Fair & Balanced

Shaker Zes sent me this video her friend took as they were passing the News Corp. building in NYC (News Corp. is Rupert Murdoch's media company that owns Fox):

Male Voiceover: Here we are at the News Corporation building, where everything is fair and balanced. [The camera pans down the front of the building, to the ground story windows in which are hung banners advertising Fox News Channel's various shows. The shot tracks right, revealing each new banner, as the voiceover continues.] We're looking at the ads for Fox Business, err, Fox News Channel, excuse me—and, ah, there's Fox & Friends, and America's Newsroom. Then we have a bunch of men—big, powerful-sounding last names like Cavuto! Beck! Baier! Smith! O'Reilly! Hannity! And then we have a woman, who doesn't get a last name: She's simply…Greta. Fair and balanced. Number one.
Before anyone gets the idea to argue that maybe "Van Susteren" couldn't fit on the banner, there is a banner right beside hers reading "Fair & Balanced" all on one line, so that argument's a nonstarter.

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus