Friday, September 19, 2008

In Odder News: Reality Stars Are Now Reputable News Sources?...

Rumors have been swirling for awhile that Elizabeth Hasselback wants to leave The View after constantly battling day in and day out with the other women on the panel over everything from religion to abortion to the war. Now, word is out that she may be offered a position anchoring at Fox News, and while it would be like "the mothership calling her home," I'm still somewhat dumbfounded that the butt of not only the industry but also general viewers' jokes would want to dig in a little bit deeper and hire a former reality contestant to be the face not only of authority but also calm and ease. Can you imagine screechy Elizabeth reporting on a late breaking tragic event with poise after she has banged the table in frustration and had veins bulging in her neck over in daytime? It was bad enough she was invited to speak at the Republican National Convention this year (though I guess she is their most famous face right now), but it's a real "What is Fox thinking!?" moment to offer her such a powerful, important position. It's like they don't want to make improvements and earn any respect back.

1 comment:

James Rabbitte said...

So wait, if you're married to a loser quarterback and appeared on a reality television show then you're considered a journalist?

I remember a time when even MTV News had more stringent requirements than that.