Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fox vs. Fox

You know you’re really seeing something strange come out of an interview with a Tea Party candidate when the local Fox affiliate calls it “mangled.”

LAS VEGAS — Harry Reid may not need to spend millions of dollars to marginalize his opponent in the U.S. Senate race.

He can just let “FOX & Friends” handle it.

Republican nominee Sharron Angle appeared on the cable news program Monday morning in an interview rife with inaccuracies, softball questions and poor research on the part of the producers and hosts.

Let’s get one thing straight, Brian Kilmeade: it’s not pronounced “Nev-ah-da.”

You’d think that’s something he would have picked up, being the host of a national news show. Brian, here’s a link to a Facebook group that can help you overcome your speech impediment.

Kilmeade’s error won’t hurt Angle, but the rest of the interview might. It must have stung when Gretchen Carlson opened by asking the four-term assemblywoman and former minority whip about the “whirlwind experience” she’s having as “someone who really has not been in politics before.”

What the what?

Sometimes the fawning can get so obsequious that you wonder if these people have any journalistic scruples at all. But then again, we’re talking about Fox News here, so that point is moot.