‘Fox and Friends’ hosts compare Granholm speech to ‘Dean scream’

By David Ferguson
Friday, September 7, 2012 10:37 EDT
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Steve Doocy of Fox and Friends via screencap
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Friday on the Fox News morning show “Fox and Friends,” hosts Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson asserted to viewers that former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s Democratic National Convention speech was the same sort of career-harpooning moment as the infamous “Dean scream” from the 2004 Democratic primary.

After Kilmeade raised the notion of comparison, Carlson said, “You know, I had the exact same thought about the Howard Dean moment, and that’s what we’re asking this morning.”

Steve Doocy, who was at the Arena when Granholm said, “There you go, another governor going on a political rant of sorts.” He conceded however, that “it was electric” on the convention floor.

Kilmeade countered that the conventional wisdom about the Dean moment was that at the speech itself, the atmosphere was enough to carry the moment, and that it was only in the media post-mortem that pundits began to make fun of Dean’s outburst.

“So, let’s get that process started!” he seemed to say as he invited viewers to email and tweet their own impressions of Gov. Granholm’s speech.

Watch the clip, embedded via Mediaite, below:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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