January 27, 2010, - 2:40 pm

Say a Prayer for E.D. Hill

By Debbie Schlussel

If you’re a long-time viewer of PAWNN (the Prince AlWaleed News Network) a/k/a FOX News, you are familiar with the name E.D. Hill, the former anchor of “Fox and Friends.”


Hill was one of the few on air personalities on FOX News who actually knew her stuff (the other, in my view, is David Asman) . . . and that’s probably why they did not renew her contract.  She was smart not only about domestic issues, but about Islamic terrorism, the Middle East, and Israel.  And she got it right.  The conservative Democrat from Texas wasn’t one of those bimbos and airheaded men, of which FOX News has a huge on-air stable, who constantly qualified her comments with “most Muslims are moderate” and other similar boilerplate disclaimer BS.  I believe that’s another reason why she was let go.  After all this is the network that is nearly 6% owned by pro-terrorist Saudi Prince AlWaleed Bin Talal Al-Saud.

Hill came under attack when she referred to a fist-bump by Barack Obama as a “terrorist fist jab,” but it was, in fact, invented by the Black Panthers (definitely a terrorist group in my mind).  She is also the author of, “I’m Not Your Friend, I’m Your Parent: Helping Your Children Set the Boundaries They Need…and Really Want.”

Well, now, E.D. Hill is about to undergo a preventative double mastectomy, since both her mother and grandmother are breast cancer survivors.  Her sister also had the same procedure.  The details and background of her decision are here.  For any woman, this is obviously a major and life changing decision on many levels.  She will be on ABC’s annoying “The View” several times to discuss her progress.  But, frankly, she should be the conservative at the table instead of the mousy airhead and faux-conservative, Elisabeth Hasselbeck.  But it would kill them to actually have a real conservative with an actual brain.

Say a prayer for E.D., as I will.  And I hope she’s prominently back on the air somewhere soon. Thanks to reader Bob for the tip.

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102 Responses

My wife took the aggressive bilateral route when her cancer (DCIS) was discovered, and God used that step to save her life. Pathology showed we made the right decision. Undiscovered cancer was ready to explode on both sides.

Steve Labins on January 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm

You are in our thoughts and prayers, E.D.

tomestokes on January 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Will say many prayers for E.D.
I’ll spread the word – she’ll be in thousands of people’s prayers soon.

Jew Lover on January 27, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Holy cow! I always wondered what happened to her. She did an incredible piece called “Radical Islam, Terror in Its
Own Words.”

I don’t know what to say, other than lots of prayers and good mojo for you! What a bummer.

cirrus1701 on January 27, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Debbi, do I get a hat tip for that?

Bob on January 27, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Hat tip, shmat tip. Get a life cry baby.

    Joe on January 28, 2010 at 1:08 am

God Bless E.D. Hill – Loved Her On Fox – Awesome Woman.

Floridajayhawk on January 27, 2010 at 3:28 pm

The very fact that E.D. Hill would remotely refer to the fist jab by the Obamas as a ‘terrorist fist jab’ shows what an
utter tool she is. At least Elisabeth Hasselbeck is her own woman and is fair minded unlike the majority of conservative women who are cold and robotic in their thinking.

Norman Blitzer on January 27, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    [NB – … unlike the majority of conservative women who are cold and robotic in their thinking.]

    Sounds like someone couldn’t get a date …

    I_AM_ME on January 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm

      Normie prefers women like Roxxxy who can be unplugged when they get annoying.

      Worry01 on January 27, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Elizabeth hasselbeck is an embarrasment. Theres nothing else to say about her. As for fixed news, a large percent is owned by the arabs.

    tyler on January 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm

in that “piece” she did on radical islam>>>she did make the claim that its only a few and its a religion of piece and all the usual b s

besides that, she was smart and knew her stuff

wish her well

D: You are correct, but that’s the only time I remember. It was an hour-long special, and I believe the PAWNN execs made her say it. DS

drew299 on January 27, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I loved E.D. on Fox, and can only hope her comments about terrorism didn’t promote her exit from Fox. She has our prayers and love!

psych37 on January 27, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Oh no…(I’m not familiar with her, although I had heard about the fist bump, etc.) Will say a prayer for her speedy recovery (and I hope she will be back on the air, soon — maybe not at Fox, but elsewhere).

J.S. on January 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Debi, Debi, Debi. You constantly point out how you are seldom given credit for your work and I aggree that it is both disrespectful and, in some respects, a form of plagerism.
If all out there would refer to comment #40 in the “Vannity, O’Reilly Seething” post and the time signature of that comment (1:11pm EST) compared to the time signature of this post, I think I am owed at least an acknowlegement.

You’re welcome.

