1. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith unveiled a new set today, a futuristic room of giant iPad-like screens that make their ever-present staff look like the cast of The Magic School Bus.
Either Fox News just bought a bunch of gigantic iPads or they employ very, very tiny people.
5. The “Fox News Deck” blew viewers’ minds.
Shep’s working the deck!!!
7. At first, commentary was mostly just playfully snarky.
Shep Smith will now demonstrate the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station. via @sfiegerman
Fox News has gone full pre-cog
On The Media
The giant iPads in the new fox news studio remind us of Magic Screen from Pee Wee’s Playhouse http://t.co/QRvEfNBYLD
11. But it wasn’t long before folks offered up other ways to use the larger-than-life tablets.
13. Solitaire, anyone?
15. This could be a long game.
17. HuffPo got one-upped.
We couldn’t resist.
20. Gravity 2: Shep in Space.
That’s no moon! #ShepShip cc @hale_razor
@TwitchyTeam Did you see Shep’s new Co-Anchor?
Am I the only one that thinks the new Shep set looks like the bridge of a spaceship? #ShepShip
As USS Shep Smith is launched into space, CNN has also launched a competitor breaking news center —> @EWErickson
25. Fox News wants to know if you want your news via the red pill or the blue pill.
Agent Smith wants to bring breaking news to you, Mr. Anderson. cc: @BenHowe
27. Dammit, Microsoft.
- It's inauguration day: Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States around 12 p.m. ET 🇺🇸
- One of the nation's top legal groups is seeking a wide array of records from four federal agencies to challenge Trump's potential business conflicts.
- Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been extradited to the United States to face multiple charges.
- Gingers rejoice! A redhead emoji may be coming your way soon 🙌