I am a huge fan of the FOX news network–-Brit Hume, O’Reilly, and all the rest. The gossipy stuff is not to my taste, although O’Reilly, especially, is good at bringing out the larger implications of crime stories and the foibles of stars. But I recognize the imperatives of television. Still, this morning FOX had an extended interview with a bunch of jokers who claimed to believe that they had been in contact with Princess Diana in seances, and had messages from her for the world. (She really loved Dodi, and she strongly approves of the book written by the folks who speak to her in the land of the dead.) I think FOX news needs to consider that it hurts itself by going this far. I say this as a friend, who wishes only success for FOX.