Gretchen Carlson, co-host of Fox News' Fox & Friends, exploded on White House press secretary Robert Gibbs in a very combative interview, which may be apparent by the look on her face:
But you have to watch the video for yourself to really feel Carlson's wrath:
While that was certainly amusing, the blaring contrast between the interview technique Carlson used with Gibbs and the style she and her Friends at Fox display with GOP politicians cannot be ignored:
- On the June 14 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, Media Matters for America noted that Carlson and co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade brought Angle, the Republican nominee in the Nevada Senate race, on for an “exclusive” interview. Carlson asked her about how “it must be such a whirl-wind experience for you, somebody who really has not been in politics before,” Kilmeade asked her what “message” Nevadans should “be taking by... giving you the nomination,” and Doocy asked her: "[A] lot of people in the mainstream media...are trying to marginalize the Tea Party. They shouldn't, should they?"
- On April 29 Kilmeade failed to ask Florida GOP congressional candidate Lt. Col. Allen West about West's forced resignation from the Army because he assaulted an Iraqi detainee. Kilmeade was sure to allow West to bash the Obama Administration over the handling of the Christmas Day bomber suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, however.
- When California GOP Candidate Carly Fiorina appeared on Fox & Friends after winning the Republican Senate primary, the gang asked her such tough questions as, “how did you do it?” and “how much are you looking forward to taking on [Democrat opponent] Barbara Boxer?”
- While then-GOP senate candidate Scott Brown was fundraising on the show, Doocy showed where his sympathies lay, saying to Brown: Democrats “are really trying to gang up on you.”
- And guest host Alisyn Camerota pulled out the big guns by asking GOP candidate Joe DioGuardi: “what's your platform?” and then gabbing with him about his American Idol daughter Kara.
The embarrassing list of examples of Fox & Friends' softball interviews with the GOP goes on and on - getting so bad that Fox's own affiliate, Fox5, slammed Fox & Friends for their ridiculous interview with Sharron Angle.
In today's interview, Carlson helpfully reminded Gibbs that “In baseball, you get three strikes and you're out.” Carlson, Fox & Friends and Fox News as a whole have blatantly shown their favoritism for GOP, “striking out” their credibility several times more than three. How many more strikes do they get before we can all just admit that Fox News is not a legitimate news outlet?