Posts Tagged ‘Mike Emanuel’

Spit It Out, Mike!

April 20, 2010

“Eyjafjallajokull”? As his fellow journalists struggled to pronounce the name of Iceland’s erupting volcano, Fox News correspondent Mike Emanuel found it impossible to spit out the word “unanimity.” More embarrassingly, America’s Newsroom co-anchors Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer tried unsuccessfully to help him.

During Mike’s segment on Iran’s future threat to the U.S. in light of a recent Pentagon report, Martha asked about the “big picture.” Starting smoothly, Mike answered, “[Iran is] trying to do everything it can to increase its influence in the region and throughout the world by countering the United States, countering the West in trying to emphasize Islamic una, uh, ah. Struggling, Mike, continued, “How shall I say it? Ah, unanim.” Frustrated, he declared, “Uh, I can’t speak.”

Trying to come to Mike’s aid, Martha asked, “Unity?” More helpfully, Bill offered, “Unanimity?” No game for another go, Mike gratefully exclaimed, “Exactly!”

As Martha howled with laughter, a smiling Emanuel abashedly added, “I just need…more coffee. I was up reading the report all night. Sympathetically, Martha responded, “Listen, it was all perfect until then, Mike. It was perfect, perfect, and very informative, and kind of frightening actually.” Appreciatively, Mike replied, “Thank you very much. You know what I mean.”

Sweetly, Martha responded, “We always know what you, Mike. We love you. Thank you, Mike.” Sensing that Mike might need a brohug, too, Bill added, “He’s a good man.” “Sure is,” Martha agreed. Grinning, Mike answered, “Thank you very much.”

Poor Mike must be dreading his Reykjavik rotation.

*America’s Newsroom – 04/20/10 – @10:03 a.m. ET

Huddy Shines: “Welcome Back”

April 7, 2009

As Fox & Friends co-anchor Gretchen Carlson vacationed again today, the jaunty Juliet Huddy returned as guest host in fine form.  It was the smart, saucy lass’ second appearance since her FOX Morning Show with Mike and Juliet was not renewed. The former F&F Weekend co-host seemed right at home on F&F’s curvy couch.

As usual, Juliet exhibited a remarkable rapport with her co-hosts, correspondents, and audience. Co-anchor Brian Kilmeade was touchy-feely with her as he tested and complimented her knee reflexes and co-host Jayhawk Steve Doocy could not seem to get enough of her fun, flirty banter even as the camera panned away. Reporter Major Garrett revelled in his fellow University of Missouri Tiger’s appearance on F&F and Mike Emanuel gave her a hearty “welcome back to cable!” As to the audience, she was indeed welcome: A delightful reminder of the the devil-may-care attitude of Fox & Friends at its best.

After a protracted period of personnel misfires by FNC’s SVP of Programming Bill Shine, he seems to be finally getting it right. E.g., he kick started a faltering F&F Weekend by bringing veteran Alisyn Camerota back. And, now he is rejuvenating F&F by bringing back another star, Juliet Huddy, as guest host, at least. Good job, Bill!