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.