By on August 2, 2010

Your humble editor will be appearing on America’s Nightly Scoreboard on the Fox Business channel today at 7:30 PM Eastern (4:30 PM Pacific) to discuss my NY Times Op-Ed on the Chevrolet Volt.

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36 Comments on “TTAC On Fox Business...”


  • avatar
    Dave M.

    Don’t get any on you….

  • avatar
    Cammy Corrigan

    I’ll forgo my invoice for this month, if Ed shouts out, live on television, “Bill O’Reilly is a c*nt!”.

    • 0 avatar
      Cammy Corrigan

      Incidentally, I was watching Robert Farago on Al Jazeera talking about GM’s bankruptcy. No matter what we thought of “Big Tuna”, he was bang on the money about that topic. And he had some brilliant imagery as demonstrated in the video.

      https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/farago-on-al-jeazera-inside-story-general-motors-bankruptcy-02-june-09/

    • 0 avatar
      Cammy Corrigan

      P.S. Ed, will you post the video on TTAC? It’ll be 00:30 in the UK. Plus, I can’t get Fox Business…

    • 0 avatar

      @Cammy: Awesome. I was going to say something similar.

    • 0 avatar
      jaje

      Pull out a small chalkboard and make some idiotic [il]logical progression from the Chevy Volt to Obama being a Nazi (I bet he can do it faster than Glenn Beck).

  • avatar

    All six watchers of Fox Business are very excited by this news.

  • avatar
    daga

    I’d wish you good luck, but I don’t really know what a good outcome would be from being on Fox. I guess if you don’t shout and punch somebody, that’s a start. Okay, good luck not shouting at them and punching somebody.

    I don’t think I’ve ever watched Fox Business, seeing as I find CNBC and Bloomberg rather shrill. I just assume the “business” in their name is pronounced “politics”.

    • 0 avatar
      1996MEdition

      “I don’t think I’ve ever watched Fox Business”

      Yet you feel compelled to voice your opinion on something you have never seen?

      People that lambast FOX are just as bad as those that lambast MSNBC or CNN. Any opinion that differs from theirs must obviously be close-minded, liberal/conservative (take your pick) drivel.

      If you truly want to make informed opinions, watch networks (or God forbid read newsprint) with varying opinions and debate and form your own, educated opinion.

      EN’s appearance on FOX is great…..distributing his well thought out opinion to others. Why didn’t any other network invite him? I thought FOX was the only network that suppresses opinions.

    • 0 avatar
      daga

      1996MEdition: I explained my assumption of Fox Business being similar to Fox, which I’ve had the unfortunate experience of watching.

  • avatar
    carguy

    Tips for being on Fox if you want to become a regular contributor:

    1. Warn of the impending socialist apocalypse at least once by noting “that this is no longer the country that you grew up in”.

    2. Dismiss any pork spending and deficit accumulated under a GOP administration as “Clinton’s fault”.

    3. Compare Obama to Hitler (any tenuous reference will do).

    4. If you find yourself on a panel with differing views then shout your arguments – this way you will be more convincing.

    5. If you think you’re losing the argument, accuse your fellow panelists of being over educated elitists, question their patriotism and finally conclude that “the founding father would have wanted it that way”.

    Good luck!

    • 0 avatar

      For the record, I have no ambition to appear regularly on any television network. I like blog. Plus, I’d miss you guys.
      Thanks all for the advice!

    • 0 avatar
      1996MEdition

      To keep it fair and balance if you get on PMSNBC –

      1. Warn of the impending neo-conservative apocalypse at least once by noting “they want to put us back in the 1950’s”.

      2. Dismiss any pork spending and deficit accumulated under a Democrat administration as “Reagan’s fault” (or to appear more hip, W’s fault).

      3. Compare George W. Bush to a monkey(any tenuous reference will do).

      4. If you find yourself on a panel with differing views then shout your arguments – this way you will be more convincing. (no difference here)

      5. If you think you’re losing the argument, accuse your fellow panelists of being uneducated racists, question their sexuality and finally conclude that “Thomas Jefferson was a hypocrite”.

    • 0 avatar
      carguy

      @1996MEdition:

      Spot on!

      You can add to your list the typical MSNBC/CNN anecdotal tear-jerking tale of woe to that list, followed by the insinuation that if you don’t support their liberal views that you must be heartless and indifferent to human suffering.

      You gotta love cable news.

    • 0 avatar
      jaje

      You are both elitist racist nazi rednecks…just sayin ;)

    • 0 avatar
      windswords

      If you were a newspaper you would always add “women and children will suffer the most”.

  • avatar
    jkross22

    Wow, have any of you guys actually seen Fox Business? I agree with much of the criticism of Fox News, but the business channel appears to be a different animal. Well, at least the Nightly Scoreboard is, as well as John Stossel’s show.

    Reminds me of when Farago went on English Al-Jazeera, except that most of those in support of that decision would likely be against this move by Ed and vice versa. Interesting.

  • avatar
    PanzerJaeger

    Fox Business isn’t too bad. At least you’ll make it out of the interview with your dignity intact and hopefully a few more visitors to TTAC. Couldn’t say the same for MSNBC… yikes!

  • avatar
    Geo. Levecque

    I too never watch Fox News Channel, but tonight I will, nice to see somebody that talks sense!

