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Jedediah’s Sexy F&FW Debut

September 9, 2018

Sharp, saucy Staten Island siren with sexy stems! To the strains of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” first time guest co-guest and former “The View co-host Jedediah Bila made her glam debut in the center seat on the Fox & Friends Weekend curvy couch. As the camera zoomed in on her saucily “shaking it” in a short blue dress and her more sedate male co-hosts Pete Hegseth and Ed Henry, the leggy lovely exclaimed, “I’m already dancing!”

To the F&FW audience, Ed promised, “You’re going to get Jedediah a lot more.” And, the Wagner College valedictorian was unveiled to the fans indeed as the show progressed.

In a subsequent segment subtitled, “Jedediah on the Curvy Couch,” on a personal level Jedediah revealed that she is from Staten Island and that she was a Catholic school girl; and that she had recently wed. (According to U.S. Weekly, the thirty-nine year old married Jeremy Scher on February 17 in Huntington, New York, her affianced with whom she had “been living together for a while.”) She added that she went on honeymoon to Italy, enjoying a hot air balloon in Florence yet fearful and cursing; took a Vespa scooter to tour; and took a chairlift up a mountain. However, she indicated that she sadly had to leave the light of her life Emma, an adorable white “toy” dog behind.

In the same segment, supra, on a professional level, she recounted that she had reviewed a book by conservative talk show host (and now FNC host of Life, Liberty, and Levin) Mark Levin, Liberty and Tyranny, and that is how she made her first appearance on FNC on Sean Hannity’s show (March 10, 2010). Chiming in on cue, Ed asked, “Are you working on a book?” Jedediah animatedly answered, “I am working on a book! It’s comes out November 9….It’s called “#Do Not Disturb: How I Ghosted My Cell Phone to Take Back My Life.” It’s going to change your life: You’ve got to get this book!” Elaborating, she remarked, “I took steps: I had a technology addiction, and I realized how crazy it was! I share personal anecdotes; I share the whole journey–crazy ex-boyfriend story. You’re not going to miss anything!”

And, that was just the beginning of Jedediah’s audition and the weekend!

*F&FW – 09/08/18 (@6:34 a.m. ET).

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Abby’s View Table: Whose F&FW Curvy Couch?

August 28, 2018

Now she’s gone. Who will rule the F&FW curvy couch? Yes, sadly, today, the sexy short-lived former queen of Fox & Friends Weekend, good girl Abby Huntsman Tweeted, “It’s official! Thrilled to return to where it all began for me …never dreamt back then I’d one day join @theviewabc table.” Now, the question is what lovely royal will be given Abby’s crown and scepter to reign on the F&FW curvy couch after her untimely abdication.

Probably, the hottest F&FW co-host was the comely Kiran Chetry; the naughtiest, perhaps, was Juliet Huddy (who always smilingly blushed when the blonde heard her show intro’d by Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy, saying, “Yes, the drapes match the rug”), and the strangest transmogrifying one, Alisyn Camerota, a sexy, smart gal who later “woke” to another whole new world–CNN.

Regrettably, the sexy, sharp Puerto Rican Five siren Kimberly Guilfoyle left FNC under some less than flattering accusations. And, strangely, the leggy lovely Nicole Petallides left her FBN:AM fans without an explanation but, happily, she still graces the screen as a reporter for FBN. Molly Line seems to be a possibility since she seems to be getting more air time on FNC on shows such as Outnumbered as of late: Formerly, she oft guest co-hosted F&FW when the suits were seemingly trying to transition Aly out–without success.

So, who should be the next F&FW queen? If it were up to the author, FNC would bring back Nepalese goddess Kiran Chetry: The former F&FW & America Morning co-host has the killer looks, personality, and smarts to arouse her F&FW fans to a fabulous morning. (She’s done her time, and she has been loyal to the network and her fans.) If not Kiran, Nicole would be awesome on the curvy couch as the brainy, famously leggy Greek beauty who will waken F&FW viewers with a jolt of pulchritudinous femme fatale java.

