Does this woman look like a journalist to you?
It’s been said that you could never go broke underestimating the taste of the American public, and much of the time that’s right. But once in a while the TV and movie geniuses cook up something so squalid, so vapid, so dumb that people would rather clean oil spots off the garage floor than watch it.
That was the case earlier this year with a couple of gorefest movies that, thankfully, drowned in flop sweat. And now it’s the case with Fox’s unreality series “Anchorwoman,” in which a low-rated East Texas TV station brought in a former bikini model to read the news and pump the ratings. The first episode’s ratings were so bleak that Fox put it out of its misery. Maybe there’s hope for the Republic yet.