Fox's Wallace promised to cover "stupid" Pelosi plane story on Fox News Sunday

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On the February 9 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, Chris Wallace, host of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Fox News Sunday, acknowledged that the issue of whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will be allowed to use a military plane to fly nonstop to and from her district is "stupid." Nevertheless, Wallace stated that he would be covering the topic on the upcoming February 11 edition of Fox News Sunday: "We'll be talking about 'Planegate' -- 'Pelosi One' -- which is a pretty great little story -- stupid -- but it's kind of entertaining."

Media Matters for America has documented recent media reports offering unsubstantiated claims, omissions, and uncritical analysis about the story.

From the February 9 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

STEVE DOOCY (co-host): So what's happening Chris?

WALLACE: Not much. I'll tell you one thing, we are not going to be covering Anna Nicole Smith --

BRIAN KILMEADE (co-host): Good.

WALLACE: -- on Fox News Sunday, with, to my extreme delight, although it is a very sad story --

KILMEADE: It is.

WALLACE: -- but we will be talking about Iraq. We'll talk about all the politics on Capitol Hill. We'll be talking about "Planegate" -- "Pelosi One" -- which is a pretty great little story -- stupid -- but it's kind of entertaining. And we'll talk about [Sen.] Barack Obama [D-IL], who is going to be announcing tomorrow that he's running for president.

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