Fox News touchscreen newsroom is overkill

We get it. You’re the number one news channel on television and the most technically advanced news organization in the world. That doesn’t mean that you have to show off.

It what looks like something out of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory — or maybe Minority Report but with teeny tiny people — Fox News unveiled on Monday what it believes to be the future of the newsroom.

In a video posted to Fox News this morning (embedded below), anchor Shepard Smith debuted the Fox News Deck, where journalists will be on camera as they sift through posts on Twitter and Facebook to keep track of emerging news. But staffers will be using large 55-inch Microsoft touchscreens in the background of the broadcast.

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