Fox's Gibson: "I've never said in public all the bad things I think about" Carter

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During his "My Word" segment on the January 11 edition of Fox News' The Big Story, host John Gibson claimed that he has "never said in public all the bad things I think about [former President] Jimmy Carter." But, as Media Matters for America noted, Gibson has called Carter "a calamity" and declared that Carter's presidency "created the worst and most bitter years of my life and the lives of every American I knew." Gibson also noted that Carter is "getting on in years" and advised him: "Don't drive at night, don't write for the op-ed page. Reading it will be quite enough."

In addition, during his January 11 "My Word," Gibson claimed that Carter had a "disastrous presidency." Gibson concluded: "My main point about Carter is simply this: Since he was sent from the White House with a hearty 'Good riddance,' Carter's been trying to make people forget how bad his tenure in the White House really was. I have just one bit of advice: Never forget. Never."

From the January 11 edition of Fox News' The Big Story with John Gibson:

GIBSON: Now "My Word." Ex-presidents deserve respect, so I've never said in public all the bad things I think about Jimmy Carter, but let me tell you now about other people who think it is time for Jimmy to retire from public pronouncements.

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What I do know about Jimmy Carter is his public pursuit of a Nobel Prize as a rebuke to President Bush was a bad thing. His insistence that U.S. elections don't meet the standards of even third-world countries holding occasional balloting was a bad thing. And, of course, then there was his disastrous presidency.

My main point about Carter is simply this: Since he was sent from the White House with a hearty "Good riddance," Carter's been trying to make people forget how bad his tenure in the White House really was. I have just one bit of advice: Never forget. Never. That's "My Word."

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