Joseph DioGuardi, a former U.S. Representative from New York who is currently seeing the New York U.S. Senate seat and who is also father to “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi, was on “Capital Tonight” when he was, of course, asked about his daughter’s possible firing from the show. DioGuardi says of his daughter:

“Would you believe that she did not hear and still has not heard anything. She read it the way you did and I did. In fact, her disappointment is that that’s the way she’s being treated … I think what they’re trying to do is create a lot of buzz, like they did with Paula Abdul. They’re trying to reformat the thing. But Kara has a very deep career in music … so she’ll be fine. Does she want to do it another year? I think so … I think she will at some point confront them on that.”

He goes on to joke that because of Kara’s fame, “people now know how to pronounce [his] name and spell it.”

What do you think, “Idol” fans? Has Kara been treated a bit unfairly by the FOX suits?

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."