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Fox News Alert - President Bush 'Fixin to'...

Reported by Ellen - March 2, 2005

While watching a particularly uninspired hour long Studio B with Shepard Smith today (3 times during the hour they covered Michael Jackson), I was suddenly brought to full attention at 3:54 est because of a 'Fox News Alert'.

Well, finally something to report, I surmised. Then I looked at my tv screen and lo and behold, to my surprise (not really), there was President Bush on the White House lawn. This still could be something, I told myself. Ha! It was a presidential photo op of President Bush with the World Champion Boston Red Sox.

While this is certainly a 'feel good' story, it is no cause for an 'ALERT'. Then he started to speak. The usual accolades, ok. An 'odd' statement about 'it took a lot of guts and hair'. Then he spotted Senator John Kerry in the group. He said, "I like to see Senator Kerry, except when I'm 'fixin to' debate. You know what I mean."

Comment: Yes, he said it - the 'fixin to' words. I first became familiar with the 'fixin to' expression years ago in Georgia. Does it take any amount of time to speak proper English, I mean, especially if you're the president? And Fox, what's with the 'Fox News Alert' and going to the president and finding out it's just a photo op? A simple, we're going to the president on the white house lawn where he is greeting the World Champion Boston Red Sox, would have sufficed. It's time to get that 'Fox News Alert' under control.

Reported by: Donna

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