May 31, 2007

Claim: Rachel Marsden of "Red Eye" Escorted Out Of Fox Studios
Update: "She's Out Of Her Fucking Mind"

— Ace

Above the Fold Update: The NYPost, which would have some decent sources in FoxNews, I'm thinking:

SECURITY officers hastily escorted "Red Eye" contributor Rachel Marsden out of Fox News Channel's Midtown headquarters yesterday for bizarre and erratic behavior. "She's out of her [bleeping] mind. She was doing crazy stuff," a spy told us. The brown-haired hottie is notorious in Canada, where authorities say she falsely accused a university swim coach of sexual harassment and harassed a Vancouver radio personality.

...


And not as in "escorted by a dashing gentleman caller," either.

It's Gawker. Is it true? No idea. No one tells me anything.

I'll see if I can email her to find out. (As if she'll tell me.)

Or I can check later to see if Andrew Levy's popped up on my Googlechat. (As if he'd tell me.)

So, basically, I'm saying all I have is Gawker for this claim, and that's all I ever will have.

Clicking on that Salon hatchet-job linked at Gawker will reveal some... surprising stuff.

Which I'm not endorsing either.


Confirmed... More or less. The escorting seems to have been due to a firing.

May 30/07: A note to inquiring Red Eye viewers: I will no longer be appearing on the show, as I have been told that it is heading in a "different direction" from its inception, and I am the "first casualty". As a political and news commentator, being a panelist on what had become a totally off-the-wall-and-into-orbit show was an interesting experience. It was also the first time that I was ever considered the "sane one" on any program, so I am grateful for that unique opportunity and wish the boys the very best of luck.

Well, now that she's fired and therefore cannot hurt what I'd like to think of as "my career," I'll quibble with her "sane one" self-description. The rest of the guys were riffing, and she always injected this strange discordant note into everything. She was a bad fit. You'd have the other guys goofing around and suddenly she'd break in, pretty much in a non-sequitor, to drop this statistic she'd dug up on the internet as part of her show research. Whether the stat fit or not, whether it derailed the conversation or not, that stat was going to be mentioned come hell or high water.

Her factoids seemed to be like ICBMs -- no recall or abort codes. She was like WOPR in nuke-me pumps.

WOPR was the computer in War Games, by the way, aka "Joshua." I could have said "the computer in War Games" and not left anyone out of the reference, but I don't placate when it comes to eighties movies lore.

Thanks to PetiteDov for the original tip and the well-oiled machine that is Slublog for the confirmation.

Posted by: Ace at 08:56 AM | Comments (56)
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1 I really am not surprised by this if true. Hope it doesn't hurt RedEye, love that show.

Posted by: Sinistar at May 31, 2007 09:00 AM (1Wvre)

2 linky no worky

Posted by: lauraw at May 31, 2007 09:00 AM (eiUB9)

3 Yeah, the links bad...

Posted by: Sinistar at May 31, 2007 09:01 AM (1Wvre)

4 Hmmm... well, she wasn't on Red Eye last night.

Posted by: Watcher at May 31, 2007 09:03 AM (ydhGO)

5 Forget the link, check out the THOSESHIRTS.COM girl.

Posted by: 3rd_Bird at May 31, 2007 09:03 AM (Dlqm1)

6 Here, try this link.

Posted by: Hard at work at May 31, 2007 09:04 AM (kVUW4)

7

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Wow...you've really got nothing on this. Why are we not suprised? Seriously I have no idea...


http://www.rachelmarsden.com/


May 30/07:  A note to inquiring Red Eye viewers:  I will no longer be appearing on the show, as I have been told that it is heading in a "different direction" from its inception, and I am the "first casualty".  As a political and news commentator, being a panelist on what had become a totally off-the-wall-and-into-orbit show was an interesting experience.  It was also the first time that I was ever considered the "sane one" on any program, so I am grateful for that unique opportunity and wish the boys the very best of luck.


Posted by: Entropy at May 31, 2007 09:04 AM (m6c4H)

8 Wait, yes she was, wasn't she? I swear she was on last night...

I'll see if RedEye Recap is posted...

Posted by: Sinistar at May 31, 2007 09:05 AM (1Wvre)

9 Oh well, I agree, she didn't fit in with the show. She always caused it to grind to a screeching halt.

Whatever, she's gone now.

