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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Truth in Television Coverage

Lines like these, from her report on F/X chief Peter Liguori replacing Gail Berman as president of Fox, are why we love Lisa DeMoraes:

Liguori is joining Fox at the best of all possible times. Eight weeks before the network is scheduled to unveil its prime-time lineup, Berman already has ordered series pilots for next season. Liguori will get to take all of the credit for the successes, and none of the blame for the failures.

It's like a regular news story, but true. DeMoraes always wears oversized Jackie-O sunglasses during executive press conferences at the Television Critics Association press tour; it took me a while to figure out that it's because the executives were uncomfortable telling lies under her direct astringent gaze. And what's the point of press tour if the TV execs don't lie to you?

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