The X Factor Recap: From the Belly of the Beast

This recap is coming from the belly of the beast. I got to do a little punditry on the Pepsi X Factor Pre-Show, and afterwards the good folks at Fox invited me to watch the show from the VIP Tent ("invited" is defined here as "did not explicitly ask me to leave," which is good enough for me). Allow me to set the scene: It is a sea of young media types, each one with an open laptop. Pictures of fallen heroes line the walls: Sister C. David With the Tattoos Who Was Looking for His Mom. Shouty Gay Guy. It is a veritable temple to this show, and I keep hoping I won’t accidentally run into someone I’ve clowned in one of these recaps. As in all places of worship, I feel mostly guilt. Read More...


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