Nevertheless, the author believes that the odds favor Rachel Campos-Duffy who has begun to occupy the center seat lately on both Fox & Friends and Fox & Friends Weekend. She’s a lovely lady who came to the public’s consciousness as a cast member on MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco before becoming a regular guest co-host of The View–and she’s the wife of Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI). Like former F&FW co-anchor Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Survivor contestant (the predecessor of Anna Kooiman, who was the predecessor of Abby), Rachel starred in her own reality series and she has political connections like Abby Huntsman (whose dad is the current Ambassador to Russia).

Stay tuned.

 

Abby’s Adieu (F&FW): Short & Sweet

August 12, 2018

“Abby, please don’t go, too!” But, sadly, Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Abby Huntsman did just that in spite of the plea of this Carpe Diem author. With less than two years under her belt as Fox & Friends Weekend co-host, she bade her co-hosts Pete Hegseth and Ed Henry, her crew, and, most importantly, her viewers a fond farewell to reportedly join her good friend Meghan McCain at the table on The View to wage friendly fire with libs Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Yesterday, in the opening segment, Abby exclaimed, “Big news that we will talk about tomorrow! But this is our last weekend together! So, we are going to make the most of this [inaudible].” True to her word, she did just that today. And, it came as no surprise to those who follow cable news (HuffPo link): But, to the viewers who do not, it probably did since Abby sat on the F&FW curvy couch as queen for such a short reign. In the final segment today, F&FW producers gave Abby a fitting farewell tribute (vid via J$P) as they brought in her hubs Jeff and their daughter Isabel Grace to mark this new chapter in her life. The daughter of the current ambassador to Russia and the past ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, Jr., certainly was politically savvy and smart. And, the Utah lovely also had her sexy side–albeit family friendly–a la weekday Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt. She gave her fans a reason to rise in the early morn on the weekend with her cheerful disposition, beauty, and brains.

Gone much too soon, Abby! You will be missed!

 

 

Abby & Pete: Obama Can Run Again! :-)

June 4, 2018

Did Abby Huntsman embarrass her dad? In one of the craziest segments ever, Fox & Friends Weekend co-hosts Abby Huntsman, Pete Hegseth, and Ed Henry seemed utterly oblivious to the 22nd Amendment. It was utterly insane.

In the opening segment of the third hour, Abby remarked, “There’s a new book [“The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House”] that came out this week, Ben Rhodes who…was on his national security team and he talks about Barack Obama and how he felt about the election and…right after Trump won.” Interjecting, Pete read an excerpt of the book (on screen) which read, “‘What if we were wrong? Maybe we pushed too far,’ Mr. Obama said, ‘Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe. Sometimes I wonder whether I was 10 or 20 years too early,’ he said.”

Later, Abby remarked, “[Former President Obama]…said ‘[T]en or twenty years too early, that the country wasn’t ready for him. Pete and I were talking about this in the commercial break. He could still run again! Right? Ten years after he left office.” Pete chimed in, “You’re just two consecutive terms: You could take one off and come back.” Abby responded, “He could take on Donald Trump in 2020.” Instinctively, Ed interjected, “Isn’t that something that would be challenged though?”

Wrong, Abby. And, wrong, Pete. And, at least, you had a clue, Ed.

Sad. It was as if none of the three had heard of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which reads, “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

Such ignorance–in the true sense of the term–makes any informed viewer cringe. Great F&FW team: But, up your game!

[Author’s aside: Had the three been in Russia and talking about Putin they would have been correct.]

 

Things I Shouldn’t Say

March 27, 2018

Aly’s woke wrong, and Ainsley’s Ainsley. In the old days of Fox & Friends, Mancow was mimicking oral sex with E. D. Hill with his second and third fingers in a vee and lapping it up with his tongue with a naughty smile as a blushing E. D. laughed it off. Apparently, they had been lovers–and, viewers were invited to a peep show of sorts of days gone bye.

Now, it’s different. New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota has gone from Roger Ailes smart, sassy, sexy lovely to Jeff Zucker’s snarky, “rolling eye” gal when it comes to her conservative guests. But, sometimes, she’s fair–even though the viewer knows that Zucker is watching and having his way way too often.

