By Mary C. Rydzeski
BRIAN'S QUOTE OF THE DAY
Brian on hitting a toddler in the face: "Everyone picked up on it... I think dad was right on the money: This went from an incident on television to 'isn't FOX a horrible network?' It got totally out of hand! 'FOX makes children cry!' It was a pass!"
REP. RANDY FORBES (R-VA) weighed in on White House Press Secretary Jay Carney saying he knew nothing about a $34 million military headquarters in Afghanistan that will most likely never be used. "Brian, I'm always surprised at what Jay does not know and what he knows," Forbes exclaimed, "We've gotten to the point now they don't shock us with anything they say!"
Later, Rep. Forbes, who is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Judiciary Committee, explained why the U.S. has to be extremely cautious when getting involved with Syria. "If we start looking at action in Syria - that's any significant action - we better be very, very cautious because it's going to be very protracted, very, very expensive and we still don't know what the ultimate outcome would be."
JOE ASHBY, father of trick-shot toddler Titus Ashby, gave Brian an update on his son's condition. "I would say that Titus probably had similar accidents about five more times that day," Ashby said, "He is a normal two year-old boy who falls down a lot and doesn't catch things."
Ashby went on to talk about the public's reaction to yesterday's FOX & Friends incident, describing it as "really funny." "I had to laugh at the scope of the reaction," he said, noting a change in tone once more liberal readership picked up the story. He finally redeemed Brian by revealing that Jimmy Kimmel actually made Titus cry as well, but because it was a pre-tape, they edited it out and it didn't air!
Brian did another simulcast with STUART VARNEY on Varney & Co! Brian revealed the news to Varney that Jimmy Kimmel also made Titus cry while trying to put Kobe Bryant's shoes on the toddler, but edited it out of the show. How did Varney respond? Here's how: "You have just taken two minutes of Varney & Company's precious time to explain away your outrageous behavior with a two and a half year-old toddler and a basketball. I'm shocked, Brian."
HARRIS FAULKNER, anchor of FOX Report Weekend, weighed in on Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano stepping down to run the University of California system. Faulkner is interested in seeing how Napolitano resigning will "change the conversation." Later, Faulkner told Brian how she was the only person on FOX's late night show Red Eye to defend Brian's throw to the face with Titus Ashby on FOX & Friends yesterday!
FOX News Digital Politics Editor, CHRIS STIREWALT, talked to Brian about Obamacare. Stirewalt brought to light the parts of the law that Obama is not enacting. "The parts of the law the President isn't enacting are the 'paying for it' parts of the law," Stirewalt said, "Obama wasn't ever interested in the paying for it part; that was Hillary Clinton's idea. His idea was what he called the public option, which was sign people up and you'll figure it out later."
What makes a great orator: The way a person speaks or the actions that follow? WALTER RUSSELL MEAD, Professor of foreign affairs and humanities at Bard College, talked to Brian about memorable speeches in history and what Obama has to do in order to make himself a better orator. Mead explained that in his opinion, President Obama's problem as an orator is that he thinks making the speech is the action. He cited Obama's 2009 speech in Cairo about America standing up for democracy anywhere in the world, and then taking back his words less than a week later after a protest broke out in Iran after the disputed election.
ARTHUR AIDALA, FOX News Legal Analyst, talked to Brian about the George Zimmerman case. "The roles have reversed," Aidala explained, "The prosecutor is acting more like the defense attorney and vice-versa." He went on to say that the prosecuting team is almost telling them to ignore the law, which is usually what the defense attorney does.