Tuesday, January 23, 2018
How did Fox News get the name Fox? Crazy as a...? Sneaky as a ...?
Not according to the traditional history peddled by Fox. According to them, Fox News picked the name from one source that sprung from an earlier source.
First, Fox News is a corporate sibling of 20th Century Fox, the movie studio. That name history almost makes sense. See in the image above the two beams of light on the left side (horrors, the left!) They look for all the world like searchlight beams old Hollywood put outside theaters during movie premieres.
And since the 20th Century Fox movie studio was named kind of after William Fox, founder of Fox Film, one of 20th Century Fox's predecessors, that makes even more sense.
However, according to the information found on a slip of paper that fell from Vladimir Putin's pocket, FOX is really an acronym. The term is short for "Founded on Xenophobia."
It's funnier if you know that xenophobia is, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the "fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign." If you didn't know what it meant before this, you can certainly better understand the humor now. I hope.
Now that Muslim travel ban makes much more sense. And it explains why President Donald Trump (aka Don the Con Trumpski) watches almost nothing except Fox News and Ivanka's butt.