The Hazards of Live TV: #25,027

9 Responses to “The Hazards of Live TV: #25,027”

  1. Quoting Brit Hume in an interview he did with the LATimes.

    “”We may be No. 1, but there is sort of an insurgent quality to Fox News. And that’s kind of our attitude: ‘Hoist a Jolly Roger, pull out our daggers and look for more throats to slit.’ This is tremendous fodder for us. My lord, we’ve been living on it.”

    Looks like Garrett got the memo and was out to slit throats

  2. I enjoy Fox most of the time, but Jarrett comes off as having this snide, dour attitude that is so unpleasant to watch.

  3. Wasn’t it Jane Hall who said this weekend that Fox likes to be combative?
    Hume did use the word insurgent.

    It’s all about the fight. It’s all about the win. It’s all about the game.

    At least with Fox it is.

  4. Decongal, did you watch the same clip I did? In the one I watched, the Democrat guest took a shot at FOX first, and Jarrett (not Garrett, as you said) responded. Justifiably.

  5. I do expect, even damand, more from a journalist than I do a politician.
    I expect slim and the low road from politicians. I demand the high road from journalists.

    I’m funny that way.

  6. In Jarrett’s defense, he is a lawyer, not a journalist.

    Lawyers and politicians are pretty much the same catagory in my book. Slime.

  7. I don’t see the problem. Chris Mathews does the “answer the question sir” stuff all the time. It’s called “screw your talking points.”

  8. Isn’t “Hardball” billed as a talk show?
    America’s Newsroom is billed as a news show.

    According to the media these days, there a difference. Supposedly, that is.

  9. You make a good point, Decongal. I’ve probably watched 5 minutes of America’s Newsroom, ever, and it wasn’t clear to me that Jarrett was supposed to be playing it entirely as straight journalism. He certainly sounded like a rightie to me. The part at the end about “I’m not gonna put with it” was over the top for straight news.

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