Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Maria Molina: “I’m Engaged!”

October 6, 2014

“It was an exciting weekend!” Stormy FNC meteorologist Maria Molina sported some serene connubial bling this morn on Fox & Friends First. The lovely lady in red this morning gave her weather report as usual without mention of her new status to her male admirers: But, as she segued back to F&FF co-hosts Ainsley Earhardt and Heather Childers, Ainsley exclaimed, “Maria has a new ring on her finger this morning!”

Blushing and beaming, Maria replied, “Yeah, on the left hand!” Congratulating “Cosmo’s caliente Latina,” Ainsley answered, “Best wishes to you! We’re so happy for you!” Grinning from ear to ear, Maria remarked, “Thank you. It was an exciting weekend!”

The lucky lad? In her final weather hit on Fox & Friends, she announced, “I’m engaged!…He’s Reed Timmer.” Gushing, she remarked, “He’s just the kindest, warmest, most generous, just loving person I’ve ever met. He really is amazing! And, I’m just so honored and so blessed to be engaged to him.” Subsequently, she added, “And, we believe [that] we’ll be looking at a wedding date next year–November, December. So, we’ll keep you updated, of course!”

Best wishes, Maria! Congratulations, Reed!

[Author’s aside: In an earlier segment on F&F subtitled, “Sorry Boys! Maria Molina Gets Hitched,” she revealed that her Okie storm chaser/meteorologist lad asked her to marry him last Thursday (October 2). She said that he had intended to propose to her on bended knee in front of a tornado–but there was no tornado. Furthermore, she revealed that they had met in Mayflower, Arkansas (covering a tornado), and that “it’s been like love at first sight” and they have been inseparable ever since. For pics of the happy couple, link here.]

Alisyn Camerota: Departure “Bittersweet”

March 11, 2014

Staying classy. “Mother of God!,” exclaimed Judge Andrew Napolitano as he revealed beloved long-time FNC anchor Alisyn Camerota‘s imminent departure from the network to her America’s News HQ viewers today. Even though Aly had not yet announced her adieu to her audience, the Judge let them in on her “secret” at the end of his segment this afternoon.*

When the Judge finished his America’s News HQ analysis (on passenger rights on an ill-fated cruise), Aly remarked, “Judge, great to see you”: Grabbing her hand forthwith and kissing it affectionately, he animatedly remarked, “Pleasure. Aly, all the best to you! Is this the last time I’ll be on with you? Mother of God!” Not quite acknowledging his disclosure, she jested, “I doubt it! I sense [that] you’ll be at my house a lot!”

But, the erstwhile three-time queen of Fox & Friends Weekend was more forth coming to her Twitter followers earlier in the day. In a obvious nod to her fans who had Tweeted or otherwise expressed their love for her and her work after learning of her leaving Fox News, Aly Tweeted, “Wowee! Thanks for all the beautiful tweets and well wishes. It’s great to feel the impact of the work I’ve done. #bittersweet.”

Bittersweet indeed. According to the TVNewser’s scoop, Aly is expected to leave the building later this month. Encore, Aly!

*America’s News HQ – 03/11/14 (@ 1:49 p.m. ET).

Bush’s Bizarre Blunders

April 25, 2013

Grapes of Wrath? American people: no thanks! To the casual listener, former President George W. Bush’s presidential dedication may have seemed like a rare moment of national unity and bipartisanship. And, it almost was.

Whilom Democratic Presidents Carter and Clinton, Bush’s GOP dad 41, and the current President Barack Obama took to the podium to proclaim the virtues of W, a fellow member in the “most exclusive club in the world.” But, strangely, after all of the accolades that seemed to draw the country together as one, the U.S. Army performed the “Grapes of Wrath,” a song celebrating that most un-Civil War between the States. To make matters even worse for an oblivious 43, he expressed his appreciation to almost everyone, including the President (and former Presidents), other elected officials, his longtime political supporters, and even the library landscapers: But, he forgot to thank the American people who made his two-term Presidency possible.

Perhaps, President Bush’s presidential library dedication was actually apt. He was the patrician Bushes’ Texas son who made them proud as a well-intended, good-natured scion, who weathered 9-11 and kept the nation safe thereafter. But, sometimes, he could be quite clueless.