As to Fox and Friends co-anchor Ainsley Earhardt, she plays her role a la Abby Huntsman of Fox & Friends Weekend. Both are beautiful, brainy gals bringing it to the center seat on the curvy couch. They are both sexy as all get-out: But, they are also rather religious. So wrap your brain around that–if you can.

As a synopsis, Aly is still sexy but she is Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct: You never know if she’ll kill you with her looks or her CNN ice pick. As to Ainsley (and Abby), they both appear very inviting but one wonders if they really in truly are that sweet.

Abby: Back in the Saddle Again!

March 19, 2018

Huntsman: “This weekend. [Nervous grimace emoji].” Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Abby Huntsman announced that she would be back on the curvy couch this weekend. After the birth of her beautiful daughter Isabel Grace [photo] in late November, Abby seems somewhat nervous about her return after maternity leave.

When a fan asked today (March 19), “When r u coming back to work? We miss you, she replied, “”This weekend. [Nervous grimace emoji].”

No worries, Abby! Your fans eagerly await your return–or, as Aerosmith, might say “Back in the Saddle Again”! [Vid].

Aly’s “FAKE NEWS”: “ChapStick”

January 31, 2018

Rep. Joe Kennedy, III: “Lip gloss.” New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota may be “woke” as a liberal since she transitioned from FNC to CNN: But, her bias was showing this morning in her interview of Rep. Joe Kennedy, III.

Warmly welcoming Rep. Kennedy, who gave the Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union address and who was mocked for his “drooling” on social media, she smiling said, “Good morning, Congressman!…How are you? How was that experience last night?*

Chuckling, he answered, “It was a lot of fun! I have, um, a lot more caffeine and a lot less lip gloss on.” Proving POTUS right for the moment, Aly replied, “Now, now hold on, Congressman.” Leading the witness to a more masculine answer, Aly queried, “Was it lip gloss? Is that what you’re going with? Or, was it ChapStick?”

Haltingly, Rep. Kennedy responded, “It was, it was. I would go with ChapStick.” More honestly, he added, “So, whatever is was, it was a little too much apparently.”

Sorry, Aly. But, Rep. Kennedy said, “Lip gloss.”

*New Day – 01/31/18 (7:22 a.m. ET).

Chris & Aly Mock POTUS

December 19, 2017

Cuomo: “I hold it like a man–with one hand!” Giving fodder to President Trump in his claim that CNN is fake news, New Day co-hosts Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota supplied it in droves this morning.* [Vid (“The Right Scoop): Link here.]

Recently, Chris and Aly gave the President grief for drinking a dozen Diet Cokes a day. Today they mocked his manner of drinking water in his national security speech Monday. Chuckling, Aly remarked, “Twitter took note: It has led to comparisons of how the President needs to use two hands, apparently, to drink from a water bottle. He did that drink the speech last month and then again yesterday!” Cradling her small water in her hands in derision,  she added, “But, this was an even smaller glass yesterday where he used two hands.”

Turning to Chris, she laughed, “I believe last time you called it the “baby grip!”

Deriding President Trump further, Chris responded, “Well, that is the sippy cup that you’re using there right now! Grabbing a large empty glass vase, he joked, “I don’t get all the hands thing and the glass.” Putting the empty vessel to his lips and feigning a gulp, he brandished it to the viewer, saying, “You know, I don’t know what it’s all about….This is what I drink out of–I drink out of ’em and I hold it’s like a man–with one hand! But, you know, that’s, that’s me!”

Seeming to reference Senator Marco Rubio’s insulting infamous shot at POTUS, Aly joked, “You just have giant [inaudible]! Sarcastically, Chris said, “I don’t think that’s a judgment. Certainly, not one of our biggest concerns: You know, if you want to a cup with all of your hands that’s what you do!” Going for the derisive denouement, Aly iterated, “It is the sippy cup!”

Sadly, CNN is  a soupcon of a shadow of what it once was–a news work that put on, at the very least, a semblance of objectivity.  Anti-Trumpers and Never-Trumpers were given comfort: And, Trump supporters were reaffirmed in their views of CNN’s overt bias. Sad.

[H/t, Johnny Dollar.]

*New Day – 12/19/17 (@ 8:45 a.m. ET).

 

Aly & Dave Back Together–on CNN!

