Posts Tagged ‘Elliot Spitzer’

“Dumbas*” 2 “Smartas*”

November 10, 2008

Fox & Friends went from Geraldo Rivera’s “Dumbas*” remark Friday to Steve Doocy’s “Smartas*” comment today. As the author mentioned in an earlier entry, Geraldo called former NY guv Elliot Spitzer a “dumbas* john” Friday on F&F. When discussing wisecracks for adults in the movie Madascar II: Escape to Africa on F&F today, Steve stated, “A good smartas*, aleck remark…would be ‘Africa, where this takes place is a country, right?'”* F&F Gretchen Carlson exclaimed, “Woo! You almost said it, Buddy!” Actually, Steve did albeit in an abbreviated form with an elision of the very last “s”.

After the triumph of the Dems (the party symbolized by the donkey, i.e., a domestic ass) less than a week ago, has the ass become an acceptable animal at the cable news network thought by some to favor the elephant?

* F&F – 6:06 a.m. ET


Spitzer: “Dumbas* John” or Criminal?

November 7, 2008

Roger Ailes’ go-to-guy Geraldo Rivera and CNN’s legal eagle Sunny Hostin had decidedly different takes on the feds’ decision not to prosecute former NY gov Elliot Spitzer on charges relating to his assignations with high-priced call girl Ashley Dupree. Neither seemed to get the full support of their respective colleagues.

On Fox & Friends, Geraldo animatedly opined, “The Mann Act didn’t apply: He was just like every other dumbas* john out there.” All three¬† F&F co-hosts seemed taken aback. An ill-at-ease Steve Doocy said, “Ok, ummm, ok; and segued to an Oprah question; a disapproving Gretchen Carlson looked back at Brian¬† Kilmeade for his reaction: and a stone-faced Brian just looked straight ahead.

Conversely, on American Morning, a less forgiving Sunny forcefully pointed out that Spitzer was a public official and that three others involved in the prostitution ring pled to fed convictions. She added, “Why did he get a pass? Shame on you, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.” After somewhat disinterestedly asking Sunny about the legal specificities, John Roberts concluded, “Strong words from Sunny Hostin this morning.”