January 22, 2022


Fox News doesn't even try to hide its bias anymore. They actively embrace it these days. Case in point - they're launching a new personality (I can't remember the name, but it really doesn't matter…it's just the next one). In one of the promo spots for his forthcoming show, he reads a text while sitting at the news desk. It's from his mother, who offered him this motherly advice: "sit up straight, you're leaning to the right."

It's funny because it's true. And I'm fine with that, because it feels like a jump the shark moment for the network. It's not a news network, and everyone knows it. Even them.

But it's also sad because it's true. Fox isn't a news network. It's news-fueled entertainment. And so is CNN, and most of the others.

We really need a news network. Something that just presents good old-fashioned who, what, when, where, and why journalism. I think people want that, and I think there's room to innovate there, too. Integrate tv delivery with social media, show the pulse of comments from the left and right as the reporters just report the facts.

I'd watch it. I'm pretty sure my mom wouldn't, though.

tags: newsjournalism

post published in /2022/01/22

Ohio Turnpike announces winners of first-ever ‘Name-A-Snowplow' contest (wtol.com)

Look at Ohio doing something fun and cool. I'm happy to see the obligatory Plowy McPlowface made the cut, but it's not my favorite. It's hard to beat Snowbi-Wan Kenobi.

tags: weatherohio

link published in /2022/01/22