Gretch Not Enough: F&F Newsreader Needed

Gretch is not enough! Fox & Friends urgently needs a new newsreader. Without Aly, the trio of Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade are, as Barack Obama might say, watchable “enough.” Without Alisyn Camerota (reportedly moved to F&F Weekend), F&F desparately requires a sexy, savvy lass to reinvigorate the show. Otherwise, there may be more than a few migrations to CNN’s American Morning with the eminently watchable Kiran Chetry.

Suggestion: Bring in FBN’s Greek goddess Nicole Petallides, spicy siren Rebecca Gomez, or someone similar.

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19 Responses to “Gretch Not Enough: F&F Newsreader Needed”

  1. motownman Says:

    Sounds like the perfect job for Ainsley Earhardt

  2. boogiewoogee Says:

    Sorry, Sparty, but Jake said sexy and savvy. Now if he’d said sappy and saccharine, THEN Butterface Ainsley would be a perfect fit.

    Do you think she’s being bounced from the weekend gig because she’s invigorating the show and boosting the ratings? Why would the PTB want to put a ratings dud into one of their top-rated shows?

  3. G.R.I.T.S. Says:

    Been seeing a lot of Ainsely at nightly newsbreaks. Looks like she’s may not return to F&FW–even as newsreader. They’re working her too much during the week.

    F&F is going to need someone besides Gretch for sure. It’ll be interesting to see what or who they come up with. I’ll reserve judgement, but the weekday show may be going the way of the weekend show for me–unwatchable!

  4. Kathy@brazoscowgirl Says:

    I refuse to watch F & F after she attacked obese kids, she is just catty and immature. I find her boring as well. Alisyn is so much better than she thought about being.

  5. M. Davey Says:

    O.K. folks, we’re getting into a mess here! We’re going to lose any variety whatsoever and even Aly all the time can get boring!.
    She reads the news well, interviews well, but enough, already.
    I don’t remember Gretchen being so bad until everyone started talking about her. She has gone downhill! And opinionated? Yes, she is that!
    Ainsley cannot be the Fox Girl and neither can Courtney, but I can’t abide a daily dose of Gomez. Oh, what are we going to do?
    I think if Alisyn gets to do all the things everyone wants her to do, then Fox News will have to be Pay Per View to pay her salary.

  6. Tina B. Says:

    I love Aly and am glad she is returning to F&FW. But… they need to do something with the two guys. I am not sure even Aly can work well with them. Maybe they won’t be using a newsreader on weekends, since they have quit that during the week. That would mean no more Courtney, either. Hmmm.. maybe things are starting to go right on the weekend show.

    As for the weekday show, don’t think Gretchen is why people watch F&F. Aly has a lot of fans and will be missed. Who knows what will happen from here!!!!!

  7. CathyG Says:

    On Wednesday’s show they had Martha McCallum as a stand in for Gretchen. It was wonderful. What a smart, sassy, intelligent lady. Reminded me of ED Hill. I know she has her own show later in the day, but I’m never in to see it so this was the first time I’ve seen her in action. Doubt she could be persuaded to move to F&F permanently but was good to know that somebody at Fox recognised talent when they saw it.

  8. Al Says:

    Ms. McCallum did a very good job… I’m not sure precisely what that “it” for F&F is, but she definitely has it. I think Megyn Kelly, for example, is a fantastic anchor with an almost perfect on-air presence… but even she doesn’t have that “it” needed for F&F. Isn’t just the women, either, as I think Adam Housley has “it”.

    As for Ms. Carlson’s new role, I’m going to give her a chance. She’s plenty sexy enough but lacks the sass to go with it. If not sass, maybe she can find her own thing to make us interested.

  9. U-2 Says:

    Sorry, Sparty!

    Ainsley’s gone from F&FW and F&F for good following this weekend!

    The simple fact is that she wasn’t good enough to do the job. Even after 6 months in the center chair!

