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A (former?) Fox News employee, so fed up with his job, decided that instead of quitting he would get him some of that Obama money and get fired after revealing "secrets" about the organization...like the fact that Bill O'Reilly uses the same bathroom as the "commoners."
Or that the technology is dated.
Newsflash: Everyone's tech is dated. The bathrooms here at WISN are...not disgusting. But not far from. Heck, until late last year I was still working on computers that were using Windows Vista.
Hi Joe, can I be the first liberal to call you a douchebag?
Do you have that much of a delusion of grandeur that you think you are doing America such an amazing service? What a martyr you are, sacrificing your job, oh my goodness me. How exciting, a clandestine reporter in a big evil news company. Get over yourself, dude. And what a coward you are, denying it to Dianne's face! Why didn't you just admit it when the game was up? They were right to fire your a$$, and should've done so without pay. I hope they do sooner rather than later and stop wasting their money. I'm glad they found you so fast. Poor you, your dream of being a secret hero has been cut short. For God's sake, you were an idiot, using your login to get stuff on them, the other posters are right. And I hate to tell you, but what you got wasn't even all that special. Big deal, Romney talking off-air to Hannity about horseback riding. BFD. Like no one out there knows he's a stuck up snob? Most politicians are. What were you hoping for, a guest spot on Jon Stewart with that revelation? He's said it 100 times already.
I am not a viewer of FOX News Channel myself, per se, although I am in the FNC family. I worked there for several years, both on the TV side and the web side, and had some great years there. It was a great job to have, on both sides. And I am going to very well stick up for them. You and I both know that they don't sit around inventing facts. They are just trying to fill 24 hours of air time with what they think their viewers want to watch. I hate to tell you, there is nothing wrong with that. You don't have to like every second of it. Shows fail on every network, FNC is no different. Some of the shows were not earth-shattering, admittedly. But let's be honest, most of the higher ups in management at FNC are smarter and more shrewd than you.
You and I both know that most of the newsroom is liberal. In my time we weren't all fans of Bush, far from it. But we had jobs and we worked to support the business, which is a news and talk channel. It's not some crazy right-wing machine where people sit around conspiring to tell falsehoods and tapping their fingers together saying "Eeeexxxcellent..." no matter how fashionable it is to call them so. It's a business. Think what you want about them, but Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch found an untapped market and capitalized on it, you can't help but admire that. It's called America. Sure, there have been a lot of mistakes made there, but that's everywhere. So the viewers are nutjobs for the most part, everybody knows that. So FOX Nation is an abomination. So what? What do you care? You were happy enough to take the job and stay and take the paychecks for as long as you did and pay your rent with them, unless Mommy and Daddy pay your rent, which wouldn't surprise me.
I also hate to tell you that we live in a country that upholds the right to free speech, and that whether or not you The Great Joe Muto agree with what they say - FNC in general, the talk show hosts, the guests - they have a right to say it. I hated hearing Michelle Malkin or Ann Coulter on the channel as a guest, but I don't rule the world, and neither do you. It's called programming. I wasn't always thrilled to see Newt Gingrich or Geraldo or God forbid Judith Regan in the halls, or hear Bill O'Reilly bellowing. But it's not my company. It's a business. Everyone knows O'Reilly is a pompous ass, you didn't uncover anything special. But people out there, whoever they are, are free to be his fans. Think what you will of him or them.
Have you ever heard the phrase "Don't shit where you eat"? You don't like it at FNC? You should've quit like a normal person. You wanna be all highbrow and purist and holier than thou? Go to CSPAN or NPR or BBC. Although you will soon find there is perceived wrongdoing everywhere. Nowhere is perfect, no matter what industry you're in or the political inclination of the unfortunate company that hires you next. How old are you, anyway? Don't make a life lesson for you into something bigger than it is and think more of yourself than you deserve. You went into the wrong biz kid if you expected Wonderland. They work hard and party harder and live and breathe news and strategy and ratings and viewership and journalism (yes, journalism) and they cater to people whose opinions apparently differ from yours. If you don't like it, get out.
The truth is, that place gave you an opportunity and a job. You complain you couldn't get another job, despite trying? Did you ever think - maybe, just maybe - that it is YOU that is the problem there? Both I and my fiance have done very well since our employment at FOX News Channel for many years. You are quite ignorant, not to see the business for what it is and respect it. Welcome to the way the world works. And may I say on behalf of the FNC family: you are an ungrateful bastard.