Faux News Revisited
In my round-up of insensitive, idiotic, or outrageous (you decide) statements made by Fox News commentators in reference to the London terrorist attacks, I missed one. From the Guardian:
Another Fox News host, John Gibson, said before the blasts that the International Olympic Committee "missed a golden opportunity" by not awarding the 2012 games to 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?" He added: "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."Now, I am well aware that this comment was made before the attack in London, and that it was not made in reference to the blasts at all. But it does illustrate so nicely how a simply tasteless comment can morph into one that is almost obscene as events unfold. A good lesson to Fox's hosts about being a bit more measured in their comments, lest they come back to bite. Hard.