Local Fox affiliate calls out Fox News for terrible Sharron Angle interview

The Las Vegas Fox station calls out "Fox and Friends" for misinformation and lobbing softballs to Sharron Angle

By Alex Pareene
June 14, 2010 11:45PM (UTC)
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Sharron Angle speaks to supporters after winning the Nevada Republican U.S. Senate primary election race Tuesday, June 8, 2010 in Las Vegas. Angle will face Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. in November. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) (Isaac Brekken)

The news department of the Las Vegas Fox affiliate blasted the Fox News cable network for their fawning "Fox and Friends" interview with nutty Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle.

KVVU is independently owned, so the tone of their news coverage isn't dictated by Fox HQ. In his story on the segment, the station's managing editor pulls no punches, calling the "Fox & Friends" hit "an interview rife with inaccuracies, softball questions and poor research on the part of the producers and hosts."


In the course of one brief interview, Gretchen Carlson called Angle "someone who really has not been in politics before" (Angle won election to the Nevada state Assembly in 1998), Steve Doocy claimed Angle had been endorsed by Sarah Palin (nope), and the team almost directed Angle to announce that she didn't mean it when she called for the privatization of Social Security:

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