Fox5 (KVVU), Las Vegas' Fox affiliate, today strongly criticized Fox & Friends for doing an interview with Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle that was "rife with inaccuracies, softball questions and poor research on the part of the producers and hosts." Nevada journalist Jon Ralston also criticized Fox & Friends' interview of Angle.
While Fox5 airs Fox Broadcasting Co. programming, it is not owned by Fox News parent News Corp. Fox5 news director Adam P. Bradshaw previously criticized Fox News as having a "political agenda," adding: "We're as fair and balanced as they're not."
From Fox5's article:
Republican nominee Sharron Angle appeared on the cable news program Monday morning in an interview rife with inaccuracies, softball questions and poor research on the part of the producers and hosts.
It must have stung when Gretchen Carlson opened by asking the four-term assemblywoman and former minority whip about the "whirlwind experience" she's having as "someone who really has not been in politics before."
Carlson's co-host Steve Doocy also left some audience members scratching their heads when he said Angle had been endorsed by Sarah Palin. She hasn't.
Reid's team will feast on the interview, especially Doocy's final question, one of the few that asked Angle about her platform.
"Perhaps it's a misinformation or mischaracterization, but some have said you are out to get rid of Social Security. That's not true, right?" he said.
Angle called it "nonsense" and said she wants to "personalize" Social Security, so the government cannot "raid" it. Her website advocates free market alternatives and transitioning out Social Security.
She also challenged Reid to a debate on the show, which is about as likely as the Senate Majority Leader getting an endorsement from the trio of hosts.