Posted by: Sinistar at May 31, 2007 09:07 AM (1Wvre)

10 No, she wasn't on... Courtney Friel filled in for her.

Posted by: Watcher at May 31, 2007 09:11 AM (ydhGO)

11 There was something about the cringe-inducing, lead balloon remarks that Rachel always made that were part of the charm of Red Eye.  I liked how everyone was unbalanced and a little disturbed by her often weird and disconnected conversation-stoppers.

Lots of shows can make you laugh-- but how many can make you dread the next fifteen seconds of airtime?  And breathlessly wonder if someone, sometime, will ever acknowledge the elephant in the room.

G-O-L-D!

You can't force that kind of magic to happen.  It just happens, baby.

She will be missed.

Posted by: a4g at May 31, 2007 09:14 AM (G3Urz)

12 Ace,

Sadly until this moment I had never before heard of Rachel Marsden.

Dude, she's Hot!

Smokin' Hot!

!

Just sayin'.

Is she straight?

Just askin'.

Damn.

Posted by: mtt at May 31, 2007 09:15 AM (y1SJF)

13 War Games  -- that's the movie with THAT guy!

Posted by: ro-ro at May 31, 2007 09:15 AM (8xCvb)

14 Oh, right! Courtney Friel was in...right, sorry, I was kinda out of it.

Posted by: Sinistar at May 31, 2007 09:16 AM (1Wvre)

15 mtt, avoid her, she's nuts. Fo reelz.

Posted by: Sinistar at May 31, 2007 09:18 AM (1Wvre)

16 Wait, they barred Julia Allison too? Damn!

Posted by: Sinistar at May 31, 2007 09:18 AM (1Wvre)

17 I'm sorry to see her go.  She was easy on the eyes.  I really don't care if she slowed the show down or not.  In fact, without someone to slow it down, it might launch itself into orbit.


Posted by: cranky-d at May 31, 2007 09:19 AM (0cofO)

18

There's a lot of scuttlebutt about her being crazy. Falsely accused someone of rape, was charged with stalking, etc.


I'm having a hard time finding more info. on the net.


Posted by: lauraw at May 31, 2007 09:22 AM (eiUB9)

19 it's in the salon article linked in the gawker blurb. 

It's all there, all the details.

I don't want to jump on the woman, but if I see her called a "hottie" again I'm going to have to object.


Posted by: ace at May 31, 2007 09:25 AM (+u1X0)

20 Her wiki has some links laura.

Posted by: Sinistar at May 31, 2007 09:27 AM (1Wvre)

21 so you guys do think she's a hottie?

I guess I'm more of an "Andrew Levy man."


Posted by: ace at May 31, 2007 09:27 AM (+u1X0)

22 She doesn't do it for me ace, and the crazyness is enough drive me away on its own.


Andrew is dreamy though...

Huh?

Posted by: Sinistar at May 31, 2007 09:30 AM (1Wvre)

23 She's hot for a conservative on television.  There just aren't that many.  Most women who are extrememly attractive (and I'm not saying Rachel is extremely attractive) are stupid (it's hard to win the genetic lottery in more than one category), and they don't get positions as commentators.

BTW, I used to know a woman who was smoking hot and who had a PhD in physics, so don't go accusing me of anti-babe bigotry.  Most of the smart women I've known, however, were at best average.

Posted by: cranky-d at May 31, 2007 09:34 AM (0cofO)

24

I don't want to jump on the woman


Well, fine, then.  I will.  She can't be any crazier than most of the women I've dated.  And of course we all know: the hotter they are, the crazier they fall.


Posted by: Hard at work at May 31, 2007 09:38 AM (kVUW4)

25

I don't want to jump on the woman, but if I see her called a "hottie" again I'm going to have to object.


Ace, why?  Crazy people have been hot before and will be hot again.  Rachel Marsden is hot, and I'm going to miss those terrific leg shots.  I fear her dismissal might signal a further tilt to the left that will make the show less appealing for me.


That said, I agree that she didn't really fit in all that well, and in recent weeks it looked to me as if she were frequently on the verge of tears, particularly during Levy's half-time shows, which were on occasion quite hard on her.  She's obviously kind of fragile, and, quite frankly, I have to admit that this vulnerability makes her even more attractive to me.


I like 'em a little crazy; what can I say?  Rachel Marsen's a keeper!


Posted by: Kensington at May 31, 2007 09:40 AM (kFwRi)

26 Speaking of crazy bitches, I hear Edwards paid $400 to have a rabbit boiled.

Posted by: Cuffy Meigs at May 31, 2007 09:40 AM (JefgB)

27 Dude, you can find a conservative who can hack it on RedEye to replace her. I'd rather have the show move a nudge left that have that crazy broad repping our side.

