I would just like to take this opportunity to point out that our culture is obsessed with beautiful people. I realize this is not groundbreaking information. However, this obsession has now seeped into the delivery of our information. People are now being hired to report the news based on the way they look. FoxNews is at the forefront of this phenomenon.
Now I’m not saying that all of these women are just pretty faces. Megyn Kelly and Jane Skinner, for instance, are/were (Skinner just retired) very good at their jobs. But it’s pretty clear there’s a trend of hotness happening here. FoxNews apparently believes we in the huddled masses will be more apt to watch their news broadcasts because there are attractive women on the screen. They are probably correct. However, this does not mean it is right that they do this. In fact, it is just plain wrong.
Where is the solidarity with plain people? Where?! It’s nowhere! Most folks aren’t gorgeous. The world needs to celebrate plain people, and place them on tv. Particularly if those plain people are good at reporting the news. This is one place where CNN, and even the howls at MSNBC, defeat Fox hands down. They’re not afraid to bust out a Candy Crowley or a Rachel Maddow.
FoxNews should not be afraid to place individuals before our eyes who are excellent reporters but perhaps wouldn’t appear in a clothing catalog modeling some sort of frock. Make it happen Rupert.