Fox Anchor: My Job 'Same as Being Prez'

Gretchen Carlson has an inflated view of news anchors
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2010 8:53 AM CDT

(Newser) – The president has to make many important decisions, like firing Stanley McChrystal—Obama’s job is almost as difficult as, say, the job of a morning program anchor. Wait, what? Yes, Fox & Friends’ Gretchen Carlson made that comparison yesterday, insisting that the president’s “tough, huge, monumental decisions” are “just like our job.” She even reiterated later that the role of a news anchor is “the same thing as being the president of the United States.”

Jon Stewart was quick to respond last night: “The president of the United States having to fire the commanding general of an ongoing international conflict reminds you of being, for a couple hours a day, the smart lady meat in a doofus sandwich?” he said, after performing an impressive spit take. “I never saw you as akin to the president of the United States. Not that you don’t do a fine morning program…particularly the Hooters ‘Let Freedom Wing’ segments.”

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