Tent Shooting: Round 2?
Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell writes about Chris Wallace trying to tamp down the Fox and Friends hosts responding to Barack Obama’s overhyped FNC swipes yesterday…
“I just didn’t think we belonged in the dialogue,” Brian Kilmeade said. “Just tell me what you think and take on the other party.”
“Are we at the presidential level?” Steve Doocy asked. “Isn’t he punching down?”
“Doesn’t Vladimir Putin get under his skin a little bit more?” Kilmeade asked. “ISIS?” added Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
“Stop being cry babies, my gosh,” Wallace replied with a smirk. “You criticize the president for being thin skinned and you’re being thin skinned.”
Wow…I wonder how that went down with Roger Ailes? Remember that Wallace once before took an opposing view on Fox and Friends and paid dearly for it…
In 2008, Wallace criticized Fox & Friends hosts, including Steve Doocy, on the air. Ailes was furious: “You shot inside the tent,” he said to Wallace, whom he called a “jerk.” Wallace sent Ailes a letter of apology, and all was forgiven.