Fox and Friends hosts flummoxed when Trump border policy critic shows up instead of pro-ICE Democrat.

By | 2018-07-24T16:02:23+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

Awkward!

Courtesy of Think Progress:

Fox & Friends First thought they booked pro-ICE Democratic congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick to appear on the show on Monday morning. Instead, they somehow ended up with Barbara L’Italien instead.

After the hosts kicked it to “Kirkpatrick” and asked her to explain why she supports ICE, L’Italien — a Democratic state senator in Massachusetts who is running for Congress — delivered a very different personal message to President Trump.

“Good morning. I’m actually here to speak directly to Donald Trump,” L’Italien began. “I feel that what’s happening at the border is wrong. I’m a mother of four, and I believe that separating kids from their parents is illegal and inhumane.”

“I’m actually Barbara L’Italien, I’m a state senator representing a large immigrant community. I’m running for Congress in Massachusetts,” she continued. “I keep thinking about what we’re putting parents through, imagining how terrifying that must be for those families, imagining how it would feel not knowing if I’d ever see my kids again. We have to stop abducting children and ripping them from their parents’ arms, stop putting kids in cages, and stop making 3-year-old defend themselves in court.”

As you can see the Fox and Friends hosts continue to be confused about who they are interviewing for a full minute and once they get up to speed start throwing out Trump Administrations talking points before pulling the plug entirely. 

Think Progress points out that there are still over 2,000 children who have not been reunited with their families.

By the way, this Barbara L’Italien tweeted out the remainder of what she wanted to say before being cut off by Fox News producers. 


The L’ITalien people explained that Fox News reached out to them because they confused the campaign with Kirkpatrick’s.

The show staffers knew virtually nothing about Kirkpatrick aside from the fact that she was a Democrat who spoke out in support of ICE, so they were easy to fool. 

Personally, I find it rather hilarious. 

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12 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 24, 2018 at 6:32 am

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  2. Anonymous July 24, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Jonathan Karl Pans Sean Spicer’s New Book ‘The Briefing’

    Ouch.

    “…And there began Mr. Spicer’s tenure as one of the most widely scorned press secretaries in history: a briefing on Saturday afternoon during which he scolded the press corps, spat out false statements and left the podium without taking questions.”

    https://twitter.com/abbydphillip/status/1021740431678296064/photo/1

    https://secondnexus.com/news/karl-pans-spicers-book-briefing/?viewall=true

    • Anonymous July 24, 2018 at 8:41 am

      Sean Spicer’s New Book Panned By Critics: ‘Littered With Inaccuracies’

      “The Briefing isn’t a political memoir, nor is it a work of recent history, nor a tell-all, or tell-anything,” Wemple wrote. “Rather, it is a bumbling effort at gaslighting Americans into doubting what they have seen with their own eyes as far back as June 2015, when Trump announced his candidacy and labeled Mexican immigrants as rapists, beginning a pattern of racist attacks.”

      …“Spicer leaves out important context and doubles down on some of the lies he became famous for as press secretary, including his absurd claims about crowd size at Trump’s inauguration,” she wrote. “Spicer has already made his bed — it’s a shame he continues to lie in it.”

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sean-spicer-book-reviews_us_5b572f06e4b0fd5c73c8ff9c

  3. anon July 24, 2018 at 8:47 am

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    “McCain exploded in fury as the studio audience cheered a list of Democratic-Socialist campaign promises, and vowed to keep those political ideas from becoming “normalized.””
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  4. anon July 24, 2018 at 9:05 am

    “Host Ainsley Earhardt interjected to earnestly ask Kruta, “As a conservative, when you’re sitting in that audience or standing in that audience, and you’re listening to that message, how did it make you feel? Were you angry? Were you more drawn to that?”

    Kruta replied by saying she “was mostly uncomfortable, because I was surrounded by a group of people who were talking about how they had gotten involved because they were tired of being angry all the time. It seems like so much effort to be angry about everything, instead of to focus on what you could do to change it.”
    “Tuesday’s Fox & Friends segment marked the second time in as many days Fox News made self-defeating attempts to attack Ocasio-Cortez for supporting policy ideas that are widely popular.

    On Monday — above a chyron reading “DEMS IN DISARRAY?” — Fox Business tweeted out a video clip of Ocasio-Cortez saying, “We will not rest until every person in this country is paid a living wage to lead a dignified life.”
    Ocasio-Cortez responded to Fox Business’ tweet by saying, “The fact that paying people enough to live is considered a ‘radical, far-left’ position says more about the current state of our nation’s politics than it does mine.””

    https://thinkprogress.org/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-virginia-kruta-fox-and-friends-daily-caller-rally-c7e6bd164cd1/

  5. anon July 24, 2018 at 9:40 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/andrea-mitchell-hits-trump-claiming-russia-backs-democrats-serious-alice-wonderland-territory/

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  8. anon July 24, 2018 at 10:11 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-goes-to-war-against-its-own-kimberly-guilfoyle?ref=home

    “Andrew Surabian, a former White House official and current adviser to Trump Jr., tweeted that Guilfoyle’s move was a “win for the entire GOP,” and wrote “Kim is one of the most influential voices in the [Make America Great Again] movement and knows how to light up a crowd.” ”
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    https://www.thedailybeast.com/a-brief-hilarious-history-of-fox-and-friends-getting-punked-while-trying-to-force-a-right-wing-narrative?ref=home

  9. Anonymous July 24, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    A Brief, Hilarious History of ‘Fox & Friends’ Getting Punked While Trying to Force a Right-Wing Narrative
    Monday wasn’t the first time Trump’s favorite TV show got duped in its haste to coddle viewers with a preordained political narrative.

    …That preordained script for a guest was a ripe opportunity for pranksters, and so aspiring comedian and former University of Texas student Max Rice ended up on the show.

    “They were so happy that I fit the mold and that I was Caucasian,” Rice told RawStory after the disastrous interview. “They were just casting a part in a show. They were so stupid… I’m a kid messing around.”

    For two excruciatingly awkward minutes—punctuated by cringe-inducing moments of silence—Rice confused and enraged host Gretchen Carlson as he made a mockery of the show’s pre-scripted narrative that jobless college kids hated Obama. “’Sup!” he exclaimed upon being introduced before offering non sequitur responses about his supposed conversion to conservative politics.

    “It sounds like you’re not being very serious,” Carlson said after Rice claimed his newfound support for Romney came after losing a basketball game to a friend. “Are you being serious about this interview?” she asked as Rice goofed off on-camera, remarking about how “cool” it was to be on TV, eyes darting around the room, taking sips of water from a paper cup.

    “I’m not sure that you’re ready for prime time yet,” Carlson said before cutting off the interview altogether.

    Then, as now, the show’s need to fulfill a specific right-wing narrative took precedence over proper guest vetting. “[Fox producers] had 10 days to ask for my driver’s license,” Rice explained. “They saw my commencement speech video, but they’re too stupid to realize that if I graduated in 2010, I wouldn’t graduate college until 2014. That’s why I was so awkward in the interview. I wasn’t going to lie.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/a-brief-hilarious-history-of-fox-and-friends-getting-punked-while-trying-to-force-a-right-wing-narrative

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