One thing I really hate about the new right wing is their tendency to be complete and utter assholes. Take this story about Fox News, for instance, who call themselves “fair and balanced.” They should be called “petty and obnoxious.”
Fox News Channel is threatening to take a sign company to court if it does not post a cheeky billboard tweaking archrival CNN.
Fox claims the owners of the billboard, across the street from CNN’s Atlanta offices, refuse to post a message trumpeting Fox’s successes in the ratings war between the cable networks.
… The proposed sign would read: “Now That CNN’s Ratings are Gone With the Wind, Our Work on This Board Is Done. We Love You Atlanta. Brought to you by your friends at FOX News Channel.”
Below that message would be a less-than-subtle pitch to the hundreds of CNN employees who file past the board every day.
“Sign Up with America’s Newsroom! Forward resumes to resumes(at)foxnews.com.”
Fox officials demanded that the sign be changed by noon on Thursday. By about 4 p.m., it remained unchanged.
… Since 1999, the sign overlooking CNN Center has alternately trumpeted Fox’s triumphs or taken jabs at CNN. It featured legal reporter Greta Van Susteren, shortly after she left CNN for Fox, and accused the network of lacking patriotism during the war in Iraq.
For the past several months it has read, “Come Home Connie. CNN Needs You.” Connie Chung was fired abruptly in March 2003, not long after CNN founder Ted Turner called her “just awful” in an interview.