Bill Presses On: Remove Mississippi Star from Flag

June 8, 2012

Staying current? Current TV’s Full Court Press host Bill Press “[brought] his agenda for a liberal way” to yet another American icon, the U.S. flag yesterday. Two days before Americans celebrated D-Day, Press announced his “major crusade” to “junk the Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem (deriding it as “unsingable,” “an abomination,” and an embarrassment): Yesterday (day after D-Day anniversary), Press took aim at the “The Stars and the Stripes.” To whit, he sniped that Old Glory shines just a little too brightly: I.e., it has one too many stars.

In an interview with his friend Mediaite columnist Tommy Christopher via e-mail, Press declared that he “absolutely [did] not” have “any second thoughts about hating the anthem” and added that he thought it was a “horrible song” that was “militaristic” to boot. After a series of queries about the national anthem (e.g., rewriting “the home of the brave” to “a home of MANY brave”), Christopher asked, “What changes would you make to the actual flag?” Smugly, Press snarked, “Remove one star, for Mississippi.”

Perhaps, the talented former Crossfire co-anchor is simply trying to stoke the ratings for his new show by stirring up controversy. But, it seems somewhat strange for the talented former CNN Crossfire co-host who once deftly debated actual issues now to attack America’s revered symbols instead to stay current. Instead of “Pressing” on, perhaps, he should move on.

If not, Lady Liberty next, Bill?

Banfield: “Mayor” Romans Now “Favorite Nerd”

February 6, 2012

Christine: Hunh. I’ll take that as a compliment. Last Friday, Early Start co-host Ashleigh Banfield demoted CNN biz beauty Christine Romans from “Mayor of the Morning” to her “favorite nerd.” Maybe, Starting Point anchor Soledad O’Brien has had a word with Ashleigh.

Approximately a month ago, as ES just got off the ground, newbie Ashleigh fawningly called her CNN colleague Christine (and her immediate predecessor qua American Morning interim co-host) “Mayor of the Morning.” Subsequently, Carpe Diem noted the fact and Ashleigh has since seemed to surcease using the adoring appellation for her “idol.” However, last Friday, Ashleigh appeared to find a new one, i.e., nerd, to the chagrin of Christine.

After Ashleigh introduced the biz beauty’s January jobs report began, a goofy Christine remarked, “You thought it was [the] Super Bowl [that] was a big thing coming up. For me, it’s the Super Bowl of indicators.” In reply, Ashleigh aptly riposted, “You are such a nerd!” Smiling, Christine concurred, “I know. And, that’s the jobs report: I can’t help it.”

When Christine concluded her story, the Palin-bespectacled Cannuck chuckled, “You are my favorite nerd! That’s all I have to say.” Rolling her eyes upwords, a less-than-convincing Christine concluded, “Hunh. I’ll take that as a compliment.” As vid of the upcoming segments began to run and Ashleigh’s co-host Zoraida Sambolin began to tease them, an off-camera voice (sounding identical to Christine) reassuringly whispered, “Don’t worry about it.”

Apparently, Christine is not as keen on her latest title. However, she seems to have given Ashleigh a pass this time. Maybe, she, too, has had a word from Soledad.

*Early Start – 01/03/12 (@ 6:07 a.m. ET)

Able Carlson Kills Cain?

October 24, 2011

Cain: No, abortion should not be a part of the political discussion. After ending Hank Williams, Jr.‘s two-decade-decade Monday Night Football tradition three weeks ago with a softball on partisan politics, has Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson killed Herman Cain’s campaign today with a similarly sympathetic question on abortion?

Today, in an F&F segment entitled “Cain’s Clarifications: Spelling Out Stances on Abortion & GITMO” segment, Gretchen and her F&F co-hosts, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, offered Cain an opportunity to rehabilitate himself with his socially conservative supporters still reeling after his Piers Morgan Tonight appearance. But, before their interview of Cain began, they ran an edited Piers Morgan clip of him saying, “It’s not the government’s role or anybody else’s role to make that decision: it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make not me as President, not some politician, [and] not a bureaucrat.” Then, they aired Cain apparently recanting in an address, three days later, the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, declaring, “I would not sign any legislation that in any way allowed the government to be involved in it. I would strengthen all of our current laws that prevent abortion. I believe that abortion should be clearly stated and illegal across this country.”

