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Big Story/ Julie Banderas

October 14, 2007

Would You Like Some Smears With Your Tabloid?

NOTE: Guest blogged by Priscilla

Yesterday (October 13th), in what seemed to be an expanded version of The Big Story, Fox News did a three hour block of Fox News Live from 3PM to 6PM. Julie Banderas fans were not disappointed as she was on the set with Courtney Friel, Gregg Jarrett, and Griff Jenkins – the set consisting of a curved couch (which provided great views of Banderas' knee high black leather boots and most of Friel's legs beyond which it would have been R rated). The format consisted of news items being quickly read and followed by lite banter among the hosts. Each hour covered, essentially, the same stories with similar chat. Among the reports were stories of murders, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Anna Nicole Smith, and the question of whether Al Gore would run for president, which was the topic for the e-mail write-in. (Not surprisingly, the first e-mail, from MENSA member “Prickly Pete,” said that Al shouldn’t run because “he’s a whack job.”). It was snappy (Comment: for those with short attention spans) and with several notable exceptions, very frothy.

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Reported by Chrish at 1:11 PM

October 7, 2007

Some Stories – Not Very Big

Note: Guest blogged by Priscilla

Last week had some very big stories. In the non -Fox community, Bush's veto of the SChip bill was of major importance. Not surprisingly, it was not covered on the Big Story Weekend 10/06/07. Hillary Clinton has raised a lot of campaign cash and is widening her lead over the candidates. Not surprisingly, it was not covered on the Big Story. The House passed legislation requiring more oversight of government contractors. Julie Banderas mentioned only that security convoys in Iraq would now be equipped with cameras and accompanied by diplomatic security agents after, according to her, “guards were accused of opening fire on Iraq civilians.” (Comment: No mention of multiple investigations, the response of the Iraqi government, and the fact that the “opening fire” involved the deaths of innocent civilians. But Fox does love to keep it simple.) In the Fox community, the response to Rush Limbaugh’s statement was of major importance and surprisingly it was not mentioned on the Big Story.

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Reported by Chrish at 1:03 PM

September 30, 2007

The Big Story Gets A Big “Exclusive”

NOTE: Guest blogged by Priscilla

Julie Banderas scored a “Big Story Exclusive” with her interview of Newt Gingrich, who announced right there on her show that he was not going to run for president. (Comment: loud sobbing heard across the heartland) Banderas noted that “for months many GOP faithful were hoping that Newt Gingrich would throw his hat into the ring and today he’s making it official that he will not be seeking the presidential primary.” She added that a lot of viewers will be “very disappointed.” (Comment: Awww…)

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Reported by Chrish at 2:54 PM

September 23, 2007

Move Over MoveOn, Banderas Bashes Columbia University

Note: Guest blogged by Priscilla

“You better watch, out; you better not cry,” Ahmadinejad is coming to town and Julie Banderas covered this big story with big right wing histrionics and talking points.

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Reported by Chrish at 2:34 PM

September 16, 2007

Methinks Fox Doth Protest Too Much

It is abundantly clear that Fox supports the war and as such, they treat those who oppose the war with contempt. This theme was easily seen in last night’s (September 15th) Big Story during which Julie Banderas' choice of topics just reinforced the Fox meme of anti war/Bush protest as being downright un-American.


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Reported by Ellen at 12:26 PM
Not The Whole Story On Big Story, reported by Deborah,
FOX: Nothing To See Here, Move On, reported by Chrish,
Not In My Backyard, reported by Chrish,
Are You Scared Yet?, reported by Chrish,
More Bamboozle On The Big Story, reported by Chrish,
Julie Shares Her Feelings, reported by Chrish,
FOX News Alert:, reported by Chrish,
Big Story – Or Small Tabloid?, reported by Chrish,
What “Big” Story?, reported by Chrish,
The Big Right Wing Sale-a-thon, reported by Chrish,
Much Ado About Nothing, reported by Chrish,
An Interview Gone Wild, reported by Chrish,