Though all female news anchors are required to look perfectly polished on air, it is widely acknowledged that women who appear on Fox take it to an entirely different level.
The subject of both admiration and ridicule, the network's women typically favour a heavily made-up aesthetic, that is unlike that of any of its rivals.
Now one writer has revealed exactly how the 'Fox Glam' look is realised, and what purpose it serves for the network.
She tells how the make-up artist commented that she favoured a 'natural look' before proceeding to outline the outside of her lips, coating her eyelids in so much shadow 'I felt I should be wearing a sash and tiara'.
Then, though she admitted to the hair stylist that she wore her hair curled under, it was flicked out regardless because it looked 'cuter'.
The 'Fox Glam' look, to the unfamiliar, is identified by heavily-applied make-up. Plenty of bronzer and gloss are de rigueur, as are false lashes and eyeliner.
And it does not stop at make-up. Fox women typically wear figure-hugging garments in bright colours that work well on high-definition TV screens.
Well that seems awfully sexist in this day and age. How in the hell do they justify objectifying their female co-workers?
They blame it on the viewers of course.
Fox's male viewers, in particular, tend to be older than those of other networks and so are attracted to women who are a little 'brighter', make-up artist Meli Pennington says. 'The Republican Party welcomes looks in a woman - Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Nikki Haley - and so does Fox'
She tells Ms Mundy: 'They’re definitely pandering to a male audience... You think of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends. As he [gets] older, they all get brighter and blonder.
'Look at Anna Nicole Smith. It’s like the large-print edition of women.' (Seriously? They use Anna Nicole Smith and Hefner's "girlfriends" as their blueprint? Jesus no wonder!)
As for Fox's female viewers, sociologist Catherine Hakim argues that conservative women are more likely to embrace their 'erotic capital' - or, as Ms Mundy more bluntly puts it, 'using your looks to get ahead.'
Well if you don't have the brains, I guess you use whatever works. At least that's what they tell the girls in the Men's magazines.
So apparently the women on Fox News are caked with makeup so that their elderly viewers can see them simply as objects instead of as people. It must be such a joy to be a woman and work in that environment don'tcha think?
But here's a question. Why does Fox News trowel makeup onto MOST of their female "talent" until they look like creepy adult Kewpie dolls?
It's almost like they have no respect for her, find little value in having her appear on their program, and just wish she would crawl off and.......oh!