The Fox & Friends hosts joined Sean Hannity in fawning over discredited former Secret Service Agent Gary Byrne and his hit-job book about Hillary Clinton.
Byrne has been discredited by his own colleagues as well as by his own testimony. But, just like Hannity, the Fox & Friends hosts ate up every Clinton smear Byrne uttered. Fox News helped beef up Byrne’s cred by calling the segment, “Former Secret Service agent exposes Hillary Clinton.”
In this appearance, the hosts repeatedly probed for Hillary dirt. As Byrne said he had heard rumors about the Clintons when he was first assigned to them, cohost Steve Doocy interrupted to ask, “What rumors?”
In my post for Liberal America, I wrote about how Hannity helped validate Byrne's dubious claim that Hillary had assaulted Bill. On Fox & Friends, cohost Ainsley Earhardt helped promote the Hillary-as-Bill-batterer meme by asking, “What’s the vase story?” That story, in which Byrne claims Hillary Clinton threw a vase and gave Bill Clinton a black eye, concluded with Byrne quipping to Bill’s assistant when she claimed he was suffering from allergies, “Under one eye?”
That drew appreciative laughter from the hosts.
Byrne went on to claim he had said, “You know, I’m allergic to the back of somebody’s hand,” just because he was “trying to spark a reaction to figure out what was going on.”
All that seems to me extremely out of place for a Secret Service agent, especially since not even Byrne said the president had been in any danger in Byrne's presence. But, not surprisingly, nobody on the Curvy Couch seemed to think of that. They were just too enthralled.
Doocy made sure to direct the mud-slinging a little more specifically at Hillary as he excitedly “asked” Byrne, “At some point, you had conversations with other Secret Service agents about ‘What do we do – we’re here to protect the president of the United States – what happens if his wife is the troublemaker?'”
There was more of that kind of gleeful maliciousness and then this:
BYRNE: My experience with them is, they don’t like the military and they don’t like law enforcement and my personal feeling, based on what I saw, is she does not like men.
Given that Politico has reported that Byrne probably never had access to any intimate moments, you might wonder what, exactly, Byrne saw that gave him that impression.
But not the “fair and balanced” Fox hosts. Cohost Brian Kilmeade immediately probed for more dirt about “the Lewinsky affair.”
Watch Doocy, Earhardt and Kilmeade conduct their own hit job, below, from the June 29 Fox & Friends.
(H/T Raw Story)
I’ve got to ask the pair. Is this the best you guys could think up to coordinate to smear Hillary? Seriously? ;^)