As an avid watcher of Fox News, one of my favorite shows is Outnumbered, a program which airs at 7 p.m., Israel time. The broadcast is flanked by one guy who is “outnumbered” by four women commentators who opine on a number of topics. Although there is a regular rotation of different women, it’s usually the same women, so imagine my surprise to see Israeli television personality, Noa Tishby as one of the four women just last evening – June 14, 2022.
Sporting three necklaces, one with a Jewish star, one with a chai, and one with an elongated map of Israel, she was more beautiful than ever in her elegant low-cut, v-neck dress which allowed her heritage to be on great display.
But more than the outer physically attractive appearance which she lent to the show, her opinions were like a breath of fresh air on so many levels. To begin with, there is hardly ever a Jewish participant, either amongst the women or the one male guest who appear, not only on this particular weekday show but also on most of the Fox programming.
While many of the evening shows, which are broadcast here in Israel, in the morning, do have a good representation of Jewish guests, who speak on a variety of subjects, Jews are not well represented as anchors or program hosts, and that often means that very little Jewish context is given as a vitally important backdrop to relevant subjects.
Up until now, much of the hosting information, for example, has been provided by individuals such as Pete Hegseth or Sean Hannity, both of whom have been to Israel multiple times, are very strong supporters of our country and do their best to bring a fair and balanced (actually the slogan of Fox News) viewpoint concerning Israel and other related subjects. Yet, the thoughts and feelings of a Jew, and especially a Sabra (Israeli born person) is a dimension that others, even great lovers of Israel, are unable to provide.
So, it was totally refreshing to hear Noa, who used one of the show’s segments concerning Paul Pelosi’s recent arrest, for a DUI, as a springboard to speak about the double standard that is all too familiar when it comes to how the media reports stories pertaining to Israel. The other hosts, on the show, were lamenting the unfair treatment of well-known figures whose political affiliations are on the wrong side of the spectrum, highlighting what hot water they’d find themselves in if their transgressions were to be made public. Their stories would be splashed all over media tabloids, the Internet and other outlets, all with the goal of humiliating them and calling them out as hypocrites.
Yet, scant reporting has been done on Paul Pelosi, who was driving under the influence, with a blood alcohol level higher than 0.08% which is over the legal limit. Despite this very serious charge, the local authorities are refusing to release the details of his arrest, something which can be attained through a FOIA request (Freedom of Information Act) which is easily submitted in writing and generally released to the public.
But because Pelosi is a high-profile individual, married to the third in line to the presidency, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, he is being protected by the media and others who are choosing to look in another direction, much like the media’s refusal to cover the recent assassination attempt on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh who is deemed to be on the wrong side, politically.
It was this story that Tishby adeptly used in order to draw the comparison to her native Israel which neither enjoys special treatment by the media nor is treated fairly when biased reporters, with an agenda, do their best to paint our country as an apartheid, bigoted state which does not afford minority ethnicities with equal rights or access to services.
It isn’t relevant, to those reporters, that the Arab party, Ra’am is represented in our present governmental coalition, nor is it noted that there are 52 Arab judges in Israel, including 15 on the Supreme Court. Arab Israelis hold many positions of prominence, here in the Jewish homeland, including professors, doctors, lawyers and just about every position of distinction that is available to the 9.5 million residents in the country.
This is why it is so important that someone, who is both attractive, knowledgeable and credible – all characteristics found in Noa Tishby, is seen as a great asset to Fox News, because her unique perspective can add a missing component to the mostly conservative, Christian majority of voices who, although very pro-Israel, are not in the same category or hold the same individualized sensitivities that she is able to add to this very successful cable news channel.
In fact, I believe that her formidable appearance on Outnumbered will catapult her to the status of an extremely requested guest on many of the daytime and evening shows, because she is quite an anomaly in her own right.
Noa Tishby is poised and polished, has no detectable accent as she speaks English with fluidity and is a marvelous representation of the Jewish homeland today – elegant, charming, alluring and stunningly beautiful.
That is why I expect to see more of her on Fox News as producers begin to realize what an asset she is to them. In fact, I think I might help her career along by sending this article to the big wigs at Fox just in case they have somehow missed the sparkling jewel that she is and what a great addition she can make to the Fox family. If you agree, maybe you should do the same.
After all, it’s about time we had one of our own speaking on our behalf on a cable news network that pulls in millions of viewers worldwide! Who knows, she might end up being the catalyst who makes Israel’s sparkle just a little bit brighter in a world which is getting darker and darker!
Kol HaKavod Noa (job well done)!