September 4, 2017

Clayton Out! Alisyn Camerota: “Don’t adjust your TV’s: It’s not 2012. Look who [sic] I’m reunited with, Dave Briggs, my old co-host!”* That is how New Day co-host introduced guest co-host Dave Briggs with whom she formerly co-anchored Fox & Friends on FNC (as Early Start promoted the upcoming New Day Show).

As New Day concluded, Aly turned to Dave, smiling, saying, “Well, Dave, um, it’s.” On cue, Dave turned to Aly, deadpanning, “Before, we go, you know…I’ve read this terrific book: I need to get you to sign my copy.” Beaming and looking at the camera, Aly jested, “What’s it called? You mean “Amanda Wakes Up?”

Beaming at his former Fox News co-anchor, Dave declared, “I’ve read it: I’ve done my homework. I’ve searched for my story in there.” Not so facetiously, she replied, “Oh, you may recognize a few characters in there!” Chuckling, Dave responded, “I recognize a little bit.”

And, fans of Fox & Friends Weekend and Fox News in general may recognize a lot. And, Amanda Wakes Up may tell a lot–about Aly’s transmogrification from her FNC role to her CNN one.

Ironically, on the very day that Aly and Dave reunited on CNN morning TV, Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Clayton Morris who was on the same team with Aly and Dave declared his departure from the curvy couch this Labor Day in the penultimate F&F segment and said that he might not ever be on TV again.

*Early Start – 09/04/17 (@ 5:46).

Hottie Heather Returns to F&F

September 4, 2017

Former Fox & Friends newsreader Heather Nauert returns as the new State Department spokesperson. The blonde beauty had the same sexy mien with a short dress and plunging neckline this early morn on the curvy couch as usual: And, she also brought the brains and strength re North Korea, Russia, and Syria with full control of POTUS’ perspective. She was a true Trump representative: Sexy, smart, and strong a la FLOTUS!

Congratulations, Heather, on your job! And, welcome back to F&F!

*Fox & Friends – 09/04/17 (@ 8:03 a.m. ET).

 

Kiran’s Lucky Guy

July 29, 2017

“My hubby Isaac Greaney.” This morning comely former CNN/FNC morning news anchor Kiran Chetry announced that she has remarried. In a Tweet to her followers, she wrote, “Congrats to my hubby Isaac Greaney head of @sidleyaustin team & rest of @SwimAcrossSound cmte for success @SAAswim.”

Why is Kiran’s guy lucky? Obviously, his Nepalese lovely is brilliant, sharp, and sexy. Not to mention altruistic. Last night, she Tweeted a video of her finishing her “2K @SAAswim today” with a tease of “big event is tomorrow.” Today, she Tweeted, “Not a swimmer. But I did it! For @SAAswim and the fight against cancer.” And, yes, Kiran was in fine form in her black bikini as she did her 2K (vid) and the big event (pic).

Who is Kiran’s lucky guy? As to his vocation, Greaney is a “partner in Sidley’s litigation group in New York” who joined the firm in 2004 and “has focused his practice on commercial litigation and disputes according to Sidney.com (which includes his pic). Re Greaney’s firm, its Sidley.com site indicates that it is a 150-year-old firm that “comprises a diverse group of legal professionals from many cultures who are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service.” According to Greaney’s Twitter account, (which includes a second photo), he is from New York City.

Best wishes, Kiran! And, congratulations, Isaac!

New Day Gets Dirty

July 28, 2017

Gay Cantone makes Cuomo uncomfortable: I only got up…for him because he promised me sex!” New Day co-hosts Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota had NO idea what they were getting into this morning as they welcomed Mario Cantone who plays [vid] Anthony Scaramucci on Comedy Central’s The President Show to their CNN curvy couch.* In fact, Aly got a salacious unsolicited plug for her new book, Amanda Wakes Up.

After introducing Cantone, Aly gushed, “Great to see you!” Looking at his watch, he vociferously queried, “What time is it? What time do you kids get up in the morning?” Laughing, Aly answered, “This is late for us.”

