Hint of Hubris

A hint of hubris hung in the air today on Fox & Friends Weekend’s presidential election special edition as F&F co-hosts Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocy seemed to slight the usual weekend version unconsciously. Such an odor is not surprising. The FNC execs do not seem to hesitate to replace it with the F&F A-Team whenever an event of significance needs to be covered.

An example of this aura of arrogance occurred as Brian opened the third hour of the show. When in his usual fashion, he declared, “This is the official morning show of the 2008 election,” Gretch remarked, “Our Sunday viewers are not used to your pronunciation of “election.” Perhaps, realizing that the suits might not like Gretch’s implication that their weekday viewers do not stick around for the weekend version, Brian responded, “I think they are.” Still oblivious to her goof, Gretchen airily asked, “Really?”

Another such instance ensued toward the end of the program. After receiving a segue from meteorologist Rick Reichmuth, Steve said, “Rick Reichmuth, we thank you very much for sharing this Sunday morning with us.” Feeling, perhaps, a little slighted, Rick riposted, “Thank you guys for sharing it with me.” Steve replied, “Oh, yeah,” and Brian added, “Oh, that’s true.”

Even though Gretch and Steve’s remarks were assuredly inadvertent, they seemed to display a lack of regard for Fox & Friends Weekend. Rick seemed to respond, “This is MY house.” When FNC takes its weekend edition more seriously, maybe, its viewers will, too.

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3 Responses to “Hint of Hubris”

  1. Al Says:

    Even though I didn’t watch F&FW, I did note that most of the FNC big shots were working today just as they have several times this year. I think the push is to get all the ‘A’ teams in front of the camera and it has little to do with the weekend F&F hosts, themselves.

  2. Dave : Sleep in Sunday « Carpe Diem Says:

    […] replaced yet again for another special edition Fox & Friends Weekend tomorrow probably by the F&F “A Team” boys (Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy). After about two hours, Clayton more circumspectly confirmed […]

  3. Dave Briggs: Sleep in Sunday « Carpe Diem Says:

    […] replaced yet again for another special edition Fox & Friends Weekend tomorrow probably by the F&F “A Team” boys (Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy). After about two hours, Clayton more circumspectly confirmed […]

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