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Hosted by noted reporters Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley, this program presents in-depth coverage of news stories in the tradition of 60 Minutes and 20/20. Rather than just reading news reports... See full summary »
Early morning masturbation for uneducated, ignorant, right-wing, hillbillies
Fox and Friends is a morning news....err, I mean entertainment show on Fox News on weekday and weekend mornings. The show is essentially an imitation of classic national morning shows like The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, etc. The only difference is that whereas on morning shows like those you get respectable anchors and journalists who actually report stories in their context to give you accurate information, the hosts on Fox and Friends are all right-wing conservative tools that preach right-wing talking points throughout the show's entire 3 hour running time.
The fact that Fox and Friends has conservative bias actually isn't that big of a deal. All networks have journalists that exhibit some level of bias - as one can never completely get rid of their own biases and views. The biggest problem with Fox and Friends is just how badly it "dumbs down" its information and talking points, as if it believes its audience is made up of elementary school students. Wasn't there a kids TV show with a purple dinosaur called "Barney and Friends"? I think I know where this show got its title from...
The anchors literally over-simplify every issue without any kind of intellectual depth, and consistently preach bigotry, ignorance, and hate for its White, Christian, rural, uneducated, and southern / western audience. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show rips on their ignorance on a weekly basis - for no other news show has the amount of stupidity that this show has. In fact, if the hosts on this morning show were hosts at any other morning news show in America, they would surely be fired for their sheer stupidity and ignorance.
It's often entertaining to watch just for the sake of seeing how ignorant they think their hillbilly audience really is. While the other networks and morning news shows interview award-winning authors, historians, doctors, etc. because they believe their audience seeks out knowledge and education....Fox and Friends is busy interviewing country music singers, NRA members, NASCAR drivers, and Christian gospel singers.
The educational level of the hosts is also quite fitting for the show's audience level. Brian Kilmeade took 6 years to finish a degree in Communications, and his concentration is in sports - not anything like history or politics. Steve Doocy has a B.A. in Journalism, as he was a weatherman for many years - but also knows nothing about history or politics. Gretchen Carlson is the most educated of the 3, but her degree is in Sociology - and also has no background in history or politics. If one looks at the knowledge and educational background or anchors on CNN or MSNBC and compares them with Fox News - it isn't even a close comparison. Fox and Friends is a show for the "country, folksy" crowd - the same people who think Sarah Palin is qualified to be VP because she is just a "regular person." Quite scary, but the audience for this show is those kind of people. Higher education is bad because it will brainwash you and turn you into a liberal, and staying in your small town with your Bible and church is what's good for you.
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