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Did Fox just refer to Prince Charles as "Tony Blair" not once but twice?

Posted on 11/18/2003 12:36:07 PM PST by jmcclain19

I was watching coverage of Air Force One touching down and President Bush's arrival in London on Fox at work in the lunch room, where Prince Charles was there to greet him.

I heard the Fox news anchor, who's name now evades me, call Prince Charles "Tony Blair" when referring to "those two leaders walking down the tarmac" not once but twice.

At least Laurie Dhue got it right both times.

Perhaps the leading cable network should have a world leader instruction class for some of its anchors.


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1 posted on 11/18/2003 12:36:08 PM PST by jmcclain19
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To: jmcclain19
Its Shep....the idiot just dissed a Fox reporter by calling her Daren Kagan.....CNN anchor.
2 posted on 11/18/2003 12:39:19 PM PST by Dog
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To: jmcclain19
Shep does better when it is scripted.
3 posted on 11/18/2003 12:40:06 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (You may forget the one with whom you have laughed, but never the one with whom you have wept.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
We script...you decide.
4 posted on 11/18/2003 12:43:27 PM PST by stuartcr
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To: Dog
Shep reminds me of that Weather Man on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, I think his name was Ted Baxter
5 posted on 11/18/2003 12:45:04 PM PST by MJY1288 (The Democrats Have Reached Rock Bottom and The Digging Continues)
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To: Dog
Wow, what's with Shep? I thought his miscues were mostly of the rhyming variety.
6 posted on 11/18/2003 12:45:27 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: Dog
Its Shep....the idiot just dissed a Fox reporter by calling her Daren Kagan.....CNN anchor.

Even for a guy as scatterbrained as Shep, that's inexcusable.

7 posted on 11/18/2003 12:47:35 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: MJY1288
Ha.

It's not called Faux Skews for nothing.
8 posted on 11/18/2003 12:47:52 PM PST by Guillermo (Go 'Dawgs, Sic 'Em!)
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To: jmcclain19
Oh, this is hugh. Are you series?
9 posted on 11/18/2003 12:49:26 PM PST by newgeezer (Color me, "Who cares"?)
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To: Dog
And there is always J.Lo's "Curbjob" incident.
10 posted on 11/18/2003 12:56:23 PM PST by xrp
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To: stuartcr
It could be worse, they could put Greta on 24/7 and we'd be treated to ALL LACI PETERSON, ALL THE TIME: Watch in amazement as GRETA retraces the steps that LACI used to take when walking her dog! Watch in amazement as we show you the backyard of the house where LACI and SCOTT had cookouts!
11 posted on 11/18/2003 12:58:13 PM PST by xrp
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To: newgeezer
as serious as can be, my coworkers and I were a little befuddled at first, then the anchor did it a second time, as they were reshowing the clip.

The quote was along the lines of "There walking down the tarmac is President Bush and Tony Blair" both times.
12 posted on 11/18/2003 1:07:18 PM PST by jmcclain19
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To: jmcclain19
Craig Jarret was the well informed Fox news anchor. Of course Roger Ailes made up for his mistake in hiring Jarret by employing Laurie Dhue.
13 posted on 11/18/2003 1:11:21 PM PST by hgro
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To: jmcclain19
Has anyone but me noticed that Shep doesn't look well?
Something is very wrong with Shep physically.
14 posted on 11/18/2003 1:12:33 PM PST by Lovergirl (Her name is Terri Schindler and she's alive. www.terrisfight.org)
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To: jmcclain19
That's alright. Yesterday one of the MSNBC weenies said that Arnold S. was born in Australia.

Helluva "down under" accent, what?
15 posted on 11/18/2003 1:15:04 PM PST by jackbill
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To: jmcclain19
FOX news is low rent tabloid tv.
16 posted on 11/18/2003 1:15:40 PM PST by Merovingian
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To: MJY1288
Shep reminds me of that Weather Man on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, I think his name was Ted Baxter

Ted Baxter was the goofy anchor. The weatherman was cool.

I often wonder if Shep Smith is stoned when he does the news.

17 posted on 11/18/2003 1:21:29 PM PST by Allegra
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To: Mr. Mojo
But but he has such a pretty face........
18 posted on 11/18/2003 1:21:41 PM PST by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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To: mewzilla
Who can forget this classic moment, with him talking about J-Lo?

Or the time he got mad at a woman saving a parking space and so hit her with his car?

