While I’m Compassion Depleted


I read this post Yet another reason why I really don’t check in with Fox News over at MattG’s place. Like him and unlike a number of my conservative friends I don’t watch Fox News much. Actually, Fox Business Network is a better network if you want more news and less hype.

I don’t watch Fox very much, not because of it’s spin, which isn’t as much to the right as the rest of the media’s is to the left, but because it’s amateurish.

Poor reporting, missing facts, stupid “cutesy” comments by the news readers. Fox News for the most part has the productions sophistication of a high school news program.

At that, I’m probably insulting the high schools.

And I swear, Sheppard Smith is a freaking alien and I don’t mean from Mexico. Some day some horrible looking creature is going to erupt from his abdomen. And I don’t mean Great van Susteren.

If you want to be featured on a Fox News broadcast your best bet is to be a good looking blond Co-Ed and go missing.

Britt Hume and Neil Cavuto are about the only two people I can stand to watch for more than five minutes.

O’Reilly makes my teeth hurt. He’s perhaps the most smugly pompous ass who fancies himself as a populist on TV. If he’s looking out for me, I deserve whatever I get.

Which is 4 minutes and 30 seconds more than I can watch The View. I have to change the channel before my IQ drops too much for me to figure out how to work the remote

Which is about as much of the The Five [Stooges] as I can watch too.

Other than that, I have no strong opinions on the subject.



  1. Can’t say I disagree, since I don’t watch it, either. Truthfully, my sister is the only TV watcher in the house, I leave it off during the day when I’m active.

    Imagine a conservative NPR, though. I’d love that.

  2. I don’t watch Fox News at all, but my father was over last month and I caught some of the Five at Five (or something like that). I do love me some Dana Perino.

    • Sounds about right. I watch History, although there is less history on the History Channel than there used to be. I also watch a lot of old movies. The ones that they made when actors had to act and not just react to the CGI special effects.

      • And actors whom actually “served” our country…Unlike these little pricks we have “acting” today..

        Ernest Borgnine he served in the U.S. Navy for twelve years, joining before WWII.
        Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) joined army in WWII and became a combat engineer. Cleared German mines after the Battle of the Bulge. He organized shows for the US troops, and when the German army began transmitting propaganda over loudspeakers Brooks is said to have replied with a version of Al Jolson’s ‘Toot-toot-tootsie’. (Information from BBC H2G2.)
        Charles Bronson – US Army
        Richard Burton – Royal Navy
        Art Carney – US Army. Carney went to Normandy in July of 1944 as a replacement to the 28th Division in position around St Lô. He was part of a 30 calibre machine gun squad. On 15 August 1944 he had just taken up his position and was hit in the right leg by mortar shrapnel. After receiving field treatment, he was sent back to Britain and then the US. He once said of his military career, “Never fired a shot and maybe never wanted to. I really cost the government money.”
        Julia Child served with the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) in Ceylon and China during WWII.

  3. There’s news on the TV??!
    Unless the temp is below freezing, I can’t get no stinkin’ TV on my antenna anyway.
    I use this intertube thingy for news… so, has Herbert Hoover made any big decisions yet?

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