“Or why not do something very American and go topless?” he added. “Why not snap-backs featuring an eagle feverishly devouring Jerry Lewis?”
“Is this the new American trend now?” co-host Gretchen Carlson asked. “And you have to pronounce [beret] that way, too — that’s the French way.”
Of course, were one to pronounce “beret” as it appears to English-speakers, many would assume the entire American team was to wear barrettes, clips used to secure long hair that are, indeed, popular with female gymnasts at the games.
It’s not clear whether that also means the hosts of Fox & Friends also think the U.S. Green Berets look too French.
This video was broadcast by The Fox News Channel on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, as snipped by liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America.
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