Peter Doocy is a chip off the old block of Steve Doocy, the Fox and Friends morning anchorman. Watching Peter as a special news correspondent brings back the memories of the first days of Fox and Friends. It was February 1, 1998 when Steve, Edie and Brian started a morning news format that would rise quickly to number one. Peter is the spitting image of his dad, Steve Doocy, who took the stage that February morning in the place where the curvy couch would eventually sit.
Steve Doocy has been a mainstay on Fox and Friends since its inception. He is the grown-up version of the “boy next door”, or “all American kid”. He has earned a trust level with his viewers that few anchors have been awarded.
We watched as his kids grew up through the years with photo’s and visits to his broadcast on live TV. Now that his son Peter has graduated from Villa Nova, he has joined the Fox family as an assignment reporter, and a good one at that.
Peter is a chip off of Steve, or at least he is getting very close to it. We trust him like we do his dad. He has that Doocy devilish smile and quick witted humor. In a day and age where kids of celebrities are getting away with murder, this cannot be said about the Doocy boy! Steve and his wife Kathy can congratulate themselves on a job well done with this kid, or young man now.
Peter Doocy came on the scene with a bang, but would we expect anything different from a son of Steve Doocy’s. Peter talked with his peer group of college aged kids during the Democratic presidential campaign. Peter asked the same questions being asked in homes all across America, about the relationship of Barack Obama and Reverend Wright.
Watching that segment was like a breath of fresh air, and again, the questions were prevalent during that time. The college aged kids had the same concerns that many other older American’s had and it was Peter’s precise questions that made the segment interesting and successful.
The younger Doocy was named on Keith Olbermann’s list of “Worst Person in the World” for his facilitating part in that segment, according to the Raw Story website. Needless to say his dad came to his defense, along with half the free world. This was back in 2008 and Peter has continued with his excellence in reporting.
The Doocy men and their techniques of interviewing are different, they ask the meaty questions without sugar coating them for the ease of the person being interviewed. They ask the questions just like the people at home watching Fox would ask them. The worst attribute to hang on the interviewing styles of the Doocy men is “bluntness”. They can be right to the point and blunt when wanting an answer.
From where I am sitting as a viewer, the “Doocy bluntness” is a good thing. I do not want to weed out a bunch of overgrown words when I am at home wanting to know the answer to a question. The questions that come from the Doocy men are direct and right to the point, with no wiggle room for misunderstandings. Tip toeing and innuendos are not found in the Doocy boy’s style. I like that when it comes to news, that is probably why I have not missed Fox and Friends since it became a morning news show.
Reference: The Raw Story Fox and Friends Live