‘Fox & Friends’ misfires on interview

No telling just why the “Fox & Friends” interview above bombed. In the segment, co-host Gretchen Carlson “interviews” Max Rice, a fellow who the program advertises as having lost faith in Barack Obama and is now breaking for Mitt Romney. But it’s clear from the start that Max Rice views the whole enterprise as a joke, one that culminates when Carlson asks him why he’s supporting Romney: “I lost a basketball game to a friend of mine . . . he’s a huge supporter of this show.” “Fox & Friends” led into the interview with some startling unemployment numbers — a “Fox & Friends” specialty — for people aged 18-24, ostensibly as a way of explaining why people like Rice are disenchanted. Apparently the program’s search for the ideal young spokesperson for Obama disenchantment didn’t go as planned.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.

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