December 8, 2012

"Five Bloggers I’d Like To See On FOX News."

American Glob.

42 comments:

rehajm said...

Well, if you were only a wanker before, you're officially a conservative now, Ann.

Bob Ellison said...

I'd like to see a list of the top five Althouse commenters who should appear on American Idol, starting with me! I can move my ears and turn household items into party favors.

BaltoHvar said...

I have to agree on all -

Is that something written on your wrist/hand a'la you-know-who, or just an illusion.

But seriously these are all worthy of exposure to the FOX audience, and perhaps the voices of things to come.

Ron said...

Althouse....the new SE Cupp!

Ann Althouse said...

"Is that something written on your wrist/hand a'la you-know-who, or just an illusion."

I know. I was trying to figure that out!

Mark Daniels said...

Wouldn't it kind of ruin your gig as an independent, sometimes right-leaning blogger to go on Fox? I mean, you don't adhere to the usual conventions of conservatism,

Ann Althouse said...

Here's the original photo (by Meade), which you can enlarge.

There's no writing on my hand.

rcocean said...

Keep "Captain Ed" off TV, unless you wish to cure insomnia.

rcocean said...

Same thing is true of John Hinderaker.

rhhardin said...

Fox is not a step up.

rhhardin said...

You too can be an air-headed bimbo.

PWS said...

Yes, well Ann would be a stealth lefty. Why would Fox suffer a pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, voted-for-Obama-the-1st-time type? Plus how would Sean Hannity react to a seeming atheist or pagan who got married out in the woods w/o a priest or any officiant? (Which I happen to love about Ann and Meade.)

Ann is a dissident from the left; she is unhappy with the left (cause it got all "statist") but generally does not embrace the right or have many views right of center (being conscious of fiscal matters doesn't count).

So by all means yes go on Fox. Soon Ann's contrarian nature will cause to start poking holes in all of Fox's anti-reality tripe.

Ann is a liberal in the sense that John Stuart Mill used the word. Don't fool yourselves.

Erika said...

So, how do you feel about being on that list, Professor Althouse?

Inga said...

I'd love to see Ann on a panel with Sarah Palin. Maybe on Hannity. I'd love to see that, I'd pay to see that.:)

Irene said...

"I know. I was trying to figure that out!"

...

"There's no writing on my hand."

Was it perhaps a Chip Ahoyification of your hand during the Sarah-Palin-had-crib-notes-at-the-Republican-Convention fiasco?

I am too lazy to search that now, but it rang bells in my head.

Irene said...

(Too lazy to search through the Sarah Palin tag!)

Chip S. said...

So it's pretty much accepted now that Althouse is a "conservative"? The only way that makes sense is if being willing to call "bullshit" on actual bullshit is now the exclusive province of conservatives.

Come to think of it, now that Hitchens is dead, that might be true.

Irene said...

Here it is. Credit goes to Palladian.

I am such a history geek.

Methadras said...

Nice mention prof.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks, Irene.

That was actually really funny!

AEH said...

I found this blog (through the Volokh Conspiracy) because of Walker vs. the unions. I had just finished student teaching at Madison East and Whitehorse Middle School, and was still volunteering, and I was not impressed with how the teachers were reacting to the situation. These blogs had me hooked because they presented information from somewhere other than "the heart." And it is really nice to read about something other than classical music ;) Thank you Professor Althouse for expanding my mind!

Irene said...

You're welcome. It was easy once I decided to search "palm."

YoungHegelian said...

@PWS,

You don't watch Fox News, do you?

The difference between Fox News & NPR is that there are more real Lefties (i.e. the left of the Democratic Party or further left) on Fox News than on NPR.

The reasons why this would be are as follows:

1) Fox News loves a good on-air rumble. NPR is Lawrence Welk for baby-boomers.

2) Fox News thinks that in the US, lefties, while few in number, punch far above their weight culturally. Lefties agree.

3) Fox News think that the Democratic Party's form of an expanded social services net & interference in the corporate world is but a prelude to socialism. Lefties hope that's the case.

NPR, on the other hand, is basically the urban white wing of the Democratic Party in front of a microphone. It really doesn't want to give Lefties a platform to ask liberals embarrassing questions (like, "Gosh, just how long does it take to close Gitmo?") or to spout off with some Lefty hate-speech (e.g. New Black Panther Party), which might remind NPR listeners that their side is no where near as rational & nice as they think they are.

edutcher said...

Good choices, those, I'd especially like to hear Ann and Professor Jacobson tearing an issue apart.

Both are perspicacious and passionate in their ideals.

wyo sis said...

The recommendation was based on Ann's coverage of Scott Walker vs. the unions in Wisconsin which was pretty interesting. Even for me, and I'm not particularly interested in Wisconsin politics. I am interested in teachers union politics though, having been through one myself.
It would be a really good thing for Fox to have a smart left leaning female libertarian commenter.

YoungHegelian said...

Would I like to see most of the named Bloggers on the telly? Sure! Would they do a good job, including the Professor? Sure!

But who could really use them is not Fox, but CNN, which needs all the new blood it can get right now.

machine said...

Ha Fox News....that's perfect!

David said...

Great.

Whom should they replace?

It won't be Hannity or O'Reilly, though I would not be sad to see them go. Rove is already gone.

Greta needs to watch her back.

edutcher said...

