An interesting thing happened on “Fox and Friends” this morning when anchor Brian Kilmeade walked off the set after his co-hosts Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocy had a disagreement with him over remarks Barack Obama had about his grandmother. I learned of this on the Huffington Post.
Chris Wallace even came on later and was not happy with the two co-hosts and how they had been bashing Obama.
For a main stream television news show to constantly attack Obama for a comment that is being played over-and-over again, albeit out of context, is not professional journalism. It is sensational and uncalled for. When someone tried to balance the conversation and move the conversation to something else, they attacked them.
I watch quite a few political shows and yesterday and today there were some good conversations and debates about this quote, but this was not a good conversation or debate. It was an attack.
I have watched “Fox and Friends” a few times and what they call news is horrible. It is quite bad, not objective, and worthless. In fact, I think that Fox News is entirely sensational and does not truly represent the news.
It would be nice if we could get beyond race in our discussions, but people in this country won’t let that happen. Right now it is hurting Obama. We should be focusing on a debate of ideals and issues, not whether they are a particular race or what they say about race.