According to TVNewser, Ainsley Earhardt, apparent co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend was given a “dressing down” by the suits at FNC for missives to me. Apparently, the Fox News brass think that informing the viewer is a vice, not a virture. In the past, when Fox & Friends replaced the smug, egocentric Julian Phillips and the luscious, leggy Kiran Chetry (Fox & Friends Weekend hosts), FNC did not inform the viewer of the changes. (Not too surprisingly, perhaps, since Kiran moved to CNN and now co-hosts its morning news show, American Morning, in direct competition with the week day Fox & Friends program.) Now that Kelly Wright, Greg Kelly, and Page Hopkins have been absent for over a month without an explanation on F&F, Ainsley’s responsiveness has now been denigrated vis-a-vis praised. Laurels, Ainsley! Brickbats, FNC Brass!
By the way, the Kelly Boys are still on FNC’s air but Page Hopkins is still missing in action. Cf. Carpe Diem articles in re the Kelly Boys At America’s Election Headquarters and Page Hopkins: Still at FNC.
For TVNewser’s complete article, including its admonition to TV news anchors and its quotations of this blog, check the link which is as follows: http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fnc/when_not_to_meet_the_press_80371.asp