Skip to comments.SHAME ON FOX NEWS! ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!
Posted on 06/25/2009 4:39:41 PM PDT by Mean Maryjean
Okay...if I'm off-base, then flame me. But DH and I are fuming this evening to come home from work to learn that Fox News spent the 6-7 PM NEWS hour with Shep Smith crying over Michael Jackson. UN-FRICKIN-BELIEVABLE! There is so much crap going on in this country, the world, the economy, 10% unemployment, Congress/Obama getting ready to shove cap-n-trade down our throats, he and the big-she having a laeuiu at the Whie House...what in the hell is going on! The whole damn world is in fire! I'm so ticked off to not hear the Bret Baer news hour....what a frickin joke on the part of Fox News! And they want to be taken seriously?! Geesh! Enough already!
Amazing how much reporting and “crying” over a pedophile!
Right now it’s an Al Sharpton mouth-a-thon on Fox.
Give it until 2000 Eastern Time when the Gay boy Shep uis off the air........I can gauruntee you the coverage will not be as filled with utter CRAP, after Tinkerbell Shep is off
BTW, lose the TV doesn't mean w/ a 12 gauge, unless you are in the country and won't get in trouble.... Simply dump it at the curb and 30 minutes later it is gone.
The Cap N trade, the healthcare bill, which Obama says is care not good enough for his family....
lots of stuff more important
When do the riots start?
Right there with you, I had to change the channel.
>>Right now its an Al Sharpton mouth-a-thon on Fox.<<
So who had sharpton on the “TV whore” pool?
NCIS marathon on USA and no Breaking News interruptions.
Drama Queen Tinkerbell said about 30 mins ago of Micheal Jackson’s death “ in the coming days this is going to turn into a American event “ .....
Stories like this one take the spotlight off the economy, Obama, unemployment, healthcare and the other depressing doom-and-gloom daily issues. People are drawn to it as a sort of bizarre escape. It gets huge ratings; I’m betting it will be a top story on all channels for weeks.
Well it’s not like there is at this very moment the most destructive legislation to the Republic ever unleashed making its way thru the corridors of corruption. Oh, wait...
Bread and circuses.
Thanks. I ended up at “King of Queens”.
sigh.. thousands of folk will crowd together in numerous locations to pay homage to MJs passing. swine flu pandemic declared a couple weeks ago.
BumP the Rev. Al overload
Michael touched a lot of poeple in a lot of different ways.
a comment by a commentator w/Shep the wonder pony
FOX has spent from 7-7:44 pm on it, too, and by 8 pm I expect that it will have been the entire 7-8 pm newscast.
Lets face it, Michael Jackson is a bigger audience draw than world news, shamnesty, cap and tax.
It’s understandable that this story is getting wall-to-wall coverage. It’s the biggest news story in the world. If Fox doesn’t cover it they’ll be the only ones.
I know, sheppie has been going on and on about how old he is (42) and how him and his little high school buddies back in ‘82 around the time of their high school graduation just couldn’t wait to get home and hear the new Thriller album by freakzoid MJ or some such garbage. BARF. I knew MJ was barf way back when he came out with that 123, easy as ABC, song in about 1968. BLECH BLECH. MJ was a loser.
I know you’re right, but doesn’t this say a lot about ourselves & where we’ve gone as a nation?
We are in such a hell-hole in this country anymore. I’m so disgusted, sick with it...and feel so utterly, completely, totally powerless to do anything about it. What is RIGHT is WRONG, and what is wrong is right. Nearly everyday I say to myself and often out loud: “God help us; God have mercy on us!” What else can I do? What else can be said. It’s all so surreal...
Thank you. You are exactly right and said it well.
I share your frustration. I want coverage on the Cap and Trade fiasco that Congress will vote on tomorrow. Can we get coverage of that, please?
Now a music video channel....
Just a random thought...
With MJ’s passing, it means that Patrick Swayze is okay for now....
If a nuclear World War III starts today would Shepherd Smith even notice?
Call O’Reilly’s show? He’s up next, right?
I remember during the Clinton/Lewinsky debacle saying to my dad that the only thing that could knock the story off the front page would be if Frank Sinatra died...and wouldn’t ya know it...he did!
Smith said they'd be obsessing over it "well into the wee hours of the morning".
Good thing there's nothing else happening, I guess.
Yes, right here at FR-
Mary Jean..you best turn your TV off for at least three days, because it will be all Michael Jackson, all the time.
>>With MJs passing, it means that Patrick Swayze is okay for now....<<
I wouldn’t be so sure — we had at least one FReeper predict MJs movin’ on...
One makeup wearing freak crying about another makeup wearing freak.
Yes it does, ChrisInAR....definitely...and it’s not pretty; it’s downright scary.
It is sad that he passed...but it just goes to show you what the MSM consider important news.
What’s right is wrong and what’s wrong is right. Sad days my FRiend...sad days.
>>At least we have Free Republic to get the real news of the day.<<
I dunno — after telling the 20th or 30th thread originator that the Jeff Goldblum Dies story is a hoax...
You think anybody else is doing any different? The first part of “TV news” is TV, their job is to get people to watch commercials, if they can do that while reporting real news fine, if not that’s OK too.
I bet there will be diddly-s#*t about that on tonight’s news...yet alone some damn infomercial in ABC/NBC/CBS, etc. Oh, God help us; have mercy on us!
“Amazing how much reporting and crying over a pedophile!”
The man was a sick pervert. Its disgusting how much some worship him. Then again its amazing how some people love Slick Willie.
Fox sees the international money and ratings rolling in. This will be bigger outside the US than inside and most of the world doesn’t care about MJ and small children... they just see fame. :0/
Now we are in line for a solid week of funeral crapola! The best thing is that maybe those poor little kids might have a chance to get free.
I agree, I watched some of Shep and you would have thought his brother had died.
When he said Jackson was the greatest entertainer in the history of the planet that was enough.
Me thinks Shep had a secret Man Crush on Jackson and wanted to share that bed himself.
Jackson’s death will suck all the air out of TV programming for the next few nights.
I even saw Lester Holt waxing tears on Jackson on NBC and Brian Williams wasn’t far behind.
What a disgusting joke.
Let Shep get his queer on ...leave him alone!
the Oreilly factor starts in 5 mins at 5pm here on the west coast. i wonder if FNC will pre-empt it because I think its recorded earlier.
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