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  • Fox News Host Asks How We Can Tell 'Bad Guys' If We Can't See 'Tone Of Their Skin'?

    Fox News host Shannon Bream might have some explaining to do – if she worked for any other news network.

    Ever since the horrific terrorist attack on the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie HebdoFox News has been busy at work trying to blame President Barack Obama for it, and trying to turn it into ratings gold by making it their next Benghazi.

    On Fox's "Outnumbered" Wednesday, the cast got into a discussion about how Paris police didn't have enough weapons, which enabled – they claimed – the Islamic extremist terrorists to massacre 12 people.

    Enter Fox News anchor Shannon Bream, a former corporate attorney and graduate of Jerry Falwell's Liberty University.

    Bream, speaking unscripted, wondered how police would be able to identify "bad guys" if they had ski masks and couldn't "even know what color," what "the tone of their skin was?"

    Her commentary – totally unquestioned by the four other Fox News hosts – was in response to co-host Kennedy Montgomery, aka "Kennedy," who had said, "sometimes bad guys don't look like bad guys."

    "That's my question about these guys because if we know they were speaking unaccented French and they had, you know, ski masks on, do we even know what color they were?," Bream asked. "What the tone of their skin was," she tried to clarify – as if that were less racist. "I mean what if they didn't look like typical bad guys?"

    Media Matters noted that Bream "apparently," was "implying that certain skin tones should raise red flags for law enforcement."

    And calling it "naked racism," Blue Nation Review noted that "Fox News tends to cloak its racism in code words and dog whistles," but "sometimes it’s disturbingly on display," as it was Wednesday.


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    Hat tip: Talking Points Memo


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    • commented 2015-01-14 21:21:55 -0500
      Or maybe she was referring to the Isis organization mainly being middle eastern and how can we be sure this wasn’t a different group of French terrorists.

    • commented 2015-01-11 16:21:09 -0500
      So can we all just agree that Fox News is trash now? Okay thanks.

    • commented 2015-01-10 22:46:46 -0500
      Racist Dumb Bitch.

    • commented 2015-01-10 13:36:55 -0500

    • commented 2015-01-10 12:55:00 -0500
      Interesting how there is no bideo posted yet should be easily attainable if it back ed the facts. Or are you takingbher words out of context like every other Media matters story regarding outlets they don’t agree with. Notice only certain words are quoted, not entire sentences or paragraphs. Therefore only reasonable conclusion is that they tailored this to a specific narrative regsrdless of facts.

    • commented 2015-01-10 00:18:42 -0500
      Murdoch is a neo-fascist so his propaganda station reflects his views and those of the people who financially back the #GOP.

    • commented 2015-01-09 22:22:24 -0500
      Fire her it will only get worst with her like Elizabeth hassleback

    • commented 2015-01-09 19:27:00 -0500
      Two points: 1. Stalin was white. 2. Would not the ski masks and guns be a clue as to who the bad guys were? It does not matter what color they were.

    • commented 2015-01-09 15:23:41 -0500
      Some people are just idiots… What the hell kind of question was that??

    • commented 2015-01-09 15:17:30 -0500
      Hitler was white. Just sayin’

    • commented 2015-01-09 14:21:50 -0500
      @dale Kinneman : I’m pretty sure that is exactly what she meant. She referenced skin colour and changed it to ‘tone’ and continued to connect it to how "typical bad guys’ look. Its was a comment a grade one student would likely make. She is either racist or has the mind of a six year old or both.

    • commented 2015-01-09 13:50:21 -0500
      Oh, she’s stupid, all right. Dumber than a box of hammers I’d say.

    • commented 2015-01-09 13:34:56 -0500
      why is everybody saying dumb she not dumb she a racist bitch and this is what she really thinks this is how the problem is kept going when something like this happens and everyone says words like stupid or misinformed or careless instead of what it is RACIST then the problem racism is not addressed and continues as it has been for the past 500 years c’mon people don’t be part of the problem with this country use your mind its still ok to think without instruction!!!

    • commented 2015-01-09 13:26:32 -0500
      Update: She didn’t get her law degree for Liberty University – She received it from Florida State University.

    • commented 2015-01-09 13:23:43 -0500
      I miss so much by not watching Fox News.
      I wonder what viable corporation would hire someone with a law degree for Liberty University? Probably her father.

    • commented 2015-01-09 12:36:47 -0500
      How can we tell that people are atupid without bottle-blonde hair?

    • commented 2015-01-09 12:07:57 -0500
      this chick went to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University.no wonder he used to say some dumb ass shit too

    • commented 2015-01-09 12:07:51 -0500
      this chick went to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University.no wonder he used to say some dumb ass shit too

    • commented 2015-01-09 11:32:28 -0500
      A dumb blonde’s stupidity, especially when you consider the collection of serial and mass murdering heinous killings committed at the hands of the U.S.’s dominant culture. The following list justifies an in depth study that must be resolved regarding the killing field tendency so noted in white society:

      David Berkowitz, ‘Son of Sam’
      Edmund Kemper, ‘The Co-ed Killer’
      Lawrence Bittaker, ‘Tool Box Killers’
      Roy Norris, ‘Tool Box Killers’
      Ian Brady
      Dennis Raider, ‘BTK
      Donald Henry Gaskins, ‘Hitchhiker Killer’
      Peter Manuel
      John George Haigh, ‘Acid Bath Killer’
      Arthur Shawcross, ‘Genesee River Killer’
      Jeffrey Dahmer, ‘Milwaukee Cannibal’
      Ted Bundy, Rapist Killer
      Leonard Lake
      John Wayne Gacy
      Tommy Lynn Sells
      Gary Ridgeway, ‘Green River Killer’
      Alton ‘Pissy’ Coleman
      Amy Bishop, ‘The Deadly Professor’
      Charles Whitman, UT/Austin Sniper
      Dr. Kermit Gosnell, Philadelphia Abortion Mill
      Glen Rogers, ‘Cross-Country Killer’
      Andrew Kehoe, Bath, MI school massacre
      Jared Lee Loughner, opened fire on Rep. Gifford
      and killing 6
      1963 KKK Bombings, Sixteen St. Baptist Church
      Carnival of Death — the barbaric history of lynchings in America
      Timothy McVeigh, ‘Oklahoma City bomber’
      Eric Harris, Columbine School Massacre
      Dylan Klebold, Columbine School Massacre
      . . . to name a few (excludes the most recent last 2 years).

    • commented 2015-01-09 10:59:11 -0500
      Dale Kinneman… sometimes it isn’t a stretch, sometimes people are simply racist and you need not try to excuse or justify their respective opinion, ignorance or racism. Sometimes a racist point of view is simply that, a racist point of view on display.

    • commented 2015-01-09 10:44:24 -0500
      Don’t worry your ‘pretty’, little head, dear, we’ll do the thinking for you. You see, it’s easy to identify the bad guys, and you’re right, it is about the color of their skin. If you see someone with skin the color that doesn’t occur in nature, like, say, perfectly toned peach, then you have a terrorist, a vile extremist, your criminal. See how easy that was?

    • commented 2015-01-09 10:01:45 -0500
      I don’t like fox news, but I think this article stretches the facts. A criminal wearing a ski mask can’t be identified as easily as they could without the mask – who would dispute that? That is what she was communicating. She did not say dark skin tone means they are criminals.

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