I’m lucky. I office out of my home, where I have a room set up as my office. I have a flat panel monitor hooked up to my satelite, and the audio routed through some near field audio monitors. It’s a sweet setup, and enables me to keep the news on in the background, all day long. If I get really deep into code, I can turn off the audio, but normally, it’s not a distraction. Even better, I get a screen pop for the home phone’s caller ID, so I can see who’s calling without having to hunt for one of the elusive and frequently AWOL portable phones. I usually keep the satellite tuned to Fox News, as I can keep up with the important news of the day. Since Dish Network FINALLY added Fox Business, I’ve recently begun switching between Fox News and Fox Business. And I’ve recently come to a couple realizations:
- I am a conservative, so I like Fox News and Fox Business, because they are the only two news networks that don’t skew far to the left.
- It certainly doesn’t hurt that Fox hires a surprisingly large number of female anchors/reporters that are not only knowledgeable, well-educated, and talented, but also drop-dead gorgeous.
This results in me getting my news with a seriously large dose of eye-candy, making me one happy camper.
Between Megyn Kelly, Patti Ann Browne, Alisyn Camerota, Cheryl Casone, Rebecca Diamond, Ainsley Earhardt, Courtney Friel, and Molly Line on Fox News, and Alexis Glick, Dagen McDowell, Liz Clayman, Nicole Petallides, Jenna Lee, and Shibani Joshi, I look forward to each news day.
Now lest you think I’m some sexist pig, take a sec and visit www.foxnews.com and www.foxbusiness.com, and head over to the bios section. With a little research you’ll discover as I did, that the women Fox hires are not just talking heads – “communications” majors who’s only claim to fame is that they can read a teleprompter and look good while doing it. Nope. These women are universally qualified – with a huge number of them holding law degrees, business degrees, and/or backgrounds in fields such as finance, foreign studies, and political science.
If Fox only hired women for their cleavage, they’d be little better than Naked News, or any of the tabloid shows that value sleeze over substance. As it is, what you get are women that are brains first, beauty second. Would that CNN/ABC/CBS and the other news organizations had the same hiring ethos. We’d be spared the spectacles of former beauty queens trying to get a falsely-accused man who served years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit, being asked to kiss and make up – on live TV – with the woman who falsely accused him. Or talking heads that parrot back DNC/Greenpeace/PeTA talking points.
So I’m happy, in my lonely designer’s garret, keeping informed with Fox News and Fox Business, were I get informed by attractive, intelligent women. What’s not to like?