While the curvy couch Christians on Fox & Friends clearly have issues with lots of folks not on Roger Ailes' A-list, they love, really love God. This morning, during a recap of the Oscars, Fox friend and MENSA member (just kidding) Steve Doocy was positively effusive in his praise for Matthew McConaughey who, during his acceptance speech for his Best Actor award, praised God. Doocy made the claim that nobody -evah - had done that before. Once again, and for the second time in this morning's show, Fox & Friends messed up. But didn't Fox claim, back in 2009, that they had "zero tolerance" for this kind of nonsense?
Doocy said that what was "interesting is and we have read that the Associated Press looked at over the last thirty years about a hundred acceptance speeches nobody ever thanks God, they think their agent, their publicist, before God." He added "but that was before Matthew McConaughey did that, this year." What is interesting is that Steve Doocy is full of crap.
Fox might have taken its information from the right wing Daily Caller which had an article about this very topic. They source the AP study which reviewed 750 speeches - not one hundred. The DC also notes that, according to the AP, God has been thanked 14 times. DC also cites a review of speeches, on Slate, which states that Meryl Streep has been thanked more than God in the last 39 speeches during which God was mentioned only three times.
Did the brain room get the facts wrong or did Doocy lie in order to push the Christian agenda? But then this is Fox & Friends so it's all good, praise Jesus and Roger Ailes.
And what if a Jewish winner said “Baruch Hashem” (God be praised) in their acceptance speech? Would Fox have a huge problem with that, because it isn’t a Christian declaration? I mean, the term “Hallelujah” was angelicized out of that (somehow), and that’s perfectly acceptable. Or did I just answer my own question about what they’d demand the winner had said instead?