Gesticulating animatedly, Cantone declared, “This is brutal!” Pointing to Chris, he exclaimed, “I only got up for you!” Turning to Aly and pointing anew at Chris, Cantone continued, “For him, because he promised me sex! That’s why I got up!”

Blushing, Aly turned to Chris with her hand to her mouth, whispering, “O my god!” As she elbowed Chris in the arm playfully, Chris jokingly deflected, “With you!” Having none of Chris’s diversion, Cantone picked up the CNN couch table flower vase and moved closer toward Chris, saying, “Thank you for the lovely flowers! Thank you for the flowers, Chris! I appreciate it!”

After that uproarious opening, they dutifully discussed Cantone’s shows, its political import. Yada, yada, yada.

But, when the segment and show concluded, the hilarity returned. Cavone looked down at Aly’s book and then looked up at her, exclaiming, “Good luck on your book!” Beaming, Aly replied, “Thank you!”

Bawdily, Cavone jested, “What’s it called? Amanda Wakes Up with an Erection? Giggling uncontrollably, a reddening Aly exclaimed, “Oh, my god!” Striking Cavone on the shoulder with the back of her hand, she laughed, “Get you a new beach read, you dirty, dirty mind! Hugging Cavone and giving him a kiss on the cheek, she remarked, “You’re so great!”

Yes, it was vintage Aly and the boys on the Fox & Friends Weekend curvy couch. Oops, change of venue. Today, it was Aly and the boys on the New Day curvy couch!

*New Day – 07/28/17 (@ 8:52 a.m.).

Aly Goes Ballistic!

July 12, 2017

That was weird: Approximately 47 minutes before Carpe Diem posted, “Aly Goes Silent,” New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota had gone ballistic! In a CNN article entitled, “Alisyn Camerota: Why I’m Breaking Up with Twitter,” Aly goes on a rather rabid rant, declaring, “Dear Twitter (attn: trolls), It’s over. I’m breaking up with you. I know it’s sad. We’ve been together a long time.”

Elaborating, Aly writes, “You’re a shadow of your former self, the one I was first attracted to. It’s no fun to be with you anymore. You’ve become mean and verbally abusive. In fact, you gross me out. You’re a cesspool of spleen-venting from people who think it’s acceptable to insult other people in public and anonymously.”

Realizing, perchance, how her harshness may need to be abated re her fans, she remarks, ” I don’t mean to be harsh. Occasionally, you do let a nice, thoughtful person sneak through with a positive comment or constructive criticism. And I want you to know how much those messages have meant to me…. For years, these comments made all the negativity worth it — especially coming from those users who stood up for me and fought the trolls on my behalf. God bless them.”

But, then, perchance to her devoted Fox & Friends Weekend fans, she remarks or, more charitably, her harsher critics, Aly continues, “Of course, some of this is my fault. I’ve been leading you on. I’ve made you think I like you more than I really do. The truth is, I haven’t cared about you for a long time — in fact, I’ve been avoiding you.” Cutting to the quick, she adds, “I go weeks at a time without reading you, leaving you to prattle on thinking you have my attention….So, I’m done. I’m moving on. I’m looking for something else, something real and lasting.”

Offering a sop to her besotted loving acolytes, she promises, “And to the tens of thousands of folks who took time to follow me, I trust we’ll find a kinder place to reconnect.”

Hope you really will, Aly.

H/t to J$P.

Aly Goes Silent

July 11, 2017

NYT: “Some [CNN] hosts have considered abandoning their social media accounts because of abuse.” Apparently, New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota has abandoned her Twitter Tweeps for the security of a “foxhole” at CNN. But, seemingly, her co-anchor Chris Cuomo has her covered for the time being.

The author noticed this morning that he was following one less person and/or entity. When he investigated, he realized it was none other than the lovely Aly whom he had followed for virtual aeons in Twitter time. When he went to @AlisynCamerota, the site simply said, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” When he checked @NewDay and clicked on the @AlisynCamerota link it said the same. However, the @ChrisCuomo link worked as usual.

Guess Aly was one of those CNN hosts that abandoned her social media accounts (at least, Twitter). Post President Trump’s win, Aly has seemed to take the loss of the 2016 Democratic party standard bearer–personally. The lovely Aly seems always to be smirking, rolling her eyes, or evidencing some negative body language when she interviews a pro-Trump interviewee: And, the panels always appear to bash Trump relentlessly to the delight of her and Chris. Not to mention the “Russia, Russia, Russia” meme.

