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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.”

Glad we got that one straight, Shep.

  1. “comically huge tablet computers”

    You mean touchscreen PCs? They’ve been around for years. Even Microsoft have been making them for a while: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Surface_table.JPG

    “a device which he describes as having “never been used in broadcast television before” – but which looks suspiciously like a Nintendo Wii remote”

    My lecturers used to use these at uni to control the screen when hooked up to the projector. I haven’t been at uni for 12 years.

    Seriously guys, did you completely miss the 00’s? This isn’t new tech.

  2. Well done Fox – now make it available live on our iPads and iPhones in the UK – HD on SKY wouldn’t be so bad either. You will be aware that our so called Conservative Government is trying to bring in draconian laws so politicians can control our free press ( not as free as yours even now) so FOX is badly needed here. Another 17 years and many more please.

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