I’m very much in favor of America having a right-leaning news network, but I wish that Fox News could execute it without tripping over its dick. The latest example is this poll featured on “Fox and Friends” last Friday in which the numbers add up to 120%. And even though there were three people discussing the numbers in-depth, nobody managed to come clean about the bad math.
The snafu served as a launchpad for Jon Stewart’s cathartic take-down of Gretchen Carlson on last night’s “Daily Show.” The wide-eyed “Golly, I had to Google this big word” persona she has on “Fox and Friends” is just an act, as the former Miss America is actually a classically trained violinist who graduated with honors from Stanford and studied abroad at Oxford. I guess that shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it still hurts. There aren’t enough smart people out there as it is; we can’t really afford defections.