Thursday, December 20, 2007

Town Hall Defends Foxxx News from Candorville

An amused reader sent me an e-mail about a conservative blogger who took issue with a recent Candorville strip (and, though he didn't mention it, he probably wasn't too happy with the previous day either). From Town Hall:


The liberals hate Fox News with a passion because it is fast proving that Americans prefer not to be lied to [*ironic-licious link added -D. Bell*]. Fox brings both sides of political issues and probably have more liberal commentators on staff than do most other news services. Thus, they do not bring us only the liberal side. The liberals just can't stand that and try to trivialize them as often as they can. More evidence that politics should be kept out of comics is "Candorville's" Dec. 7 comic strip, which attempts to trivialize Fox News because it has many "foxes" on its staff who wear short skirts and show much cleavage, and they think that's the reason why Fox is "whipping up on" all the other Cable stations and networks. As if all of them don't have many foxes with short skirts and cleavage. Does this artist (and other liberals) really think we are so ignorant as to not be aware of this? Notice they also refer to it with three xes, as if the whole network is "triple-x." Subtle. Too bad. When he stays away from politics, I actually enjoy this strip. (Candorville, 12/7/07)


All I have to say to that is...



Oh, and this...



Oh yeah, there's also this...



(I probably should've warned you I was posting clips from Foxxx, they could probably get you fired if you watched them at work. Seriously.)

Yes, I'm sure just like Lemont, all those people who somehow think we found WMD in Iraq watch Fox News for the accuracy of their reporting. I don't know how I and "the liberals" could have been so wrong.

In fact, that's enough blogging, I have some accuracy to go watch...

3 comments:

Ken said...

The claim that "politics should be left out of comics" is not an answer to the problem of using sex to sell news. Further, the claim that attacking Fox is political reveals that our conservative blogger understands that Fox is a political organization and not a news organization.
There's no way of defending what Fox does except to concede that they're trying to make a buck and that showing T&A keeps the viewer from having to switch to the soft-porn channels. Attacking a comic strip is just denial. Christian conservatives (if they're sincere) should have an intervention and tell Fox to change their ways.
In the meantime, Darrin should be very proud that his strip is a threat to Fox.

Larry Y said...

Am I the only one around here who records the O'Reilly Factor for unsavory purposes?

Paul said...

Fox seems to have quite a mix of straight news shows and, well, whatever it is you call the Hannity-type shows. But in the marketplace of ratings, several of their shows' ratings (o'Reilly, for example) trump the competition. Possibly it's the "bring two opposing spokespersons to debate" style. Possible it's the advocacy of causes (tough sentences for child rapists and criticism of judges who let such acts go unpunished). Maybe it's a bit of both.

As far as news shows, George Mason University's Center for Media and Public Affairs just issued a paper that said, yes, compared to the three networks, the Fox news (not the entertainment and theater people) are more equitable in their treatment of both political parties. They even put "Not a Typo" in the subheadline.

http://www.cmpa.com/releases/07_12_21_Election_Study.pdf

So there's news, there's entertainment and a lot of stuff in between. All on the same network. Of more wonder to me is why, in this era of calls for accountability, do the NBC execs keep getting the big bucks while the performance of their network (and MSNBC) is in freefall? At least the Fox execs seem to be earning their pay.