FNC At 10: “Before Fox & After Fox”

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By Brian

It’s possible to “divide the news calendar into BF and AF — Before Fox and After Fox,” Time’s James Poniewozik writes.Much of what you see on TV news exists because of Fox, and not just the opinion shows. The graphics, the sound effects, the general tone of news is set by Fox. The zipper — the visual signature of the anxious too-much-information era — was first introduced by Fox on the morning of 9/11. First by moments, but in TV news, moments are everything. As with so many things, Fox was slightly quicker than its rivals to detect, and direct, the next crank of the dial in our cultural volume level.”

He wraps up: “The explosive graphics on your newscast: that’s Fox. The ‘freeSpeech’ opinion segments on the new CBS Evening News: that’s Fox, too. Anderson Cooper yelling at a FEMA official or crusading in Africa: that’s Fox. Keith Olbermann ranting at George W. Bush and O’Reilly on MSNBC’s Countdown: that’s Fox through and through, whether Olbermann would like to admit it or not.”