Topic: Fox News

Why the Hell Should We Care If Female News Anchors Want To Go Sleeveless?

Why the Hell Should We Care If Female News Anchors Want To Go Sleeveless?

Over at Slate Libby Copeland made a fuss about female news anchors wearing no sleeves on camera. She said that for some notable anchors like Mika Brzezinski, Gretchen Carlson, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford (I guess we can call them news anchors?) sleeveless dresses and tops could even be called defining characteristics for them. Yes, female anchors are less covered up than they were even 20 years ago (she mentioned that in her first few years at Today Katie Couric wore turtlenecks under blazers) but why the hell do we care? More »

Here’s Jon Stewart’s Brutal Takedown Of MSNBC And Fox News’ Inauguration Coverage

Here's Jon Stewart's Brutal Takedown Of MSNBC And Fox News' Inauguration Coverage

The second day of Daily Show host’s Jon Stewart‘s inauguration coverage took a brutal look at how MSNBCFox News and CNN covered Monday’s events.

How did MSNBC cover the event? By remaking about its “massive crowd.” Fox, on the other hand, noted a “much smaller crowd than four years ago.” CNN, meanwhile, was too preoccupied with Michelle Obama‘s dress to notice. More »

Fox News Powerhouse Megyn Kelly Rejects The Notion That Women Can’t Have It All

Fox News Powerhouse Megyn Kelly Rejects The Notion That Women Can't Have It All

Fox News anchor and rising star of the network (she just co-anchored the RNC convention), Megyn Kelly appears to have it all and she believes you can. The mother of two young children has a fabulous job and is a great multitasker (she reads the news during the kid’s 6am playtime before heading to work) but her husband says she feels working mom guilt just like everyone else. “I reject the notion that you can’t have it all. I think you can: just not necessarily in abundance,” she told People Magazine. More »

‘Obama Girl’ Returns, With A Twist

'Obama Girl' Returns, With A Twist

Remember “Obama Girl”? During the 2008 presidential election, “Crush on Obama” became one of the biggest viral video hits of all time. The video mostly consisted of the modelesque “Obama Girl” lip-synching to a song about her crush on Barack Obama while writhing in tiny tank top next to an Obama cut-out. Hey, these were simpler times. Now, Obama Girl is back — but this time the video’s writer and off-screen singer is putting herself in the spotlight. (Video after the jump!) More »

Why Gretchen Carlson Has To Play Dumb To Succeed

Why Gretchen Carlson Has To Play Dumb To Succeed

Today’s New York Times includes a profile of the wildly popular and infuriating Fox News show Fox & Friends. It’s impossible to read the story and not feel sorry for co-host Gretchen Carlson, a Stanford-educated woman who seems forced into playing dumb in order to fit in on a show that includes visits from Hooters waitresses and Victoria’s Secret models. Will the real Gretchen Carlson please step up? More »

Video: Gretchen Carlson Storms Off The Set Of ‘Fox & Friends’

Video: Gretchen Carlson Storms Off The Set Of âFox & Friendsâ

Stop the presses: This morning on the chatty Fox News show “Fox & Friends,” co-host Brian Kilmeade made an obnoxiously sexist comment. I know it’s shocking, coming from the man who said he thinks sexism doesn’t exist. (His proof: “I look at women and say, ‘Hey! Hey equal!’”). When Kilmeade made a “joke” this morning about how women are “allowed” to play golf and tennis these days, and “it’s out of control,” his co-host Gretchen Carlson had had enough. She stood up and walked off the set, leaving Kilmeade to read the news himself. His classy response: “Eh, she needed a shower.” More »