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Series / Fox & Friends

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From left: Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade.

"Friends You Can Count On."
Fox & Friends slogan

Fox & Friends is the longtime morning show on Fox News, airing from 6:00am to 9:00am Eastern time. Though ostensibly a typical morning news program in the vein of Todaynote , the show has become increasingly known for pushing conservative viewpoints in its presentation. During the presidency of Donald Trump, Fox & Friends became infamous both for serving as Trump's unofficial platform (via his habitual on-air phone calls) and for seemingly influencing Trump's behavior and decision-making, as evidenced by his incendiary tweets on certain topics immediately after they were covered on the show. As such, Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment is advised when adding examples to this page.

Not to be confused with the film Fox and His Friends.


Fox & Friends provides examples of:

  • Alliterative Title: Fox & Friends.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Former co-host Gretchen Carlson was a high school valedictorian, graduated from Stanford with honors, studied abroad at Oxford, and can play Zigeunerweisen on the violin. Yet on Fox & Friends she was shown Googling terms like "ignoramus" and "czar", and even then getting the wrong definition for the context in which the word was being used.note  Either she is a Ditzy Genius who has a poor grasp of vocabulary despite her intelligence, or she is deliberately reining it in so as to seem less intimidating and more identifiable to her viewership.
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  • Spin-Off: Fox & Friends First, the preceding news hour, which starts at 5:00am.
  • Spoofed with Their Own Words: Each of the co-hosts' propensity to make… rather questionable statements have frequently made them the butt of jokes on liberal programs, especially Countdown with Keith Olbermann or The Daily Show.
  • Witty Banter: Most of the dialogue between the three co-hosts when there is no interview.