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Sunday, June 12, 2011
We need uglier Fox News reporters
Look at the line up every morning at Fox News: this morning, I wake up to see a beauty queen looking Ainsley Earhardt in a clingy, green, low cut, sleeveless number spouting deficit numbers. She was sitting in for Allision Camerota, who also wears that slinky stuff, and is not hard on the eye, either. Are their audiences that pathetic and shallow, that they will abandon Fox News should they actually air some tubby, old, bald fat guys? Or maybe some frumpy, dowdy middle age babes with 'big bone' issues?
Yes, apparently. Fox and Friends during the week features former Miss America Gretchen Carlson, who is now getting on in years, and I suspect that Roger Ailes will sooner rather than later sack her in favor of some twenty-someting hotty who can read a teleprompter without stuttering too badly.
If Fox News is really honest about reporting the news, 'fair and balanced,' then they should practice what they preach and deliver this fair and balanced stuff with folks who actually represent America: tubby, old, bald, fat guys with several chins, liver spots, eye ticks and other blights that represent most of us who dwell within the Fruited Plains.
But will we ever see an old, bald, liver spotted fat guy reading the teleprompter?
But why? Because the audience will not tolerate anyone who is less than movie star, soap opera perfect, and that is really a shame. Is it only possible that good looking folks can read a teleprompter, or forecast the weather?
According to Roger Ailes (a really ugly guy, truth be told), the ugly need not apply.
The ugly should be sheltered away, never to be seen or heard. Not on his airwaves, anyway.