Fox & Friends Gets Pranked By Young Mitt Romney Supporter Some College Kid
It’s no secret that Fox News tends to skew
slightly to the conservative side of the political spectrum, so it’s no wonder that the network jumped at the opportunity to interview a young Obama-turned-Romney supporter on Fox & Friends.
It looks like the object of the segment was to suggest that even the President’s base is fed up with his policies, but the the guest had other objectives in mind.
Fox thought Max Rice was an unemployed, recent college graduate who voted for Obama in 2008 and would instead be voting for the Republican presidential candidate this November. However, it turns out he’s STILL in college and wasn’t even old enough to vote in 2008!
During the sloppy interview, Gretchen Carlson starts to realize that producers may have picked the wrong Romney supporter to display on national television when he says:
├óΓé¼┼ôWhy I am supporting Mitt Romney? It├óΓé¼Γäós actually a funny story. I lost a basketball game to a friend of mine.├óΓé¼┬¥
It’s all downhill from there and the control room finally develops the good sense to cut him off, but not before Max’s mission was accomplished. After the prank, Rice revealed he wanted to expose the mainstream media’s inability to check basic facts and explained:
├óΓé¼┼ôI don├óΓé¼Γäót care if there├óΓé¼Γäós any negative press about me. I think there├óΓé¼Γäós a greater issue. Our media should be a tool to educate the masses, instead of getting ratings and selling Cheetos. This is proof.├óΓé¼┬¥
This prank was a long time coming too. The gears started turning when Rice got a call from a ├óΓé¼┼ôfriend of a friend├óΓé¼┬¥ working at the network. They were looking for exactly what he falsely described himself to be, but he made sure to give his network contacts plenty of opportunity to catch the mistake, as he continued:
├óΓé¼┼ôI gave them no straight answers. Every time they called, it would be from an unknown number. I├óΓé¼Γäód be like, ├óΓé¼╦£Yeah, I got my English degree from Texas.├óΓé¼Γäó Then the next time, ├óΓé¼╦£Yeah, I├óΓé¼Γäóm in engineering.├óΓé¼Γäó├óΓé¼┬¥
We’re sure the people at Fox News learned a valuable lesson, but wouldn’t be surprised if they make the same mistake somewhere down the road.