  10. G.R.I.T.S. Says:

    I still say to give Rick a chance at the couch. Especially now that Greg has been lost to local tv, giving Rick a shot would be a great option. He’s funny/goofy, but mature and intelligent too. I don’t think Adam would want to relocate from the West Coast, but I could be wrong about that. He could take the other chair, then I might enjoy Rick/Alisyn/Adam as much as I did Greg/Page/Kelly. Then, there’s still the problem of a newsreader to replace Courtney. Surely, Fox can fine someone who would fit in that slot. I’m not keen on the Rebecca Gomez type, but Martha is definitely a step above any of the other females at Fox right now. She’s anchor material, though, not newsreader. I’ll have to ponder this one for awhile.

  11. tiamatsrevenge Says:

    Gretch never had “it” … She’s only there because of who her hubby reps and the company that HE works for … CAA is one of the two big talent agencies …

    Well, they could put Rick and Peter Johnson Jr on F&FW with Aly … Or bring back Page & Kelly (since they shifted Greg to GDNY) … Dump Gretch & give Aly the weekday slot … Julie Banderas and PAB also would work well …

    Better yet … Can Roger Ailes / John Moody / Bill Shine … Then dump Painsley, Courtney, Claytone & Lawnmower Man …

  12. boogiewoogee Says:

    G., I think you’ve hit on a great idea – build a team around Aly and Rick. They both have a cutting sense of humor (without being immature), they both know how to be serious, and they are credible when they speak.

    Maybe they can do away with the newsreader slot on weekends. Like it would take a whole lot for the 3 co-hosts to take turns reading headlines?

  13. boogiewoogee Says:

    Poor Sparty. I’d almost feel sorry for him, if he weren’t trashing Gretchen for her alleged “thunder thighs.” Considering what a Butterface Ainsley is, he’d be wise to shut his piehole.

  14. Al Says:

    Rick has “it”. That’s a good idea – too bad I’m not the one who makes those decisions.

    Page Hopkins doubled as newsreader for a time after which the camera would pull back to a wide shot as she walked to the couch… which provided a clear and well-defined segue between the “hard news” programme segment and the regular with its sometimes irreverent banter.

  15. Ruth Says:

    Courtney gives a new meaning to the phrase ‘dumb blonde’. She is an embarassment to Fox. Ainsley is not far behind. What is happening at Fox. I enjoyed watching Fox starting at 6:00 A.M. but now with Gretchen on earlier, I bounce all over. Please, if someone must go let it be Gretchen. CBS was smart to get rid of her. She is just awful.

  16. boogiewoogee Says:

    We actually have the show on in the background this morning (since this is the last weekend of this dreck, we can almost tolerate it before heading out for the day), and what do we see? Rick doing a segment (indoors) with some guy, about ice cream!

    I just fear that if Rick joins Aly on the curvy couch, that Dave will be the one to go the way of Ainsley and Britney, instead of the perpetually idiotic Claytoon.

  17. U-2 Says:

    Anything with Alisyn hosting is a great improvement over “Clueless Ainsley” and “Ditsy Courtney!”

    Next weekend can’t get here fast enough!

  18. tiamatsrevenge Says:

    I don’t know why Claytone is “slumming” being on a conservative network … One would think that as a liberal, he’d want to be on a liberal network … Unless he thinks he can actually change the minds of the viewers and get them to go to the liberal side …

  19. Al Says:

    I honestly don’t care what political leanings the hosts have, and that includes Clayton Moore. I expect to see professional journalists on FNC who are capable and skilled at providing fair coverage of whatever issue they are discussing.

    Many on these blogs have given high praises to Alisyn Camerota over Gretchen Carlson and, while some of that certainly has to do with her easy-to-like personality, I believe much of her appeal has to do with her seemingly effortless ability to phrase a question in such a way that brings out the liberal perspective of a guest’s argument when the ‘balance” between both guests isn’t quite working, and then to turn around and do the exact same thing for the conservative side when its representative is being drown out. That ability to reach in and extract the essence of an argument on behalf on the viewer without appearing to take sides is the true sign of a journalist. To then be able to entertain an audience through lighthearted and interesting banter is the sign of goof F&F host.

    If Clayton Morris can show me that he’s professional enough to bring out whichever side of an issue that requires his moderating help – and to do so in such a manner that doesn’t make me want to smack him upside the head every five minutes – then I’ll be a loyal supporter regardless of his personal politics. Until then, my hand is poised.

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