What Were They Thinking?

Fox news roomToday Fox News revealed a bizarre, newly restyled newsroom and Twitter reacted. As Jenny Erickson said, “Fox News, and let’s face it — you’re mocked enough as it is. You hardly need to bring it upon yourself.”

My favorite description of the new technology came from The Verge:

Smith later demonstrates a gigantic 38-foot-long video wall with a device “never been used in broadcast television before.” It’s a remote control that allows Smith to shuffle through an image carousel with no apparent journalistic purpose. “For instance, I can take this lady who’s been evacuating from a hurricane zone and move it over here,” Smith says.

All I could think, when I saw those newsroom staffers in the background sitting at those ridiculously large touch screens was, “Where’s Edith Ann?”

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2 responses to “What Were They Thinking?

  1. Shep rubbed me the wrong way…a lot. I have a feeling that Roger Ailes got a lot of input like that and created this playroom for Shep to move him out of the evening lineup. Or maybe they really are trying to play to a younger demographic.

  2. Maybe they were thinking that could keep coffee cups off the table..regardless, I don’t see how anyone is going to really be comfortable sitting at one of those all day long.

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