  • avatar
    educatordan

    Just put up that wonderful picture that you had with the TTAC piece you did on that article. Full screen of that cartoon and 5 minutes of silence for America to contemplate.

  • avatar
    tankinbeans

    I don’t watch Fox News or MSNBC or any other cable news for that matter on a regular basis. I’ve made the determination that the newscasts on any given channel are probably okay, but the infotainment the likes of Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, Jon Stewart or any number of others is probably the stuff to be avoided.

    Am I wrong in my assessment? For the record I tend to listen to public radio for most of my news since I can turn it on at work and have it in the background and there are differing opinions. There is a really good public radio station in MN that I’ve listened to for about a year and a half.

    • 0 avatar
      PanzerJaeger

      I wouldn’t get all of your news from NPR (or really any one source). They certainly have quality programing, but lean towards the Left more often than not.

    • 0 avatar
      tankinbeans

      @Panzer

      While I agree that going to one source of news is a bad idea I’m doing better than I used to when I didn’t watch any news. In many ways the local public station is fairly critical of the Obama administration. Now I can’t say the degree to which they are critical is light or not since I don’t go out and seek other sources at this point, but I’m working on it.

      If I were to spend all of my time trying to ferret out every viewpoint on every subject I wouldn’t be doing anything else, but I take your point and will continue to try to work in other news sources.

  • avatar
    FleetofWheel

    “I just assume the “business” in their name is pronounced “politics”.”

    Given the amount of government intervention in all aspects of the economy, it would be impossible to not discuss politics when talking about business.

  • avatar
    gslippy

    I get my auto business news from TTAC.

  • avatar
    ceipower

    Faux News? Do you have a strong desire to lose your credibility?
    Set your ego aside and decline. Fox News is so loaded with brown mush how can an appearance there be a good thing? I won’t bother to recite all the times Fox has been caught screwing the public for fun and profit. True , no network is perfect, but Fox is clearly the only network to go above and beyond, way beyond. Anything I hear that is tagged as Fox News sourced is immediately suspect and seems always twisted to appear as they see fit. You gotta love their tagline “Fair & balanced”. Based on your writings , I’m am surprised that you would do this.

  • avatar
    drifter

    Great going Ted, after your Faux news appearance, please stop by the nearest tea party as well.

  • avatar
    golden2husky

    Actually, FOX Business does a much more creditable job of being “Fair and Balanced” than FOX News. And on that same line, the daytime reporting on FOX is far more balanced than the evening “OP-ED” stuff which is anything but balanced.

    Ever hear a news story on a topic that you are intimately knowledgeable about? Then you understand how incorrect the news – any news – can be, especially if there is any technical basis to the story. Bottom line: Get your news from a variety of sources; you really will get a more balanced picture. Too bad most of us don’t have the time to actually read a few papers in addition to watching the televised stuff.

    • 0 avatar
      psarhjinian

      Another problem is that it’s very hard to get your news from multiple sources. Generally speaking, there’s fewer generators of actual news, at least in the big leagues, and the variance of opinion is correspondingly poor.

      Combine that with the cuts to “on the ground” services and coverage really is quite spotty. Instead of ten or more on-the-ground journalists, you have a third-hand report gathered by a regional aggregator of AP or Reuters.

      This is why you see more Op-Ed and “meta-news” than real journalism: it’s cheaper.

    • 0 avatar
      Toad

      Psarhjinian, you are kidding about about the amount of news sources available today vs. the good old days, right?

      It was not long ago that virtually everybody had a choice of 3 network newscasts, one or two newspapers, and local radio that just read from the AP or UPI teletype. All national and international stories originated in Manhattan, and all had more or less the same angle.

      Today everybody with an internet connection can find an endless variety of viewpoints on any subject from around the world, including counter arguments to almost any position. This also keeps the “mainstream media” more honest because average citizens can look over their shoulder (remember Dan Rather inventing the GWB memos?). The existence of this very website is an argument that there is vastly more media today than ever, and this is a good thing.

      As my grandfather used to say, the only thing good about the good old days is that they are gone.

    • 0 avatar
      psarhjinian

      I’m actually not kidding. Not at all.

      Local news in North America is effectively dead. There are fewer “beat” reporters and more aggregators of public relations material. There’s exactly one more major TV news outlet in the US, but the smaller local agencies have again been cut back, especially outside of major markets. Copy-editing and fact-checking has been cut drastically, both in terms of funds and time.

      And yes, international material still comes off AP/Reuters, but that material is generated third-hand and collected in regional hubs, rather than more directly in the field. There simply are not as many people “on the ground” any more, anywhere.

      The blogosphere has balanced this, somewhat, but much of it has yet to move out of crackpot or aggregator territory. One site that helped to crack Rather (LGF) never really moved beyond that achievement, and has recent devolved into a kind of circle-jerk. Not that the mainstream is any great shakes, but the blogosphere is, at best, a meta-criticism.

      And metacritics like TTAC are, unfortunately, the exception more often than the rule; they’ve often not got the resources to do better.

  • avatar
    Johnny Canada

    Congratulations. Keep it up.

  • avatar
    shaker

    The Fox’s ears perked up when it sniffed out your anti-bailout meme (with the Volt as the front man) so they’ll put you on their more “fair and balanced” business arm. Same Murdock, different suit.

  • avatar
    gslippy

    EN, your piece in the NYT was read aloud this morning on the local talk radio channel: http://warroom.com/ here in western PA.

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