Subsequently, an apparently supportive and similarly equivocal Carlson posited, “I know you’ve had some difficulty with the abortion issue. Here’s my question for you this morning: Should abortion be a part of the political discussion?” Perhaps, lulled into a false sense of security on friendly territory like Williams, Cain confidently asserted, “No, it should not, quite frankly.” Risibly, he added, “But, my position is real clear, Gretchen, and it’s been consistent: I am pro-life. That first clip that you payed [sic], played was taken out of context.”

Doubtlessly, Cain may wish that abortion were not a “part of the political discussion” after receiving strong blowback from social conservatives. For example, fellow 2012 GOP Presidential contestant Rick Perry blasted Cain, saying, “Pro-life is not a matter of campaign convenience: it is a core conviction….It is a liberal canard to say I am personally pro-life but government should stay out of that decision. More acerbically, Santorum remarked, “It is unconscionable for Herman to run for the nomination of the Party that stands in defense of Life while showing disregard for the sanctity of  Life.”

Ouch. Cain could learn from another unscripted Presidential contender CEO without political experience. Instead of hobnobbing with the Donald in New York, he may want to consult with H. Ross in Texas. Otherwise, his rocket-like rise may well be aborted before it really even gets off the ground.

Playbunny Aly Arouses

December 20, 2010

Rick Reichmuth: There’s about to be a wardrobe malfunction.” Clad in her cleavage-baring, sexy short red dress, Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Alisyn Camerota got the rapt attention of FNC meteorologist Rick Reichmuth and the rest of her male admirers Saturday as she tried on a pink Hoodie-Footie Saturday during the After the Show Show. Having donned it during the regular show, apparently, Aly acted as if she were reluctant to try it on once again.

When the After the Show Show started, Dave asked where the Hoodie-Footie was. When Aly answered that she did not know, Dave theatrically walked off the set, searching for it and demanding that she “put it back on before we leave today.” As Dave sought her “mislaid” garb, Aly explained to viewers that co-anchors Dave and Clayton Morris had given it to her last year as a gift and that it looked basically like a giant bunny suit. Then, as producers played Shaftesque make-out music, a smiling Aly alluring elaborated, “Not the kind of bunny suit they have at Hugh Hefner’s place: it’s a different kind of bunny suit. This one I don’t think arouses quite the same interest level in the viewers.”

Soon thereafter, Dave finally returned with the Hoodie-Footie and handed it to Aly. As Aly struggled to slip her beautiful bare gams into the legs of the unwieldy suit, a staring Rick seemed mesmerized by F&FW’s sexy siren. As Aly continued to raise her stems in his direction in her attempts to don the Hoodie-Footie, Rick chuckled, “There is about to be a wardrobe malfunction going on right now.” No preening prig, Aly riposted, “I know, I appreciate…that you’re monitoring it closely. I see that, Rick. I notice.” Aptly interjecting, Dave declared, “We’re trying to drive viewership to the After the Show Show.”

Continuing to do just that, Dave asked Aly to pose for a photo with her leg up to show off the Footie. After Aly playfully complied and some subsequent casual chatter about the attributes of her attire ensued, Aly commented, “My body temperature has soared to about 105 right now. Just  putting it on, you get instantly hot in here.” Without a moment’s hesitation, Dave gazed down and grabbed his comely co-host’s foot, declaring, “Oh, wait a minute! You can unzip the feet if you have the hot–my wife has what’s called the hot feet [and] her feet get really hot. Sorry honey. Yeah, she calls them ‘the hot feet.'”

As Dave stripped Aly’s foot bare, Aly asserted, “I don’t really think we should show the viewers my toes.” Undeterred, Dave pulled her “stocking” off her foot and twirled it about like a cinematic ecdysiast and threw it suggestively toward the viewers. Looking on, Rick observed, “You have just a whole new search thing for Alisyn.” Alisyn added, “A whole new website. I love it!”

And, so do many of Aly’s faithful F&FW fans.


Elam Returns to A.M.

