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Fox & Friends’ Alisyn Camerota Does “Fair & Balanced” Interview

Reported by Priscilla - February 1, 2010 -

Because Fox & Friends is, according to the Fox brass, one of their “opinion” shows, they’re not required to be “fair & balanced” like the “news” show on a network that has, as its slogan, “fair & balanced” with no caveat for “opinion.” It’s a good thing Fox & Friends is exempt from the “fair and balanced” requirement because they wouldn’t be able to have totally biased material such as their right wing “Trouble With Textbooks” series and the anti-Islamic “coverage” of the Rifqa Bary situation. Thus, it’s unusual when they have something which meets standards of actual journalism as opposed to their usual propaganda full of shits and giggle. In the interests of being “fair and balanced,” I would like to commend Alisyn Camerota. Camerota's moderation of a discussion, regarding the controversial anti-abortion Focus on the Family Super Bowl, ad featuring Tim Tebow’s mother, was an example of “real journalism, fair and balanced.”

Last week (January 29th), Alisyn Camerota (I double checked the spelling because certain Fox loving internet sycophants prefer to focus on my spelling errors - which I acknowledge and correct - while ignoring Fox News’ misspelling of a guest’s name) interviewed Jehmu Greene of the Women’s Media Center and Jim Daly of Focus on the Family. Unlike Bill O’Reilly's interview, with Ms. Greene, regarding this issue, she didn’t talk over her guests. Unlike O'Reilly, she didn't present inaccurate information. Unlike O’Reilly, she didn’t accuse Greene of not wanting Tebow to have been born. It was radically different from the standard Fox & Friends fare. Unlike Gretchen Carlson, she didn’t proffer her opinion while betraying her feelings with disapproving facial expressions. Unlike Brian Kilmeade, she didn’t say anything idiotic. Unlike Steve Doocy, she didn’t flap her hands, giggle, and grinningly affirm any points being made. Her summation of the situation was not framed as right wing propaganda. Her questions were neutral, appropriate, and professional. - the kind of thing seen on PBS or Sunday morning news shows. As such, Alisyn Camerota, for this interview, deserves credit for a job well done. It would be nice to see more of this type of “real journalism” on Fox & Friends; but I’m not holding my breath!