Gretchen Carlson's 6 most bizarre moments

The "Fox & Friends" anchor is confused by transgender rights -- but that's just the tip of the iceberg


Prachi Gupta
August 17, 2013 6:00PM (UTC)

Gretchen Carlson, an android papier-mâchéd with tabloid clippings, has a long history of saying dumb things on "Fox & Friends." Although Jon Stewart begged Carlson -- a summa cum laude graduate from Stanford and accomplished violinist -- to drop the dumb blond act back in 2009, Carlson has continued to feed the Fox trolls year after year. Just this week, Carlson seemingly hit a new low when she couldn't wrap her head around transgender rights. Carlson's confusion, coupled with the disturbing news that she'll be leaving the gab fest to host her own news ("news") program on Fox, prompted us to look at some of Carlson's greatest hits over the past several years.

The time Carlson tried to do grade-school math, and failed:

Advertisement:

She also proudly announced that she didn't know what the word "ignoramus" meant:

Ironically, Carlson expressed concern "about our kids getting an education, hello?" during her ongoing coverage of the War on Christmas:

But she insists that her job is just like President Obama's:

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Perhaps Carlson should stick with her Vanilla Ice dance routine:

Or give in to her true calling, working as a Britney Spears impersonator:


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

MORE FROM Prachi GuptaFOLLOW prachiguLIKE Prachi Gupta

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Editor's Picks Fox & Friends Fox News Gretchen Carlson Transgender Rights Video

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••


Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •