Friday, February 18, 2011

An Incomplete Message (Get it, Message?)

Megyn Kelly is probably one of Fox's more reasonable hosts/anchors. Yeah, maybe she does give the liberal guests on her show a bit more of a difficult time, but, overall, I'm saying (and, yes, by Fox's standards), I think that she's decent (and, no, not exactly tough on the eyes, either)...........................................................................................................And that's why, folks, it was very disappointing that on one of her shows last week, she did a story that was at the very least slanted. She brought up the fact that Chrysler ran an expensive ad during the Super Bowl. Mrs. Kelly feels, evidenty, being that Chrysler still owed the U.S. taxpayers X billions of dollars, that this was somehow a gratuitous use of that money. Of course, what Mrs. Kelly failed to tell her audience was that Chrysler has already paid a humongous portion of their debt back to the U.S. taxpayer and that they were doing reasonably well (due, at least in some small measure here, TO this bailout!). And, really, doesn't she think that one of the "Big 3" U.S. car companies should be able to advertise? I mean, you gotta frigging advertise. It's the big-time American way - no?.......................................................................................................P.S. Fox also seems to enjoy showing footage of those Chrysler workers pounding those 40 ouncers during their lunch break (I guess that some of them were smoking pot, too). I mean, yes, it was a legitimate story and all but, COME ON, to so consistently use it to a) tar the entire work-force and b) delegitimize the bailout itself - that, to me, folks, is pretty damned loathsome.......................................................................................................And, finally, I agree, bailing out the auto companies was indeed risky/controversial. I myself was torn by it. But, once something like that goes into action, don't you have to root for it to work....and be happy one in fact it does work? Advertise away, Chrysler! That's what I frigging say here.

2 comments:

Beach Bum said...

I agree, bailing out the auto companies was indeed risky/controversial.

The fact that many republicans were totally accepting of millions of Americans workers losing their jobs and an important American industry dieing was surreal.

I'm glad the industries were bailed out and pray like Hell they succeed.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Amen! And keep on buying those American brewskis, too!