This morning the crew of Fox & Friends took a whack at President Obama for his many appearances in the past couple of years on shows like The View and Mythbusters. Taking his cue from New York Daily News writer David Hinckley, Steve Doocy remarked that "when you do all these shows, maybe you don't look quite so presidential." Gretchen Carlson suspected that Obama's TV appearances were an ill-advised political paean to the youth vote.
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Back on April 22, 2008, Doocy and Carlson were ebullient about then-President Bush's appearance the night before on the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, during which Bush thanked a veteran for his service and joked about his low approval ratings. Carlson even went so far as to say that Bush's "amazing" performance had "really [brought] down the whole idea of being president to just the human-being level," adding: "I like it." Doocy, for his part, enthusiastically agreed with his co-host's assessment that appearances like Bush's demonstrate that "we've collectively lightened up, and this is a good thing." The discussion was part of a larger segment about the then-presidential candidates doing cameos on a WWE program just before the Pennsylvania primary.
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Fox News has never been shy about attacking Obama's TV appearances. When Obama appeared on The View last July, Fox News pundits and reporters pushed the ridiculous claim that he had "snubbed" the Boy Scouts by appearing on the daytime show.