Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Fox Leaves the Hen House


Today's piece over at the Banter takes a look at Elisabeth Hasselbeck's entirely predictable decision to head to Fox News, The View's entirely predictable decision to potentially pick up Jenny McCarthy, and the problems that arise when TV is entirely predicable.

Here's the opening shot:

"This is going to be fun to write about. On the one hand, it involves an almost flawless confluence of media trends that I’ve brought up and predictions that I’ve made throughout the years; on the other hand it also involves a series of media properties and personalities so offensive that I couldn’t make myself give a crap about any of them if you promised that there was a lap-dance from Mila Kunis in it for me.

By now you’ve probably heard that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving The View to head on over to Fox News where she’ll be the next XX-chromo unit in the unenviable position of fielding stupid sexist comments from Brian Kilmeade and just plain old regular stupid comments from Steve Doocy on Fox & Friends. (Gretchen Carlson is leaving for greener daytime pastures at Fox News, likely taking an hour vacated by Megyn Kelly.) This is one of those moves that should surprise absolutely no one anywhere..."


Read the Rest Here

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