F&FW’s Fireworks Fizzle Again

“If you’re watching us today, get a life, viewer!” seemed to be the message that Fox & Friends sent its audience on Independence Day, the anniversary of the birth of the nation. I.e., turn off the television, grill your favorite foods, imbibe your adult potations, and celebrate God, country, family, and friends.

Reminiscent of last year, Fox & Friends’ Fourth was a dreadful dud.* The tepid tenor of Fox & Friends Weekend’s Fourth was set as the show opened to an arid a capella rendering of “God Bless America” by a dour dowdy dame clad in a drab charcoal dress. Even more so, when co-host Alisyn Camerota subsequently inadvertently warned, “Catherine Gayle will be with us all morning.” (And she assuredly was.) However, the die was fully cast when co-anchor Dave Briggs philistinely proclaimed, “A wonderful way to wake up, even better than Lee Greenwood if  you can believe it or not: I mean, there’s not much to me that tops waking up to Lee Greenwood, especially on the Fourth of July.”

Dave, perhaps, Ray Charles’ incomparable and timeless rendition of “America the Beautiful” to stir not only the body but the soul and spirit as well? Or, for that matter, Christina Aguilera’s sassy, saucy version of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy? Even the mini-skirted U.S.O. lovelies’ American tributes would have more aptly aroused the waking F&F fan on this special day.

Alas, F&F’s oft fire-hot Aly failed to heat up today’s ill-fated show as she cloaked herself in her distinctly demure all-red midi dress, surrounded by her co-anchors Clayton Morris and Dave bedecked in their dark, conservative suits with shirts and ties predictably picked from a virtual Hobson’s choice of colors (i.e., red, white, or blue). Illustrative of how bland F&FW was, one of its most palatable parts was the cheap beer tasting results. To echo Yogi Berra, “It was deja vu all over again.”

*https://jakeho.wordpress.com/2008/07/04/ff-fireworks-fizzle/

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3 Responses to “F&FW’s Fireworks Fizzle Again”

  1. M. davey Says:

    I thought the “dour, dowdy dame” on the Fox show was a nice touch. It’s great to hear someone sing that doesn’t think that “America”
    has 20 syllables, and a note to go with each.
    Anyway, I suspect all of the other people suggested were busy or dead and there was no one who wanted to bother with it on a holiday. I also imagine all of the military bands had other engagements.
    I liked the show mostly, but I was getting ready to enjoy Fourth of July doings in Pensacola, and there were many so whatever they did was good for me.
    We did get to hear Ray Charles and Lee Greenwood before the fireworks and then all the songs such as “Anchors Aweigh” and all the other military songs, and all the 40’s tunes.
    Lighten up on the F&FW bunch. They wanted to be home getting ready for their celebrations, also.

  2. jakeho Says:

    M. davey, I appreciate your charitable take on F&FW’s Fourth. However, I must call it as I see it. As an aside, F&FW rebounded quite nicely the next day.

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