Posted by: Sinistar at May 31, 2007 09:43 AM (1Wvre)

28

I'm not saying Rachel is extremely attractive


Fine, I'll say it:  Rachel Marsden is remarkably attractive.  Crazy Canadian stalker history notwithstanding.  She's breathtaking.


Posted by: Kensington at May 31, 2007 09:43 AM (kFwRi)

29 I just don't find her really attractive.  The crazy doesn't even enter into it.

Anyway.

I do feel like a dick for piling on, but I guess everyone was doing the same thing -- not mentioning the elephant in the room out of politeness, as someone above said.





Posted by: ace at May 31, 2007 09:44 AM (+u1X0)

30 Batshit crazy and potentially dangerous women do give the best sex. No contest.

Posted by: Entropy at May 31, 2007 09:45 AM (m6c4H)

31

When she finishes screaming at you for "going to work" at 9AM because she thinks you're having an affair with your secretary (even though you don't have a freakin secretary) and randomly decides, mid sobs of tears, to jump you and hump you to the ground in the middle of the kitchen, you're in for the ride of your life. You have to be - that's how they get you to put up with their neurotic insanity.


And there's something about never knowing if she's going to stab you with an icepick that just makes the whole thing more erotic.


Posted by: Entropy at May 31, 2007 09:48 AM (m6c4H)

32 Is she a consrvative? She always seemed kind of moonbatty to me.

Posted by: bmac at May 31, 2007 09:48 AM (iKVT4)

33 Marsden? Any relation to the Cyclops dude in X Men?

Posted by: Tushar D at May 31, 2007 09:54 AM (IlgNp)

34

Is she a consrvative? She always seemed kind of moonbatty to me.


I guess she leans a bit to the left on some issues.  I didn't pay that much attention, though, as it would have ruined my own crazy stalker fantasies.


So I guess Julia Allison's out, too, huh?  What's that all about?  Was she the one who went Truther a few weeks back?


In any event, this show is going to need a leggy babe or two.  I don't tune in to watch fey anorexic men sneering, I can go to Chelsea, I don't need to watch Bill Schulz!


Posted by: Kensington at May 31, 2007 09:54 AM (kFwRi)

35

At the very least qualifies as "kinda hot".


Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 31, 2007 09:54 AM (plsiE)

36

Argh!  That should have read "if I wanted to watch a fey anorexic man sneering, I can go to Chelsea, I don't need to watch Bill Schulz!"


Why no edit feature, Ace?


Posted by: Kensington at May 31, 2007 09:55 AM (kFwRi)

37 Other than her legs, she is no great shakes in my book.  Ace was spot-on when he said that nothing could kill a topic quicker than Rachel.  She was becoming progressively further out in left field.  It was if she felt the need to inject politics into every single topic on the show.  Since 97% of the show is about making fun of serious people, that was really out of place.

Posted by: Steve L. at May 31, 2007 09:55 AM (hpZf2)

38

One thousand Rachel Marsdens couldn't equal one-half of a Allison Stokke.


 


I'm just saying.


 


And yeah, Rachel was easy on the eyes but absolutely effing out of her gourd.  Wasn't she the one ripping on the Duke lacrosse players while the evidence of their innocence was growing?  Isn't she also a Truther or am I thinking of someone else?


Posted by: EC at May 31, 2007 09:56 AM (mAhn3)

39 Ok, so... everyone seems to think Rachel is a little nutty.  But what about Samantha Judge's flirtations with trutherism?

Posted by: Watcher at May 31, 2007 09:56 AM (ydhGO)

40 I just read the salon article about her.  Damn!  She puts the psycho in psycho-bitch.

I admit in my own self-destructive way that makes her even hotter.  As Entropy said, batshit crazy women give the best sex.  It might be that the fear for your own life adds to the excitement.

Posted by: cranky-d at May 31, 2007 09:57 AM (0cofO)

41 I'm with you on the hottie thing, ace.  Although seeing her online photos-- she cleans up real good.

On Red Eye, they always lit her with all the glamor of a corpse on display at a mortuary.  And maybe she did her own makeup.

Posted by: a4g at May 31, 2007 09:59 AM (G3Urz)

42

Ok, so... everyone seems to think Rachel is a little nutty.  But what about Samantha Judge's flirtations with trutherism?


Thank you!  I forgot her name.  It was an appalling moment, and even if, as Levy asserted at Hot Air in response, she isn't a genuine Truther (I assume this means that she's just kind of stupid), that episode underlined how bad it's getting.  All it takes is a little stupidity coupled with some BDS and a lot of social reinforcement to empower such asininity.  I wish they'd responded to it a bit more agressively.  These idiots just take anything less than that as validation.