Aly and Chris, it may be painful: But, it is time to move on. Donald J. Trump is the forty-fifth President. And, you need to start covering what Americans care about, i.e., their economic, physical, and existential well-being. Buck up!

 

FBN:AM: Lovely Nicole Out!

June 1, 2017

Lauren Simonetti: “Hi, James! That is correct!” That was the reply that the lovely FBN:AM co-host Lauren Simonetti had to the author this morning when he inquired, “Lauren, is your new co-host on ?” Sadly, the leggy lovely Greek goddess Nicole Petallides will no longer arouse her fans to the very early morn on FBN:AM.

Unfortunately, the author missed the Memorial Day edition because of a loss of electricity: Ergo, he missed any suggestion or remark that Nicole was departing from the show. However, his interest was piqued Monday evening when Nicole simply Tweeted, “💖 & this team. thanks for watching .” But, the author took even more note of the fact that on Tuesday, Nicole Tweeted, “I’M ALL BUSINESS starting TODAY! Catch me Daytime&Primetime .” When Cheryl Casone opened Tuesday’s show saying, “Well, good morning, everybody: I’m Cheryl Casone,” and thereafter has not mentioned that she was filling in for Nicole for these last three shows, the author made the aforementioned inquiry of Lauren. Subsequently, Lauren informed Carpe Diem of the new change.

Nicole will be surely missed, especially, by her male admirers who appreciate her smarts, savvy, and fabulously gorgeous gams. Speaking of which, FBN:AM producers have sadly given in to political correctness and changed the set from the two co-hosts informing their viewers on the latest news while giving them a liberal view of their feminine pulchritude from head to toe as they sat atop their high stools. Yesterday, they brought in a glass table obscuring the sexy stems of their morning sirens.

Nicole, your fans bid you a fond farewell. FBN:AM will never be the same without you!

[Author’s aside: Lauren’s kind Tweet to the author was deleted shortly after it was made: But, of course, nothing is ever really deleted.]

 

 

Fox News Specialists? Not!

May 1, 2017

Unless “Specialists” is an FNC euphemism for “not so special” Five. On the positive side, it was Fox News Specialists co-hosts Eric Bolling, Eboni Williams, and Katherine Timpf‘s virgin show so they and the producers may have a honeymoon to work out the kinks with viewers who are accustomed to a livelier, sexier, and, quite frankly, much sharper The Five (which, thankfully, will air at 9:00 p.m. tonight to redeem its replacement).

The first thing that caught the author’s eye was the pretentious new solid circular desk that seemed to be designed to suggest a certain Sunday morning news gravitas with the co-anchors safely ensconced behind it: No much needed “leg chair” there today to spice up the show a la The Five at the five o’clock hour! As to the their heralded “specialists” guests, billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Showtime’s “The Circus” co-producer and co-host Mark McKinnon, they were not bad, and they provided their usual political perspectives: But, one can see them as guests oft on almost any FNC show of note.

There were no scintillating debates as one would expect on The Five or even on Outnumbered: Sadly, it felt like merely time filler for this FNC viewer. Hopefully, the show was not a harbinger of what is to come for the inaptly named Fox News Specialists or the network itself as it seems to be transmogrifying from Rupert Murdoch’s juggernaut FNC to his sons James and Lachlan’s “gentler and kinder” Fox News.

“The Fox News Specialists” needs to up its game as does Fox News or its rumored future more conservative rival may do what CNN and MSNBC have not been able to do thus far, i.e., take it down a notch or two.

As the show concluded, McKinnon said, “Five o’clock will never be the same again.” The author fears that he might just be right.

“The Fox News Specialists”: Really?

April 30, 2017

Five O’Clock Somewhere might strike a more resonant chord with long-time Five fans whose show has moved to prime time (9 p.m. ET). The Five‘s replacement show as of Monday (May 1), “Fox News Specialists,” sounds somewhat supercilious at best and downright condescending to faithful, informed FNC viewers who probably know almost as much or possibly even more than the newly named co-hosts Eric Bolling, Eboni Williams, and Katherine Timpf.

