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The Fox Business Network Tries to Look Legitimate

Reported by Melanie - December 18, 2008 -

The first thing that came to mind when I saw this headline and read this article — Fox Business [FBN] Sues Treasury Department — was that FBN is making a play for publicity in an attempt to look legitimate. FBN hasn't caught on since it debuted in October of 2007 (its managing editor continues to beg people to watch) and give me a break, since when has Fox cared to "hold the government accountable?"

Will publicity like this make people think FBN is a "real" business news network and thus (fingers crossed, please, please, please) boost its ratings? That's what I think Fox is up to.

Here's Ellen's take on this.