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The Comedian's-eye View of 08/26/98

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Excerpted-from: 08/26/98 -- ShopTalk

                      Wednesday August 26, 1998

     "You live and die on your [news] product. If you come out and you try
      to do right-wing news, you're gonna die. You can't get away with it.
      We're trying to do fair and balanced news.  We don't have any
      objection to presenting the left point of view. The reality is, unlike
      any other network, we also present the other point of view -- which
      is, to many people's amazement, adding light and not heat to the
      debate. We think we clearly present fair and balanced news."

                                  Roger Ailes, Fox News President

So Sorry: "Sudan says it wants a White House apology for the missile strike
against the factory in Khartoum last week....The president is sending them
a videotape of his Monday night apology; after all, it was generic." (Bill

The Unabrother: The Justice Department awarded David Kaczynski $1 million
for reluctantly turning in his brother, Ted, The Unabomber.  "It was an
agonizing decision: Turn in your brother and collect a million bucks or wait
until he dies and inherit a dilapidated old shack in Montana." (Joshua

A Bite Out of Crime: The film "Blade," starring Wesley Snipes, opened this
weekend at No.1 at the box office and tells the tale of a half-human,
half-vampire superhero. "Until he got his job back announcing for the
Knicks, Marv Albert had been considered a shoo-in for the role. (Sostrin)

Dropping To No.2: "Saving Private Ryan" should end up as the summer's
second-biggest movie, behind "Armageddon." "One was about the end of the
world. The beach assault in 'Private Ryan' only seemed like the end of the
world." The Daily Scoop)

Sleeper Hit No.3: "There's Something About Mary" has topped $100 million
since its release. "But you can rule out Cameron Diaz doing any hair
commercials for a while." (Daily Scoop)

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