Is there a bit of a quarrel brewing on the right between failed Republican Senate candidates and Fox News?
In Debunktion Junction tonight, we addressed the fight on the right that we accidentally started. It was a classic Fox News said, she said. To recap: we reported last week that failed Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell would be co-hosting the popular Sunday morning show "Fox and Friends" during Christmas week, that's what she told Roll Call anyway. Then, Fox News denied the guest hosting gig to a TV columnist and to us directly. The Roll Call reporter who first broke the story stood by her reporting. Fox stood by its denial. Which means... hold on, let's do the math here... that Christine O'Donnell was "wrong." And that's putting it kindly. Ms. O'Donnell has yet to call us back to defend herself against Fox's assertion that she misspoke.
So we've got Fox saying one thing, Christine O'Donnell saying another. That's quarrel #1. Quarrel #2? Maybe?
Fox news reported, as did we, that Sharron Angle is starting a PAC, a political action committee. But that's not the big news. The big news is that for the story, neither the Tea Party Express nor Angle herself bothered to call Fox back to comment. (h/t Jon Ralston)
The Tea Party Express, which supported Angle's campaign, did not return a message seeking comment. Neither did Jerry Stacy, a spokesman for Angle, nor Angle herself.
We don't know what's going on between Ms. Angle and Fox News, but at least we know we're not responsible for this spat.