What I learned from partying with Fox News
Last night, "Fox & Friends" anchor Brian Kilmeade hosted a party in honor of his new book, "George Washington's Secret Six," co-written with Don Yaeger. The event was in a room at the tony Del Frisco's steakhouse in midtown Manhattan; the news ticker on 1211 Avenue of the Americas, the News Corp. headquarters, was visible through the windows. Guests were a stone's throw from work; these guests included Bill O'Reilly (briefly), "Fox & Friends" co-hosts Steve Doocy and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, former co-host Gretchen Carlson, and daytime anchor Bill Hemmer.
I'd interviewed Kilmeade about the book, a work of pop-history about spying during the American Revolution, recently and so was invited to the soiree, populated almost entirely, it would seem, by Kilmeade friends and Fox News personages from in front of and behind the camera. It was too tightly packed to move much in the party, so I found myself in conversation with neighbors, who were discussing the network's planned coverage of New Year's Eve.