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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

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.

11 Comments:

Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

Funny. Jon Stewart had ahilarious montage on this yesterday. I believe there were some more Fox france-related comments.

11:52 AM  
Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

lunch was great it was nice to see you but why didn't you say hello?

3:02 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Nice try, Amshi.

3:06 PM  
Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

huh?

3:22 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Yeah, Orthomom. Be a bit friendlier next time, okay? I'm beginning to think you don't love us anymore :-P (here comes therapy).

3:41 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Next time give me a real invitation, and maybe I WILL show up!

5:18 PM  
Blogger Balabusta in Blue Jeans said...

Amazing tasteless. I'm also afraid that soon enough this fantasy so many people seem to have that France is on some kind of 'do not attack' list is going to be shattered.

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