Eric deserves the five o’clock slot if anyone does: Eric has held the Five center seat with distinction and promoted The Five diurnally by pointing to his left hand with all five “fingers” (including his thumb) extended at the end of virtually every show–not to mention, he’s a smart cookie who also anchors Cashin’ In on Saturday mornings (11:30 a.m. ET). As for Eboni, she’s has been a regular on Outnumbered who has a sharp legal mind, good common sense, and distinct feminine pulchritude. As to Katherine, she is smart and sexy, too, but she can be annoying with her millennial snark as she frequently has evidenced on Red Eye and the Greg Gutfeld Show.

“News Specialists” sounds more like an obnoxious MSNBC show that might be hosted by Mika Brzezenski  of Morning Joe who infamously said, “[Trump] is trying to undermine the media and trying to make up his own facts. He could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. That is our job.”

Eric, Eboni, and Katherine, it’s not Mika’s job, and it’s not your job. As you all well know, your job is to report and to let your audience decide. And, when you and your colleagues do it well, every viewer is a “Fox News Specialist.”

Break a leg! Hopefully, it’s “five o’clock somewhere”!

F&FF’s Rob Schmitt?

April 6, 2017

Who the heck is Heather Childers‘ hubby du jour? Yes, Carpe Diem was similarly situated as most of FNC’s audience. After a Google search, the author found that guest Fox & Friends First co-host Rob (pics) like FNC star Shepard Smith (pic) and Gregg Jarrett (pic) has his own mug shot to add to his portfolio. According to SFLTV.com, Rob was arrested on “alleged battery/domestic violence charges”: However, SFLTV.com later reported, “The case against Rob Schmitt was dismissed on 3/9/2009 for lack of evidence.”

Obviously, in this fallen world, viewers should not be surprised at what journos, pols, or others are accused of doing or of what they do in spite of their celebrity. After all, there has never been a perfect mere mortal. But, the F&FF fan can be forgiven for giving a double take after her/his Google search of a Fox News newbie.

With all of the anti-Fox News feverish fervor from its competitors, FNC would be wise to place on the scales who Rob is and what he brings to the table for their audience.

Early Start: False Start!

April 4, 2017

Early Start confuses two very prominent black women: Condaleezza Rice and Susan Rice! In ES co-anchor Dave Briggs’ tease of upcoming stories as the show began, ES showed photos of President George W. Bush’s Secretary of State Condaleezza Rice for an “Unmasking vs. Leaking” segment.* Subsequently, co-host Christine Romans and Dave introduced the “‘Unmasking of Trump Associate’s Names” as photos of President Obama’s former National Security Advisor ran, with no mention of their earlier mistake.

After the segment ended, Christine exclaimed, “I have to apologize quickly! We used some video that was Condaleezza Rice at the top of this program, not Susan Rice. Obviously, we know the difference. That was just a file tape.”** Chiming in, Dave declared, “She has nothing to do with this story.” Looking into the camera, Christine earnestly said, “That was just a, a tape snafu. So sorry about that, everybody! Sorry about that, Condaleezza Rice!

Unfortunately, Christine, someone at Early Start did not know the difference.

*Early Start – 04/04/17 (@ 4:00 a.m. ET).

**Ibid @ 4:03 a.m. ET).

Romans on the Market?

March 24, 2017

And, no, not the financial market! CNN Early Start co-host Christine Romans has a handsome new TV husband, co-anchor Dave Briggs–and she may now be looking for a new off-camera hubby for a new start.

The mother of three has been been married to Reuters reporter Ed Tobin but divorce rumors have been afoot for a year, at least, according to Hubmesh.com: But, the website author(s) issued a caveat, saying, “[T]he media reports were considered to be ‘true’ until recently Romans clearly denied rumors of their divorce.

But, maybe, the rumors were well founded. For the last week on Early Start, Christine has eschewed wearing her wedding ring. Christine’s take on the market on CNN is one thing: But, her take on the market off camera may now have a whole new meaning!

Romans on the market? Stay tuned.