Could a Fox News host who has admitted she had to Google terms like “czar” and “ignoramus” actually be qualified to be President of the United States? Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson suggested Wednesday that the president’s job was “just like” her job as a co-host of Fox & Friends.
In trying to make the point that important moments like whether or not to fire Gen. Stanley McChrystal will define President Barack Obama’s legacy, Carlson said that the job of president was exactly like being a Fox News anchor.
“This is what being president of the United States is all about. It’s these tough, huge monumental decisions. It’s not about how you run a campaign. It’s not about whether or not you’re popular. It’s not about whether or not you’re a celebrity, good looking, tall or short. It’s in the time of crisis making these executive decisions,” Carlson began.
“It’s just like our job,” she told co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy.
“From a day-to-day basis, a lot of times where there’s big breaking news, we just sort of roll along. But what’s the role of an anchor during huge breaking news? You remember growing up? You tune to the television during that one moment during the year, they would have to carry a story all alone. It’s the same thing as being the President of the United States,” she said.
Carlson actually graduated from Stanford with honors. In December, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart slammed Carlson for dumbing down the news for her audience.
This video is from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast June 23, 2010.