Posts Tagged ‘No Spin Zone’

Tiny Titan Trashes Trump

March 23, 2009

The candor of kids: not good for Fox & Friends favorite billionaire! After being interviewed by F&F co-anchor Gretchen Carlson on his “apprentice creator” business card, his career aspirations, etc., the eight-year-old entrepreneur Tanner Leuellen transported Fox & Friends co-host Gretch Carlson into the “No Spin Zone.” When she asked him whether he had watched the Apprentice and whether he knew who Donald Trump was, he indicated that he had and he did. Unfortunately for Gretch, Tanner added, “He’s kinda mean!” to laughter in the studio.

A surprised Gretch sat up in her seat suddenly, smiled, bit her lip, and exclaimed, “He is?” Undaunted, the tiny tycoon grimaced and answered, “He is: He kinda gives me the willies.” Gretch responded, “That’s because he says, ‘You’re fired,’ but, definitely you are not going to be fired: You are starting off in a very innovative way, you’re only eight years, and you are a little sweetheart.”

Knowing the Donald, he probably got a few ideas. Can Kid Apprentice be too far behind? Will Little Tanner be its spokesman or one of its first contestants?

O’Reilly: Appalachian Children Hopeless

February 14, 2009

Bill O’Reilly, “champion” of children, dismissed Kentucky’s Appalachian children as “hopeless” last night on his “O’Reilly Factor.” Before his interview with Diane Sawyer on her ABC special, “A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains” on the need to help these impoverished children, O’Reilly,  opined, “There’s really nothing we can do about it.”

After Diane Sawyer compassionately spoke of the moral imperative to aid these economically challenged children (born generally of white mountaineers) through the information economy, O’Reilly, citing his former volunteer work in the area, replied, “Their parents are screwed up….Their parents are drunks….There’s a lot of meth; [and] there’s a lot of irresponsibility.” He added, “I don’t want to sound hopeless about it but I think it is hopeless.” In a green Gore moment, he moralized, “I don’t want to rebuild the infrastructure of Appalachia. I want to leave it pristine: It’s beautiful.”

Perhaps, in the “No Spin Zone,” all children are not created equal.

*O’Reilly Factor (02/13/09) – 8:24 p.m. ET