Friday, August 26, 2011

FOX News Pays Ambitious Young Women for "Talking Dirty"

FOX News Commentators
Several years ago, cable television's endless recycling of video clips propelled conservative news commentator, Ann Coulter, to quasi-stardom. The dirtier she talked, spewing anti-Semitic, and racist garbage, the larger her audience of conservative white males grew. Coulter had opened a niche for attractive and ambitious young blonds in the cable news business and FOX News gave them a platform. The uglier and more bigoted their feminine whisperings on air, the more titillated became their repressed male audiences.  And thus emerged a new face of political journalism -- poli-porn.    

Then along came Sarah Palin, a striking brunette and former beauty queen. The tease-factor grew exponentially. Her incompetence didn't matter, so long as she could stand before crowds, well-coiffured and fashionable, softly spewing rage, and inciting crowds to put Democrats and President Barack Obama in their crosshairs.  In the June 2010 issue of Harper's Magazine, writer Jack Hitt asked the question: "Is Sarah Palin Porn?" He noted:
"Palin knows her fan base, and she knows what they want: a brief tour of Google reveals dozens of Photo-shopped Palin fantasy images - and it's clear that they're not posted by her enemies."
The former Alaska governor has opened a door for ambitious women like Minnesota Congresswoman, and Republican presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann, to strut her stuff. The only real criteria in this beauty pageant will be an appealing body, porcelain-white skin, and an aptitude for feigning southern-belle-like delicacy, while talking dirty.

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