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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Fox News And Ray Rice Assault Coverage

NFL professional football Baltimore Raven's Ray Rice was (finally) terminated from his current multi-million dollar contract as an aftermath of a physical assault on his then girl friend.

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In July 2012, Rice signed a five-year contract with a max value of $35 million. That deal included $15 million in guaranteed money, all of which was paid as a signing bonus at the time the deal went into effect. In 2013, Rice also earned a $7 million option bonus, but that money has already been paid to him, too. 
On top of that, Rice collected $2 million in base pay in 2012 and $1 million in 2013 under the terms of the contract that got torn up. All told, that 2012 contract paid Rice roughly $25 million in two years. Per, Rice earned $3.194 million between 2008 and 2011, the four seasons he played for the Ravens before he signed his recently terminated deal. 
That means Rice made roughly $28.194 million in six seasons as an NFL player. But he stood to earn even more.
After receiving a pinch of a penalty from the NFL Commissioner, a full release of the video from TMZ led to a second look at Rice's future with his team and the NFL.

If you haven't yet viewed the full three and a half minute video, you have opportunity (below). Note the sly female swipe at her boyfriend was met (once out of human) view with an aggravating push on the woman. It appeared Rice enacted the push to induce the psychical reaction, She reacted and was rendered "Out cold")

We have visited the non-political issue for a reason. Fox New's and its continued diminution of women reacted to the elevator video quite unlike the media. In fact, Fox is the only network to broadcast the assault with frivolous buffoonery. Obviously, Fox must entertain its viewers with strict attention to its testosterone laden male audience.

Watch the Fox News morning crew play to its viewers without concern for over-the-tip misogyny and brutality form Ray Rice.  

"Take the stairs!"

Fox News without doubt appeals to a segment of the population that aspires to nothing higher than the highest level of a street curb (in a suburban township). The network's owner, managers and show hosts are as skilled as the owners and purveyors of the WWE, in entertaining at any level for the sake of entertainment. Fox, however, is much more serious in its impact on the nation as it is a widely viewed network.

The networks major mission is to rationalize, and propagandize the fallacy of Republican politics. Politics that poses a danger to our nation as surely as eight years of George W. Bush took the nation to the brink of total collapse while perpetrating complete economic collapse. Fox's anti-(President)Obama derangement is also as detrimental as GOP voter suppression and all too frequent GOP voter fraud.

Yet, Fox News would be a mere stop-off joke if the network did not have such an irrational audience of sycophant viewers who soak-up every utterance you saw and heard above.  If you read the TPI from time to time, you know my thoughts on Fox News "Legs and Thighs" news deliver model. The non-blonde in the image (right and left) below has again illustrated the incompetent and fallacy of host hired, frankly as "ass candy."  

Andrea Tantaros and company....

SE Cupp (former Fox leg model)
Cupp II

As an alpha male who certainly enjoys the eye-candy associated with prurient thought and mental process associated with libido excitement, I enjoy leg and thigh shots. However, we live in a serious, dangerous and manipulative world. The pursuit of information is soiled and diluted with libido enticing visuals. Think of the danger associated with "Judas goat" like pied-pipering of the predominate white male (35-65 year old) viewer demographic. Let's face it did Roger Ailes once comment he hired Sarah Palin "because she was hot?"  I should add, "hot" to Ailes is a carnal sentiment not shared by most American men. How about a couple of real life and first hand examples of the Fox News effect before I finish with a TPM report regarding the (willingly) leggy Tantaros (imaged above)?

I have an acquaintance who in 2008 oozed so much about Palin I was forced to challenge and push back. The guy is a conservative so I was not surprised about his affinity for the McCain/Palin ticket. After my push-back, the guy responded with: "She is an up and comer (for the GOP future)...and I'd like to "fuck here!"  Wow,  how do you respond that the level of disregard for all things decent and sensible. Another friend responded similarly within one year of the first interchange. Is there any wonder Fox News employs accordingly. Alas, the sadness of it all and the effective of Fox News's appeal to its more superficially shallow viewers.

The primary reason or this piece is the extent to which Fox News reaches to the lowest denominator for for entertainment. The comments form Doocy, Kilmeade and Hasslebeck, were guttural to put it mildly; to put it professionally the closing comment was a tip of the iceberg for Fox News. If you want to see the extent to which Fox management hiring practice has a diminutive affect on the quality of news in America, follow the Talking Points Memo that follows.

Andrea Tantaros's in a recent panel discussion of the Ray and Janae Rice physical abuse case, actually attempted to interject President Obama into the discussion. As you know from past reading on this site, there is little to nothing that Tantaros can say that surprises me. If you scroll and revisit the images posted above you can see she why fits the Fox News Model like an expensive glove. My interest isn't to specifically disparage "perceived lookers" as incompetent "opinion hosts", panelist, nor reporters.  Au contraire, my experience has been quite the contrary. News organizations have generally staffed their broadcast with competent professionals regardless of gender. A fact that changed after 1996 with the Fox News addition to US News and broadcasting. Thus my intent is to continue to highlight the Fox News's body of work that falls into a bundle labelled "the ignorant box." A "box" visited all too often by the Fox and Friends show hosts and the various and asunder "Leg and Thigh" models paid to deliver opinion and news. 


Thirty (30) seconds sums it up. what the slight of hand via the woman in the blue dress.

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