John Gibson Serves Up Some Old Fashioned FOX Comfort Food
Reported by Deborah - March 26, 2007 -
John Gibson cut back on Anna Nicole today to give his viewers some good old fashioned Democrat bashing sure to comfort and nourish the FOX faithful better than meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Robert Byrd, Barbara Lee got knocked around and Gibson even got the chance to call Sean Penn crazy.
Barack Obama announced that he plans to investigate Mike Nifong's prosecution of the Duke students which is something Gibson should be applauding since he's been after Nifong all along. However Obama got no points from Gibson who speculated that it was "political posturing". Each segment got one of Gibson's full screen graphics that spoon feed the main idea so viewers don't need to worry about what to think. This one showed Obama next to the scales of justice with the question, " Is Barack Obama serious or is it political posturing?"
Then Senator Tom Coburn R. Oklahoma, came on to complain that Republicans have been shut out of " earmark" discussions. Nancy Pelosi and Robert Byrd were accused of "hypocricy" and Coburn lamented dramatically " covered up, slight of hand in the dark of night." Gibson called it " congressional pork hypocrisy" and asked " What are they trying to hide?" Gibson charged that the Democrats are funding farm projects like " spinach research" and Coburn wondered gravely if we can afford to do these things when we're borrowing from our grandchildren.
The Sean Penn segment was traditional FOX fodder. It seems Penn made a rather eloquent and provocative statement during a recent town hall meeting in Oakland.
"You and your smarmy pundits -- and the smarmy pundits you have in your pocket -- can take your war and shove it," Penn said. "Let's unite not only in stopping this war, but in holding this administration accountable."
Of course, Gibson labeled his comment, " Penn's crazy talk" and was sure to overly stress Barbara Lee's " far left" status adding that the crowd in California loved it. He wondered hopefully if he was the " swarmy pundit" that Penn was talking about but his wistful look revealed his doubt.
Jill Dodson, Entertainment Weekly, claimed Penn was a publicist problem because Hollywood cares about the bottom line and people in middle America won't see Penn's movies. This time Gibsons question was so ridiculous he needed to explain it. It read, " That Hurt or Fast Times at " Stoner" High?" He explained that nit referred to Penn's first movie, " Fast Times At Ridgemont High".
comment: As one might suspect, there were no reports, on Big Story, of Republicans behaving badly.