Fox News have unveiled a “breathtakingly ridiculous” new newsroom, full of Star Trek style screens and comically huge tablet computers.
In a video posted on their website yesterday, perma-tanned anchor Shepard Smith took viewers on a tour of the ludicrous new facility, a base for the Murdoch owned right-wing network’s new headline news show. It features a team of increasingly awkward looking journalists attempting to do their jobs on novelty sized, 55 inch touchscreens, which don’t really seem to do anything useful.
Later in the video, Smith brandishes a device which he describes as having “never been used in broadcast television before” – but which looks suspiciously like a Nintendo Wii remote. He then uses it to shuffle some pictures around on a giant video-wall for no adequately explained purpose.
Finally, in a line straight from the script of Anchorman, Smith says:
“News … pops in when news breaks. That’s sort of the nature of news.”
New Jersey governor Chris Christie rose to global prominence in late October and early November after his constant praise for Barack Obama’s handling of Hurricane Sandy led to accusations he was trying to skewer Mitt Romney. Christie fancied a crack at the GOP nomination in four years, his critics argued, which would be almost impossible with a Republican in the Whitehouse.
It was down to ABC News’ Barbara Walters to pop the question which persists in much discussion of Christies’ prospects, however:
“There are people that say you couldn’t be president because you’re so heavy”
Christie is thought to weigh in at around 330 pounds, making him the approximate equal of William H. Taft, the fattest US president ever.
Taft had an oversize bathtub installed in the Whitehouse after he got stuck in a normal sized one.
This video from Greenpeace shows Conservative MP, and leader of the anti-wind turbine brigade, Chris Heaton-Harris telling an undercover journalist that he hadn’t “seen any half decent research” on the negative effects of turbines on birds. Heaton-Harris goes on to tell Greenpeace two weeks later that, erm, “there are international studies pointing at this“.
Perhaps Heaton-Harris can enlighten us as to which “international studies” he read in the intervening period.
A witch doctor from Obama’s ancestral home of Kogelo village in western Kenya has used his mystic powers to predict that the president will secure a second term. Scrapbook could not confirm rumours that “115 year-old” John Dimo is now working on a full breakdown of the electoral college.