Bob: You are indeed the reader who tipped me off, but I couldn’t remember who it was and in which post, so I couldn’t find your name. Glad you pointed it out, and I’ve amended the post to thank you for the tip. Giving credit is very important to me, and I go out of my way to do so. In this case, I just couldn’t remember. Thanks again. DS

Bob on January 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Wow, Bob, I think Debbie was a lil bit too tactful with you so here goes.

    The fact that you did something admirable by being on the money with looking out for a good lady undergoing a serious operation is about blown to s–t after you act like a whiney b–ch looking for an acknowledgement.

    Seriously dude, waaaahhhhh. You could’ve made your point with less feminine crying over it. Way to screw up a good thing.

    Joe on January 28, 2010 at 1:07 am

When she left Fox and Friends, I stopped watching. That show seemed really dumb without her.

david on January 27, 2010 at 5:22 pm

best wishes to E.D.
It bothers me deeply the Saudi sleazebag, greaseball ‘frog prince’ owns so much of Fox , a station I enjoy… How can Roger Ailes do that ??? I hear they are actually buddies. actual friends! They sit down together and kibbutz over pastries and tea! I wonder how the “the Leprechaun” and “Cornbeef” and the “Hemmerhoid with eyes” feel about working for a lecherous, totalitarian, oppressive family like the Sauds?

w. on January 27, 2010 at 5:29 pm

great work as usual Debbie!

health and wholeness be with E D

Ah, Alies, Asman and fox…If I could go about that…fox will be a changing too…

and someone else is a micheal savage fan too…”hemorroid with eyes”.

please, “the view” go away!

lindap on January 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm

after the mastectomy is it possible to have reconstructive surgery to give some semblance back of having breasts? as a man I could not imagine how a woman feels going through this major major surgery.

chuck on January 27, 2010 at 6:05 pm

My prayers go out to E.D. who happens to live in Greenwich. She bought a lot of class to Fox News Channel. Thankfully David Asman like you mentioned him Deb still works there and Fox Business Network (I am also glad Judge Andrew Napolitano works there as well as John Stossel my all-time favorite TV journalist). By the way, she was called Edye Tarbox when she was a local anchor in Pittsburgh at WPXI-TV and in NYC at WABC-TV.

Not to sound biased but in CT she should be in good medical hands. But that’s just me.

Bob Porrazzo on January 27, 2010 at 6:05 pm

ED Hill you’re in my thoughts and prays.

She was the brightest bulb at Fox – too bad they had to turn the lights down.


Sandy on January 27, 2010 at 6:14 pm

E.D. will be in my thoughts and prayers. GOD bless and heal you very soon.

Danel. on January 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Many prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery

peter_principle on January 27, 2010 at 6:53 pm

G-d Bless you E.D. Hill, you’re most definately making the right decision. Blessed be to you for a speedy recovery.

perception of truth on January 27, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Re: perception of truth at 7:43 pm.


    JeffE on January 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm

I with E.D. Hill a swift and complete recovery. It is sad that Fox News did not retain this person.

Worry01 on January 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm

I too wondered what happened to E.D. Thanks for the info. I will keep her in prayer. She brought sunshine to Fox.

Darlene on January 28, 2010 at 12:30 am

Someone in our family had this done some 35 years ago. She’s still dancing at many a family wedding and coddling many grandchildren and great grandchildren since then.

Shy Guy on January 28, 2010 at 1:00 am

Please G-d she’ll have ‘good news’, as the Rebbe would say.

She’s probably better off away from Fox. It’s no bastion of Conservatism, just marginally better than some of the softer Leftis.

If America is going to have ‘good news’, the MSM needs to go out with the Dems, and not come back. Now that would be an operation that would benefit everyone.

But if only one person at a time is saved, that is also very good. So, hopefully E.D. Hill will have success in this, and with the rest of a long and productive life.

yonason on January 28, 2010 at 1:51 am

I will say a prayer for her. What an agonizing decision for a woman to have to make.

Miranda Rose Smith on January 28, 2010 at 3:24 am

Just when the moment needs a human being to show up, Norman Blitzer shows up instead.

As if this is the time to be commenting about some fleeting moment Mrs. Hill had on TV when the woman faces the horror of malignant cancer.

You do have some great contributors, Debbie, but where did you find this write-off?

Debbie, thanks for noting her plight for us.

E.D. you are in the prayers of Debbie’s readership. Even at this troubling juncture of your life, you are reaching out to others by allowing a monitoring of your progress. I’m sure you are doing this to help get folks in the know about one of the most emotionally devastating forms of cancer for a woman.

Fearless, you are.

