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

Published August 17, 2013 2:00PM (EDT)

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:

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:

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Perhaps Carlson should stick with her Vanilla Ice dance routine:

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

By 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

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