Fox & Friends thought they booked pro-ICE Democratic candidate Ann Kirkpatrick, but called a quick thinking L’Italien staffer instead.
“According to L’Italien’s campaign, however, the mix-up came after a Fox News representative mistakenly called one of L’Italien’s aides on Sunday, seeking to set up an interview with Kirkpatrick.
L’Italien’s aide never corrected Fox News representatives to let them know they had called the wrong person and booked the time slot anyway, the statement said.
“Fox News is where you go when you want to talk to Donald Trump, and Barbara felt she had an obligation to her constituents to take advantage of that opportunity,” her campaign said Monday. “This would not have happened to an actual news station. Fox’s lack of attention to the facts normally is a disaster for the country, it just so happened that today it was embarrassing for them.”
State Senator Barbara L’Italien is running to replace retiring Niki Tsongas.
Charley on the MTA says
Love this, and the hapless host protesting that “many families have been reunited”. If Fox becomes a real news network and not a propaganda funnel, it can treated with respect. In the meantime, such rather gentle mischief is on point.
Just got an email from the campaign saying that Fox is claiming they were tricked and are considering their legal options:(
Here is what would have been her full statement.
Full Globe story for those who hit a paywall at the link in the diary.
Way to go! I always knew L’Italien was smart since she hired one of my best field coordinators. This definitely sounds like the kind of out of the box publicity generating idea she would come up with. Great stuff!