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..The moment Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson walked off set after co-anchor's sexist comment
UK Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 06/15/2012 6:02:55 AM PDT by C19fan

Gretchen Carlson walked off the set of 'Fox and Friends' today after her co-cost Brian Kilmeade made a sexist comment. Having just watched a segment on the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters presented by third host Steve Doocy, he ended by informing the audience that the group was all-male until 1980. Amused by that fact, Kilmeade joked, 'Women are everywhere. We're letting them play golf and tennis now. It's out of control.'

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I hope Mr. Kilmeade has his resume updated.
1 posted on 06/15/2012 6:03:02 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

I don’t know who to root for in this case- the guy who can’t keep his trap in check, or the woman who can’t hold her own against him.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 6:05:11 AM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: C19fan

Get over it Gretchen! You and Brian are on the good guys team. Please adopt a sense of humor and get off the political correctness kick!


3 posted on 06/15/2012 6:06:06 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: C19fan

This happened yesterday.

She was back on the show today.


4 posted on 06/15/2012 6:07:11 AM PDT by kidd
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To: C19fan

I’m a woman and I kinda think that’s funny.

Gretchen might be a wee bit full of herself. Dang, it’s called sarcasm.


5 posted on 06/15/2012 6:07:58 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: C19fan
'Women are everywhere. We're letting them play golf and tennis now. It's out of control.'

I can't imagine anyone missed the humor ...

6 posted on 06/15/2012 6:08:02 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: 2nd Amendment

My thoughts exactly. The WOMEN want to be treated “equally” and then they act like little whining GIRLS. Obviously Brian was making a joke, which I would have laughed at had I been sitting there. I guess that’s the advantage of getting older and having so few hormones left.


7 posted on 06/15/2012 6:08:42 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: C19fan

I didn’t know Carlson had such a stick up her ass.


8 posted on 06/15/2012 6:08:53 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: C19fan

Good grief. I don’t even regard that as sexist. Sorta dumb remark, but they are always making dumb remarks. You hear a lot dumber listenening to sports.


9 posted on 06/15/2012 6:08:57 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: C19fan

I hope she walked off the set to go and make some sandwiches.


10 posted on 06/15/2012 6:09:11 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: C19fan
Amused by that fact, Kilmeade joked, 'Women are everywhere. We're letting them play golf and tennis now. It's out of control.'

Oh Good Lord! Sounds like an innocent enough joke for me. What politically correct, over-sensitive, wusses we've all become.

In his apology, he should state that he had no idea it was Gretchen's "time of the month".
12 posted on 06/15/2012 6:09:56 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: C19fan

Whooptido over nothing, he’s said much worst in the past, as has BA. I’d say what I really think, but it’s Friday....and early.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 6:10:19 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: C19fan

Oh, good grief. So if some woman makes a sexist comment (like my wife does all the time), my feelings as a man are going to be hurt, and I’ll just have to walk off and have a good sob. Waaahhhhh!!! The fact is, my wife and I are constantly hurling sexist barbs at each other and laughing about it as we make them. Some people (1) have to get a sense of humor and (2) get over themselves.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 6:10:40 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Sioux-san

Women are everywhere Brian? How many nights have you spent alone? Huh?


15 posted on 06/15/2012 6:10:42 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: C19fan

It looks like she was joking, too. All in good fun, it seems.


16 posted on 06/15/2012 6:11:23 AM PDT by cartan
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To: Baynative

I think Grethen played it ... it’s good theater.


17 posted on 06/15/2012 6:12:24 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: C19fan

Even though I only see the first 30 minutes of the F&F program before leaving for work, I have zero doubt that Carlson will be voting for zero - again.

Carlson very much has the politically correct mindset.


18 posted on 06/15/2012 6:12:33 AM PDT by citizen (Obomo blames:Arab Spring,Banks,Big Oil,Bush,Ceos,Coal,Euro Zone,FNC,Jpn Tsunami,T Party,Wall St,You)
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To: C19fan
get over yourself ... I was watching

this was a joke by Kilmeade and that's the way Carlson took it

No one was offended

It's part of Kilmeade's regular humor

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19 posted on 06/15/2012 6:12:49 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: C19fan

That Gretchen didn’t die from irony as she walked off the set is proof that it cannot actually kill.


20 posted on 06/15/2012 6:13:16 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: kidd
"She was back on the show today."

In the video she was back on in less than two minutes.

21 posted on 06/15/2012 6:13:26 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: C19fan

He’s clearly being ironic.

Irony is lost on simpletons and the politically correct.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 6:14:19 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: autumnraine
"Gretchen might be a wee bit full of herself. "

*Ahem*

*coughcoughcough*

23 posted on 06/15/2012 6:15:17 AM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a "known safety risk" shooting with you even if he is an ordained minister.)
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To: C19fan

Gretchen, best legs award.


24 posted on 06/15/2012 6:15:56 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: C19fan

Seriously? Gretchen- it was a JOKE. I wasn’t even a little bit offended..in fact I chuckled. Lot of thin skin and taking ourselves waaaaay too seriously is part of our problem.

She needs to grow up and I surely hope Brian wasn’t forced to “apologize” or worse..go to sensitivity training.


25 posted on 06/15/2012 6:15:56 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: autumnraine

Its a typical Kilmeade type of comment. Its what makes him funny.


26 posted on 06/15/2012 6:16:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: C19fan
J-O-K-E

Killmede is F&F's class clown.

Seriously. We get "men are stupid" jokes (and entire sitcom premises) all the time.

