Fox & Friends congratulates UConn, the '2014 NAACP champs'

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    Apr 10, 2014 1:22 PM GMT
    Fox News host Heather Childers announced the University of Connecticut’s national championship on Tuesday by saying that the team was “NAACP champs.”

    “The UConn Huskies are the 2014 NAACP national champs,” Childers remarked during the second hour of the Fox & Friends First morning show.

    Astute readers will note that the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) is not the same thing as the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), not by a stretch...

    So now we have to ask, once again, whether or not Fox News is just putting us on with this whole Fox & Friends show. Is it, in fact, an elaborate, carefully constructed satire of what news delivered by morons might look like? An extended, deliriously stubborn bit of performance art?




    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/08/1290558/-Fox-Friends-congratulates-UConn-the-2014-NAACP-champs?detail=email
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    Apr 10, 2014 2:05 PM GMT
    en cee double a, gets misspoken as the equally familiar en double a cee pee. Slip of the tongue.
    Be reasonable. When you talk for a living you are going to slip up every once in a while sometimes to humorous effect, sometimes allowing petty minded to claim "gotcha" icon_lol.gif



    (oops omg I defended Fox and Fiends?!)
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    Apr 10, 2014 2:06 PM GMT
    "...UConn beat the New Black Panthers of Benghazi by a score of 60-54" icon_lol.gif

    I loved the way she Freud-slipped it with such certainty! "NAACP Nationalllll Championsssss!" Sports talk radio had a rollicky good time with that soundbyte for the past couple days.

    As a former student chapter official, you won't believe how often that slip of the tongue goes the other way, too! We used to joke we were like March Madness, only with actual Mad people Marching. icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 10, 2014 2:10 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn said
    (oops omg I defended Fox and Fiends?!)


    I like what you did there! icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 10, 2014 2:19 PM GMT
    Daily Kos (ART_DECO) saidSo now we have to ask, once again, whether or not Fox News is just putting us on with this whole Fox & Friends show. Is it, in fact, an elaborate, carefully constructed satire of what news delivered by morons might look like? An extended, deliriously stubborn bit of performance art?


    I get almost all the Faux content I can stomach (and most of CNN, lately) thankfully filtered through Kos, Comedy Central, and JMG. But I am leaning toward the "performance art" angle with F&F, particularly the "Let's see just how much we can screw with people!" brand of performance art. The Steve Doofussy guy seems to be a master at the whole thing. I'd say something about the blonde bombshells but I can barely discern one from another.
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    Apr 10, 2014 2:37 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saiden cee double a, gets misspoken as the equally familiar en double a cee pee. Slip of the tongue.
    Be reasonable. When you talk for a living you are going to slip up every once in a while sometimes to humorous effect, sometimes allowing petty minded to claim "gotcha" icon_lol.gif
    (oops omg I defended Fox and Fiends?!)

    But it remains funny, and typical of them, even chronic. And I certainly made my own mistakes as a classical radio DJ, some of the names are real tongue twisters.

    One of my worst was with the famous violinist Yahudi Menuhin, a name that's not difficult at all. But for some reason I announced that a piece would be performed by the "Mahudi String Quartet".

    MAHUDI??? Where the Hell did THAT come from? Well, obviously from my own mouth, but why I have no idea. I panicked and let the cued-up platter spin (I engineered my own show), the piece playing without a correction from me. I dreaded waiting for the studio outside line telephone to start lighting up, which didn't take long.

    Another time, when doing "rip and read" radio news reports from the AP teletype I found the machine had malfunctioned, and wasn't typing the last 5 letters of each line. I quickly hand edited as much as I could figure out, and omitted stories that I could not decipher, but didn't have enough material in time to fill my 10-minute news segment. So I thought I'd wing it by reading the rest of the copy "cold" - bad decision.

    I got to a story about US actor Jack Cassidy being killed in a fire. It mentioned some of his acting accomplishments, but as I started to name his surviving family members, I saw to my horror, scanning 5-6 words ahead of my voice as I can do, that the first name of one was missing, and I couldn't remember it that quickly, just that it was a male. Yet I had already begun the sentence. Which I ended up delivering as:

    "And Jack Cassidy was also well known for being the father of performer... his son. Turning to sports..." I abandoned the idea of doing any more current news from the faulty copy, and bailed into the sports copy, which was printed in the last cycle before the machine failed, and so was readable. Making half my segment about sports that night, unusual for me.
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    Apr 10, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
    lol it is kind of funny
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    Apr 10, 2014 5:05 PM GMT
    Why am I not surprised? One has to wonder where they get their "talent" anyway...?

    (hint...one came from my town...Shepard Smith worked for our CBS affiliate in Orlando---and several other Florida stations)

    When I read the post, I did a huge double take. The Fox "host" has the same name as my dentist! Serious!
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    Apr 10, 2014 5:20 PM GMT
    turtleneckjock said
    When I read the post, I did a huge double take. The Fox "host" has the same name as my dentist! Serious!

