As the morning show where Jesus and some serious "T&A" happily co-exist, Fox & Friends is the place with something for everyone. Where else can you see professional Christians get their freak on with scantily clad Victoria's secret models, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, and lingerie footballers while praising the lord (and Tim Tebow). It's a place where junior can feast his eyes on "Hooters Girls" before going off (after a suitable bathroom break) to some evil, librul public school system that the "friends" are always braying about. And most of all, it's a wholesome fun place where former Miss America and Jesus BFF Gretchen Carlson, who objected to sexy high school cheerleader moves, said that the Fox & Friends lingerie football scrimmage was "the best thing I've ever seen on TV." Yet, Gretch seems to have a problem with the latest "Cosmo" cover cuz it's too "racy?" Really?
Gretch's opening visual was the current "Cosmo" cover. She breathlessly said that "it was so racy we had to blur it for television." Okaaay...So your "hooters" loving audience, especially the guys, is just so sensitive that it can't deal with "Guys Describe the Mind Blowing Moves That They Can't Live Without?" And if folks get upset over "Um, Vagina, Are You OK Down There," I suspect that they have a - um - problem unrelated to "Cosmo." Gretch continued, "If you're in the check out counter, good luck because you and your kids will have a birds eye view to all the racy comments and graphics." She reverentially introduced her guest, Nicole Wieder, who is the head of "Project Inspired."
Wieder, wearing her Christian cross, described "Cosmo" as "full on pornographic magazine featuring full on, graphic sexual tips." (Does Bill O'Reilly have a subscription?). she claimed that parents are "unaware" of the magazine's "dangers" to young women. After articulating her goal to force "Cosmo" behind a plain, brown wrapper and prohibit sale to teens she described "Project Inspired" which is about warning young girls of the dangers lurking in the media. But beyond providing "support," Wieder asserted that her main mission is against "Cosmo." But because she can't do it alone, she urged the audience to assist her and sign the petition on Change.Org. Gretch commented about how "amazing" it is that people are critical of Wieder who is just "trying to get back to good old fashioned family values."
Gretch then blithered about the young age of the cover models which was, not coincidentally, the theme of the Fox News article which was critical of Dakota Fanning being on this months's cover and which cited, as a "media expert," some right winger on Twitter. Wieder brayed about how the magazine is "targeting young girls." Gretch informed us that she would link the Fox & Friends website to Project Inspired.
What Gretch didn't inform us is that Wieder is a former model who found Jesus and started "Project" which, according to its mission, is "Inspiration and Life Advice for Christian Girls." It has articles about stuff like Lady Gaga's "satanic message." Wieder is worried about the dangers of the "Cosmo" covers (which teens probably don't see in the checkout line because they're too busy texting). Meanwhile, in the real world, there is the problem of bullying, brought to us in part, by kids who get their homophobia from those who push the kind of Christian message promoted by Wieder. Rates of teen pregnancy are highest in areas where abstinence education is far more dangerous than "Cosmo." So shield your children's eyes when they're in the check-out line; but make sure they watch Fox & Friends which has only wholesome, Christian, and family values oriented "T & A." Praise Tim Tebow!