Skip to comments.Liberal Love-In on Fox & Friends: "Disenfranchised" French Yoots; Rove Should "Recuse" Himself
Posted on 11/13/2005 4:25:54 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Just when you thought Fox & Friends Weekend couldn't get any worse . . .
I thought it was bad enough when Juliet Huddy and Mike Jerrick were providing some kind of balance to Julian Phillips blatherings.
It's a sign of just how bad things have gotten, with Juliet and Mike now gone, that Phillips has become something of the voice of reason!
Kiran Chetry and Page Hopkins are sitting in this morning with Phillips, and the trio tried to outdo each other in their PC comments on the French riots.
While the women wrung their hands about how the French yoots have been "disenfranchised," Phillips talked about how the underclasses have historically been mistreated in France "going back to the time of the French revolution!
If there was anything in their discussion about the rioters being Muslims, egged on by radical imams, I missed it.
Then it was on to a discussion of the GOP's fortunes. The screen was filled with shots of Rove and Condi and I am not 100% certain who made the comment, but it seemed that it was Page Hopkins who suggested that since Karl Rove has become such a "lightning rod," it might be a good idea for him to "recuse himself.
"Recuse himself? That is something a judge does when he has a conflict of interest. I'm assuming that Page was suggesting that Rove either resign or take a leave of absence, but who really knows?
Here's where Julian played the voice of reason [!], saying he wasn't sure Rove's 'recusal' was the answer.
What a mess of a show. Has the time has come for Fox News to scrap the weekend edition and start again from scratch?
Fox & Friends Weekend ping to the Today show ping list.
I really like the FOX News channel, but I have to take a pass on Fox & Friends. That show just sucks. I would rather sit in silence than have those people blathering on. Strangely, the weekend edition seems to be worse than the weekday one.
I cut off F&F Weekend this morning and have watched it for the last time. If I wanted to watch uninformed liberals performing for the cameras, I'd be a Katie Couric "Today Show" fan. This morning's pity party for the poor Muslim rioters was simply the last straw. We bought Dish several years ago to get a more balanced media outlet. This morning's show, plus promos for Fox's global warming special tonight, makes me question if it's worth what we're spending to get Fox. If the goal of Ailes is just to be another liberal msm channel, we may just drop Fox and Dish in '06.
I'm not sure Fox news hasn't been drifting to the dark side for some time now. I think they are falling under the celebrity, beltway type of spell Rush is always talking about.
I'd say that's indisputable. Brian Kilmeade is solid and the others are bearable. The weekend show is down to liberal Julian Phillips accompanied by a rotating cast of others.
Surprised about Page Hopkins. My read on her is that she is a true conservative.
Phillips is an idiot.
If we want to listen to that drivel, we can watch dozens of OTHER channels. Maybe an email or ten to firstname.lastname@example.org.....
I was watching til Paige Hopkins started gushing over her upcoming interview with Robert Kennedy Jr.
Put me on the Fox & Friends ping list, please.
I just tuned in - normally I am up an hour ago.
I refuse to watch them.
Met Brian last Sunday in the Bagel Shop, you can tell he is genuine. Nice guy.
I only have on because NY1 the local station only does local stuff and thinks the the french situation is unimportant. I have not watched them for months.
Just as I put the TV on, that's what they were discussing. My foggy ,no caffeine yet brain registered Lib "Buzz" words. Not a good way to start the morning! ;-)
It's from being in NYC. That's a mistake.
They should be based in Dallas, Houston, or somewhere with less concentration of liberals --- the attitudes of neighbors and friends and even the union grip and camera man slowly invade the show.
No reason to watch but for Juliet.
phillips and chetry had to make up for yesterday because michelle malkin was in the house and they were behaving like two little puppy dogs.
Phillips IS an idiot and he makes the weekend show unwatchable
I first started watching the show when it was Juliet, Brian, Steve & Mike Jerrick.
I've never been impressed with Julian.
Although the camera wasn't on the hosts when one of them suggested Rove "recuse" himself, when the cameras came back on the panel there is no doubt it was Page who suggested that Rove consider doing so.
You have made me realize how much I don't listen to the morning show..I just turned it on for noise while I read here..
There is a history of France not liking "furriners"(like us)..They have been content to have the African muslims ghettoed in their own spots..not allowing them to feel a part of ..The flip side of the coin is that the Muslims want "no go" for French police..They want to impose Muslim rules in their area..and hate the French..They don't like Western rules.
Poverty,no..idleness, yes.. according to this..
The elephant isn't really there, the media assure us. "The violence in France has not taken on religious overtones," said the New York Times. "Islamic ideology and leaders play no role in the disturbances," said the Washington Post.
But the "disaffected youth" shout "Allahu Akbar" as they toss Molotov cocktails into churches and synagogues. They talk of turning Paris into "Baghdad on the Seine."
