Fox News: Blaine’s ‘Dive of Death’ one of TV’s top-10 worst moments

December 22nd, 2008 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under David Blaine


Fox News: Blaines Dive of Death one of TVs top 10 worst momentsIn what surely won’t be the last such top-10 list, David Blaine’s “Dive of Death” made Fox News Entertainment’s list of the 10 worst TV moments, joining company such as Rosie Live, reality TV stars opening the Emmys and stars showing their secret talents. Ignoring Blaine’s explanation of how the stunt went wrong, the obvious physical difficulty and almost two hours of insane street magic (and two gut punches from Kimbo Slice), Fox packed a paragraph of VH-1-wannabe snark with a photo:

The dive itself, occurring live at the end of a two-hour telecast, was an anticlimactic flop at the end of what looked like the world’s least-bouncy bungee cord, after which Blaine was yanked off into the darkness, presumably so he could avoid network executives demanding their money back.

Hmm… A TV network publishing a list of the worst TV moments; yet only two out of 10 aired on Fox (Paula Abdul’s future prediction and “The Moment of Truth”). We’ll take their diss of Blaine with the typical grains of salt required of anything coming from Fox News.

K, I’m off my soapbox now.

4 comments

  1. “We’ll take their diss of Blaine with the typical grains of salt required of anything coming from Fox News.”

    I second that. FOX hates anything that doesn’t involve naked women: TV for the condemned and the easily-amused.

  2. Goudinov, don’t confuse the cable news network Fox News with the Fox Entertainment channel that is on regular network TV. They are owned by the same parent company, however the Fox News channel is a conservative news station and one thing you’re not likely to see on it is naked women.

    The “We’ll take their diss of Blaine with the typical grains of salt required of anything coming from Fox News.” comment is in reference to the fact that the reporting and views expressed on that channel tend to be slanted toward the right.

  3. you don’t need to know on:

    Hmmmmm….. It seems like you guys are always dissing Criss Angel and protecting David Blaine no matter the situation.

  4. YDNTK: A fair cop when looking at past posts. But we’re done dissing fellow magicians. Love him or hate him, Criss has done a lot for magic. In fact, we’d love to see some of the Loyal learn sleight of hand.