August 22, 2010

CNN biz reporter and new mom Stephanie Elam was welcomed back Friday to American Morning from maternity leave by co-anchors Kiran Chetry and Jim Acosta. After her report on the new credit card rules, Jim remarked, “Welcome back, by the way.” A glowing Stephanie replied, “Thank you. It’s good to be back. Kiran added, “You look great!” To the AM audience, Kiran explained, “Stephanie is a new mommie so she’s back now.” (Stephanie and her husband, investment banker Jeff Rush, are now the proud parents of an almost three-month old baby girl.)

Animatedly, Stephanie answered, “Thank you. Yeah. It is very cool to have the job and the baby. It’s cool to kind of blend them.” Smiling broadly, she continued, “Obviously, I am sleep deprived but I’m happy.”

Yes, welcome back, Stephanie!

Banderas’ “Teachable Moment”?

July 25, 2010

PETA pride: Bear bashing? Fox Report weekend anchor Julie Banderas joined her weekday counterpart Shepard Smith today in finding great delight in the pain of the Trampoline Bear. In a Fox News “Bear Alert,” Julie announced that New Jersey had given approval to its first bear hunt in five years as Fox Report producers ran the exploitative almost-seven-year-old video of a tranquilized black bear falling from a tree onto a trampoline, being bounced high into the air, and then crashing headfirst into the unforgiving ground. As the footage ran, Julie laughed, “Maybe, all they [New Jersey authorities] need is a few trampolines. That’ll take care of ‘em: It’ll wipe ‘em all out!”* (The floor crew roared with approval.)

Not so very funny. Perhaps, the Kardashian sisters, Kloe and Kim, should have given their apparent friend Julie a lesson on animal appreciation earlier this month during their Fourth of July yacht cruise of the Hudson River.* Both of the beauties have been given an education of their own on animal rights by PETA. In 2008, Kloe posed for PETA’s “Fur? I’d Rather Go Naked” campaign against the killing of animals for their coat after the organization told her what occurred to the animals during fur harvesting. In April of this year, Kim had to defend herself for holding a kitten by the nape of the neck in a Twitter photo after coming under fire from PETA for doing so. Perhaps, they can now help explain to Julie that the Trampoline Bear deserves some respect as well.

The author is certainly not suggesting that Julie is cold-hearted after following her copious love Tweets about baby daughter Addison. However, regardless of one’s views of PETA, one would be hard pressed not to agree that animals should be treated as humanely as possible. To find humor in the harming of an animal, i.e., the Trampoline Bear, is simply regrettable at best. Hopefully, Julie (and Shep) will soon so concur.

[As to Julie’s friendship with the Kardashian family, her sister Melissa Bidwell is co-executive producer of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” As to the aforementioned cruise, Julie, hubby Andrew, and their daughter Addison all were aboard with the Kardashian family for that luxurious outing on July 4th. The next day an appreciative Julie Tweeted, “@KhloeKardashian @KimKardashian @KeepinUpWKris It was great seeing u guys! Addison says she’ll never forget her 1st 4th!!! :)”]

*Fox Report - 07/25/10 (@7:41 p.m. ET)

Update: Citing this article specifically, Julie responded, “I’d like to go on the record by saying all who know me are aware of my passion for animal rights. I would never condone animal cruelty and have informed my producers not to air the bear on a trampoline video on my show ever again. http://bit.ly/bVNExX”

Update2: Julie has scrubbed her Twitter page of her Trampoline Bear Tweets and reTweets, including her animal rights stand and her decision not to ever air the Trampoline Bear vid again on her weekend Fox Report.

Clayton: “Help Me Out”

May 26, 2010

Fox & Friends Weekend co-hosts Dave Briggs and Alisyn Camerota tried to do just that during a divorce segment Saturday. As the three co-anchors, Dave, Aly, and Clayton Morris discussed an DailyBeast.com article about predictors of divorce, Dave and Aly took the lead. As they went through various divorce risk factors (e.g., both spouses’ respective parents have divorced and remarried, and/or have twins or triplet, only one spouse smoking, etc.) both Dave and Aly talked about their personal marriages. Dave revealed that both he and his wife Brandi’s respective parents had been divorced and had remarried but did not argue about money. Likewise, Aly disclosed that she and her husband Tim also both had parents who had divorced and remarried and that they furthermore have twins. However, a ringless Clayton remained conspicuously silent about his own marriage to Sara and merely kidded about an old college girlfriend who smoked.

