Friday, July 08, 2005

That's Nice. Real Nice.

Yesterday's terror attacks in London surely bled the true colors out of some of our favorite Fox News anchors.

Brit Hume admitted on air last night that his first reaction to the attacks was purely financial, how to capitalize on the darkest hours of our nation's biggest ally: "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.'"

And John Gibson twice repeated his ugly abhorrance of the French, which makes for a good joke in private, but not for millions of ill-informed Fox listeners and watchers on the radio and television. Guest-hosting for Billy Bob O'Reilly on The Radio Factor, Gibson said: "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?"

If that weren't offensive enough, he stated on his television show: "The bombings in London: This is why I thought the Brits should let the French have the Olympics -- let somebody else be worried about guys with backpack bombs for a while."

Look, I don't necessarily disagree with either of these assertions -- Hume's remark, while crass, was actually a wise investment decision and Gibson's jokes were quite funny -- but Fox News is the land of the lemmings and this is blatantly irresponsible. These bastards rile people up and misinform the American public to such a ridiculous extent, and this behavior cannot be condoned or tolerated.

Think about it: If the British talking heads made Hume's statement after 9/11, Fox News anchors would be calling for their poor-smile heads. Poor form, ol' chaps.

2 Comments:

At 3:37 PM, Blogger Kenny Alias said...

Boycott Fox.

 
At 9:43 AM, Blogger The Letter D said...

Can someone explain why when it comes to the issue of terrorism, France is bad but Saudi Arabia is good?

 

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