Sunday, March 07, 2021

America First

 In a stunning departure from the past week, in which the top story at your Fair 'n' Balanced homepage has been either Donald Trump, Andrew Cuomo, liberal hypocrisy, Dr. Seuss, Andrew Cuomo, liberal hypocrisy, Donald Trump, mass murderers getting checks from the COVID bill or Andrew Cuomo, Sunday afternoon is all (well, 60%) royal family. And even by Fox standards, the lie at the top of the page -- the queen's "last-minute swipe" -- is rather striking:

Queen Elizabeth II stressed the importance of unity and family in a royal address that aired just hours before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's sit-down with Oprah Winfrey is set to air.

In a message broadcast on Sunday, Britain's monarch also touched on the role of technology in keeping people connected with friends and family amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Although it came hours before the highly anticipated interview, the queen made no mention of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex or their upcoming interview with Winfrey, which will Sunday evening in the U.S., and on Monday in the U.K.

Needless to say, this isn't the fault of the writer, who was merely rearranging (per standard Fox practice) some words at the top of an AP story. But rest assured that someone at Fox is working hard to make sure you get the headline you want, regardless of what the pesky text says. 

In other royal news, some sources talk about

the misery of life at Kensington Palace,
and another reality TV star is using Twitter -- bringing to mind one of the less clueful columns of late in the local fishwrap:

The celebrity business has gone cold in this country. It's taken a massive hit from COVID- 19. And no one should feel sorry about that. On the contrary. You could argue it's one of the few good things to emerge from The Year of Coronavirus.

You could, but then you'd be making claims about public opinion without evidence, and here I managed to get through an entire election without a rant about poll coverage. Sigh.

Anyway, to round out the page, we have Fox promoting Fox personalities:

"This might be the future once the vaccine really gets control over the pandemic and we just start seeing isolated cases," he said. "By then, this drug might be ready and this might be the drug for over the next several months."

... and another press release from Dear Leader, which clocks in at eight paragraphs (including "Fox News' inquiry to Murkowski's office was not immediately returned") but required the efforts of two staffers. Quite a day at the glue factory for Fox.



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