I’ve watched a bit of Fox News Channel coverage this morning and am getting annoyed at how many people are using the phrase “Happy Memorial Day.” Don’t these people know what Memorial Day is?!

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  1. Cam says:

    The answer is no. I know a news anchor who once asked where the Vatican was located.

  2. George W. Bush says:

    Where is the Vatican? Islamabad?

  3. jen says:

    That is so sad.

  4. Scipio says:

    I always wish people a good Memorial Day. I have never heard anyone say “Happy Memoorial Day,” and I hope I never will.

  5. But it’s Fox News in the morning. I’ve only watched brief portions of it, and “Fox and Friends” comes off as “Fox With ‘Friends'”.

  6. James Joyner says:

    Good point, Sean. They’re definitely awful. But even some Congressman they were interviewing said it. (Not a major guy by any means, as his name and face didn’t register with me.)

  7. pete says:

    Fox and friends? they should call it Fox and republican friends. Even the goofy weatherman is a right winged hack. You ever notice the weird look he gets on his face when he starts going on about politics? Is it because he knows he’s lying, or feels guilty about being deceitful about Fox’s so-called fair and balanced mantra. I doubt it.