Fox News video bio on Edwards noted criticism of haircuts, legal career — but Huckabee bio featured no criticism

From Media Matter for America

On the January 3 edition of Fox News Live, host Shepard Smith aired two reports as part of his “Before They Were Candidates” series: one on former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) and one on former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR). Smith — who narrated both reports — began the Edwards piece by saying “John Edwards took a lot of heat for his $400 haircut” and airing a brief clip from a YouTube video showing Edwards adjusting his hair while the song “I Feel Pretty” from the musical West Side Story played. Later in the piece, Smith said that “[c]ritics have called him an ambulance chaser.” By contrast, the Huckabee piece included no mention of any criticism directed at him.

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