Fox 40 News, the gift that keeps giving

by awindram

The whole point of Camp is to dethrone the serious. Camp is playful, anti-serious. More precisely, Camp involves a new, more complex relation to “the serious.” One can be serious about the frivolous, frivolous about the serious.
Susan Sontag – Notes On Camp

The tagline of my local Fox affiliate’s news team is “news made simple”. Nobody could accuse them of not being true to their word.

I love (read: I laughed at the TV and shouted “wankers”) the literalism of this report: that “imploded” merits footage of a building imploding, the deflated ball, the attempted (but non-existent) dynamism in the sweeping away of the tokens representing the votes of 8 board members, the sheer awkwardness of it all. It was almost as bad as this.

If they’re soliciting further tagline suggestions, “news by simpletons, for simpletons,” has a ring to it.