Serious news...with boobies!
Fox News has hired Courtney Friel as a correspondent and substitute anchor. She will host Fox & Friends Weekend tomorrow and Sunday, Bill Shine announced today.TVNewser also suggested we check out Friel's online gallery, adding that one shouldn't "miss all her swimsuit photos..." Alas, those photos have disappeared since that was posted, so I thought I'd provide the pic below.
"Friel will join co-hosts Kelly Wright and Greg Kelly in anchoring the morning program this Saturday and Sunday from 7-10AM/ET. In addition, Friel will be a correspondent for Foxnews.com."
Me, I'm of the if you've got it, flaunt it camp. That's fine, but Fox is starting to seem like a 1963 Lake Tahoe Fuller Brush convention--a bunch of ugly, creepy men surrounded by hotties who are wondering just exactly how they got there. We are probably months away from midriff-bearing twins doing reports as "The Gibson Girls." Sure, they'll have the thinnest fig leaf resumes--journalism degrees and a couple years in a top 200 market doing stories about local lottery winners and the brave granny who defended herself from muggers with a cane--but shouldn't "the most watched cable news channel" at least try to act like they care about serious news?
Of course, I understand what happened here: Bill O'Reilly probably had a say in this hire, but what is he going to tell Ann "Let's take a closer look at those breasts" Althouse? She's bothered by the boobies.