Am I the only one who has noticed that although Fox News wears the mantle of being "conservative" and CNN is "liberal" that it seems like for a woman to be on Fox News, she has to have on a short dress? All of their women guest experts apparently have to wear a short dress to get on the air. All of their anchors that sit on the couch have the barbie doll look - blonde and short dresses. Last week poor Dana Perino, George Bush's press secretary had on a short dress with a slit up to her thigh. On the other hand, the women on CNN at least look professional. I tune into Fox at 6AM when I get on the treadmill and will switch over to Headline News if the barbie doll female anchorette has decided to dress like a cheerleader. I have sent them several emails protesting their appearance but of course none has deigned to reply. Since they like short poems to start the day, I sent them the following when Gretchen had on a low cut blouse with her usual obligatory short dress: Dear Fox and Friends, No prude am I but when I start my morning I would like to do so without all the cleavage and thigh.
Harold A. Black is professor emeritus in the Department of Finance, University of Tennessee, Knoxville having retired after 24 years of service. He has served on the faculties of American University, Howard University, the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and the University of Florida. His government service includes the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and as a Board Member of the National Credit Union Administration. He also has served on the boards of directors Home Savings of America and its parent company, H. F. Ahmanson & Co., Irwindale, California prior to its merger with Washington Mutual Savings Bank, on the board of New Century Financial Corporation, Irvine, California, then the nation’s largest real estate investment trust and as director and later chairman of the Nashville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He writes an occasional article for the Knoxville News-Sentinel at http://www.knoxnews.com/staff/dr-harold-black/. His web page is haroldablackphd.com