7.13.2005

Fox News: Hate Group?

What a couple of days for Fox News. Absolutely disgusting.

First we have Brit Hume’s response to the London bombings:
I mean, my first thought when I heard -- just on a personal basis, when I heard there had been this attack and I saw the futures this morning, which were really in the tank, I thought, "Hmmm, time to buy."
Next, we have Fox host Brian Kilmeade and guest host Stuart Varney, who are stoked that another attack means we don’t have to talk about global warming or African aid anymore:
KILMEADE: And he [British Prime Minister Tony Blair] made the statement, clearly shaken, but clearly determined. This is his second address in the last hour. First to the people of London, and now at the G8 summit, where their topic Number 1 --believe it or not-- was global warming, the second was African aid. And that was the first time since 9-11 when they should know, and they do know now, that terrorism should be Number 1. But it's important for them all to be together. I think that works to our advantage, in the Western world's advantage, for people to experience something like this together, just 500 miles from where the attacks have happened.

VARNEY: It puts the Number 1 issue right back on the front burner right at the point where all these world leaders are meeting. It takes global warming off the front burner. It takes African aid off the front burner. It sticks terrorism and the fight on the war on terror, right up front all over again.

KILMEADE: Yeah.

Next, a Fox News reporter claims Arabs living in London are not normal:
That these people are, If necessary, prepared to spill Arab blood in addition to the blood of regular -- of nonarab people living in London.
And finally, we have douchebag John Gibson, who on Wednesday (before the bombings) lamented the choice of London for the Olympics, virtually hoping for a terrorist attack in France:
It would have been a delight to have Parisians worried about security instead of New Yorkers. It would have been exquisite to watch.
But, alas, they picked London. I like the Brits. I like London. I hate to see them going through all this garbage when it would have been just fine in Paris.
C'est la vie. Goes to show the Olympic committee doesn't recognize the perfect opportunity when it presents itself.
Later (also before the bombings), he uttered this jewel:
By the way, just wanted to tell you people, we missed -- the International Olympic Committee missed a golden opportunity today. If they had picked France, if they had picked France instead of London to hold the Olympics, it would have been the one time we could look forward to where we didn't worry about terrorism. They'd blow up Paris, and who cares?
Way to go, Faux News! Just a matter of time before the Southern Poverty Law Center tracks you as a hate group.
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