Posts Tagged ‘Fox Business News’

“Certainly, it’s not [BP’s] Fault”

June 10, 2010

Who said it? No, not BP CEO Tony Hayward but Fox & Friends contributor and FBN reporter Ashely Webster! During an F&F segment concerning the danger of BP going bankrupt, co-anchor Brian Kilmeade asked, “Ashley, do we have to be careful now politically and out in public with our statements at the highest level in ripping BP? Should we moderate some of our criticism in order to sustain the company?”*

Beginning quite reasonably, Webster answered, “No, I don’t think so. I mean, obviously, BP didn’t want this to happen. It’s the last thing in the world they wanted to happen but they certainly haven’t helped themselves with the way they responded initially. And, CEO Tony Heyward, of course, saying, ‘This is the worst day of my life’ and, so on, certainly did not come across very well at all.” Unfortunately for Webster, he did not stop there.

Sounding almost like a BP shill, he continued, “You know, BP is one of many of the major oil companies that do this type of exploration around the world to satisfy our thirst for oil.” Then, he incredibly concluded, “And, certainly, it’s not their fault but the way they’ve handled it hasn’t been great at all.” Shockingly, as the segment ended, F&F’s co-hosts (Brian, Steve Doocy, and Alisyn Camerota) uttered not a word of disagreement.

Perhaps, that Fox & Friends’ segment should have been entitled “Hayward’s Wet Dream.”

*Fox & Friends – 06/10/10 (@7:02 a.m. ET)

FBN: Foxy Biz News

May 28, 2008

Hottie FBN Nicole Petallides made Fox and Friends First’s bad housing price news (largest decline year to year in twenty years) sound good–or, at least, look good. As she opined about the implications thereof, the camera man had a difficult time keeping the camera steady. Understandably, he kept trying to keep the blonde Greek goddess’ gams well within the frame as Steve Doocy interviewed her. Although he was successful, he did so in a rather jerky fashion throughout the segment. However, I can’t blame the poor chap: I was distracted, too.

For the reader who does not know who this sexy siren and morning FBN anchor is, the following links have been provided.

http://www.greeknewsonline.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7771
http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/media_people/the_fbny_interview_fox_
business_nicole_petallides_72638.asp

Bratz Spank Barbie

April 21, 2008

According to Fox News today, Mattel’s Barbie is being spanked by the Bratz dolls, her competition made by MGA Entertainment. Jane Skinner, co-host of FNC’s Happening Now, decided to remind the viewer of Barbie’s roots. [According to Salon, Barbie was based on Lilli, an adult doll made in Hamburg, Germany, (a city with a legal yet legendary red-light district) and based on a Deutsche demimondaine in a Bild Zeitung cartoon.] Skinner introduced the segment, saying, “Barbie’s sales are flat unlike her chest…those Bratz dolls…are giving Barbie some…stiff competition: Jenna Lee has been hard at work on this one this morning.” FBN’s Jenna Lee responded, “I have been hard at work at this one” and added, “Barbie sales are flat and…we see some stiff competiton from the Bratz dolls that are a little bit more risque.” No double entendres there.

http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/1997/11/26harlot.html