Fox News accidentally made a huge scheduling error that resulted in them getting slammed on their own show— live on air.
Fox News thought they booked Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democratic from Arizona who was recently booed at a debate for defending her pro-ICE stance. Instead, they actually booked Massachusetts state senator Barbara L’Italien. L'Italien is pro-immigration, anti-Trump, and critical of ICE...so yeah— definitely not what they were going for. As soon as L'Italien got on air, she let Fox & Friends hosts Rob Schmitt and Jillian Mele have it:
"I’m actually here to speak directly to Donald Trump," said L'Italien. "I feel that what’s happening at the border is wrong. I’m a mother of four, and I believe that separating kids from their parents is illegal and inhumane. I’m actually Barbara L’Italien, I’m a state senator representing a large immigrant community and running for Congress in Massachussets."
At first, the frazzled hosts still did not catch that L'Italien was indeed not Ann Kirkpatrick, and attempted to regain control of the situation before they cut away from L'Italien's interview entirely.
“That didn’t go as planned,” commented Schmitt.
We would say so.
Because L'Italien was cut off so early in the segment, she posted her full statement for Fox & Friends on YouTube:
L’Italien campaign later released a statement saying that "lack of due diligence" led to Fox News' accidentally booking her, and that "this would not have happened to an actual news station."