Friday, October 21, 2005

Fox News Says: 'Go Hurricane Go!'

Ask George W. How The Storm Feels Like

It's been well established that the so-called "fair and balanced" Fox News is far from the truth. Face it, it's nothing more than the propaganda wing of the Republican Party. We know that.

Despite this conventional wisdom it's hard not to take a quick peek at what the other side of thinking. While the media--newspaper and broadcast networks--are in a tissy over whether high-level White House operatives will be indicted, Fox News has sought to cut out all that unimportant news and carve its own niche: Around-the-clock live coverage of Hurricane Wilma!

Throughout the day, Fox News featured continuous radar coverage of Hurricane Wilma on the screen; now somewhere over the coast of Cancun, Mexico. The graphic was shown constantly in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen along the ticker running along the bottom and a patriotic American flag waving in the upper left-hand corner.

As Shephard Smith was talking about a new medication for breast cancer there was Hurricane Wilma doing what hurricanes do in the middle of the ocean--uh, swirl?.

There was John Gibson talking about San Francisco lawyer, Daniel Horowitz, and his murdered wife and, just so you known, Hurricane Wilma just decreased its speed from 124 mph to 122...and, guess what?.. still swirling!

What will Fox News do when the hurricane degrades into sprinkles over Miami? Maybe, a continuous surveillance camera in the corner of the screen showcasing possibly infected chickens with the avian flu.

If you want to gauge the actual political climate try something other than the Fox News weather and poultry channel.

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