Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Oh. That's Why She Watches FOX.
Behold the glory that is Chad Carter, news anchor for the local FOX affiliate. Move over, Anderson Cooper, let's make room for Chad. (Speaking of Anderson Cooper, did you know he's doing a CNN special on climate change with Jeff Corwin? Is it hot in here, or is that just global warming?)
I was laboring away on the stationary bike this morning, feeling particularly uninspired, when in came sourpuss with her iPod, magazine and trash-bin-destined bottle of water. She predictably flipped on FOX, and then...suddenly my heart rate got right into the zone.
Because I was listening to my Bon Jovi/U2/Pat Benatar/Götterdämmerung work-out mix, I couldn't really hear what Chad was saying. Despite my preternatural aversion to FOX, I was overcome by his hotness. I no longer care. Fill me with GOP talking points, smear me with propaganda, and let me lick it up. Make me get down on the floor and beg for a tax cut. Yes sir, I love it sir, oh, give me that free market!
Actually, it didn't seem particularly biased. I like to think of myself as being fairly savvy, but I'm not sure there's a hidden political agenda behind the stories on the costume sale at Goodwill and the latest update on the Vancouver Flasher. (Side note: doesn't it seem ironic that the police description of a repeat flasher includes what he's wearing? Unless the "orange hoodie" refers to something else?)
So, count me in as a FOX-watcher. I'll just turn the sound off.