Posts Tagged ‘Ed Rendell’

Carlson’s Chutzpah

February 9, 2009

Today of all days, Fox & Friends co-anchor Gretchen Carlson had the gall to joke to her F&F colleague and fellow weasel Brain Kilmeade that he would only see “He’s Just Not That Into You” if he “lost a bet with somebody.”¬† On the very first day of the NFL off-season (the Monday after the Pro Bowl), Gretch reminded F&F viewers of the lost double-down Eagles/Giants playoff bet that she and Brian made with F&F Weekend co-host Clayton Morris and their failure to honor it.

Apparently, F&F Weekend co-anchor Dave Briggs was “right on the money” Super Bowl Sunday when he said that Brian was a “welcher” and that he would do anything to get out of a bet. Dave made his assertion after Brian got his pal PA guv Ed Rendell to sign an “executive memo” purporting to absolve Brian and Gretch of their obligation to pay up. Even though to Rendell Gretch had said, “I still might have to do the fight song,” it appears that she has decided to dodge her duty, too.

Until Fox & Friends co-hosts Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade finally don Eagle jerseys and sing the Eagle war anthem, the slogan of F&F should be the “Home of the Jayhawk and the Two Weasels.”

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F&F: Home of the Birds & Weas(el)*

February 5, 2009

Fox & Friends co-anchor Brian Kilmeade inadvertently provided a new slogan for the show today: F&F: Home of the Birds and Weas(el). In an interview with Governor Ed Rendell, the Massapequa native continued to try to weasel out of his and fellow co-host Gretchen Carlson’s lost Giants/ Eagles wager with F&F Weekend co-anchor Clayton Morris. (Brian and Gretchen agreed to wear Eagle jerseys and sing the Eagle war anthem if the Eagles won).¬†Brian shamelessly stated, “Governor Rendell gave me a special governor’s exemption: we no longer have to fulfill out bet with the Philadelphia Eagles fight song.”

Gretchen chimed, “I wanted to do that.” That was news to F&F fans since Gretch “double downed” with Brian to get out of her lost Vikings/Eagles bet. Nevertheless, at the end of the segment, Gretch said, “Governor Ed Rendell, thanks for taking Brian out of the Eagles thing: I still might have to do the fight song.”

Perhaps, Gretch would prefer to be a red fox rather than a red squirrel.

*Steve Doocy went to the University of Kansas (Jayhawks); Gretchen Carlson went to Stanford University (Cardinal); and Brian Kilmeade went “Welch.”

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Briggs: Brian Welcher

February 1, 2009

Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade is a welcher according to his F&F Weekend colleague Dave Briggs. He would get little argument from Gretchen Carlson, F&F co-host, who often accuses Brian of not paying off his wagers, except she is the beneficiary of Brian’s shenanigans today. After an interview with PA Gov Ed Rendell in a segue to the F&FW co-hosts, Brian got Rendell to sign an “executive memorandum” absolving Brian and Gretch of their bet debt to F&FW co-host Clayton Morris. (Over three weeks ago, Brian and Gretch promised to sing the Eagle war anthem while wearing Eagle jerseys if their Giants lost to the Eagles.)

As the segment concluded, Clayton commented, “I’m throwing in the terrible towel, governor. I knew Brian was up to something.” Then Dave aptly added, “This is why you can never make a bet with Kilmeade: He’s going to find a way to welch no matter what the bet.”

Later as the show ended, Clayton told Brian that there were many Twitterists responding to ” you squirreling your way out of the Eagles fight song cheer.” Echoing them, he asked, “How in the world does an executive order from Governor Rendell of Pennsylania impact two residents of New York City, you and Gretchen.” Brian facetiously responded, “It’s too complicated to get into at this short notice but it really stands: We can’t do anything about it.”

Once again, Brian, “shut up and sing.”

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Murdoch: Crazy Like A Fox

May 2, 2008

Ever since Rupert Murdoch gave Hillary Clinton a big NY fundraiser, FNC has begun to cozy up to the former First Lady. On Fox & Friends, Steve Doocy parrots her talking points (e.g., “Why can’t he close the deal?”) and Gretchen Carlson echoes Hill’s spurious claim to the popular vote majority: Brian Kilmeade is the sole co-host who gives Barack Obama a break. Fox News has run the Rev. Jeremiah Wright sound bites ad nauseum and Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity continuously and shamelessly bash Obama.

FNC’s strategy has paid off. The once scorned network by Democratic presidential candidates has received kudos for being the fairest cable news network from PA Governor and Clinton supporter Ed Rendell and was lauded as “fair and balanced by Hillary Clinton Campaign Chair Terry McAuliffe. Furthermore, Bill O’Reilly got his much sought after Hillary Clinton interview which garnered sky-high ratings.

Is Rupert Murdoch really for Hillary? If FNC beats up the latest “candidate of hope,” maybe Obama will be so damaged that John McCain will win. To top it off, he’ll be in good stead with the Clinton machine. Crazy like a fox!