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Fri Aug 24, 2012, 08:55 PM

"Foxy Ladies: Why one network applies so much makeup" By Liza Mundy at the Atlantic

Foxy Ladies: Why one network applies so much makeup

By Liza Mundy at the Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/09/foxy-ladies/309054/?en=1

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But here’s the newer development: It’s not just anchors who are pressured to look good while talking, it’s relatively ordinary women, too. For a contingent of female bloggers, ideologues, advocates, pundits, and writers, a Fox gig brings with it an unexpected dilemma. There you are, a renowned expert on nuclear proliferation/immigration policy/­the Middle East, obliged to regard yourself in the mirror and ask: Will I really go on national television looking like a cross between Captain Jack Sparrow and a waitress from Hooters?

Not that you have much of a choice. “I see that you like a natural look,” a Fox makeup artist said to me, then proceeded to paint a red line slightly outside the edge of my lips, and fill it in with ample gloss. A stylist curled my hair and teased it; when she asked if I wore it flipped up or under, I said under. She flipped it up, venturing that “up is cuter.” Other artists told me that if network executives don’t like what they see on a guest, the phone rings promptly. (Fox did not respond to requests for comment.)

Fox no doubt has several reasons for pursuing the look one guest described as “Fox glam.” The advent of high-­definition TV screens is probably one of them: saturated colors (including, conveniently, red) work well in HD. And then there’s the management. Gabriel Sherman, a journalist working on a book about Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, notes makeup’s unique role in Ailes’s creation myth, which dates to a fateful encounter with Richard Nixon. When Nixon lost to John F. Kennedy, in 1960, many said that his fate had been sealed by bad makeup during a televised debate. Before an appearance on The Mike Douglas Show seven years later, Nixon groused about having to stoop so low as to go on television; Ailes, the executive producer for the show, persuaded him to embrace the medium, and the makeup. Nixon hired him to work on his next presidential campaign, and won.

Ailes, Sherman points out, under-stands that while TV news may be journalism, it is also entertainment. “He works like a Broadway producer,” says Sherman (indeed, at one point Ailes was a Broadway producer). That, Sherman says, is why Fox sets look like stage sets: “The colors are brighter, the camera angles faster. Everything pops on the screen more, every­thing is eye candy.”

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applegrove Aug 2012 OP
TheCowsCameHome Aug 2012 #1
seabeyond Aug 2012 #2
applegrove Aug 2012 #3
alarimer Aug 2012 #7
Jamaal510 Aug 2012 #4
Bill USA Aug 2012 #8
Bill USA Aug 2012 #9
catbyte Aug 2012 #5
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2012 #6
LiveNudePolitics Aug 2012 #11
LiveNudePolitics Aug 2012 #10

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 09:03 PM

1. Love the comments............

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 09:07 PM

2. "every­thing is eye candy." wrong. the men are all dogs. the women are eye candy. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 09:10 PM

3. They are trying to attract "older men" with all those brightly coloured women. So where are the GOP

women indoctrinated? At church?

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Response to applegrove (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 09:51 AM

7. No, they vote the way their menfolk tell them.

Like any good housewife.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 09:26 PM

4. It's funny that whenever I do a search for Fox News videos on YouTube,

it always gives me "Fox News reporter uncrosses legs wow" and "Fox News anchor opens shirt" in the search results. They must have a ton of perverts watching their channel...but then again, this shouldn't be too much of a surprise, considering the fact that 7 out of the top 10 porn-consuming states are red.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 04:28 PM

8. according to the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, it's 8 of the top 10 were Red in 2008.

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/melissa-harris-perry/48105138#48105138


"in fact, the top ten porn consuming states, eight of them were red states in 2008"

don't know the basis of that statement though, but I'm sure it's easily found out by various media monitoring companies.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 04:42 PM

9. and from the New York Times in 2009...

http://blow.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/03/red-light-states/

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Here are some of the report’s findings:


1. In regions where more people report regularly attending religious services, overall subscription rates are not statistically significantly different from subscriptions elsewhere.

2. Subscriptions are slightly more prevalent in states that have enacted conservative legislation on sexuality (regression results on file with the author). In the 27 states where “defense of marriage” amendments have been adopted (making same-sex marriage, and/or civil unions unconstitutional), subscriptions to this adult entertainment service are weakly more prevalent than in other states ( p 0.096). In such states, there were 0.2 more subscribers to this adult web site per thousand broadband households, 11 percent more than in other states.

3. In states where more people agree that “Even today miracles are performed by the power of God” and “I never doubt the existence of God,” there are more subscriptions to this service.

4. Subscriptions are also more prevalent in states where more people agree that “I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage” and “AIDS might be God’s punishment for immoral sexual behavior.”
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the 8 of the top 10 states were red in 2008 came from a study discussed in the New Scientist Magazine:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16680-porn-in-the-usa-conservatives-are-biggest-consumers.html

"Eight of the top 10 pornography consuming states gave their electoral votes to John McCain in last year's presidential election – Florida and Hawaii were the exceptions. While six out of the lowest 10 favoured Barack Obama."


maybe if the conservatives weren't so frustrated they would be less up-tight, tense and prone to arguing far beyond the point where anything is accomplished. Maybe they also would be less prone to buying machine guns and voting for jingoistic foreign policies.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 10:46 PM

5. My theory is they need to spackle it on to mask their ugly souls.

That shit shows through so they need to hide that as much as possible. Either that or they know men who watch Fox-PAC thinks working women are sluts anyway so they may as well look the part.


Diane
Anishinaabe in MI

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Response to catbyte (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 11:22 PM

6. The Picture of Dorian Gray. nt

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Response to catbyte (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 05:59 PM

11. Retired guys like it

Retired guys like Foxxy News, they don't get in trouble for ogling women, while in fact ogling women, and they are told everything they want to hear.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 05:55 PM

10. Should the left use 'feminine wiles' for good instead of evil?

The hot soccer mom look is working like gangbusters for Fox News, obviously....Should women play this media game, the ‘hot’ card if you will, just play to the lowest common denominator to get an agenda into American consciousness that will help women and their families? Should we encourage extremely attractive women to run for office just to get some positive attention on real women’s issues?

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