Fox News Will Tell You What’s Acceptable

July 28, 2008

I know that you can’t expect any sort of legitimate news coverage from Fox News.  Nor can you expect them to report on something without adding a little opinion at the end of a story.  This type of “reporting” and it’s bias goes unnoticed because cable news has become so opinion-oriented thanks to the talking head shows that litter the networks.

I flipped on Fox News, only because it is channel 39 and the Cubs were on channel  40.  They were doing this story about a guy from Orlando, Florida who is selling his body for a tattoo on Ebay to any corporation willing to buy his ad-space.  He seemed like a decent enough guy.  He recently got laid off and is married with 2 kids and another on the way.  He talked about how he has turned in his resume to 30 employers and has not gotten a call-back. 

So, at the end of the story, they go back to the “newscasters”.  This is how they end the story:

Woman: “I wouldn’t buy his body.”

Man :  “I don’t know about all that.”

Woman:  “Yeah, I mean, get a second job”.

Man:  “Yeah, I hear McDonald’s is hiring”.

So first, let’s explore the fact that apparently the woman did not even pay attention to the story.  He lost his job, that’s why he’s trying to make ends meet by allowing some corporation to tattoo their logo on his body.  This was not some dude looking for publicity.  In fact, he tried to keep it a secret and somehow it got to the media.  But yeah…common sense tells you that you can’t get a second job until you have a first.  Plus, she was obviously commenting Read the rest of this entry »

The Ground is a Shaking

April 18, 2008

I figured I had left the seismic activity behind when we left California.  This morning, Tawny woke me up saying “We are having an earthquake”.  I told her the noise our house was making was just rain in the gutters and Wrigley was shaking the bed because he was scratching himself.  Then I realized that it wasn’t raining that hard and our gutters had never made that sound before.  And Wrigley was at my feet, not moving a bit.  Why should I doubt a native Californian.  She knows what an earthquake feels like. Read the rest of this entry »

Walmart does the right thing

April 2, 2008

Call it caving to public pressure.  Call it “seeing the light”.  It doesn’t matter.  Walmart actually announced they will not seek the money awarded to them in a lawsuit against Debbie Shank.    Read the rest of this entry »

Lady with Brain Injury sued by Wal-Mart

March 30, 2008


This story has been out there for a little bit, and I would assume most people have heard about this.  Those of you that personally know me are aware that my beef with Wal-Mart is long-standing and personal.     Read the rest of this entry »