As I have often said, Fox & Friends is the place where Jesus and T&A peacefully co-exist. And that's because the curvy couch Christians know that Christian men have their man needs which, on Fox & Friends, are met with Victoria's Secret models, Hooters girls, and swimsuit models. Last week, in a stunning example of the - uh - the wide range of content on Fox & Friends, Elisabeth Hasselbeck interviewed a Utah mom who bought $567 worth of "indecent" T-shirts rather than allow them to be displayed in a store window where innocent young eyes could see them. During the same week, the morning family values krewe interviewed a couple of Sports Illustrated swimsuit models and, as a visual aid, showed the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover which featured a copious amount of bodacious bootay, if you know what I'm saying. Something for everyone on Fox & Friends!
On Friday, Elisabeth Hasselbeck spoke with Judy Cox who, according to the title of the Fox video, "bought every provocative shirt" at an Orem, Utah store. Hasselbeck reported that the Utah mom wasn't happy about T-shirts, "of half-naked women," on display in a storefront. Judy Cox said that she was shocked when she saw the shirts while walking by the store with her teenage son who, one assumes, has already been exposed to this type of thing?! The chyron cited "shirts with provocative models." She then described her interaction with store personnel and her decision to buy the shirts. She told Hasselbeck that the images on the shirts weren't "appropriate" for teens who are the target market and commented that "you can't show them on your television show." Hasselbeck said "sure." When Cox noted that if the images need to be blurred out on TV and asked why they are marketed to youth. Hasselbeck responded "great point." A visual was shown of a blurred derriere on one of the offending shirts.
But earlier in the week, the three Fox amigos (Hasselbeck, Doocy, and Peter Johnson Jr.) did their Sport Illustrated segment. By Ms. Cox's standards, it was quite "provocative" in that it featured, throughout the show, lots of exposed toned and tan pulchritude. What was blurred at the end of the Hasselbeck interview was in full view during this segment. I expect that Doocy and Johnson needed to run to, uh, confession after the show. But really, what about the teenagers who might see this? I guess you can show them on your television show. Oh, no...............
From the Hooters and Victoria Secret gals (as Priscilla mentioned) to the lingerie football (which Gretchen Carlson claimed to be “the best thing on TV” as Kilmeade tackled 2 nearly naked women) and now the booty-full SI cover (complete with a sneak peek of side boobage), FOX “news” reveals its hypocrisy and how it’s just part of the same industry that knows that sex sells.
Whenever a FOX “news” fanatic starts spouting their crap to me about how FOX is the only news network that upholds Christian/family values, I just start laughing. Modesty is a HUGE part of the Christian/family values scene. Airing photos/video (over and over again) and having actual skimpily-clad women on the set is not Christian/family values behavior. And the fact that so many of the women on FOX “news” eschew an attractive, professional wardrobe in favor of dressing like they are headed out the door to go clubbing also sets a lousy example for young women (who end up thinking that they have to play up their sexuality in order to get attention in the workplace). The camera shots and set arrangements that serve largely to focus attention on the women’s legs only make this point even more glaring.
When I mention these things to the FOX “news” fanatics and ask if they think these are good examples of Christian/family values, they really don’t have much of a comeback and stammer out that the FOXies have to show these things because their boss makes them. Of course, when you further point out that their boss also considers himself to be defender of Christian/family values, they have no comeback. LOL!
I’m not on the cover of SI! sob I’ll just uncross my legs a bit … any action?
Of course SI started this for money. No shock. After the Super Bowl this time of the year is considered the slowest for sports. It doesn’t pick up for the majority until the NCAA basketball tournament starts in mid-March and then when that’s over, the baseball season begins.
On the television side February is a rating sweeps month where based on the ratings for a show the network can charge the advertisers. So they’ll play the hypocrisy game where they can Praise the Lord while passing around the collection plate. Again, no shock. It’s to make money.