Top 5 Worst Cable Newscasters - The News Junkie
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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Top 5 Worst Cable Newscasters

5. Greg Gutfeld - Fox News Late Nights


Sure, Greg Gutfeld, host of late-night Fox News show 'Red Eye' isn't a real news host but he is really terrible. Red Eye bills itself as 'a comedic take on the days news with a conservative slant' but the show is missing one thing, jokes. Gutfeld isn't funny. He's not even remotely funny. In fact, his show is one of the worst I have seen in my entire cable-news-viewing life. Greg Gutfeld should retire and, in turn, be banished from the airwaves entirely. My guess is, in a year or so, he'll be hosting some wacky game show that no one watches or hosting a satellite radio show that no one listens to. Best of luck Greg, God knows you're going to need it.

4. Mika Brzezinski - MSNBC Mornings


Mike Brzezinski is an easy target so it's barely fair that she's even included on this list. She's less of a news anchor than she is an annoyance. Brzezinski (whose name alone is bothersome) rose to Internet fame when she refused to report a story on the arrest of Paris Hilton and, instead, burned the script for the report. In doing this, she revealed to the whole world that she isn't actually smart enough to come up with anything that isn't already scribbled down on an index card. The fact that her co-host is Joe 'I'm the most boring man on the planet' Scarborough doesn't help her much but, rest assured, she is a disaster all on her own.

3. Fox & Friends - Fox News Mornings

Fox and Friends

Coming in at the coveted number three slot is the entire cast of the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends. The show is hosted by Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocy, and Brian Kilmeade. They are, respectively, a moron, an annoying weather man and a sports nerd. Somehow, the American public has been tricked into listening to these goons (to use Caffery's term) deliver political news every morning. The show is less of a hard-newscast than it is an attempt to mimic the Today Show. If these three weren't on television they would be serving fast-food somewhere in the Midwest.

2. Rick Sanchez - CNN Weekends/Swing

rick sanchez

Rick Sanchez is quite possibly the most obnoxious person on the planet. I have come to believe that I would rather enjoy a cup of tea with American Al-Qaeda member Adam Gadhan than to listen to Sanchez butcher a newscast. His delivery is so forced that it comes across as less genuine than Paris Hilton's acting career. Yeah, it's actually that bad. Sanchez has become to go-to guy when CNN is covering immigration issues and he's been in more than one shouting match with fellow CNN host Lou Dobbs. If you flip by CNN and you see Sanchez's name on the chyron abandon your television immediately and never return. You may have to move and leave all of your personal items and irreplaceables behind but, trust me, in the end it will be worth all of the trouble and treasure.

1. Tony Harris - CNN Early Afternoons

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The first post ever to go live on WJNOBLOG was 'Dear CNN: Please Fire Tony Harris' so you can see where I stand on this one. Tony Harris is the worst broadcaster on the planet. His early afternoon slot on CNN would better be filled by Don Lemon as I have pointed out before. I've heard Tony Harris laugh his way through sexual abuse stories and turn political discourse into an unrecognizable garble of noises and arm movements. He is the worst of the worst and no one deserves more than CNN's resident hack Tony Harris to sit atop this list. Never, and I can't stress this enough, never leave your television on CNN during the day. You will, by default, give this terrible newscaster higher ratings than he deserves and we will all have to deal with Tony Harris for an indeterminable amount of time.


hammer111 said...

Why would you say Mika Brzezinski's name is bothersome? Thats really pretty stupid.

Editor: Shawn Wasson said...

Stupid? Let's be real here... it's not the easiest name to pronounce...

Peeved Guy said...

OK. How about a compromise? How about we agree that the only stupid thing in the context of this conversation is Mika? Clinton Campaign 'Pounced Like Lemmings'.