If anything gets the pure and decent Fox Christians all excited it's a naked and obviously sinful human body. That's why Bill O'Reilly obsesses over any college activity connected to nudity. On this morning's Fox & Friends, Steve Doocy fixated on the nudity aspect of a college exam which doesn't actually require disrobing!
Steve Doocy began with this titillating bit which turned out to be bogus: "Imagine that the only way to pass your final is to drop your pants." He reported that this is part of a final exam for a visual arts class in the satanic state of California. The words, tee-hee, "erotic selves" was highlighted on a visual, as Doocy explained that the course description challenges students to "act out their erotic self." The banner played up the prurient: "Clothing Optional, Students Take Their Final in the Buff." He noted that "not surprisingly, some students and parents have a problem with being naked in class."
Doocy introduced Amanda Fitzmorris who is - drum roll please - chair of the college Republicans. He asked her to explain the requirements for passing the course. When she said that you have to be either physically or emotionally naked, Doocy tittered. Despite the FACT that the students DON'T HAVE TO DISROBE, the banner stayed with the titillation: "Get Naked or Fail, College Class Requirement Raising Eyebrows." He raised his eyebrows as he asked how many students would opt for emotional nudity.
After Fitzmorris claimed that only one student went for the emotional nudity. Doocy set up what was clearly a scripted question with a shocking answer: "The other kind of sceevy thing about this, uh, is in addition to the students all being naked, who else is naked." The banner set the requisite Fox controversy: "College Controversy, Professor Says Students Get Nude for Final." (Uh, no, it's not required.) Fitzmorris said that the teacher will be naked.
Doocy asked Fitzmorris, who only recently heard about this (so not a big deal?) class (been going on for 11 years with no complaints) and didn't know anybody who ever took it, why she is concerned. She whined about how this is a publicly funded school and the taxpayers should have a say "over this adult themed course." (So, screw that old freedom of speech thingie?)
Doocy said "sure, as a father of three children who've gone through college, first of all I don't know that I would want my kids to have to be naked to pass a test." (Again, nudity is NOT REQUIRED.) In showing that the school has no problem with it, he showed a statement from the chair of the visual arts department - a statement that reiterated that nudity IS NOT A REQUIREMENT. The banner reinforced the Fox outrage: "No Class, Professor Sparks Outrage With Nude Final."
Still obsessing over that nasty nakedness Doocy asked, "what do you think being naked in front of your whole class teaches that student." The banner: "Curriculum Concerns: "Student Upset That Nude Class is Offered." Poor Amanda didn't understand it because attending this school is "for the prestige" and "if you feel uncomfortable taking a course [which she isn't taking], that's just one less course you can take." Doocy giggled as he quipped "just think of all that money you can save on wardrobe."
While Doocy has visions of nubile young bodies cavorting in the nude, the event takes place in a room lit only by one candle. But Steve Doocy has a fantasy and he's sticking to it!
Who could have imagined?
Additionally, since this is a “college” class, it’s not like any of these “kids” are underage; they’re all adults (if they’re getting financial aid from their parents, the parents might have some right to be concerned over the class BUT, again, these are ADULTS, capable of making their own decisions and a parent who withholds financial aid out of spite needs to re-examine their own parenting skills).
One last point: Where’s Douchey’s concern for middle school and high school students who may be forced to be nude in gym class? Who may have to take a shower with classmates (think “Carrie”)? I mean, these are UNDERAGE kids being forced to be nude, as opposed to college-age kids.