As the segment ended, Dave joked, “Both your parents divorced, remarried, you [Aly] have twins. Tim, I’m sorry: retain a lawyer, my friend, because the two of you are in deep trouble!”* Aly replied, “Oh, no, no. There is good news and we’ll show that later. There is good news for marriages but you’ll have to stick around for that.” Clayton smiled, raised his eye brows, and interjected, “Can’t wait for that. Help me out.”

Indeed, Dave and Aly already had.

Fox & Friends Weekend – 05/22/10 (@7:36 a.m. ET)

[Reader, another catch-up article on F&FW.]

Gretchie Does Dallas 2

March 2, 2010

Oops! Was Fox and Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson tutored by Clayton Morris, her F&F Weekend counterpart, on Hollywood history?* Or, did the two simply share the same producer primer on the iconic ’80’s (primarily) show Dallas in preparation for their respective stories on Jay Leno’s return to the Tonight Show?

Less than two weeks ago, Clayton “corrected” Aly after she had rightly likened a Tonight Show promo (that seemed to wipe out the abreviated Conan era) to the memorable Dallas dream episode (that erased an entire season). Today, when F&F co-anchor Brian Kilmeade compared the Tonight Show “Wizard of Oz” spoof opening to the dream of “Bobby Ewing from Dallas,” Gretchen inaptly remarked, “Oh! I hope there was no gunshot!”* Seemingly caught off guard, Brian laughed, “There probably wasn’t but we don’t know if that was a dream if there was.”

Unlike Aly who seemed to accede to Clayton’s incorrect claim, Brian appeared to indirectly set Gretchen and the record straight. I.e, viewers, there was no gunshot when Pamela awoke to Bobby showering in that infamous scene. Rather, Gretchen was probably thinking of the most highly rated Dallas program ever, “Who Shot J.R.?

Good catch, Brian.

Caveat: Clayton responded that his remarks were misinterpreted by the author in Carpe Diem’s “Clayton ‘Corrects’ Aly: Oops!” Clayton asserted, “I was joking about The Dallas thing. I guess you didn’t get it. I was being sarcastic and made the Newhart joke.”

Fox & Friends – 03/02/10 (@6:03 a.m. ET)

Aly: Scott Brown Girl?

February 1, 2010

Is Fox & Friends co-host Alisyn Camerota, the Bristol Bay Babe, becoming a Scott Brown girl? Yesterday, she interviewed Amber Lee Ettinger who famously had a “crush on Obama.” Today, Aly expressed her own enthrallment with Obama’s potential GOP counterpart, the newly elected Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown.

In a segment entitled “Scott Brown’s Sit-Down” (featuring footage of Barbara Walter’s interview of Brown on This Week), Aly declared, “People are so entranced, frankly, by Scott Brown right now ’cause he seems like a regular guy. He’s so interesting.” Co-anchor Steve Doocy interjected, “Entranced?” Aly replied, “Yes.” Steve teased, “You’re eyes are getting heavy? That kind?” Appearing to be only jesting somewhat, Aly rejoined, “Entranced, yes. I’m hypnotized by him, actually. And, it’s just because of the [halting pause]. Steve prompted, “Cosmo?” Grinning, Aly agreed, “Cosmo thing.”

Aly seems to be only following in the coquettish ways of the Obama Girl. Hopefully, she will not proceed further into the seductive paths of another former morning news show (Today) co-host, i.e., the aforementioned Barbara Walters. She, too, had a certain something for another married moderate Republican Massachusetts Senator, Edward Brook. But, she did something about it.

By the way, Aly, if Brown can use his nude Cosmo pictorial to help capture his Senate seat, surely, you can parlay your sexy bikini pic into “bigger and better” things. Gretchen’s seat? Or, even Greta’s?

