The Santa Clause
For all their talk about how “confusing” it is for children to see gay characters on television (lest they grow up thinking that was normal), Fox & Friends had no qualms about bringing a very busy Santa Claus all the way down from the North Pole to explain why the liberal media is waging a war against Christmas.
Which just makes you wonder … who is this shtick for? (Besides Brian Kilmeade, of course.)
Saturday Night Live
Tonight we bring you breaking news from 200 Central Park South, where a certain Fox News personality has purchased a two-bedroom, 2.5-bath co-op. Go to live shot: We’re standing outside this 35-story tower famous for its wrap-around balconies and views of Central Park, which news correspondent and Fox & Friends First host Julie Banderas will enjoy from her apartment on a high-level floor.
Update: Although the sale only hit city records yesterday, a source tells us that Ms. Banderas purchased the unit some time ago. Additionally, the purchase price listed in the original story was incorrect. We regret the error.
Yes, according to city records, Ms. Banderas has purchased the unit for $2.38 million under her birth/married name, Julie Bidwell Sansome. Unlike some Fox & Friends personalities, Ms. Banderas has indicated with this most recent buy, that she is not quite ready for the suburbs yet. Moreover, she hails from Farmington, Conn., so perhaps her escape from the Nutmeg state is still fresh in Ms. Banderas’ mind.
Occupy Wall Street
How good was Eli Manning on Saturday Night Live this weekend? Better than we expected, right? In general, we don’t hold up much hope for sports celebrities making it through an entire show without fumbling over the teleprompter while the imminent smell of fear wafts out of our flat screen, and yet Lorne Michaels seems determined to keep bringing them back. (Which reminds us: Charles Barkley, please don’t return next season!)
But the younger Manning brother was actually pretty good: what he lacked in verbal dexterity, he made up for in physical comedy. (We loved the video game/Tebowing sketch for this very reason.)
However, it wasn’t any of the sketches, or even Tanning Mom on Weekend Update that had us grabbing our remote to rewind again and again…it was the Fox & Friends cold open with Fred Armisen as Rupert Murdoch. Were you able to catch the Trayvon Martin references hiding in the “corrections” part of the credits?
Occupy Wall Street
After Brookfield announced this morning it will postpone the evacuation (or, as the protestors said, “eviction”) of Zuccotti Park for cleaning , Fox & Friends spoke with Geraldo Rivera, Liberty Plaza reporter and Geraldo at Large host. Mr. Rivera expressed some sympathy for the protestors, explaining, “There is a tremendous frustration and fear for the first time.” But, he added, “they are flailing around for someone to blame.”
(Disclosure: Donald Trump is the father in law of Jared Kushner, the owner of Observer Media Group)
It took a lot of effort for the hosts of Fox & Friends to go on pretending that last week’s Hank William Jr. “Hitler” comment on their show didn’t make for an entire Saturday Night Live sketch. Yet somehow they managed (despite Mr. Williams Jr. wrote a whole mean song about them). There are just so many bigger things in the world to worry about, people! Like have you heard about this Occupy Wall Street business? Gretchen Carlson has, because she reads the New York Post, and is now aware of the bizarro drug economy of Zuccotti Park. Very scary stuff.
Here to calm her fears is the soothing baritone of Donald Trump, who has a few choice words for the protesters. Mainly that they should get out of New York (and away from his hotels) and start protesting in Washington D.C., where of course they have been for the past 10 days.
If creating and reveling in controversy is one of the more coveted forms of currency for cable news shows, the 2008 political season has provided Fox News’ morning show Fox & Friends with an embarrassment of riches. See here and here and here.
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