Kilmeade: Not People, Dems

Malkin smiled. While most seasoned viewers know generally where the sympathies of the sundry cable news channels tend to lie, Fox & Friends co-anchor Brian Kilmeade left little doubt for even the most virginal viewer this morning. During an F&F segment entitled “President to Veto Tax Cuts?,” conservative pundit Michelle Malkin opined that President Obama was fearful of the November election results and simply could not bring himself to say that he would veto the Bush tax cut extensions and “override the will of the people once again.” Always the ready wag, Brian caustically jested, “Right. But, the thing is, Michelle, we’re not even talking about people: we’re talking about Democrats.”

Pausing to punctuate his partisan prick, Brian beamed broadly before continuing his interview. Meanwhile, co-anchor Gretchen Carlson nodded her agreement while co-host Steve Doocy was studiously stone-faced. As for Malkin, she simply smiled and guffawed in agreement.

“Fair and balanced”? At that moment, not so much. Of course, the viewer can always change the channel to find his/her preferred spin.

Fox & Friends – 09/08/10 (@8:07 a.m. ET)

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4 Responses to “Kilmeade: Not People, Dems”

  1. Al Says:

    It was an awkward sentence but not necessarily with the original intent to be a political jab. “Will of the people” infers a larger, more inclusive group of citizens. Mr. Kilmeade’s point, in context, was that a veto would even be an override of the will of Democrats.

  2. Sir John Dunstable Says:

    Do ye remember the olde medieval drinking slogan? “Kill Meade, Not Porter!”

    BTW, Michelle Malkin is extremely smart and also extremely cute.

  3. SandySays1 Says:

    It’s the silly season and things are rumbling along to a conclusion on November 4th. I’m a conservative and deplore the direction the country is moving in, BUT isn’t it a sad commentary that both sides have been reduced to attempting to polarize the country to the point that its dissolution maybe the only answer?

  4. Al Says:

    I disagree with your premise, Sandy. Polarising discourse has been a staple of American politics since Vice President Thomas Jefferson’s successful election campaign to unseat President John Adams. I’d also quibble with the inferred claim that both sides are equal in their demagoguery. Unlike their Democratic counterparts such as Sen. Harry Reid’s “The war is lost” & “The surge will fail” election year attacks, you’ll have a hard time finding conservative members of Congress willing to speak out similarly against President Obama’s decisions regarding Afghanistan. To the contrary, Republicans have supported his troop build-up. While we know that most Republican members strongly disagree with the president’s announcement of a future pull-out date, they’ve kept their opposition low key.

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