Rove will be back. Morris will be back.

Somehow, somewhere, somebody's going to spill the beans that the election was stolen.

Chip Ahoy said...

In beginner hangglinding class they told us our glider is balanced by our weight and our attention shifts our weight. So. You must observe obstructions obstacles hazards and such then look away because if you suddenly go

"don't crash into that hightension powerline down there don't crash into that hightension powerline down there don't crash into that hightension powerline down there don't crash into that hightension powerline down there,"

then guess what happens when your eyeballs fix on the high tension power line and your neck accommodates your head and your body accommodates your neck and your glider accommodates your body schwiiiiing straight into the high tension power line.

That's what the guy said.

Chip Ahoy said...

This is the problem with having multiple windows open. That up there is supposed to go in the power of negative thinking post. Sorry.

Nini said...

I agree with Younghegelian.
Fox TV programs are available on pay tv in Australia. I do watch Hannity, O'Reilly, The Five and Greta Van, who are mostly conservatives but they invite guests from both sides of the political spectrum.

I don't know that I agree with rrhardin (I love the pics of your dog) that prof. Ann on Fox is not a step up. I think it's more of a natural progression to a talking, moving Althouse.

A tv career for the prof. is a nice and maybe a lucrative career for her after her retirement (???)

Regards to everyone from down under.

McTriumph said...

But, Professor Ann if you were on Fox Robert Kennedy Jr. would hate you. OOOOOOOH NOOOOO!

Bert Snopes said...

Hold out for the really big $$.

Ann Althouse said...

"The recommendation was based on Ann's coverage of Scott Walker vs. the unions in Wisconsin which was pretty interesting. Even for me, and I'm not particularly interested in Wisconsin politics. I am interested in teachers union politics though, having been through one myself."

I think he's saying that they didn't even notice me and use me when I was right where things were happening, not that I couldn't do national stuff.

The truth is, I'm very focused on the national level. That's my normal inclination. My longest term legal/political interest is in federalism, which entails the states, but it's really a national-level issue.

Ann Althouse said...

I think the biggest problem with the proposal is that I'm not in Washington DC.

I've done a couple shows long-distance, working from local TV studios doing the remote, but they are pretty bad at doing it, and there are no specialists doing hair, makeup, and lighting, which is really important to look like you belong there.

I passed up an offer a few years back to move to a Washington DC area law school, and I considered the TV potential.

But... you never know what the elements of success are. I've been able to do something as a solo blogger, working from my outpost in the midwest, chafed by lefty-liberals....

Put me in a different milieu... and who knows what would happen?

I operate on intrinsic energy and if the energy stops, I've got nothing. I can't be made to do anything I don't want to do. I've always been like that, and now I'm over 60 years old and able to retire whenever I feel like it. There's no extrinsic pressure on me.

Would there be some wonderful pleasure in being seen on television? I'd have to dance on cue, intensely, on the designated issues.

I couldn't be quirky, enigmatic, and stream-of-consciousness.

I've been thriving for close to 9 years within an activity that is defined by what interests me and what motivates me.

How could I operate in another system?

Also, in my personal life, I'll all about love and freedom and having my own time.

Rusty said...

Inga said...
I'd love to see Ann on a panel with Sarah Palin. Maybe on Hannity. I'd love to see that, I'd pay to see that.:)


So would I.
Two intelligent independent women having a debate. Makes for HOT.
Doesn't hurt that they're a couple of cuties.

Rusty said...

rhhardin said...
Fox is not a step up.


neither is it a step down.

Brett Rogers said...

I think the five of you ought to do a daily roundtable of the news for the web. Put it on YouTube. It would be one of the most-watched videos most days.

Then see who knocks on your door.

Bruce Hayden said...

I do watch Hannity, O'Reilly, The Five and Greta Van, who are mostly conservatives but they invite guests from both sides of the political spectrum.

Greta isn't really a conservative, though she does seem to have some tendencies these days, and O'Reilly goes both ways. More, a social conservative than a fiscal one, but from a Roman Catholic point of view. Working class origins that he never has fully left behind.

But, my favorite these days is The Five. On at 5 Eastern time, and typically midnight or so again. It is the one thing that I almost religiously listen to on XM when driving. The resident liberal, Bob Beckel is a piece of work. Articulate, informed, and willing and able to take on any number of conservatives, often to good effect. His replacement is typically Juan Williams, fired from NPR, and also quite formidable. Greg Gutfeld (from Red Eye, which is also good, but aimed at a younger generation) is there for comic relief.

One of the interesting things about Fox News is how many female former attorneys (and judge) they put on the air. Megyn Kelly and Greta, obviously, but also Laura Ingraham as O'Reilly's usual replacement, Judge Jeanine, and Kimberly Guilfoyle from The Five. No full time law professors, at least yet.

tiger said...

It's nice to be considered in such illustrious company but having seen a few of the Professors' videos I think that she and Reynolds will need some coaching.

Nothing personal, Dr. A or Dr. R; on the page your thoughts FLY but being in front of a camera is completely different.

Amartel said...

I saw Althouse on Fox. I think it was about some law topic. Went great. Why no return visits?
My suggestion for next Fox appearance: Go on O'Reilly and refer to him as "Sean" then watch his head explode.


Please? Hannity will have you on as much as you want forever.