Ainsley Approves Attack on Reagan?

Earhardt: “You kinda have to find a little humor in some sad things that happen in life.”  Actually, Ainsley, you don’t, especially when that humor is at the expense of the victims themselves, including those victims of dementia such as President Reagan.

Last Thursday (April 30), Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt signaled her approval of Will Ferrell’s starring in and producing a comedic movie that purportedly would mock the now deceased former President Ronald Reagan in his final term as President as being addled by dementia although evidence suggests otherwise according to Reagan’s White House physicians (New Yorker). Ironically, Friday, after fallout from Reagan’s family and other Alzheimer’s victim advocates, the besieged flagging actor Ferrell announced through a spokesman that he would “not [be] pursing this project.”

Introducing F&F co-anchor Steve Doocey‘s man-on-the-street-interview segment (subtitled “A Laughing Matter? Will Ferrell to Star in Comedy about Reagan”), co-host Brian Kilmeade sarcastically said, “So, we told you earlier that Will Ferrell’s going to be producing and will be starring in a movie as Ronald Reagan….And, it’s going to be a comedy, Steve: And, it’s going to be a comedy because it’s so funny that Ronald Reagan lost his memory!”

As the segment concluded, Ainsley remarked, “Steve, I just think a lot of people will go see it because they like Will Ferrell: I think they expect it to be funny. Shaking her head “no” as if she did not believe a word that she was saying, she added, “And, you kinda have to find a little humor in some sad things that happen in life.”

But, Ainsley, that “little humor” should never be at the expense of the victim. And, if so, the heartless comedian becomes the real joke.

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7 Responses to “Ainsley Approves Attack on Reagan?”

  1. kphealy416@aol.com Says:

    Ainsley is missing IQ points. She needs to go away. I’m wTching Morning Joe. Ainsley insults my intelligence and that’s not easy to do!

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  2. Anonymous Says:

    I have started watching Morning Joe, too. The stories on Fox and Friends are repetitive and elementary and not informative. Jake, you should look into the Andrea Tantaros matter? I don’t think she is returning.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Am surprised at Ainsley’s comments, especially when she is on Fox. At least Will walked away from the project. There will be complaints….Brian knows about this all too well.

  4. jakeho Says:

    Re Ainsley, Kp, she’s definitely not the sharpest knife in the FNC drawer: At least, she has Steve and Brian to help ameliorate her F&F faux pas. Re Andrea and FNC, Anon, cf. the link as follows: http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/why-andrea-tantaros-wont-be-on-fox-news-for-the-time-being/292034

  5. anonymous Says:

    James, I appreciate your good analysis of this segment. Way to defend Reagan’s reputation as he went through this sad part of his life! CLH

  6. jakeho Says:

    My pleasure, CLH!

  7. motownman Says:

    Everyone is making too much of this. Reagan is a hero of Ainsley’s and she has spoken at the Reagan Ranch. She was just trying to put a positive spin on it because at the time she spoke the project had not been canceled, she said in earlier segments she did NOT approve of the proposed film.

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