quietfan 233 Posted January 10, 2015 Share Posted January 10, 2015 "Fair and balanced"? ....yeah, sure. http://www.dailykos....etail=facebook# 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?" "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?" 1. Not all "bad guys" share a particular "tone of skin", Shannon. Nor are all persons of a particular skin tone "typical bad guys"! Timothy McVeigh and Anders Behring Breivik looked as white as you are, while Mohandas Gandhi looked more stereotypically Semitic/south Asian than you or I. And many Jews, Greeks, Italians, or Spaniards (Mediterranean-complected persons of many nationalities) often resemble Arabs/Yemenis as much as they resemble northern European "whites". 2. Speaking for myself, I'd be much more suspicious of a group wearing ski masks and carrying guns without any obvious displays of law enforcement connection than someone of a particular "skin tone". Seems like ski masks/guns were more of a give away than any color skin they might display! 3. Isn't this as offensive/biased as someone saying "If we couldn't see Shannon Bream's blond hair, how would we know she's an idiot? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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