5 thoughts on “Fox [sort of] News

  1. Tertiary antagonist says:

    “Trump is breaking every rule in the CDC’s 450-page playbook for health crisis” https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/14/cdc-manual-crisis-coronavirus-trump/
    “…After disastrous communications during the 2001 anthrax attacks — when white powder in envelopes sparked widespread panic — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created a 450-page manual outlining how U.S. leaders should talk to the public during crises.
    Protecting vulnerable people from a virus that, according to some projections, could infect millions and kill hundreds of thousands, depends on U.S. leaders issuing clear public health instructions and the public’s trust to follow directions that could save their lives.
    “Sometimes it seems like they have literally thrown out the book,” said Joshua Sharfstein, a former top FDA official and Johns Hopkins University professor who is using the CDC manual to teach a crisis communication class. “We’re studying what to do — and at times seeing what not to do — on the same day.”

      • Thespian says:

        “…After “M*A*S*H” ended its 11-year run, culminating in what remains the most-watched episode in television history, Alan Alda was flush with opportunities, one of which was an offer to serve as host of a PBS documentary show called “Scientific American Frontiers.” Alda, a science buff since childhood, agreed to do the show on one condition: that he be allowed to interview the scientists, not just introduce segments about them. That’s how he realized most of them, no matter how smart and accomplished, didn’t know how to talk to people. https://www.theindependent.com/news/trending/alan-alda-has-spent-his-life-playing-the-smart-guy/article_b4cf9ea8-e6ac-53ce-9bf5-ccd84ed2684c.html
        Alda pulled simplified explanations out of his guests on camera. Behind the scenes, he lobbied every person he knew connected to a university to set up a program to help scientists become better communicators. Finally, in 2009, administrators at Stony Brook University on Long Island took Alda’s suggestion and unveiled what would eventually be named the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science [ https://www.aldacenter.org/ ]
        Since then Alda has been giving the program, and its larger mission, most of his spare time, energy and money. In 2016, he set up Alda Communication Training, a for-profit company that offers workshops to scientists, doctors and technologists — about 15,000 so far — who get trained in some of the same improv techniques Alda learned as an actor. The goal is to help them better relate to their audiences. [ https://www.aldacommunicationtraining.com/ ]
        Alda says years of improvising helped him become highly attuned to cues from his scene partners, which made him better able to understand the people in his real life. “It applies to every possible field, every human activity,” he says. “Parenting, loving, negotiating for hostages.”

  2. Proverbs 26:18 says:

    Fox Business announced this week that the show hosted by Trish Regan will be on “hiatus” following controversial remarks she made about the coronavirus. https://thehill.com/homenews/media/487577-fox-business-says-host-trisha-regan-on-hiatus-amid-controversial-coronavirus
    The announcement from Fox Business came amid fallout from Regan’s claims that the coronavirus is “another attempt to impeach” President Trump.
    “We’ve reached a tipping point. The chorus of hate being leveled at the president is nearing a crescendo as Democrats blame him, and only him, for a virus that originated halfway around the world. This is yet another attempt to impeach the president,” she said Monday, adding that Democrats and the “liberal media” were using the coronavirus to “destroy the president.”

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