January 11, 2010

Putting lipstick on a Fox

It simply cannot be a coincidence that I became aware of these two news headlines today, and that I learned of them in the same sequence in which I'm presenting them to you.

First, from MSNBC.com (courtesy of the world's most wonderful wife):
Sarah Palin gets deal as Fox commentator*

And then, from the news site I love to hate, CNN.com:
Too much TV may mean earlier death

Anyone else thinking we have the cause and effect here?

* The article's subhead is, purportedly, a quote from Palin: "It's wonderful to be a part of a place that so values fair and balanced news." Yes, I get that she cleverly incorporated the network's mantra. But when does Fox give up that joke? I'm going to go work at Coca-Cola and tell people that it's wonderful to be a part of place that never sells any kind of liquid that contains sugar, chemicals and bubbles.


ZenMom said...

Oh, I dunno. They say laughter makes you live longer. So, maybe seeing Sarah Palin on TV will be good for people's health? I'm all about the silver linings. :)

Your escalator operator said...

ZM - I like that spin. But I don't know if I could laugh, unless it was Tina Fey doing the commentary. Clearly, you are more zen than I.

Laura said...

Now, if they could just have her do a point/counterpoint segment with Mitt Romney... then my head would explode.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Oh Zen...I love that your world is filled with puppies and rainbows.

YEO...this is classic!

bugs said...

Honestly, the only reason I watched Fox News was for Bill Hemmer - I think he's nice to look at!!!

Now, the fact that Fox hired Palin is going to cause me to never watch Fox - even Mr. Hemmer can't keep me a loyal fan if Fox can hire such a freakin' idiot.

Mariah said...

I'm with Zen mom, Palin would make for amusing TV.

@daddygeek boy come over to my house and I'll show you puppies and rainbows! :)