Yesterday, the Romney campaign announced that longtime adviser Beth Myers would be tasked with vetting and recommending a Vice Presidential nominee to Mitt Romney. Apparently, to Fox & Friends hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian Kilmeade, that announcement came as a clarion call.
The show’s official Twitter account posed a question for its 150,000+ followers:
romney has hired an advisor to do his VP search.who should we choose?
— fox & friends (@foxandfriends) April 17, 2012
Fox News has been criticized for years as being nothing more than an arm of the Republican Party. It’s a charge that Fox News head Roger Ailes disputes vociferously, but when his employees make statements like these, it’s not hard to imagine from where these criticisms emerge. And this isn’t the first time that Fox & Friends has run into trouble while trying to maintain any semblance of separation between themselves and the Republican Party. Last month, with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on as a guest, Steve Doocy urged his audience to “vote Republican” if they wanted a party prepared to make hard choices.
As of publication, the tweet is still accessible on the Fox & Friends Twitter page, so it’s unclear if anyone realizes exactly what the hosts are implying.