Fox Blows it With Their Whorish Ways

I don’t watch crappy television, so I’ve never seen Fringe on Fox, they however are desperate to try and get me to by putting a subtle plug for it in last night’s All Star game. When President Obama threw the ceremonial first pitch, they added in a blatant advertisement for the show.

That creepy bald dude is apparently some character on Fringe called “The Observer,” nicely done Fox, you just guaranteed I will never EVER watch that show. Now THAT’S marketing!

[The Sporting News]

20 Responses to “Fox Blows it With Their Whorish Ways”

  1. 1 shatraw
    July 16, 2009 at 7:12 am

    uh, that didn’t happen during the first pitch to the best of my recollection. it happened much later, like the 7th inning.

  2. 2 shatraw
    July 16, 2009 at 7:17 am

    6th inning:

    jesus christ, slanch, welcome to the internet.

  3. 3 shatraw
    July 16, 2009 at 9:32 am

    seriously, your shoddy reporting on this has me annoyed. because i like both obama and fringe.


    c’mon. some asshat named LSUfreak makes a gif file, so you believe it to be true. groan. groan. groan.

    the sporting news, you can also eat it. suckers.

    • July 16, 2009 at 9:40 am

      A) I couldn’t watch the game because I’m in the woods

      B) the fact that you watch fringe is absolutely embarrassing and you should be ashamed

  4. 5 Cary
    July 16, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Shatraw, you watch fringe?

    Somewhere, Chris Carter and David Duchovney are sobbing and asking, “How could you watch this hip (read: not hip) re-tread of X-Files? Joshua Jackson? Blarf.

    • 6 shatraw
      July 16, 2009 at 1:07 pm

      look, the issue isn’t what i watch. the issue is that slanch phoned this in and was wrong. fox is most certainly evil, but (amazingly) not THAT disrespectful of the office of the president.

      this is why bloggers suck.

      try google next time.

      and in fringe’s defense, it is a show about a mad scientist who does a lot of LSD…

  5. 7 youppi
    July 16, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    that one with the werewolf on a plane looks kinda cool…

  6. 8 Cary
    July 16, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Also, Shatraw, if you really want to get into shoddy reporting, you’ll find that The Observer attended the Home Run Derby and not the All Star Game.

    Fox actually cut old footage into a live broadcast for advertising purposes. Which is crappy.

    • July 16, 2009 at 1:54 pm

      IM IN THE WOODS, you can call it phoning it in, I prefer to consider it me being generous by posting stories for you while sitting on a picnic bench and hoping to catch a wireless signal. There’s no respect for bloggers…

      So I got bad info, it doesn’t change that the execs at Fox are douches who will use anything to promote their crappy lineup or that people who watch fringe are sad individuals and there are fortunately very few of them.

      As for watching a show because someone does LSD, BORING, now if Fox PROVIDES me lsd, that’s interesting, watching someone else do it? No thanks, I’ll pass.

    • 10 shatraw
      July 16, 2009 at 2:52 pm

      i actually thought that might be the case.

      the point is that it didn’t happen during the opening pitch and was aired during the 6th inning with any reference from Joe Buck or Tim McGarver. meaning they didn’t say “be sure to tune into FRINGE” or “wow, who could that creepy guy be?” or anything at all.

      frankly, it’s possibly the least offensive ad i’ve seen intruding into a sports game on fox… maybe ever. computer generated images behind home plate are worse than that happening once a game.

  7. 11 shatraw
    July 16, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    wow, you’re an idiot.

    so a wordless promo piece that shows up as essentially a jj abrams easter egg is “will do anything” marketing? in the 6th inning of a game no one watches. OK. great point.

    “people who watch fringe are sad individuals and there are fortunately very few of them.”

    this is entirely inaccurate in that “there are very few of them.” you are talking about one of the most critically lauded and highly-rated shows of 2008. of course, that’s not a testament to quality… just to your out-of-touchiness. it’s in the top 20 of broadcast TV ad revenue, as well as the top 10 of ratings.

    don’t you remember how i watched some little-regarded army show that you were so skeptical of and then you watched it and loved it? well, i don’t think you’ll like fringe. you just need to be big enough to acknowledge that you A) don’t know ANYTHING about the show; and B) are wrong. oh so wrong.

    also, way to correct your copy, even though you are wrong.

    you suck.

    • July 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm

      You’re taking this awfully personally.

    • 13 shatraw
      July 16, 2009 at 2:53 pm

      well, you’re completely unqualified to make ANY of the judgements you’ve laid out in this post. and you wonder why bloggers are, by and large, jokes.

      i mean, it’s terrible. you’re so wrong. about almost every single statement you’ve made in regards to this.

      • July 16, 2009 at 2:55 pm

        That may be, I’m willing to own up to that. That said. You’re still taking it really personally. Methinks you protest too much

  8. 15 shatraw
    July 16, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    stop commenting and fix the fucking misinformation on your blog entry!

  9. 16 shatraw
    July 16, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    and finally:


    “B) the fact that you watch fringe is absolutely embarrassing and you should be ashamed”

    yeah, gee, why would i take that personally? numbnut.

  10. 18 the roomate
    July 16, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    You guys are boring.

    Blogs exist so misinformed people can spread their opinions to the misinformed masses. The stories and links layer upon each other and in time, are compressed into sedimentary rock(internet-truth). Does it matter what is right? This isn’t a forum for high-quality journalism, its a jumble of slanch’s links.

    Plus, you should know better than to argue over comments. Slanch will do almost anything to encourage more commenting here. Save it for the boards?

    p.s. Jeff Goldblum died in New Zealand

  11. 19 Cary
    July 16, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Fringe sucks, blogs suck, assholes who hate blogs suck, and Dennis Eckersley once saved a woman from drowning with only his mustache.

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