Sexualized news and the “Ins And Outs” Of Shaving Your Pubes

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox is reaching the bottle of the barrel, while at the same time Rupert, according to The Economist is “investing in a vigorous expansion of its political coverage and international news”.

Anyway, according to The Huffington Post, Fox News’ “sexpert” Yvonne K. Fulbright in a recent column described the “ins and outs” of shaving your pubes in this article which is well worth reading (The Huffington post one that is).

The Huffington Post: Fox News – The “Ins And Outs” Of Shaving Your Pubes

Even as Bill O’Reilly bemoans that “the moral and ethical climate in America is declining,” and that the “Internet and an irresponsible media have hit traditional values hard,” Fox News has become a premiere purveyor of sexualized news.

See also FoxNewsPorn

The Pentagon, not Metallica, The Master of Puppets

The New York times today reports that a Pentagon campaign using retired officers has been used to shape terrorism coverage from inside the TV and radio networks.

I note from the screen shots Rupert Murdoch’s Fox features heavily.

The Pentagon information apparatus has used these analysts in a campaign to generate favorable news coverage of the administration’s wartime performance.

Most of the analysts have ties to military contractors vested in the very war policies they are asked to assess on air.

Those business relationships are hardly ever disclosed to the viewers, and sometimes not even to the networks themselves. But collectively, the men on the plane and several dozen other military analysts represent more than 150 military contractors either as lobbyists, senior executives, board members or consultants. The companies include defense heavyweights, but also scores of smaller companies, all part of a vast assemblage of contractors scrambling for hundreds of billions in military business generated by the administration’s war on terror. It is a furious competition, one in which inside information and easy access to senior officials are highly prized.

Records and interviews show how the Bush administration has used its control over access and information in an effort to transform the analysts into a kind of media Trojan horse — an instrument intended to shape terrorism coverage from inside the major TV and radio networks.

From a May 16, 2006, e-mail message about "Taking groups to Iraq/Afghanistan"

Source: Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand – New York Times

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