D&C Do “Courtney”

January 10, 2010

Not again, Dave & Clayton! Just when Fox & Friends Weekend viewers thought that co-hosts Dave Briggs and Clayton Morris were gaining their sea legs and establishing their separate identities, they re-embraced their Doublemen Twin avatars in the very first segment of the show today. Happily, their sexy tutor Alisyn Camerota was there again to save the day for her F&FW audience.

In the trio’s discussion of Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s new book, “Game Change,” they turned to the passage about former President Bill Clinton’s purported slam of then Senator Barack Obama (in a conversation with Senator Teddy Kennedy in an effort to secure Kennedy’s endorsement of then Senator Hillary Clinton for President). After showing on screen Clinton’s cited quote, saying, “A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee,” Dave stated that Kennedy got so turned off by such negativity that he switched his support to Obama. Interestingly, when Aly asked, “But what does that comment mean?,” Dave replied, “Well, I don’t think that’s racial: that’s experience.” Echoing Dave, Clayton chimed, “It just meant his experience.”

After their bald assertions, Aly delicately observed, “I think that’s giving him the benefit of the doubt. That’s great, and you may be right that.” Insisting he was indeed, Dave interrupted, “I don’t take anything racial from that.” Once again, Clayton reverberated, “Yeah.” Not completely cowed, Aly continued, “But it’s still sort of a nasty comment.” Seemingly, not satisfied with Aly’s lack of assent, Dave insisted, “I think that he would have said that about any low level staffer or representative.” Immediately, Clayton concurred, “Yeah. He was making the point that it’s just lack of experience.”

Unfortunately, the Doublemen Twins sounded like Courtney Friel vacuously opining about the healthcare plan. Not racial? Why did a “fuming” Senator Kennedy recount the quote to a friend and, further, switch his support to Obama? About lack of experience? Would a past Harvard Law Review president and University of Chicago School of Law constitutional law professor likely be subserviently serving Bill Clinton and Teddy Kennedy coffee? (As an aside, perhaps, both Dave and Clayton forgot about Bill Clinton’s stirring the racial pot in his comparison of Obama’s 2008 South Carolina Democratic presidential primary victory to prior ones by Jesse Jackson.)

The author was beginning to believe that the boys were able to fly on their own (and let Aly soar to new heights). At least, for today, it was not to be.

Juliet Huddy: “I’m baaaaaaaack!”

September 17, 2009

The girl is back in town! Today, Juliet Huddy, the former co-host of the Morning Show with Mike and Juliet and Fox & Friends Weekend is back at Fox News with a new contract. Only a few hours ago, the leggy, blond beauty Tweeted, “Heading up to Fox Legal to sign a new deal. I’m baaaaaaaack! Been with FNC for 12 years. CRAZY.” Offering a clue to her plans, she added, “New segment on O’Reilly Factor — “Dumbest Things”. See you on Fridays!”

Juliet has been sorely missed since her departure to the broadcast network. Lately, her appearances as a substitute host on the morning and afternoon, a contributor on the O’Reilly Factor, and a guest on Red Eye have been a delightful reminder of her fab Fox & Friends days. Now that she’s back, hopefully, Bill Shine will add her to the Fox & Friends rotation, too. Her sexy, edgy, irreverent approach would be a welcome addition.

Welcome back, Juliet!

You Can Call Me Al, Brian: Not!

December 19, 2008

Hannity & Colmes departing co-host Alan Colmes did not cotton to Brian Kilmeade’s flippant familiarity today. In Fox & Friends’ final segment with Colmes and his wife Jocelyn Crowley (author of Defiant Dads), co-host Brian Kilmeade asked, “Al, what are you are going to be doing: do we know?” Colmes snapped, “Al-[l]an. I don’t go by that nickname!”

Egging them on, co-anchor Steve Doocy interjected, “Them’s fighting words!” Colmes continued, “Don’t call me Al!” Brian smiling rejoined, “You are so angry.” Colmes replied, “I don’t call you Bri: I mean, what is that? [Can I] shorten your name?” Brian responded, “You can call me Bri!” Colmes answered, “I don’t think so! Calming Colmes, Gretchen Carlson commented, “We call him Brain around here.” Steve observed, “This is not ending well.” Colmes retorted, “It didn’t start well.”

