When Acting State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf got promoted to become a senior communications advisor to John Kerry, Fox & Friends mocked her by taking a “look back at her media flubs.” Even though Fox’s own James Rosen recently defended one such “flub” by lambasting MSNBC for criticizing her over it.
According to Fox News, Harf’s new job will “focus on negotiations between the U.S. and Iran on nuclear weapons.”
“Good for her” cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck said. Then she quickly added, “Let’s just take a look at her greatest hits, in case you forgot. They keep on coming.”
After the mashup, cohost Clayton Morris helpfully added one of his own that had somehow been left out.
In April, Fox attacked the State Department for not promoting Harf to the job as permanent spokesperson. Fox’s James Rosen also mocked “malicious” MSNBC host Chris Matthews' criticisms of Harf for saying that we can’t win the war on terror just by killing people, alone, and that “in the medium and longer term,” we need to “go after the root causes,” including lack of jobs. Rosen noted that George W. Bush has said the same thing.
And yet that same Harf comment was prominently featured as the first so-called blooper on Fox & Friends.
Would Fox report on any Republican promotion this way? I think we all know the answer!
Watch the hypocrisy below. Compare the snark from the May 27 Fox & Friends with the snark from the April 22 Kelly File.