Monday, November 26, 2012

The First Rule of Fox News Is, You Do Not Talk About Fox News

Today's admittedly late piece for the Daily Banter takes a look at Fox News's comically sudden shut down of an interview with a guest who called the network out for being exactly what it is.

Here's the opening shot:

"Despite the grotesquely incestuous nature of TV news, I’ve known only a few people throughout my career who’ve worked at Fox News at one time or another. When it comes to talent, particularly high-profile talent, the place is generally a final destination: Plenty of people have made the decision to jump over to Fox News from other places but very few do the opposite, moving on from Fox to the warm embrace of more traditional news outlets. There’s the occasional stunt-casting, like the hiring of Fox News regular S.E. Cupp over at MSNBC, but for the most part it really does feel like once you’ve got the stink of relentlessly shilling for Roger Ailes’s political views on you, it’s tough to wash off completely. Truly making a name for yourself at Fox is a zero-sum game: Unless you’re Shep Smith, who’s become famous for being a tiny island of reason in a vast sea of nonsense, you can’t do it without assuring that nobody else will take you seriously ever again."

Read the Rest Here


Anonymous said...

Chez,you are on the Money ! Shepard Smith is the only reason I tune into fox for.

I loved your article on Shep a few months back. You have Shep pegged right. The only sane and honest guy on that channel.

CNNfan said...

I have nothing but praise for FOX News
creating jobs for former on-air talents
from other news networks, especially CNN.

The more FOX News hires xCNNers, the
more I become an adopted FOXfan for
ALL of the on-air talent at FOX News.

Thank you FOX News!

Chez said...

You know, Tom, I think I might be moving toward taking a vote among regular readers -- maybe here, on Facebook and Twitter -- as to whether I should continue publishing your comments. I'm not sure whether your insanity adds to this site or detracts from it.