The I Love Drilling Juice & Smoothie Bar is charging certain customers more for their smoothies. And Fox News blew the story by jacking up the headline: Utah smoothly bar owner charges liberals $1 extra per drink:
Good job, George Burnett. (He’s the bar owner.) You did that smoothly!
I work with a woman (who drops by this blog occasionally) at my job. She is nearing retirement after quite a long, successful career in the Navy. And she told me that at her daughter’s high school, the US History teacher asked the class if anyone watched Fox News. And then she/he (I forget which) berated them for doing so.
My Navy pal also mentioned that her daughter has heard this sort of thing before, in her physics class, of all places. Of course, it pales in comparison to what Samantha Pawlucy, from Port Richmond (Charles Carroll High School), had to go through for wearing a Mitt Romney shirt to school. As you probably know, I stay apolitical here, but ostracizing students does not make for a healthy educational system. And I would say the same should the sides be reversed.
Fox Business is running an article on college freshmen. Specifically they make suggestions on what students should pack. And they write that freshmen should leave stereo systems at home. This is puzzling. I hope the Fox News experts are okay with iPod docks, because college without music is like a Navy ship without grey paint. . .
I once had the opportunity to be around a minor story before the media heard of it. Iraq was the topic and I should not say much more about content. Over the next couple of days, I watched as the usual suspects reported about the situation.
Fox News Channel
As stated, it was a tiny occurrence, but still newsworthy. And you know who put the most relevant and correct information into their piece? Fox News. Some of the other organizations cut some of the story out. It was interesting how it tended to color the facts.
“As for Fox News let her die in her anger,” the group’s American-born media advisor, Adam Gadahn, wrote to Usama bin Laden, in discussing where to send a video. Later, in comparing American television networks, he wrote, “From a professional point of view, they are all on one level — except (Fox News) channel, which falls into the abyss as you know, and lacks objectivity, too.”
If I were in charge of advertising for Fox, I would have that line on 24/7. We report. And you. . .
Fox News talking-head Liz Trotta spouted off on the military and rape. And America’s 1st Sergeant took the challenge and set her straight:
It’s bad enough the media delights in portraying the military as mentally disturbed sociopaths itching to indulge in a multi-state killing spree at the slightest provocation. Nice to know I can add leg humping to the list of psychological issues I must have since I’m a veteran.
“You have this whole bureaucracy upon bureaucracy being built up with all kinds of levels of people to support women in the military who are now being raped too much.”