Jerry Springer visited Fox & Friends this morning, ostensibly to discuss the “liberal slant” of Newsweek for its cover story by Andrew Sullivan calling President Obama’s critics “dumb.” But he didn’t pussy foot around calling out the hypocrisy of Fox News accusing anyone else of bias. He obviously touched a nerve belonging to Gretchen Carlson. Go, Jerry!
If you’d like to send Springer some props, you can Tweet him @JerrySpringer.
Long live Ron Powers.
“They have a deep conflict of interest in covering or discussing her. And so, in the world of Kelly, actual journalism is never asking very difficult questions of a candidate you might eventually employ (which includes most Republicans who have ever run for national office or any Democrats who hate Obama). It is demonizing other journalists asking for easily available evidence, and then smearing that journalist and lying about his work on air without inviting him on to discuss his own arguments or allowing him a right to reply. Also: actual journalism according to Kelly means never correcting factual errors.
“Ask yourself: there’s a controversial cover-essay in Newsweek. The writer (me) is prepared to come on and debate it. Why would Fox not even consider it? I’ve been on Hardball and tonight I’ll be on Anderson Cooper’s show. But Fox brings on two hired guns to talk about my piece, and actually blur out my name on the screen for some reason (either to make sure I remain air-brushed out of reality, or to deceive people that Newsweek is somehow institutionally making the point of my essay). "
Even the so called “news” segments on Fox are laced with wingnutry, and they want to talk about bias?
Sorry, I had to… and you knew someone was going to. But this time he earned it.
I don’t have enough time or energy to type out everything I have to say about Carlson’s load, but she knows Springer owned her.And that every media watchdog who follows her is preparing a list of examples.
In any case….nice work, Jerry!
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