ok. so we all hate fox news. it is not for people like us. i shall subject myself to ten minutes of method viewing/writing, and see what conclusions i can draw.
10:13pm: fox news is massively psyched about the fact that the queen is in new york. and that she is 84. aw, bless.
10:14pm: a classic fox news story…priest + fraud + assumptions of sexual misconduct = screentime
10:17pm: fox news is immensely proud of its semi-celebrity weatherman, and of the fact that its viewers baked his face onto a disgusting looking cake.
10:19pm: fox news is watched by the kind of people that are more likely to buy a $899 bed if they are given a free gift of a small stuffed sheep or a plastic alarm clock.
10:21pm: it is day 78 of the ‘BP crisis’ (sic). there are also many other big numbers associated this story, but few animals. fox news is confident that oil-eating bacteria are the answer. they are apparently ‘nature’s little housekeepers’.
10:22pm: the people who create their credit sequences have definitely, DEFINITELY never seen the Day Today.
10:23pm: the weather coverage is by far the most informative and accurate section of the news coverage.
10:25pm: ‘in the news tonight, a submarine transformed to carry tonnes of cocaine – and that’s a wrap’ (queue laughter)
10:25-10:26pm: ample to cover world news
10:30: people like parks apparently. this is getting a much longer slot than the poitical situation in the middle east. in classic new york style, they seem to be including golf courses under the categorisation of parks. fox overall seems relatively in favour of privatising parks. this does not sound to me like a good idea…
LIKES: privatisation, the queen, the weather, pompous credit sequences, sexy priests, cocaine
DISLIKES: the environment, the world, the news
STYLE: cheerful, flippant, excitable, tanned, insane