Aly: F&FW’s “Leading” Lady

Alisyn Camerota: Journo or gonzo? During an interview with guest Jeanine Pirro (Fox legal analyst and Judge Pirro host), Aly and co-host Clayton Morris seemed intent on convincing her that the Obama administration acted properly in placing the “underwear bomber” in the federal court system. However, Pirro would not be swayed and remained adamant that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab should have been tried by a military tribunal and not been granted constitutional rights.

When Aly subsequently concluded the segment, she seemed genuinely surprised at Pirro’s steadfastness in the face of her and Clayton’s persistent leading queries. As she bid Pirro adieu, Aly made a rather strange journalistic comment and, apparently, an inadvertent admission. Turning to Pirro, she asserted, “Well, you disagree with every single question we ask.”

Without regard to the merits of the issue, it seemed odd for the F&FW hosts to present one united position with the guest providing the countervailing view. Fair and balanced? Yes, both positions were given. But, “We report, You decide”? Not quite.

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5 Responses to “Aly: F&FW’s “Leading” Lady”

  1. Al Says:

    Judge Pirro appeared as a legal analyst and without a countering point of view. I would think that a more sceptical line of questioning would be the proper “fair and balanced” approach. Viewers get to decide whether or not the judge’s arguments survived cross examination.

  2. Tom B. Says:

    Hmm, how does one disagree with a question? I guess Aly was forwarding an implication and not a mere question. Fair and Balanced my a$$?

  3. jakeho Says:

    Al, skepticism is one thing but leading queries another altogether.

    Tom B., that’s a good question and assumption.

  4. Tom B. Says:

    Congrats to you and all of Louisiana, Jake. The Ain’ts ain’t the Ain’ts no more!

  5. jakeho Says:

    Thanks, Tom B. After all these years, a very special moment for N’awlins, the State of Louisiana, and the Who Dat Nation.

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