fox and friends
After the jump, the top fifteen (and here's the whole list).
There's a joke that runs around journalism circles that people who seek a career in the printer's ink arts do so because they are horrible at math. Believe me, I'm no exception and I usually understand when a reporter or journalism scribe messes up the numbers in his or her addition. (That's the one with the cross, right?)
But even a third grade remedial math student could figure out what's wrong with the above poll that appeared on a recent episode of Fox & Friends stating the opinion of Rasmussen poll takers on the global warming email scandal. Here's a hint: it's not that they capitalized "Global Warming."
The reporting company not only refuted the faulty statistics but called it a "stupid deception." The actual poll had smaller figures that mirrored the same outcome but also included a fifteen percent "undecided" group the network somehow lumped and inflated into this poll. This kind of thing wouldn't happen if Fox simply allowed their fact checkers to wear sandals to work.
What do you think?
|Yes. The network is clearly biased.||1866 (65.8%)|
|No way. They're a serious news network.||618 (21.8%)|
|Kinda. Maybe about the prime time shows but the news really is fair and balanced.||350 (12.4%)|
Some suggest this Beck-free week wasn't just a much needed vacation for the host, or for the viewer for that matter.
TVNewser spoke to some Fox insiders who claim the network ordered the silver haired devil to take a week off so some of the heat over his advertising boycott could die down.
That's only because "Crazy is as crazy does" really isn't a saying.
Some of the show's sponsors are learning that lesson a little late in the game now that they have started pulling their ads from Glenn Beck's Fox News show in the wake of comments he made regarding President Obama's rampant racism.
By far the unintentionally funniest show is that morning cup of crazy on Fox News, Fox and Friends. They truly cover news stories that no one else does as their on-air promos suggest because no one in their right mind would consider it news. I'm finally starting to understand Walter Cronkite's distrust of the 24-hour news network model: you'll call anything news to fill time.
Hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade actually took President Barack Obama to task for ordering a Budweiser instead of an American-brewed beer during his recent "Beer Summit" with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley.
- TBS has A Christmas Story all night.
- At 8, NBC has It's A Wonderful Life.
- The CW has The Flight Before Christmas at 8, followed by The Story of Santa Claus.
- ABC Family has the live action How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 8.
- Comedy Central has two Christmas episodes of Futurama at 8, then several Christmas episodes of South Park.
- FOX News Channel has A Fox and Friends Christmas at 8.
- Also at 8: Disney has The Santa Clause 2.
- At 8:40, BBC America has a new Catherine Tate Christmas episode, followed by an Absolutely Fabulous Christmas special.
- At 9, Lifetime has the movie The Christmas Shoes.
- TruTV has a new Most Shocking at 9, then two new episodes of World's Wildest Vacation Videos.
- Hallmark has the movie The Most Wonderful Time of the Year at 9.
- Nickelodeon has two Christmas episodes of Home Improvement at 9.
- Showtime has a new Inside The NFL at 9.
- At 10, Travel Channel has a new Man vs. Food.
- At 11, Lifetime has two Christmas episodes of Will & Grace, followed by two Christmas episodes of Frasier.
- At 11:30, CBS and NBC has Christmas Eve Mass and music.
- At 1am, ABC has Christmas Eve Mass and music also.
Check your local TV listings for more.
(Most of the late night talk shows are pre-empted or repeats tonight, except Charlie Rose.)
Host Steve Doocy asked him how he stayed so healthy and young-looking when he's in his 90s, and assumed it was because he didn't eat red meat. At first Borgnine says that he can't tell Doocy, but when they want to know, Borgnine leans over to Doocy and says ... well, you have to check out the clip after the jump to see exactly what Borgnine says; I don't want to spoil it for you, but it got laughs from everyone on the Fox and Friends set. Please feel free to insert your own McHale's Navy and/or "sea men" joke here.
In related news, Borgnine said in an interview with ABC News Radio that when he was in the Navy he used to visit hookers for only $2.00!
Co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade showed the photos which portrayed Jacques Steinberg with yellow teeth, a wider chin, and big ears, and Times television editor Steven Reddicliffe with the same yellow smile and a receding hairline. The caricatures seem to be done with Adobe Photoshop (tm) tools.
Quick answer: no.
Long answer: probably not.
It's always hard to make predictions when it comes to television. A show you think is going to bomb becomes a giant hit that produces several spinoffs (*cough* CSI *cough*). It's even harder with television news, since the landscape is changing so fast these days, with the web playing a bigger and bigger role. But that doesn't stop The Boston Herald from predicting that in five years, Fox and Friends anchor Alisyn Camerota will be asked to take over for Katie Couric on The CBS Evening News.
I have no idea what made comedian Lee Camp insult FOX News the way he did over the weekend, because the video after the jump only has the end of the segment. Maybe he'll go on CNN or MSNBC to explain himself.
Camp was part of a discussion on Fox and Friends Weekend. He was the liberal comedian going up against a conservative comedian, talking politics. At the end of the segment, he asked new host Clayton Morris if he could take a moment to say something, and Morris said sure, and that's when Camp hit Fox News, wondering if the channel was just a "parade of propaganda."
On a side note, it's really great to see Morris again. He was one of the hosts on the syndicated morning show The Daily Buzz (not seen in my part of the country anymore, damn it), then went to a local station in Philadelphia. Looks like he's one of the new permanent hosts of the weekend edition of Fox and Friends, along with Ainsley Earhardt.
[via TV Newser]
TV Week is reporting that CNN will make an official annoucement today about the fate of their morning show American Morning and the show's anchors, Miles O'Brien and Soledad O'Brien (from now on referred to as "The O'Briens.")
The two anchors are leaving the CNN program (ratings are down) and they are expected to be replaced by John Roberts and Kiran Chetry. If you're not sure about that name, Kiran Chetry is a woman who used to be on FOX News Channel's Fox & Friends. John Roberts came over to CNN last year and is, of course, a man.