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Bells & Whistles? Almost......

Reported by Donna - May 31, 2006

I know we kid a lot about the bells and whistles that make up Fox News, with the swoosh sound effects to bright graphics splashed across our screens to ominous music playing in the background. Well, all that is no longer enough for Studio B with Shepard Smith.

Over the past few weeks Smith has added a bell (yes, like the bell your teacher used to have in the classroom or the bell that is at a deli to tell someone that you're there). But he didn't stop at the bell. He's also added a flashing red light - one that looks like it belongs on an old fashioned police car. It doesn't have the corresponding siren, but then, that just might be a matter of time.

Comments: As you can tell there wasn't much news today, mostly on the kidnapping in Birmingham, Alabama, another segment where Smith argued with a FEMA representative about whether or not the levees would be ready for the start of hurricane season tomorrow. Smith said the Army Corp. of Engineers told him that they would not be ready and the FEMA representative said that the Corp. told him they would. One of the funniest comments came when they had a segment regarding going back to talk with Iran and it was mentioned that Moscow didn't want the Bush Administration to get another victory. I was wondering what was the prior victory they were talking about?

Anyway, I just thought you'd get a kick out of the bell and flashing red light. See, this is for Smith's audience, they like to see shiny objects! News quality at it's very best.

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