Gretchen Carlson, the former co-host of Fox News’ morning variety hour Fox & Friends, has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the network’s founder and powerful CEO, Roger Ailes. In it, Carlson’s attorneys allege that Ailes repeatedly made sexual advances on Carlson, and retaliated against her when she rebuffed them, culminating in her firing on June 23 of this year.
On today’s episode of Fox & Friends, a bunch of white people gathered to, among things, lambast Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance via the kind of partial assessment and narrow interpretation that’s crucial to the conservative critical rubric. One of these white people was former mayor of New York and failed Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani.
Well, Fox News almost made it through this year's NCAA basketball tournament without saying something sorta racist. This morning, Heather Childers of Fox & Friends First introduced highlights of the University of Connecticut's men's basketball championship victory by calling them the "NAACP national champs."
What Fox News was thinking by allowing a National Taco Day segment on this morning's Fox & Friends other than "let's see how long it takes the hosts to say something incredibly racist to their one Hispanic coworker," I'll never know.
Rough day for idiotic morning show, Fox & Friends. Just hours after Gretchen Carlson and company were confused by a three-year old picture of Obama with a pirate, Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update Thursday tore into the show, mocking both its blatant Romney favoritism and its issues with accuracy. In the skit, the "hosts" defend Mitt Romney, played by Jason Sudeikis, as he stumbles through a series of hidden camera blunders. Then, at the end, fake Gretchen Carlson, played by Vanessa Bayer, said there were "one or two corrections from the first two hours of the show." Those corrections, in convenient GIF form:
So, yesterday was Talk Like a Pirate Day, and the president's social network team decided to join the parrrrty by tweeting a 2009 photo of Obama pretend-meeting with a pirate — actually speechwriter Cody Keenan in costume — "for use in the President's humorous speech to the White House Correspondents Association dinner."
Fox News morning show Fox & Friends clearly searched high and low for a young American — any young America — who gave up on President Obama and went looking for hope and change in his Republican counterpart.
Attempting to make President Obama look really bad, Fox & Friends put up a graphic yesterday comparing the "real unemployment rate" in 2009 versus today.
The internet was abuzz with outrage yesterday after comments national joke Geraldo Rivera made on Fox & Friends. In response to the murder of Trayvon Martin, he reflected, "I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman was." The angry response he unleashed was warranted, but it's worth taking a look at what Geraldo was trying to say — and why he's full of shit.
This morning on Fox & Friends, Geraldo Rivera said unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin's choice to wear a hooded sweatshirt in public "is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman was." He used the example of "a dark skinned kid like my son Cruz, who I constantly yelled at when he was going out wearing a damn hoodie or those pants around his ankles."
This morning the clown-wigged sea snakes of Fox & Friends shifted from Christmas to Halloween, discussing some school principals who are waging war on school-time Halloween festivities. The sad outrage of it all!
Hank Williams, Jr., living monument to the irrelevance of genes in determining ability, appeared this morning on Fox & Friends to, as philosophe Steve Doocy put it, "break down the 2012 GOP field." And break down he did!
Thanks to Chaz Bono's knee injury and Nancy Grace's wardrobe malfunction, last night's Dancing with the Stars was a lesson in human anatomy. After expressing his horror at the sight of Grace's nipple on tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart couldn't wait to see how the prudes at Fox & Friends would react to it. But as Stewart soon learned, the Fox panel's reaction to Grace's nip-slip was nothing compared to their stupid, juvenile comments about Bono.
After announcing it to Congress last week, President Obama unveiled the $450 billion American Jobs Act at the White House on Monday. The next morning, Fox & Friends ripped the President for fastening the 200-page bill with a "chintzy clip," a move Stephen Colbert described as "Clip-gate" on tonight's Report.