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Shepard Smith explains:
“I sat next to Brian Williams, and we all have these place cards and his said, ‘Brian Williams, NBC News.’ And across from me was David Muir, the new guy on ABC. It said, ‘David Muir, ABC News.’ And then, over next to the president, was Scott Pelley, and it said, ‘Scott Pelley, ABC News.”
“And I looked at mine, and it doesn’t say anything about news. It just says, ‘Fox.’ And I looked at Bret Baier’s and it said, ‘Bret Baier, Fox.’ But all the rest of them got ‘news.’ I mean, I don’t care — lunch was great.”
This is pretty hilarious, because its true.
My solution was somewhat different: Rather than omit the word News, I put the word in quotes, thusly:
Starting today, anytime I write the words “Fox News” I will, for accuracy’s sake, put the word NEWS in its own quotes, like this: Fox “News”
— Barry Ritholtz (@ritholtz) January 13, 2015
Its more aggressive, less passive.
Kudos to Shepard Smith, for keeping it classy. And kudos to the White House, for speaking the truth.
Video after the jump
“All of the job growth from 2007 to today can easily be attributed to the shale oil fracking situation and the oil Renaissance. If you take Texas and North Dakota out of the data series for job employment, what you see is that we haven’t added any jobs in the United States other than…Read More
It’s time to market forecasters to admit the errors of their ways Barry Ritholtz Washington Post, January 18, 2015 I come not to praise forecasters but to bury them. After lo these many years of listening to their nonsense, it is time for the investing community — and indeed, the seers themselves —…Read More
> My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at why It’s time to market forecasters to admit the errors of their ways. It is yet another look at the parade of really bad forecasts we get treated to constantly in the world of investing and finance. Here’s an excerpt…Read More
“Wealth – any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one’s wife’s sister’s husband.” –H.L. Mencken On Fridays, I like to wax eloquent and philosophical — about investing, analysis and asset management. Often, there are lessons from other disciplines that are applicable to our…Read More
How to Stop Terrorism: 7 Ways to Drain the Swamp In the wake of the barbaric Paris terror attack, everyone is debating how to stop further terrorism. Some say we need more war against Islamic countries … or more spying … or more crackdowns on our liberties. But – despite what the talking heads may…Read More
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It’s that time of year again. All of the usual suspects trot out their forecasts for 2015 on markets, interest rates, gold, oil, economic growth and unemployment. You can set your calendars based on these prognostications, just as long as you remember to ignore their often-hilarious track records. Regular readers know this is a pet…Read More
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