The cable news realm is no longer graced with Tucker Carlson’s wallpaper face every weeknight while he disseminates dangerous disinformation. Jesse Watters took over that time slot, but additionally, Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade is doing his part to fill the far-right conspiracy-theory space. And like Carlson, Kilmeade’s reaction faces tend to be more informative than his subject matter, especially whenever Steve Doocy acts at the voice of reason during any spirited debate.
Kilmeade’s reaction faces certainly have taken a turn lately. You could practically see his spirit deflate when Doocy schooled him on the seriousness of Trump’s legal problems. That subject came up again, and Kilmeade looked like someone flushed his goldfish. However, Kilmeade was in charge — or so he thought — while solo-interviewing ex-Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. This didn’t turn out as planned.
Kilmeade may have thought he had a scoop while citing former Ukraine Prosecutor General Victor Shokin, who claimed that he had been fired on then-VP Biden’s orders. However, Poroshenko contradicted Kilmeade and called out Shokin as a “completely crazy person” who has “something wrong with him.” That led to the above reaction face, as you can see in motion below.
amazing – during a Fox News interview w/ Brian Kilmeade, former president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko denounces Victor Shokin, who plays as a leading role in Kilmeade’s conspiracy theories, as a “completely crazy person” & says “there’s something wrong with him” as Kilmeade melts pic.twitter.com/MXedG1FmrB
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 25, 2023
A lesson for humanity: Never go full Tucker.
He’s just about got Tucker’s slack-jawed leer down pat. pic.twitter.com/OzeVt4BJsn
— ᴄᴏʟʟᴇᴇɴ ᴇ. ᴅᴀᴡsᴏɴ (@ced003) September 25, 2023
That face you make after you’ve gotten a spray tan because you thought you were gonna have a helluva bombshell interview this morning and you wanted to look your sexy best, but then it all goes south much too quickly. pic.twitter.com/TEraZs5vcM
— Sunny “Burl” Daze (@Sunny_Burl_Daze) September 25, 2023
Haha, kilmeade’s face, says it all.
— Claire Sxoxo (@SaintLaurant) September 25, 2023