French arrogance and racism, and the sclerosis of the French welfare state help explain why the elephant hasn't assimilated. But the larger reason is that the elephant has chosen not to.
Yes. I just switched to C-Span. FNF has become unwatchable, except for Michelle Malkin, who was co-hosting yesterday. Ms. Hopkins interviewed two people yesterday on how poor President Bush could get out of the hole he is in and she had one guy who really hates the President and another guy who just kind of doesn't like him. It was pretty awful.
I have never understood why such a mediocre news outlet as Fox has the liberals worried. (Only the stupid or bored would watch Greta and Hannity/Colmes, and O'Reilly serves without any apparent intellectual compass.) It must be because the MSM programs are so biased viewers will turn to anything.
Nice tag line, though we prefer the more evocative "yoot" ;-)
And Juliet's gone from Fox & Friends Weekend now, off to greener pastures on "Dayside."
Hannity is OK
Greta is a freakshow
F&F during the week is OK, especially when compared to the dreck on the other channels; the weekend used to be great b/c of Juliet, mainly because I can just tell she is a wild chick (some reason to watch the news, huh?)
Excellent! There's something about "yoot" that brings a smile to the face, wouldn't you say?
My thoughts exactly!
That's the deal, there is no news on TV worth watching. By the way did you hear the rioters set fire to a car and drove it into an old folks home. Muslim euthanassia!
Ah, but YESTERDAY had Michelle Malkin acting as host. She was terrific! I wish they'd haveher more often.
Thanks for the warning, however.I'll be certain I'll NOT tune in this AM. The weater channel sounds likea good alternative! I'm so happy that Juliet and Mike are gone, but I hope they settle on someone sensible to fill the spot.
Yes It does! It make me think of my "yoot" growing up in Brooklyn! :-)
So what Bagel Shop do you frequent to run into such celebs?
Brian Kilmeade is an idiot -- closely followed by E.D. Steve seemsto be the only one with any sense, but that is debatable at times. Yet, there is nothing elseon in the AM that is even bearable.
I'm not a masochist.
I've sometimes described myself as a masochist for my habit of watching and reporting on liberal media bias at the Today Show. But I do think it's worthwhile keeping tabs on what the MSM are up to. When the weekend rolls around I feel a need to feed my liberal media bias jones, and so tune into Fox & Friends.
Julian Phillips, and Ellen Ratner who appears on the "Long and the Short of It" segment on the weekend show, are a treasure trove of outrageous liberal fare.
During the week I find Special Report with Brit Hume the best news show...
"Phillips talked about how the underclasses have historically been mistreated in France "going back to the time of the French revolution!"
Geesh, he sees Les Mis one time and thinks he is an expert.
Question: do we now need an "Alex Witt rule?"
Now that you mention it, I bet you're absolutely right as to how Julian came by his "expertise" on French history!
I don't like the way FNC treated the viewers of the weekend morning show - when one day Mike and Juliet were just "gone" but their website said nothing about it and we had Julian being an a** for hours on end.
I started e-mailing but haven't had one answer. They could have at least prepared a "stock answer" to fire out to the viewers. I am the one who fought to get FNC in our city cable systems years ago...because we needed balance over the other stuff.
I was disappointed in Malkin yesterday - but she is an excellent writer - very stiff on camera. A shame because she is a beautiful woman - clearly out of her milieu. She was on CSPAN one morning and sitting talking about her own subjects...she is peerless.... but not in a chatroom kind of situation.
Surely there are some talented folk who could replace this ever changing cast of awfuls.... the news readers (Hopkins, etc.) are not good anchor material.... and Julian should be farmed out unless he has some awful contract they are working out...but what about us???
The numbers must be horrendous and I hope the advertisers are getting the message. That's it...let's write the advertisers (if there are any).
Whatever....Julian has to go! He turns every discussion onto himself....the guy is a loser.
Sorreee..I am a TV News Junkie...but I always come to Free Republic to get the facts behind the fantasy I see on television.
"I refuse to watch them."
I should refuse to do so too. I tuned in for about 60 seconds. Just long enough to hear one of them say - calling the rioters in France *scum* made things worse. What a bunch of BS. Do they (the liberals on Fox)really think the thugs who are rioting, give a rip which names, they are called. This PC stuff is absolute insanity.
Fox is no different from the rest of the MSM, imo. I don't think we are getting a tenth of the news out of France. It's difficult to know just how bad things are over there, when we have no news outlet we can trust. Pretty sad.
Not in my book, but I'll let others be the judge.
Brit's Grapevine, panel and "finally" segments are great.
Do you actually watch FNC or do you just get your opinion of Fox from DU?
Oh, come on...just look at that clenched jaw, those piercing eyes..that is a fine looking woman..
As I have said before - Fox News has gone left and it is getting closer to CNN everyday. We put them in first place and they have gone over to the side of the anti-American left wing.
I have stopped watching anything except Bill, and Bret.
An invaluable service, may I say.