Daily Kos Trains Its Unfriendly Fire on 'Fox & Friends'

Daily Kos bloggers like to trash Fox News, even if some seem not to have ever watched the channel. (It's always amusing when one of them writes about Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity as if they were interchangeable. Uhhhh, no.)
Others, however, do at least a bit of content analysis. DKos featured writer "Hunter," for example, has long been especially contemptuous of FNC's morning program Fox & Friends. This past Tuesday, "Hunter" lauded John McCain for supposedly schooling Brian Kilmeade on the equivalence of "Allahu Akbar" and "Thank God." "Hunter" mused, "I wonder how far Sen. John McCain will get explaining Muslim culture to the fenceposts of the Fox News team."

Then, on Thursday, "Hunter" blasted Fox & Friends in general, alleging that it's "designed by stupid people for stupid people" and adding:

...There is apparently some mystical force in the Fox & Friends machinery that radiates these waves of stupid in all directions. It's not just Steve Doocy and Not Steve Doocy and The Generic One, it's everyone who goes on the program. You could collect the top scientists in the nation, put them in front of a single camera connected to the Fox & Friends studio, and within five minutes they'd all be babbling idiots who have forgotten how to tie their shoes. This show could be harnessed. Put the cameras on the streets of other nations, and this show could be used as a weapon of war.

That was hardly his first broadside at the show. On August 27, "Hunter" quipped that "Fox & Friends is a secret, long-running plot to make America paste-eatingly stupid via osmosis," and, on November 21, 2011, he wrote, "I have long suspected that the Fox & Friends crew live their offscreen lives in an elaborately constructed human-sized hamster cage, because if they were left to feed themselves or cross streets on their own we'd never see hide nor hair of them again."

Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson
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