Trying to get back on track, Colmes explained that he would continue his radio show and develop a Fox weekend program. Then he ribbed Brian, stating that he was going to be Doocy’s co-host on Fox & Friends. Brian riposted, “I definitely like your wife better!”

Ainsley’s America

November 10, 2008

Ainsley Earhardt, former Fox & Friends co-host and current late evening news reader,  has blossomed in her role as a correspondent for Hannity’s America. Saturday she began her four-part series on alternative forms of energy on Hannity’s show. The conservative correspondent commendably reported on the positives of the first proposed off-shore wind farm in Nantucket Sound which is much too close for the rich and famous near Martha’s Vineyard and other privileged playrounds. The sweet, shapely Southern belle has found a natural ally in Sean Hannity as she seems to earnestly cover the news without checking her values at the door.

Veiling Kiran’s Viands

November 6, 2008

Since this author reported Kiran Chetry’s Coke and Nabisco Premium crackers breakfast about two weeks ago, has AM’s Janelle Rodriguez been trying to conceal what Kiran consumes? Kiran’s Coke bottle (and ubiquitous Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts coffee cups) has been replaced with nondescript white disposable cups and her Nabisco box (and McDonald’s wrappers) has given way to aluminum foil and saran wrap. (Nevertheless, Kiran has managed to sneak a Red Bull or two with the back of the can facing the camera.)

Perhaps, AM does not wish to fuel any further baby speculation. Or it simply may no longer want to promote brand names inadvertently. Or both.

An interesting aside: in his AM health segment today, Dr. Sanjay Gupta said that Kiran would know about as good as anybody that women need to think about prenatal care up to four months in advance. Merely a random remark?

http://jakeho.wordpress.com/2008/10/23/more-am-nausea-kiran/

No Briggs Saturday

October 18, 2008

Dave Briggs, co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend, was replaced by Peter Johnson, Jr., today. Fear not, Dave’s darlings: your beloved’s absence was mentioned at the start of the first and final hour. Ergo, his position does not seem to be imminently imperiled.

As to Briggs’ sub, the eminent effete attorney did an admirable job as usual. Not only did Johnson provide a measured, intelligent take on the week’s current events, but he also kept Clayton Morris’ clowning in check with little effort. Good job, Peter!

By the way, Alisyn, keep tuning up your castrato choir and their understudies. However, keep the heat turned up, too! Your male audience will not notice your boys’ mistakes as much.

Ingenue Gretch?

October 16, 2008

Gretchen Carlson, the feigned innocent of Fox & Friends, promo’d the Brian Wilson presidential preference cafe segment. She teased, “I know who is there–the intrepid, the wonderfully dependable…Brian Williams [perhaps, thinking of NBC’s evening news anchor].” Steve interjected, “Wilson!” Gretch responded, “Oh!…Brian Wilson. I’m sorry: You’re never going to forgive me. Anyway, will you still bring me back a hot dog? Brian Kilmeade risquely remarked, “Excuse me!” Gretch blushed, giggled, and dropped her head.

After the commercial break and as the Wilson story was concluding, the ingenue Gretch ribaldly requested a “hot dog.” Wilson said that he would. Mrs. Goody Two Shoes with a dirty sole?

F&FW Pretenders? “Don’t Get Me Wrong!”

October 12, 2008

Today Fox & Friends Weekends opened to the strains of the Pretenders’ “Don’t Get Me Wrong.” Maybe, the producers are asking the viewers to embrace the song’s penultimate verse. The stanza reads as follows:

Don’t get me wrong
If I come and go like fashion
I might be great tomorrow
But hopeless yesterday.

In F&FW’s prior reincarnation with the cast of Ainsley Earhardt, Clayton Morris, Dave Briggs, Rick Reichmuth, and Courtney Friel, the show seemed like a series of news skits with no one to exert a semblence of sanity. In fact, it did seem “hopeless yesterday”: it is better with seasoned veteran Alisyn Camerota today; and, maybe, just maybe, it “might be great tomorrow.”

“Don’t get me wrong”: “Great” seems like an unattainable aspiration. Let’s just hope that F&FW continues to get better.

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/pretenders/dont+get+me+wrong_20110708.html


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 79 other followers