Who said Fox & Friend’s couldn’t do hard news Interviews? This morning co-hosts Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade had on as guest Glen Walker, the Executive Director of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, and absolutely grilled him on the use of the Stimulus package. The following video clip is published not so much to sing the praises of Fox & Friends; rather, the performance of Walker raises some serious questions about the Government’s oversight competence. Meaning, what does it say when you get owned by Fox & Friends?
But before we begin to completely laud Fox & Friends for quality journalism…not so fast. As Media Matters reports, Fox & Friends weren’t exactly fair, balanced nor accurate:
Fox & Friends revives falsehood about $54 million of the stimulus going to a wine train. On the February 25 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends, host Gretchen Carlson said, “lots of stimulus money wasted like $54 million for a Napa Valley Wine Train tour. Why? We’re going straight to the source. The executive director of the program will join us.” Later in the program, they interviewed Glen Walker, the Executive Director of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board about stimulus “waste,” and displayed a graphic stating that $54 million went to the train. Despite asking Walker to respond to their claims that this project and several others were “waste,” co-host Brian Kilmeade ended the segment before Walker could directly respond to their claims. From Fox & Friends.
Its a terrific observation that is worth including, if only to reward the poor Media Matters intern who’s job it is to screen Fox & Friends. Just gigging you there Mr. Ailes. Please don’t have me killed.
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