Posts Tagged ‘Rudy Giuliani’

Gretchen: Get U.N. Out of U.S.

September 22, 2009

More FNC push-back today for Obama’s stiff arm Sunday? On the very morning that President Barack Obama gave a speech at the United Nations on climate change, Fox & Friends co-anchor Gretchen Carlson called for the ouster of the U.N. from American soil.

After a segment on the President’s full day at the U.N. and mention of tomorrow’s speeches by Obama, Libyan leader Khadafy, and Irani potentate Ahmadinejad, Gretchen made her pitch. She asserted, “I’d like to start a movement. Maybe, we can start a movement to move the United Nations out of the United States. What do think about that?”

Concurring, co-host Steve Doocy declared, “And save us a bunch of dough.” Gretchen continued, “Yeah. We spend gazillions. I think…the U.S. picks up at least 75% of the budget for the U.N., and then we have these people come here and diss us. It doesn’t make sense.”

Co-anchor Brian Kilmeade countered, “But Mayor Giuliani said that our city benefits from this.” “In what way?,” asked Gretchen. Brian anemically answered, “Financially, I think, even though they don’t pay their tickets.” Gretchen laughed, “Let me know when you figure out how it benefits the U.S. to have them criticize us.”

Was she subconsciously including POTUS?


October 21, 2008

Today Fox & Friends’ interview of Rudy Giuliani was like AM radio in an HD world. While F&F continues to offer its DirecTv viewers sub-par video, one would think that it would provide flawless audio to compensate. Even though Rudy was using a can-you-hear-me-now cell phone, the author could glean the substance of what he had to say. Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, and Gretchen Carlson skillfully filled the lacunae with their color commentary: nevertheless, the effort required to listen was a mite maddening.

This incident only serves to remind the audience that CNN’s AM has HD while FNC’s F&F still does not. What is wrong with this picture? Literally.

Kiran, Whoopi, & “Renaissance Man”

September 1, 2008

American Morning’s co-anchor Kiran Chetry gave Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of The View, an unchallenged soapbox as to the presidential election. E.g., when Whoopi tried to compare the “reconciliation” of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, she said, “The Republicans are going to do the same thing; Rudy Giuliani was not a fan of John McCain’s; [and] now they going to be best buds.” Kiran agreed. Whoopi added, “They’re going to be, you know, huggy, huggy [three air kisses and embracing arms miming Rudy’s lovefest with McCain].” Kiran saucily said, “I’d like to see that if that actually happened.”

Even though the AM segment may have been a facsimile of a typical The View segment sans Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Kiran should have challenged Whoopi as to her assertion that Rudy was not a fan of McCain’s: in fact, they are good friends. During one of the Republican debates, Rudy said that he would be for McCain if he were not in the race. To make matters worse, the segment followed Kiran’s unchecked gushing over “Renaissance Man” Al Gore to Alina Cho, who reported on “The Return of Al Gore.”

Kiran, Kiran. A bit too much Whoopi and uberlib loving Friday.