The Canadien on January 28, 2010 at 10:00 am

I’ll definitely be praying for Ms. Hill and hope that her recovery is swift. What a decision to have to make…

However, any well-wishes and prayers for Ms. Hill does not cover up for the fact that her “terrorist fist-bump” comment was just plan stupid and irresponsible for a “professional” televsion journalist on a major network to say about a Presidential candidate, especially given the deadly war we’re in against Islamic terrorism. I don’t know the origins of the fist bump, but it was Michael Jordan who popularized it and brought it to the mainstream (he would “fist bump” the opposing team players instead of a full hand-shake because of the talcum powder on his hands). Most people associate it the gesture with professional athletics (which is why it became popular) and not with some obscure 60’s Black militant group. Ms. Hill came out of nowhere with that comment.

Gimper on January 28, 2010 at 10:32 am

Wasn’t E.D. O’reilley’s sidekick on his radio show for a while? Did he go to bat for her when things went sour at fox? I am curious to know what kind of friend Bill O. proved to be when it all went down.

Jewish Marksman on January 28, 2010 at 11:11 am

I am reading this for the first at 1:00PM Eastern time.
My wife is in surgery having a lump removed from her left breast while I’m typing this.
I certainly have a taste of what E.D. must be feeling and going through.
I enjoyed watching her also and pray that all goes well for her.

smg45acp on January 28, 2010 at 1:05 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with Ms Hill and family

ward on January 28, 2010 at 1:36 pm


Did you grow up during the 1960’s? If you did you would know that the black panthers were the one that used the bump as Debbie pointed out.

ED Hill was the only female anchor I had any respect for on FoxNews Like another poster said I quit watching when she left the show. Now they have some bleach blonder Twinkie ex cheerleader providing ridiculous comments on the news.

Sadly FoxNews seems to hire only ex beauty queens and controversial females to comment on the news.ie Palin

I hope and pray the her treatment is successful and maybe the idiots at Fox will realize they got rid of one of their best anchors.

God Bless ED Hill

ScottyDog on January 28, 2010 at 2:52 pm

If the Black Panthers are the origin of the “fist bump” as you say Scottydog, do you think most people who use the fist bump in the 21st century associate it with that origin? Did ED Hill know that when she said it? If she did, she never acknowledged it. And it is a bit of a stretch to say it is a “terrorist fist bump” because it was origins are with the Black Panthers. I certainly don’t think of the Black panthers when I “fist bump” my kids or my buddies. The first person I ever saw do it was Michael Jordan and other athletes soon followed suit (probably not knowing he did it just because his hands had powder on them) and it became another guesture by a celebrity incorporated into pop culture.

I’m sorry, but no major network with any kind of respectability is going to keep a journalist on staff after they call an innocuous gesture by a presidential candidate and his wife some sort of “terrorist first bump”, no matter what its origins. They are supposed to be professionals. Can you imagine someone like the late Tim Russert saying something like that? These modern day journalist are crass and have absolutely NO class.

Gimper on January 28, 2010 at 6:03 pm

My wife is a breast cancer and double mastectomy survivor–as breast cancer took the life of her mother. I always liked E D and your comments about her are poignant and thought provoking, Debbie.

Thanks Bob, for passing on the word so we can pray for E D.

BB on January 28, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Sorry to hear this about Hill. I hope she has a full recovery. May God help her through this rough time. Let’s hope E.D. makes it through and makes it back on the air.

CaliforniaScreaming on January 29, 2010 at 9:00 am

I am her cousin. Not one female in our family has ever died of breast cancer. My mother (who the spot seemed to imply had died of breast cancer) is alive, well, and cancer free. Our grandmother was cancer free when she died of old age.

I am also a registered nurse. IF she truly feels that she has genetic susceptibility that just hasn’t been identified (as she tested NEGATIVE for the known gene mutations) then she would also be at increased risk for ovarian and colon cancers. Is she having those removed as well? Frankly, ovarian cancer being so difficult to detect makes it a far deadlier disease than breast cancer is at this time in medical history.

There are so many non-surgical ways to lower one’s risk of breast cancer. Eat a diet rich in antioxidants. Exercise. Watch your weight. Don’t smoke, don’t drink. Have children and breastfeed them. Don’t have an abortion. Steer clear of chemical forms of birth control if you have a high family history. And although it’s not a preventative, early detection is key.

There are those for whom this surgery DOES make sense. But going under the knife poses risks of its own no matter how skilled the surgeon or excellent the care provided. I do hope that she recovers well but this is truly an elective surgery.

Elisabeth Halligan on January 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Those of you who say that ED called Obamas fist bump a terrorist bump, etc have been misled.
Google or search You Tube for”” ED Hills real words about Obama” This unedited, clip clearly shows what the real deal was. She was slimed by leftists who hated her. Sadly, Fox apparently gave in. I still watch them, but lost a lot of respect over their treatment of her.

brian on February 1, 2010 at 5:53 am

i love you E.D

guy on February 25, 2010 at 11:36 pm


Shirley Rogers on February 27, 2010 at 5:50 pm

E.D. is such a first class news anchor…I hated to read this. I still miss her in Fox.

