Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Fox News Performance Art Collective

January. 2010
My Scandinavian Socialist Boyfriend ™ is stateside for a mere four hours before I introduce him to the joys of channel flipping. I'm skipping merrily upwards into the double digits when he asks me to reverse. We park at Fox News and spend several minutes listening to some long-forgotten O'Reilly rant. He (Boyfriend, not Papa Bear) turns to me and states affirmatively, "This is like the Daily Show. It's a joke."

Boyfriend actually wasn't too far off. Fox is about as genuinely populist as Boss Tweed.

Fox News is an echo chamber which, as I will demonstrate, both feeds off of and contributes to the kyriarchy (more on that word choice later), contributing to the intersectional issues of sexism, heterosexism, racism, ableism, and classism. It's all stirred to a boil with a healthy dose of misogyny and jingoism!

June. 2010
I'm committing myself to a week of basking in the cray-cray rays. Why? This shit is FASCINATING to me. I'm a virgin Fox viewer (ok, we hooked up once and I'll admit to sexting) and an unapologetic feminist. Let's see where this goes.

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