Guy's not just dumb, he's violent.
20 posted on 11/18/2003 1:37:34 PM PST by TheAngryClam (Don't blame me, I voted for McClintock.)
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To: xrp
it could be worse, they could put Greta on 24/7 and we'd be treated to ALL LACI PETERSON, ALL THE TIME:

Yep, Greta's show is the now Laci Peterson Hour. Pure tabloid nonsense. But Hannity & Colmes isn't that far behind. Those idiots average 40 minutes of Laci in their hour-long show.

21 posted on 11/18/2003 1:57:54 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Merovingian
FOX news is low rent tabloid tv.

Greta, Hannity & Colmes, and O'Reilly are tabloidish, for sure. But Brit Hume, John Gibson, and Neil Cavuto are the real deal.

22 posted on 11/18/2003 2:03:23 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Dog; Reagan79; WKB; dixiechick2000
Shep is an Ole Miss grad, is he not?
23 posted on 11/18/2003 2:18:39 PM PST by sultan88 ("I keep a close watch on this heart of mine, I keep my eyes wide open all the time...")
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To: Mr. Mojo
It is at the point where all that is worth watching on FNC is Brit Hume and Mr Arrogance, aka Bill OReilly.
24 posted on 11/18/2003 3:00:19 PM PST by xrp
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To: sultan88
Shep is an Ole Miss boy

:"At least Laurie Dhue got it right both times. "

Laurie Dhue ALWAYS gets it right!!!!
25 posted on 11/18/2003 3:44:27 PM PST by WKB (3!~ Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations? (George Carlin))
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To: Mr. Mojo
How about Rita and Geraldo, the tabloid trash twins?
Also the airheads on the fox morning show?
If I think of others I'll let you know~LOL
26 posted on 11/18/2003 4:22:06 PM PST by Merovingian
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To: jmcclain19
The firs ttime he said it I thought Tony Blair was there with the Prince and President Bush, and I just did not see him, but by the 2nd time I knew Shep erred, focusing on Shep I thought something wrong with him, almost like he had too much to drink....Something wrong today.
27 posted on 11/18/2003 4:26:15 PM PST by Burlem
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To: xrp
It could be worse, they could put Greta on 24/7 and we'd be treated to ALL LACI PETERSON, ALL THE TIME: Watch in amazement as GRETA retraces the steps that LACI used to take when walking her dog! Watch in amazement as we show you the backyard of the house where LACI and SCOTT had cookouts!

*Ugh* No more Greta in this household! And now the Peterson trial is taking over Hannity & Colmes and O'Reilly. What is UP with Fox News lately? They're dumbing themselves down to network levels.

Watch "Scarborough Country" at 10pm on MSNBC instead of Greta. Joe Scarborough packs a lot of substance into a one-hour show.

28 posted on 11/18/2003 5:20:33 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh: The Voice of Sanity during 8 years of the Clinton Reign of Terror)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; Timesink; Gracey; Alamo-Girl; RottiBiz; bamabaseballmom; FoxGirl; Mr. Bob; ...
FoxFan ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my FoxFan list. *Warning: This can be a high-volume ping list at times.

29 posted on 11/18/2003 5:21:22 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh: The Voice of Sanity during 8 years of the Clinton Reign of Terror)
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To: xrp
They do sometimes, tend to beat things to death.
30 posted on 11/18/2003 5:31:28 PM PST by stuartcr
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To: nutmeg
Unfortunately, Comcast (my cable provider here in GA) doesn't provide MSNBC on the basic cable package and I refuse to pay for an extended service just for Joe (but I have seen his show and love it).

MSNBC and FNC used to have live streams but they stopped about a year and a half ago. Jerks.

31 posted on 11/18/2003 5:39:36 PM PST by xrp
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
**Shep does better when it is scripted.**

I have wondered about the sobriety of this person at times. Absent a lot. Just watch.
32 posted on 11/18/2003 5:46:52 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; Lovergirl
**Shep does better when it is scripted.**

**Has anyone but me noticed that Shep doesn't look well?
Something is very wrong with Shep physically.**

I have wondered about the sobriety of this person at times. Absent a lot. Just watch.
33 posted on 11/18/2003 5:50:48 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: xrp
Just played clip funny
34 posted on 11/18/2003 6:11:03 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rush agrees with me 98.5% of the time)
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To: nutmeg
Thanks for the ping!
35 posted on 11/18/2003 8:00:26 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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