Thursday, July 09, 2009

Fox News' Kilmeade: We "marry other species," Finns "pure"

Alex Koppelma, Salon's WAR ROOM: Watching Fox News' morning show, "Fox and Friends," is a little bit like watching the aftermath of a particularly nasty car crash. Yeah, it's awful, but you just have to keep looking, because, well, who knows what mangled body parts they'll pull from the wreckage next?
Even by those standards, though, host Brian Kilmeade's performance on Wednesday was just terrible.
Kilmeade and two colleagues were discussing a study that, based on research done in Finland and Sweden, showed people who stay married are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer's. Kilmeade questioned the results, though, saying, "We are -- we keep marrying other species and other ethnics and other ..."
At this point, his co-host tried to -- in that jokey morning show way -- tell Kilmeade he needed to shut up, and quick, for his own sake. But he didn't get the message, adding, "See, the problem is the Swedes have pure genes. Because they marry other Swedes .... Finns marry other Finns, so they have a pure society."
LSB: Coming on the heels of the kids at the Creative Steps Day Camp being kicked-out of the Valley Swim Club, a private Whites-only club, simply for being black and the Facebook racism of a Young Republicans leader, this is yet another appalling example of the racism that still exists in this country. Yes, we have an African-American president, but that has not washed away the racism that exists in this county; in fact, it may have intensified racist hatred among those that fear someone different than themselves. These inane comments by the dimwits at FAUX-News (does this clown know that people of all ethnicities are the SAME species?) only amplify and exacerbate the gap that continues to exist between our citizens. This asswipe's contract was recently renewed by FAUX-News, so he'll continue to spew hate and ignorance for several more years to the feeble-and-narrow-minded wingnuts who watch that network. Disgusting!

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