Fox News host Shannon Bream might have some explaining to do – if she worked for any other news network.
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Ever since the horrific terrorist attack on the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Fox 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.