Frank D. on March 14, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Just thought about E D Hillfor no apparent reason and checked on google. I am one of those who stopped watching FOX News when she was fired. I do believe in prayer and will lift her up before God for His Shalom – completeness,wholeness, peace)
May He richly bless her and reward her for her stand against radical Islam.

Vivian Clark on June 10, 2010 at 2:30 pm


RAMON on June 18, 2010 at 9:44 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with E D.and we believe in our hearts that she will come through this crisis. Lois is a survivor from 1993, so we know the trip E.D. will be taking, but there is God’s hand holding her’s all the way.

We miss her on TV…she is always a straght shooter. The media needs more of here, and we look forward to her return

Bill and Lois Boor on June 24, 2010 at 5:30 am

L-rd G-please place a covering over E.D. as she under goes this trauma. I ask this in your H-ly name…Amen

RTHORNE on August 4, 2010 at 8:50 am

E.E. Hill has been missed for such long time; wouldn’t one know it takes someone like Debbie to honor and tell the truth about E.D.; I’ve always liked reading Debbie; now even more.

whitneymuse on September 5, 2010 at 12:56 am

E.D. and I share the same birthdate (July 27) though she is one year older. I wish her all the best and know her procedure is not an easy one, but a very brave one. We miss you on Fox News E.D.

NorthFlaMan on September 6, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Better late than never! Watching 9/11 rememberance today and thought of E.D. You have been sorely missed by all. I pray that all has gone well w/your decision on mastectomy. As a breast cancer survivor, my thoughts are with you. Hope to see you on the tube in the near future. Stay well

Lana Johnson on September 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm

God will bless you, E.D. Hill. I sincerely miss your beautiful smile; quick wit; and genuine intelligence in those mornings that always turbo’d my day! I stopped watching when you left. Mr. Hill is one lucky man!

Take care.

Fred Robinson on October 12, 2010 at 9:18 am

WoW……..I don’t quite understand the article? I thought it was about ED Hill being sick? But as all you seem to do is pick on Fox news? What does that have to do with ED’s illness???
I guess you really have nothing better to do.Good luck ED

Jon on November 18, 2010 at 7:54 am

Hey Jon, I completely agree. I REALLY miss E.D., and wish her ALL THE BEST, and she is in our prayers. But, I really think she was to sharp, and “called it like she saw it”. But, I think this is all alot of FOX-BASHING propaganda. I can’t help but wonder what agenda this Debbie woman has up her sleeve. Does she work for CNN, MSNBC, THE HUFFINGTON POST….or what???? I’m sorry Debbie, but FOX NEWS is the ONLY reliable source of NEWS. Sorry about your PAWNN theory, but there alot of RED-BLOODED AMERICANS who STRONGLY disagree with you. I personally think Glen Beck SCARES you!!!

j.jones on January 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    “But, I think this is all alot of FOX-BASHING propaganda. I can’t help but wonder what agenda this Debbie woman has up her sleeve.”

    J.Jones, why the hell do you assume that all conservatives (like myself and Debbie Schlussel herself) watch Fox News and loves Fox News Channel? Bro, Fox News is NOT a conservative news outlet, stop drinking the Republican party kool-aid and stop drinking the Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly & Mark Levin kool-aid man and wake up! You are also ignorant to the fact that about 20% of Fox News/News Corp. stock is currently owned by a prince in Saudi Arabia, this is a fact, I’m not making this up. And NO Debbie has NOTHING up her sleeve and she’s NOT pushing an agenda against your beloved Fox News.

    “Does she work for CNN, MSNBC, THE HUFFINGTON POST…”

    The answer is “NO”! DS is NOT on the payroll of CNN, MSNBC or the Huffington Post, she works for herself and makes her own income. So stop assuming that anytime you criticize Fox News, you’re labled as a “liberal”, you’re just like the Obama voters of claiming that, “if your critical towards Obama, you’re a racist”, please cut the BS man. There are alot of conservatives who criticize Fox News, and why is Michael Savage and Debbie Schlussel banned from Fox News if it’s considered conservative J.Jones?

    “but there alot of RED-BLOODED AMERICANS who STRONGLY disagree with you.”

    You couldn’t be any wrong stupid, alot of “red-blooded Americans” agree with Debbie Schlussel’s point of view, the one’s you’re talking about are fraudulant conservatives who wrap themselves in the american flag and parrot talking points from the GOP who are blindley partisan. So quit being a hack J.Jones and WAKE. THE. HELL. UP!

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on September 17, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Hey Debbie, if you take one more step to the left you may fall off the planet!! Anything for political gain. Did you not hear Bubba ask for calm?

Lou on January 22, 2011 at 9:12 am

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