Fox & Friends‘s Ainsley Earhardt may have to hit the history books. When discussing New York governor Andrew Cuomo‘s assertion that America “was never that great“, Earhardt said that America is definitely great because “we defeated communist Japan.” Say what? “We ask our men and our women to go overseas to fight for our country and sacrifice so much for this great country so that we can be the land of the free, the land of the brave,” Earhardt said. “We’re the most generous country in all of the world. Yes, we have our faults. But because of this country, our world is definitely a better place. We are great.” Steve Doocy cut in to try to clean up the mess, saying we defeated “Communism and Japan and so many other things,” but the damage was done. Twitter let Earhardt have it – hard:
Fox & Friends took time on Thursday to show the “lighter side” of North Korean dictator Kim Jon-Un, airing photos from the regime’s state-run propaganda network of the brutal killer visiting a fish factory with his sweetie, because awwwww. Something’s changed since their coverage in February (below). But what it could be… This morning, Fox anchor Jillian Mele read the story, which had no discernible news value, beginning with the fluff-piece classic line “turns out Kim Jong Un is quite the romantic.” Referring to Kim as the “North Korean dictator” she explained that he took his wife on a tour of a fish pickling factory. “State media releasing the photos to showcase what the rogue regime considers its economic strength,” she said. “The softer side,” quipped Steve Doocy after the Mele tossed it back to the hosts. “Very romantic,” said Ainsley Earhardt. “A fish factory.” “Very romantic,”
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Elle Magazine released a big splashy profile of Ainsley Earhardt on Wednesday, taking a look at the ascendant career of the host of President Donald Trump‘s favorite morning show, Fox & Friends. The interview delves into the success of Fox & Friends, tracing Earhardt’s South Carolina beginnings through to her joining Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on the “curvy couch.” When asked about tough interviews on the show, Earhardt said she thinks the left side of the political aisle in America is out to quash Fox News. “It does weigh on me, that one side wants to destroy the other so much,” she told Elle’s Molly Langmuir. “I feel like the left wants to destroy Fox News.” Further, when she interviews people on the show with whom she disagrees, she said she wants to hug them and tell them, “Just because I don’t agree doesn’t mean Continue reading "Fox & Friends’ Ainsley Earhardt Profiled in Elle Magazine: ‘The Left Wants to Destroy Fox News’"
In a rare instance of dissent, Fox & Friends this week pleaded with President Donald Trump to make amends after his catastrophic press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s performance at the presser was widely panned — by many even at Fox News — given that he stood up on stage beside the autocrat and went out of his way to defend Russia against the charges of his own government that the Kremlin attacked US elections in 2016. In response to the deafening criticism, Trump issued a hilarious televised statement on Tuesday, in which he admitted that he believes Russia interfered with the election (but added: “Could be other people also. There’s a lot of people out there.”) before proposing a laughably nonsensical explanation of why he kowtowed to Putin (“I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t,'” he claimed.) Fox & Friends happily bought into it. Continue reading "Fox & Friends 100% Buys Into Trump’s Absurd Russia Walk-Back: ‘He’s Certainly Not Putin’s Poodle’"
On Fox & Friends on Tuesday, co-host Ainsley Earhardt took an administration line on the child separation at the southern border, repeating as fact the assertion that the ball is in Congress’ court, not the administration’s. “Congress has to do something about this,” she said. “It’s really not up to an administration.” Earhardt is uncritically repeating President Donald Trump, who said last week: “I hate the children being taken away. The Democrats have to change their law. That’s their law.” This is the line being repeated across all administration outlets, but is simply not correct. The reason so many children are being separated from parents right now is attributable directly to the administration implementing a “zero tolerance” policy of prosecuting as criminal all who attempt to enter the country illegally. That means holding and charging as criminal all “attempted” crossings as well as actual crossings. Continue reading "Fox & Friends’ Ainsley Earhardt Parrots Trump’s False Claim That He Can’t Fix Child Separation"
Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt took a swipe at her colleagues in the media on Monday for, as she put it, “rooting for our president to fail” at the Singapore Summit. With an affected wistful air, Ainsley asked Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce why the media was being so mean to poor President Donald Trump. “They really are just rooting on him to fail,” she prompted. “They simply want him to be hurt,” Bruce immediately agreed. “They want the nation now to be hurt, because it is now pathological. It’s a personal loathing.” She suggested they were rationalizing. “They might explain it to themselves as that, ‘he is bad for the country’,” she said, “but of course, now that’s been proven to be incorrect, hasn’t it?” Earhardt’s and Bruce’s contention was that the media’s criticism of Trump’s policy choices signals a deeper enmity, tantamount to a wish or desire Continue reading "Fox & Friends Host Ainsley Earhardt: Media is ‘Rooting For Trump to Fail’ at North Korea Summit"
Fox & Friends took on the controversy surrounding TBS comic Samantha Bee‘s crude derision of Ivanka Trump on Friday morning, and host Ainsley Earhardt suggested there may be something else behind her attacks on the administration: the Deep State. It’s Trumpworld’s favorite bogeyman: A nefarious cabal of intelligence operatives — from the CIA, FBI, DOJ, you name it — working behind the scenes to sabotage the president, by all means necessary. Including, apparently, a late night show on TBS. Earhardt’s comment came after David Bossie, a former Trump aide, blasted Bee, “Hollywood derangement,” and whipped out his oft-repeated catch phrase: “They hate this president more than they love this country, the left.” “What is it?” Earhardt asked. “Is it the Deep State? Anything that a conservative does, they want to go after their love life, their background, their money, their children.” In case you missed Continue reading "Fox & Friends’ Ainsley Earhardt: Is ‘Deep State’ Behind Samantha Bee Remark?"