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Here's a little snapshot into the brain of one of the Fox Noise Channel's talking heads-

When Shepard Smith showed up recently at WFLD-Channel 32, it wasn't to make a social call.  The flashy anchor for Fox News Channel came to critique the Fox-owned station's local news operation -- with emphasis on its new 10 p.m. newscast.

With what one insider called "brutal honesty," Smith delivered a scathing assessment of the newscast to the two dozen or so news anchors, producers and managers who met with him for lunch in a conference room.

Read on to see what constitutes a good news program to good ol' Shep -

Not surprisingly, his tips for improving the show included adding more music, bigger graphics and a faster pace -- in other words, making it more like his own newscasts.

"I'm not here to talk to you about journalism," one witness recalled him saying. "I'm here to talk to you about good TV."

Just more evidence, as if it were needed, of the vapidity of Fox.

Originally posted to Mister Quibble on Sat Jun 23, 2007 at 12:32 AM PDT.

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