What on-screen graphic was apparently so objectionable that Fox News wouldn’t allow it to air even at 3 o’clock in the morning? According to Red Eye’s Greg Gutfeld, the network prevented him from showing the word “impeachment” in relation to a discussion about Sarah Palin’s call to impeach President Barack Obama.
So instead, he went with this:
“See, what we did there was the graphics [department] wouldn’t let us do ‘impeachment’ for her, so we did ‘Improving peaches for men today,’ so they didn’t know that we really wrote an impeachment graphic,” Gutfeld explained on air. “Pretty clever, huh?”
As The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple notes, the graphic actually dates back at least to a June 25 Red Eye segment concerning Obama’s Chipotle etiquette. “Graphics are created on a case-by-case basis, and given how this particular visual could be interpreted, we chose to go a different route,” Fox’s Executive Vice President of News Michael Clemente said in a statement.
Watch video below, via Fox News:
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