Posted by: Kensington at May 31, 2007 10:00 AM (kFwRi)

43 Eh, Entropy beat me too it on the "fear for your life" thing.  His pscho-bitch fu was too strong for me.

Posted by: cranky-d at May 31, 2007 10:01 AM (0cofO)

44 Speaking of crazy bitches, I hear Edwards paid $400 to break Jimmy Caan's ankles with a sledgehammer.

Posted by: Cuffy Meigs at May 31, 2007 10:05 AM (JefgB)

45 Batshit crazy and potentially dangerous women do give the best sex.


I was about liken epileptic chicks to a mechanical bull...but thought better of it.

Posted by: beta male with pretensions at May 31, 2007 10:07 AM (ATbKm)

46

That's unfortunate. Of course I'll be siding with Rachel Whoever on this against Fox News. I'll always side with the Conservative.


Because I'm not a pussy.


 


Posted by: Bart at May 31, 2007 10:33 AM (zHDds)

47 I don't find her that attractive. I'd take that pole vaulter from yesterday 8 days a week over Marsden. And her knees are definitely too sharp.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at May 31, 2007 10:35 AM (gxYF3)

48 Wasn't she the one
ripping on the Duke lacrosse players while the evidence of their
innocence was growing?  Isn't she also a Truther or am I thinking of
someone else?


Steve at Hog on Ice linked today to a clip of her vehemently arguing that those Duke "silver spooners" should just get over it and move on with their lives.

His response: that's easy for her to say, having herself tossed around false accusations in the past.

I'll let you surf over there to read his spot-on analysis of her, uh, feminine charms.  I'd put her right in there with Dennis the Peasant's assessment of Coulter and Atlas Juggs from a while back as "another not-worth-a-shit political commentator who has vastly overrated her own sex appeal."


Posted by: Alex at May 31, 2007 10:36 AM (fgyj8)

49 She was not my cup of tea on the show.

Now, Levy and Kevin...touch them and die a slow painful Episode I death, Fox News Network people.

I am serious. Oh, and the ex-CIA guy is nice man-candy, too.

Posted by: Stormy70 at May 31, 2007 10:39 AM (7WJsV)

50 Rachel had one of the funniest lines ever on Red Eye.

The discussions was internet porn use, and she was doubting the credibility of a survey pinpointing a town in England as having the highest per capita porn usage or something.

She had it kind of backwards, talking about all the sites there were and how would you know, etc., and a guess said, "Well, which porn sites do YOU surf?"

And she said, "Oh, no, I don't use computers."

Perfect timing. She needed more like that.

Posted by: moviegique at May 31, 2007 10:42 AM (1y5Vr)

51 Batshit crazy and potentially dangerous women do give the best sex. No contest.

Eh.  After a while, believe it or not, you actually do get a little tired of the blood from the claw marks on your back staining all your undershirts, you find yourself making excuses for why you don't want her to cuff you to the bed tonight, and you kinda wish for a nice vanilla girl for a change.  Especially as the crazy bitch's out-of-the-sack behavior gets harder to tolerate. 

Posted by: Alex at May 31, 2007 10:42 AM (fgyj8)

52 I just don't find her really attractive.  The crazy doesn't even enter into it.
My thoughts exactly, Ace. Hell, I've even been known to enjoy 'crazy' a few times in my life. But she just ain't hot. Don't get me wrong - she's workable... a rainy Wednesday night, ifyouknowwhatimeanandithinkthatyoudo, she just ain't a hottie in ANY sense of the word.

Posted by: Frankly at May 31, 2007 10:43 AM (Q8tsb)

53 Is she Yancy Butler's twin? Just sayin.

Posted by: Jim Rockford at May 31, 2007 11:40 AM (4878o)

54 ew...Olby a couple weeks ago:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYf15Ln5mms

Posted by: Bonhomme at May 31, 2007 12:18 PM (Ks6VP)

55 "Most women who are extrememly attractive (and I'm not saying Rachel is
extremely attractive) are stupid (it's hard to win the genetic lottery
in more than one category), and they don't get positions as
commentators."


What TV needs is the Instawife.

Posted by: someone at May 31, 2007 02:35 PM (TXnhk)

56 Why are the pretty ones always insane?

Posted by: Chief Clancy Wiggum at May 31, 2007 04:38 PM (prwl+)

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