    I've always felt that listening to Fox "news" is as enjoyable as getting my teeth pulled. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 10, 2014 5:27 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    turtleneckjock said
    When I read the post, I did a huge double take. The Fox "host" has the same name as my dentist! Serious!

    I've always felt that listening to Fox "news" is as enjoyable as getting my teeth pulled. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Agreed. I like my Dr. HC better!!
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    Apr 10, 2014 5:56 PM GMT
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    turtleneckjock said
    When I read the post, I did a huge double take. The Fox "host" has the same name as my dentist! Serious!

    I've always felt that listening to Fox "news" is as enjoyable as getting my teeth pulled. icon_rolleyes.gif
    then why do you listen to it? This thread is just a sorry excuse to bash people. If she would have made a racist, homophobic, or downright ignorant remark okay. But it was a mistake. Humans make mistakes.

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    Apr 10, 2014 5:59 PM GMT
    Also, since I was born and raised in CT....



    Fuck yeah uconn. Best basketball program ever
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    Apr 10, 2014 6:20 PM GMT
    The real strangeness here is why the august OP was listening to Fox News in the first place.
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    Apr 10, 2014 6:33 PM GMT
    LJay saidThe real strangeness here is why the august OP was listening to Fox News in the first place.


    "OP" being DailyKos.com, that is. (see link with text that Art copied).

    They report. We deride! icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 10, 2014 6:35 PM GMT
    RadRTT said
    ART_DECO said
    turtleneckjock said
    When I read the post, I did a huge double take. The Fox "host" has the same name as my dentist! Serious!

    I've always felt that listening to Fox "news" is as enjoyable as getting my teeth pulled. icon_rolleyes.gif
    then why do you listen to it? This thread is just a sorry excuse to bash people. If she would have made a racist, homophobic, or downright ignorant remark okay. But it was a mistake. Humans make mistakes.



    I DON'T watch Fox News. If I did, my TV would only live for 5 minutes as I would have sledgehammered it. My network, MSNBC, informs people of the lies they tell, exposes the hatred and better educates all viewers as to how devious and ignorant the far right has become.

    Their comments are always made on Fox News..and to their good pal Rush Limbaugh. Any network can pick up the feed. MSNBC does and communicates this to an open-minded society.
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    Apr 10, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
    LJay saidThe real strangeness here is why the august OP was listening to Fox News in the first place.

    The august OP does not listen to Fox on a regular basis. He has sampled Fox, and will also read about chronic Fox absurdities from other news sources & media sources who catalogue them.

    Every time Fox does something stupid like this it goes viral - choose your source to hear about it, you have many, many to pick from, including ESPN in this case. Is ESPN a Liberal media source?

    The video clip I provided is from YouTube.
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    Apr 10, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
    turtleneckjock said
    RadRTT said
    ART_DECO said
    turtleneckjock said
    When I read the post, I did a huge double take. The Fox "host" has the same name as my dentist! Serious!

    I've always felt that listening to Fox "news" is as enjoyable as getting my teeth pulled. icon_rolleyes.gif
    then why do you listen to it? This thread is just a sorry excuse to bash people. If she would have made a racist, homophobic, or downright ignorant remark okay. But it was a mistake. Humans make mistakes.



    I DON'T watch Fox News. If I did, my TV would only live for 5 minutes as I would have sledgehammered it. My network, MSNBC, informs people of the lies they tell, exposes the hatred and better educates all viewers as to how devious and ignorant the far right has become.

    Their comments are always made on Fox News..and to their good pal Rush Limbaugh. Any network can pick up the feed. MSNBC does and communicates this to an open-minded society.
    Um..please educate yourself, what they was no lie, it was a mistake. If they lied about something than this post would have validation. Once again this is a stupid and pointless attack on fox. If there was a legitimate issuse than it would be fine. Msnbc, needs to report news than a silly mistake that does not affect one single person in the world
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    Apr 10, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
    I think she had a hidden agenda... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Apr 10, 2014 7:24 PM GMT
    BlackCat90 saidI think she had a hidden agenda... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    doing what you do best...stirring that pot.
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    Apr 10, 2014 7:28 PM GMT
    WARNING! "Pointless attack" on CNN! in 3, 2, 1... icon_razz.gif

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    turtleneckjock saidWhy am I not surprised? One has to wonder where they get their "talent" anyway...?

    (hint...one came from my town...Shepard Smith worked for our CBS affiliate in Orlando---and several other Florida stations)

    When I read the post, I did a huge double take. The Fox "host" has the same name as my dentist! Serious!


    More Liberal hypocrisy:

    Shepard Smith is gay and has frequently supported gay marriage on the air at Fox.

    MSNBC's Ronan Farrow made the same mistake as Heather:

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/msnbcs-ronan-farrow-mixes-up-the-naacp-and-ncaa/