Saturday, January 09, 2010 0 Responses
A great piece by Shendy Hershfield of Big Journalism.com and Draft Sarah Committee. She describes many interesting experiences in New York City as a Fox News intern.
I had an amazing opportunity this past summer: I was an intern at the Fox News Channel for the Hannity show. I worked with some of the greatest people in the TV industry. That being said, it was amazing the reactions I got from some when I said I was an intern there. The way some of them acted, you’d think I had gone to work for Satan.
Before I left to move to the Big Apple for my internship, I had to give my two weeks’ notice at work. So I had figured I had better tell my co-workers where I was going. Some people were thrilled for me to have this opportunity, and others, well, they did not quite have the same reaction of excitement. When I had told one lady I worked with that I would be interning at Fox News she gave me this ugly scowl, as if I had just killed her cat or something. She then proceeded to say, “Fox News, oh they are just the worst.” My response, “Well I’m sorry you feel that way”. She then said to me, “I don’t know if you agree with their views, but if you don’t, I hope you do not change and start believing the lies they air.” I just walked away. [...]
When I left Fox and moved back to Pittsburgh to finish my last semester at California University of Pennsylvania, I would go to a local Barnes & Noble a lot to work on papers for class and have a cup of coffee. As I was sitting there minding my own business (with headphones on), I had a lady come up to me who saw a sticker on the back of my laptop which said, “America’s Talking: Foxnews.com” She stopped and stared…
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