Going to bat for segregation and announcing she is “so tired of protecting the minority” in America was no hindrance for Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt in becoming the new cohost of Fox & Friends, replacing Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
As I’ve previously reported, Earhardt teamed up with Sean Hannity in 2011 to race bait the Obama administration over its efforts to integrate Westchester County:
EARHARDT: For HUD, the county is too white… Administration officials assume segregation is to blame for Westchester’s racial composition. But county officials see other factors at work… The Obama administration itself is not shy about its belief that the feds know best when it comes to building local communities… Perhaps most troubling are the administration’s prescription for Westchester’s so-called problem. ...Worse still, these officials are vowing to take their plan for Westchester County national.
In case you thought that was a fluke, Earhardt also showed a shocking lack of concern for the rights of minorities in this country, regardless of the Constitution. In July, 2015, she had this confrontation with Fox News Democrat Julie Roginsky, who objected to “In God we trust” decals on sheriffs’ patrol cars in Missouri:
ROGINSKY: It is because we protect the rights of the minority – and listen, we have separation of church and state in this country…
EARHARDT (interrupting and shouting): “What about the majority? I’m so tired of protecting the minority! What about the rest of the country, the 77%?”
Earhardt also openly hoped to get an embarrassing photo of President Obama to show on Hannity.
Apparently, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes thinks this sort of bias is “refreshing” and “connect(s)” with Fox viewers and staff. From FoxNews.com:
“Ainsley’s relentless work ethic, congeniality and enthusiasm for connecting with our viewers and staff are extremely refreshing,” said Fox News chairman Roger Ailes in a statement. “She’s a superb team player and an excellent on-air host – we look forward to her joining the show during such a pivotal news year.”
In other words, there’s every reason to believe Earhardt is a perfect fit for the Fox & Friends curvy couch.
Earhardt starts her new position on February 29.
To expand upon our discussion, this is the same fair and balanced Fox News circus act who claims government can’t do anything right. Yet, the curvy couch bobble-heads softballed Rudy who claimed with a straight face there’s no way the government would leak any information they extracted from iPhones using a backdoor.
All that was missing was a segue to “F&F” doing another diaper dump on Hillary’s email-gate and her leaking classified data just like Patraeus did. Edward Snowden was conveniently forgotten.
Reminds me of all those freedom loving but paranoid Tea Party types who went all in on post 9/11 government snooping claiming they already had too many rights. 👍
You’re correct. FOX News’ straight ‘journalism’ is funnier than most political satire.
There is nothing consistent with their daily fair and balanced news analysis except mind bending hypocrisy.
Poor choice, very poor choice. I see a Deborah Norville style backlash coming Fox’s way.