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Liberal Love-In on Fox & Friends: "Disenfranchised" French Yoots; Rove Should "Recuse" Himself
Fox & Friends Weekend | governsleastgovernsbest

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?


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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Everyone knows why Julian is there.

Page Hopkins just insisted, "Global warming is REAL."

But what the heck...turn off the sound and just watch the beautiful, devastatingly cute, Kiran Chetry.

51 posted on 11/13/2005 5:07:10 AM PST by gg188
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Glad I missed it. I usually like Kirin, but Julian and no longer tolerable.


52 posted on 11/13/2005 5:07:54 AM PST by PatriotGirl827 (There are no short cuts to any place worth going.)
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To: ken5050
I'll see you Alex Witt and raise you Amy Robach.


53 posted on 11/13/2005 5:09:11 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: Shady

Cool! I like Steve too.


54 posted on 11/13/2005 5:09:15 AM PST by PatriotGirl827 (There are no short cuts to any place worth going.)
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To: Bahbah

Thanks, BB!


55 posted on 11/13/2005 5:09:48 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Boy do I miss Linda Vester!


56 posted on 11/13/2005 5:11:12 AM PST by PatriotGirl827 (There are no short cuts to any place worth going.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why do you punish yourself with those dopes?

Read a book instead.


57 posted on 11/13/2005 5:11:41 AM PST by Finalapproach29er (Americans need to remember Osama's "strong horse" -"weak horse" analogy. Let's stop acting weak.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The only show I watch on Sunday morning is on Fox regular channel..Depending on the guests, I sometimes skip the first half hour and watch the roundtable..There Brit gets to give opinion and Juan's dem talking points get slapped down..


58 posted on 11/13/2005 5:13:43 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Finalapproach29er

Please see #28 for an explanation of my affliction ;-)


59 posted on 11/13/2005 5:15:09 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: MEG33

Ditto


60 posted on 11/13/2005 5:20:11 AM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I wish they would make the ladies on the show
wear "Pentecostal" skirts. Then there would
be no reason at all to watch Foxes and Fools.


61 posted on 11/13/2005 5:23:06 AM PST by WKB (If you can't dazzle them with brilliance.. then Baffle them with BS)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I just come to FR first thing for the news and keep the TV on something mindless so I don't get in a bad mood to start the day. I like Neil, Britt and Gibson and that's it.


62 posted on 11/13/2005 5:27:59 AM PST by tiki
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Evidently Paige was not at the Heritage Foundation (I think it was) the other night when Rove spoke and received a standing ovation.

All these liberals are just mouthing the "kook" left's mantras from the internet blogs of MoveOn and Daily Kos.

And .. this accounts for what the democrats are doing too. Their "kook" base is DEMANDING they become anti-war. To do that, the dems have to somehow make Bush responsible for the dems agreeing to the war .. by saying Bush misled them and they didn't know what they were signing. It's the same old, same old, the dems are never responsible for anything they do - it's always somebody else's fault.

I'm glad Bush called their bluff and stated for the record, "they know" and then told what the dems knew well before Bush even came into office.


63 posted on 11/13/2005 5:48:25 AM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: somemoreequalthanothers

I agree .. I have turned off FOX for the whole weekend. I do like Tony Snow on Saturday mornings, but after that it's all down hill.


64 posted on 11/13/2005 5:50:29 AM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: gg188; governsleastgovernsbest

I suggest they replace Julian with the gal who is an accomplished pianist. She even has a CD released. What little I saw of her on the show, she seems impressive.


65 posted on 11/13/2005 5:51:12 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: kittymyrib

I agree .. it's not worth $36 a month to me to watch such drivel. I have cancelled my extra cable.


66 posted on 11/13/2005 5:52:01 AM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: eddie2

I agree .. and with the continuous slimey comments from the MSM .. evidently they just can't take it.

Too bad .. they started something good .. it's been taken over by the liberals.


67 posted on 11/13/2005 5:53:13 AM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: Ed_in_NJ

Sent!!


68 posted on 11/13/2005 5:53:58 AM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rupert is moving the network. The global warning show on Fox and the news coverage during the run up to it on Fox radio network, now this. We have been suckered. The shift left is on at Fox.


69 posted on 11/13/2005 5:57:44 AM PST by em2vn
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Has the time has come for Fox News to scrap the weekend edition and start again from scratch?

