Tweet posted at 7:00 A.M. by the folks at Rupert Murdoch's morning show:
the blade runner's murder case has a new interesting twist this morning ... find out 715am EST when we analyze— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) February 21, 2013
Um ... if you're on Twitter already, why would you need to wait fifteen minutes to "find out" what the "interesting twist" is from a bunch of Botoxed people on your TV? Why wouldn't you just use the Internet-enabled device on which you're currently reading Twitter messages to look up the "interesting twist," which you can do in about ten seconds?
(Spoiler alert: the "interesting twist" is that the investigating officer in charge of the Oscar Pistorius case is now being charged with attempted murder himself. Hell, you could even find that out by going to the Fox News site.)
To me, Fox always seems to have a creaky, outdated feel -- I'm amused every time I go to Fox Nation and see, in qamong all the spittle-flecked rage at socialist gun-grabbing religion-bashers, a sidebar "cheesecake" photo of some celebrity flashing lots of cleavage. I guess it's not much different from the Huffington Post's careful curation of sideboob shots, but it makes sense at HuffPo and pure entertainment sites because these sites are the supermarket checkout magazines of an online age. Fox is just offering Page 3 girls for old punters who don't know how to use their computers to find actual porn. It's bizarre.