27 posted on 06/15/2012 6:16:48 AM PDT by magellan
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To: mmichaels1970

Sweet!


28 posted on 06/15/2012 6:17:02 AM PDT by Notwithstanding (Christ Jesus Victor, Ruler, Lord and Redeemer!)
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To: cartan
Yep. Consider the source--the Daily Mail. It's not the Guardian, but it is pretty liberal.

The headline is completely misleading. It wasn't "a sexist remark," it was a joke and not a very subtle one at that. Gretchen was laughing when she got up and left . . . I doubt anyone on that set was serious in what happened. They were just having a little fun.
29 posted on 06/15/2012 6:17:13 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!!)
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To: cartan
It looks like she was joking, too. All in good fun, it seems.

Glad to hear it. The FNF crew is a little too sappy for my taste, but they've always struck me as decent on-air personalities.


30 posted on 06/15/2012 6:18:11 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: knarf

That’s my take, too. At the beginning of the video she looks at him like she’s waiting for the set up.


31 posted on 06/15/2012 6:19:41 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: C19fan

Brian should speak up for the repeal of the 19th amendment.
Say that is when this country started its long road to the crapper.
That should get the NAGs stirred up.


32 posted on 06/15/2012 6:19:41 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: C19fan

Those comments sound more sarcastic than offensive, if you ask me.


33 posted on 06/15/2012 6:20:50 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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They are ALL usless.

They serve no purpose in the morning.

The only more useless person in the am at fox is lefty Imus.


34 posted on 06/15/2012 6:21:33 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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What a lousy sense of humor she has! What a jerk! She couldn’t send him a couple zingers and call it a draw?????

I’m so sick of these “easily offended knee jerk” jerks who walk around all day with a chip on their shoulder.


35 posted on 06/15/2012 6:21:32 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: C19fan

Unless she was told to make him a sammich, the woman co-host overreacted.

Must be in her cycle or something ...


36 posted on 06/15/2012 6:22:17 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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'Women are everywhere. We're letting them play golf and tennis now. It's out of control.'

I agree with Kilmeade.

(Ducking!)

37 posted on 06/15/2012 6:24:56 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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“Amused by that fact, Kilmeade joked, ‘Women are everywhere. We’re letting them play golf and tennis now. It’s out of control.’”
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She walked off the set over THAT?! It was a joke!

Must be PMS.


38 posted on 06/15/2012 6:28:04 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: kidd

She was back yesterday after a few minutes


39 posted on 06/15/2012 6:31:19 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: humblegunner

Get over yourself, Gretch.

Everytime I would hear a woman on the radio when I was up in the cockpit serving the pilots coffee, I would comment, “Another empty kitchen”.

Even you, with your lesser intelligence, know it was a joke. And you have proven yourself to be the weaker sex in that you are thin skinned and can’t take a joke.

YOU are the protected species with special rights. Cut your FRIEND some slack. Bet it is going to be real fun for you when your RESPECTED coworker is going to have to PUBLICLY APOLOGIZE and have to live with the humiliation from your fake disgust.


40 posted on 06/15/2012 6:32:16 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: C19fan

Gretchen should do what I have always done. Consider the source, and leave it at that. Brian thinks he’s being funny. I was neither amused nor offended...but to walk off the set, really?


41 posted on 06/15/2012 6:32:37 AM PDT by lula ( We cannot afford 4 more years of the Won!)
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To: knarf
Whew! I was becoming concerned with the responses.

In the words of Gene Wilder in Young Frankenstein, "Don't you know a joke when you hear one!? Ha! Ha! Ha!"

42 posted on 06/15/2012 6:35:24 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: cartan

This was friendly banter

Some lefty news idiot took a simple boy/girl joke and made something out of it that it was not


43 posted on 06/15/2012 6:35:51 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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This moral outrage over the slightest supposed insult has gone overboard. You can’t say a damn thing anymore without offending some overly sensitive jackass or bringing a group of 9 to 5 perpetual protesters out of the woodwork. I suppose we can thank political correctness for the emasculated culture that we live in today.

We had it perfect when we instructed our children to, Treat Others as You Would Like to be Treated. However, being a Christian teaching, we can’t have that now can we—especially in schools.

We are a doomed society.


44 posted on 06/15/2012 6:36:09 AM PDT by navymom1
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To: cartan

This was friendly banter

Some lefty news idiot took a simple boy/girl joke and made something out of it that it was not


45 posted on 06/15/2012 6:36:09 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SE Mom
She needs to grow up and I surely hope Brian wasn’t forced to “apologize” or worse..go to sensitivity training.

Her response was also done "in jest"... she was smiling, and laughing the entire time.

This is, a non-story.

As much as I love FoxNews, I personally CANNOT STAND Fox & Friends... they are all a bunch of ass-clowns, in my opinion. They do NOTHING to help the conservative agenda.

46 posted on 06/15/2012 6:36:30 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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After watching the clip, It’s pretty clear they were both goofing around.


47 posted on 06/15/2012 6:37:38 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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Looks to me like they were clowning around on both sides, but either way, I gotta go with Gretchen on this one.

I mean, a man has to stand on his principles fergodsakes.

48 posted on 06/15/2012 6:40:14 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: C19fan

Someone was PMSing.


49 posted on 06/15/2012 6:41:06 AM PDT by tiki
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To: humblegunner
I hope she walked off the set to go and make some sandwiches.

I understand that, like most of them, this is her primary skill and purpose in life.

50 posted on 06/15/2012 6:41:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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