Dunno...tuned out over a year ago. The eye candy doesn't compensate for the liberal bilge.

70 posted on 11/13/2005 5:58:07 AM PST by Ben Chad
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To: gaspar

Brit Hume. His show, and the intelligent people on it (except for Juan Williams) - it's a breath of fresh air.

Now Fox and Friends is showing a "sexy" country video. How sickening.


71 posted on 11/13/2005 5:59:50 AM PST by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The FOX NEWS channel has indeed been drifting left over the past couple of years and I think it is a part of their original business plan to succeed.

Begin with putting out the news the nets never did, IOW the conservative point of view and by doing so garner as many conservatives as possible as viewers. After a period of time and when they felt they had as many conservatives as they were going to get, they began "softening" the news presentation to include slightly more left wing views which brought in some moderates from both Parties and kept the conservatives. It has worked since their numbers have climbed every month for years while the competition has crashed and burned over the same period of time. The secret for FOX will be to walk that line between left and right in such a way that they gain and keep the maximum number of viewers from each side of the aisle and the middle.

The fact they are pis*ing off people on both sides means they are doing it right so far.
72 posted on 11/13/2005 6:04:25 AM PST by Eagles Talon IV
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To: ken5050
... just look at that clenched jaw, those piercing eyes ...

Hey, I resemble that remark. ;-D
73 posted on 11/13/2005 6:04:57 AM PST by maggief
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To: MEG33

But it was the very same problem over in the UK. The neighborhood where the bombers lived was cut off from the outside on purpose. Neighbors of the community said they had no idea these men were plotting to blow up things.

And .. if anybody is paying attention .. the same thing holds true in the USA. There are muslims all over the place and they stay huddled in little communities where they do not allow the general public to integrate into them, and they do not integrate into the outside.

When you combine that with the fact that the French and the British are snobs who don't want these people to integrate, you have a recipe for disaster.

When they show up for job interviews looking like something out of Laurence of Arabia .. the general public is hesitant to hire them. But .. of course .. we're the intolerant ones because we will not accept their standards.

If they don't like our standards .. then why on earth would you move your family to a place like that ..?? We know why .. because they plan on taking over and imposing their standards on us.


74 posted on 11/13/2005 6:06:09 AM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: gaspar

Nice try .. TAKE A HIKE!!


75 posted on 11/13/2005 6:08:17 AM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don't like Dayside anymore. What happened to the gal who was doing it .. Linda Vester ..?? I listened to Rush in the mornings, and now I'm working so I never see it.


76 posted on 11/13/2005 6:09:54 AM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: YOUGOTIT

The weekend morning show is unwatchable !!!


77 posted on 11/13/2005 6:10:49 AM PST by Antique Gal (Antique Gal)
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To: ConsentofGoverned

I agree .. FOX has forgotten how they got to be #1.


78 posted on 11/13/2005 6:11:22 AM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; Borax Queen
the trio tried to outdo each other in their PC comments on the French riots.

Thanks for confirming the need to stay away from the weekend version of CNN-lite (i.e., Fox & Friends). I quit watching it over a year ago because of Julian, et al.

They're worse than watching CNN, where at least the LIBERAL PC/VICTIM MENTALITY is expected. It turns my stomach to see that crap on a station that touts it's "fair and balanced."

79 posted on 11/13/2005 6:12:02 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: YOUGOTIT

I will watch those 2, plus John Gibson.


80 posted on 11/13/2005 6:19:08 AM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: All

I'd rather sit and watch the radio . . .


81 posted on 11/13/2005 6:21:11 AM PST by Liberty Wins (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten it.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Didnt fox and friends have Michele Malkin Saturday morning.


82 posted on 11/13/2005 6:21:35 AM PST by DM1
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To: texianyankee

But .. she's as liberal as they come.


83 posted on 11/13/2005 6:22:34 AM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: CyberAnt

I wish I could recall her name - but if she is liberal as they come - I wasnt aware of it. The little I have seen of her, she seemed fairly intelligent and offered little opinions.


84 posted on 11/13/2005 6:37:26 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: DM1

Yeah, Michelle Malkin was on yesterday morning. I didnt get to hear enough of her.


85 posted on 11/13/2005 6:38:42 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: nicmarlo
Thanks for confirming the need to stay away from the weekend version of CNN-lite (i.e., Fox & Friends). I quit watching it over a year ago because of Julian, et al.

