and ultimate insolvency.

keith said...

Roger Ailes is a marketing genius

Hate and controversy sell, especially when you combine it with sex. Fox News is a marketing dream.

CNN? Not so much. Boring, serious, middle-of-the-road hard news. The dumbed down and inflamed present day America has no appetite for that.

Give 'em what they want. And today, they want hate, they want paranoia, and they want hot sex.

Angry Leprechaun said...

Your arguments day after day are as ignorant and worthless as the people you show on these videos. If you want to continue to play at their level, then you are at their level. Move on, this blog is going down hill fast.

Welfare Barbie said...

I'm an ardent Democrat, but I need to make some money. I wonder if I could get a job as a Fox hostess (I'm pretty hot.) I can set aside my principles in the name of profits for a little while, maybe long enough to accrue a nice nest egg. It seems to be the best way to make fast cash these days. Like shootin' fish in a barrel. I can spout crazy rhetoric with the best of 'em. I can even pretend to like Sarah Palin. It doesn't matter anyway. The Republicans are dead.

RobertM said...

Ding-bat crazy. She fits in perfectly with the tea-baggers.

keith said...

I don't know if the Fox News Babe News Actors believe what they say, or if they're just acting.

Even O'Reilly sometimes comes off as just an act. And whatever happened to Lauri Dhue? I mean, there was a hottie, but she wan't ignorant, paranoid, outraged, bitchy or able to pretend to be dumb so as to relate to the dumbed down masses, so I guess she had to go, to make room for Megyn Kelly

Check out this site for all the fox babes. Man, that Roger Ailes, he's a genius. Fox is to News as Hooters is to Wings. Genius.

Anonymous said...

I am stunned! Not just at Steve Doucy defending Pres. Obama saying "he is not a communist". And wow was that lady dumb! I happened to see her last night on the FNC also and my wife and i looked at each other and laughed, thinking she was carrying on with her SNL stuff. This clip proves in my mind its for real and all i can say is OMG!!! I really am speechless... Unbelievable!

Anonymous said...

If the conservatives are the tea-baggers, then it necessarily follows that liberals are the tea-baggees who get sacks in their mouths.

I think it is better to be the tea-bagger.

Anonymous said...

"Your arguments day after day are as ignorant and worthless as the people you show on these videos.'


RobertM said...

They're acting. Remember this?

gwk said...

i check back every so often just to see how you are and i get fox dated pre election garbage but was looking for any clips of garbage from cnn or msnbc must have missed it so everything going well in the country liberals really showing how to do it the left way and november almost here so lets get some more palin clips up on the site thanks for all you do and you know the drill and i do love that old clan footage wow you have to go way back for that you really do have a lot of time on your hands

Anonymous said...

Fox News Channel, the only major news source willing to ask tough questions

Like "is there anybody out there dishonest enough to say 3 separate times was not deliberate?"

Anonymous said...

To echo gwk's point: You already posted this lame clip back on AmericaPanic 18 months ago.

Keep on recycling, brother!

keith said...

Watch the clip anon idiot. It's more greatest hits from the SNL crazy lady and Fox News

Man, I hate republican trolls