“Don’t Mock Age”

On Fox & Friends this morning, Ainsley Earhardt subbed for Gretchen Carlson, who attended last night’s radio/television correspondents Washington press gala. Happily, she had Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy to help guide her through the “McCain Too Old?” segment. In that story, Kilmeade and Doocy derided seventy-five-year-old Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) for saying the seventy-one-old presumptive Republican nominee was too old.

After the Murtha footage rolled, Murtha/McCain comparison pics were displayed, and further Murtha vids ran, Ainsley pointed out the “clear difference” in their age by noting Murtha’s wrinkles and his hesitant gait. When she couldn’t get one particular vid rerun, she offered to demonstrate his doddering.

Kilmeade saved the sweet lamb from more controversy. When she rose to reenact Murtha’s walk, Kilmeade intervened and lightly admonished, “You don’t want to mock people.” He kindly and smiling added, “Just don’t mock age.” Doocy repeated Kilmeade’s admonition. Chastened Ainsley said, “Oh, sorry.”

The producers, Kilmeade, and Doocy seem to realize that viewers notice verbal missteps. Unlike their failure to address Beckel’s Special Olympics slight, they corrected Ainsley on the spot. Laurels, Fox News!

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2 Responses to ““Don’t Mock Age””

  1. Susan Says:

    yet another reason to replace Ainsley…

  2. boogiewoogee Says:

    The more she opens her mouth, the closer she appears to be in the same intellectual league as her BFF Courtney.

    It’s amazing just how far flat-ironed, bleached hair and fake breasts will take a woman in this field.

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