Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fox blows a fortune to keep "talent" that no-one else wants.

This actually makes me laugh:

Bill O'Reilly has re-upped with Fox News Channel in a multiyear deal that pays him about $10 million a year to host his top-rated news program, "The O'Reilly Factor." Meanwhile, Fox News Channel has been locking up many of its key stars, including O'Reilly, Sean Hannity (who re-signed recently) and anchor Shepard Smith, as well as luring CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck to anchor a 5 p.m. program.
Normally you sign golden handcuff deals to prevent the opposition from stealing your talent. Which other channel could possibly want to hire O'Reilly or Hannity? I mean what other news organisation could even pretend to be unbiased whilst allowing both of these partisan loons to spout their venom?

Only Fox has the gall to put these people before the public and claim that it doesn't have a dog in this fight. No-one else would dare put such partisans in front of the public and say with a straight face that they are "fair and balanced".

Fox have just pissed a fortune up against a wall. No-one else would have offered anywhere near that figure.

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