Appearing on the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends on Wednesday, former Cincinnati Mayor Jerry Springer, notorious for his low-brow talk show, criticized host Gretchen Carlson for pretending to be fair when it comes to matters of presidential politics.
Speaking about the recent Newsweek cover story by blogger Andrew Sullivan, Springer complemented the author and agreed with its overall message. "He's saying that the critics are dumb -- obviously that's a headline to grab your attention -- but it's not really that the people are dumb, it's that they're missing a point of how he's been successful in a very difficult time."
"He saved our financial system when it was just about to go under, people had lost almost half of their life savings in pension funds and things like that, so clearly that. He saved the auto industry. He got Osama bin Laden. The economy is now growing, we've added in the private sector 2.6 million jobs in the last two years. I mean, the fact of the matter is, he's doing very well, and it is a little disingenuous -- here we are at Fox, complaining that, gee, Newsweek may be a little partisan."
This video was broadcast by Fox News on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.