Yikes, I'm glad I missed it. Like some others here, I saw Michelle Malkin on there yesterday morning but didn't hear her speak either. They don't call it Faux News for nothing! When they are not doing entertainment/hurricane/focus on one victim for months/anything to distract us from the truth, they are acting like mouthpieces for the White House, or being just as bad as the rest of MSM with their PCness.

86 posted on 11/13/2005 6:48:14 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"But I do think it's worthwhile keeping tabs on what the MSM are up to"

And I'm most grateful for your threads! Thanks and, don't stop.

87 posted on 11/13/2005 6:54:59 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: I still care

I like Billy Currington. After all, he is building a log cabin for his "conserative"grandmother. Being from the south I like the interviews with the country stars.


88 posted on 11/13/2005 6:58:10 AM PST by Jen from Tn.
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To: Borax Queen

You got that right, BQ!


89 posted on 11/13/2005 6:59:08 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Only one expression can adequately describe this video POS - "Thses guys blow!"


90 posted on 11/13/2005 6:59:57 AM PST by Doc Savage (...because they stand on a wall, and they say nothing is going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch!)
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To: texianyankee

I thought she was conservative because she played the piano on a weekend program with Cal Thomas. However, I've seen her make comments that definitely put her in the liberal column.


91 posted on 11/13/2005 7:00:22 AM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: nicmarlo

And let me clarify "mouthpieces." I like going to a place that sometimes is not as far out left wing as all the other channels. BUT, too often, all they do is parrot WH press releases instead of giving us more in depth news. A lot of the guests (Malkin, Coulter) will question socialist policies, but the regular hosts (e.g. Beltway Boys) are a tad too in line.


92 posted on 11/13/2005 7:03:05 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Love Brian's inappropriate comments and the reactions from the others on the team. Weekend show is very weak.


93 posted on 11/13/2005 7:03:27 AM PST by GOPPachyderm
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To: Borax Queen

The only one worth listening to is Brit Hume....for precisely that reason. (And it's fun to watch him slap down Juan Williams).


94 posted on 11/13/2005 7:04:14 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: GOPPachyderm; governsleastgovernsbest; Borax Queen
Love Brian's inappropriate comments and the reactions from the others on the team.

Right....Brian's outrage, at the appropriate times, is genuine.....he speaks his mind, and it's often on the side of common sense and truth. He's also got a quick wit and great sense of humor.

95 posted on 11/13/2005 7:06:13 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Toespi

The thought that he had seen Le Mis one too many times occurred to me also!


96 posted on 11/13/2005 7:06:36 AM PST by GOPPachyderm
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To: ConsentofGoverned

Until about a year ago, Fox News was on my television all day every day. Now I try to catch Special Report with Brit Hume, Fox News Sunday, and that's about it. There are a few good conservative hosts, like David Asman, but I've lost track of when he's on because I've simply lost interest in Fox News.

I used to tolerate the tabloidy side of FNC and the horrendous graphics and sound effects, but their leftward drift has made it all unbearable to me.

They always acted as though they believed their appeal to be the bold graphics, which their competitors have tried to copy. I always believed their audience was with them in spite of the awful graphics.

How I wish there was at least one serious, honest, news source that would report facts and lay off speculation, gossip, rumors, innuendo, political talking points, etc. Just tell me what happened and let me come to my own conclusions without your help, Fox News, thank you very much.


97 posted on 11/13/2005 7:08:54 AM PST by alnick
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My observations suggest that you are wrong about Kilmeade. We know the contemporary news culture is woven by a common blindfold obstructing any useful view of reality. Thus, Kilmeade’s ability to visualize the real world places him in a category closer to genius. Let’s compare various news personalities. Upon which whom, between Kilmeade and Rather, does the name “Idiot” fall?

E. D. Hill appears to be equally smart and courageous. She’s not hard to look at either.


98 posted on 11/13/2005 7:10:01 AM PST by reasonisfaith
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To: nicmarlo

Brit is awesome and truly for the people; can't stand Juan -I have to flip the channel.


99 posted on 11/13/2005 7:10:11 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
When Paige Hopkins speaks and is not reading from a script on a teleprompter, the results are ...

unpredictable.

100 posted on 11/13/2005 7:10:38 AM PST by Bernard (You can either deal with your situation or be a liberal about it.)
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