Again, Fox News is proving how horrible their hosts and contributors are. However, the recent Islamaphobic comments by Jon Scott might be the worst said on the Network so far.
On Tuesday’s Fox and Friends, Scott and his co-hosts Pete Hegseth and Abby Huntsman started discussing the popular show Homeland, and some of star Mandy Patinkin’s comments:
‘Particularly in season six, we have tried to be part of the cure, not part of the problem… A different storyline where we’re helping these people and a storyline that shows in this case, in this year, in this season, that maybe it’s the––and it is––the white men in government and the military establishment that are the bad guys, not the Muslim community.’
Hegseth went into the traditional Fox complaints about people being politically correct, and not wanting agendas “rammed down [his] throat.” As Huntsman started talking about the Season 6 plotline, Scott—who was silent until them—cut her off, saying:
‘They’re gonna run the Boston marathon tomorrow, right? Do we remember who the bombers of the Boston marathon were? I mean, just an aside to the Muslim community, if you don’t want to be portrayed in a negative light, maybe don’t burn people alive and set off bombs and things like that.’
While Huntsman didn’t seem to know how to respond, Hegseth attempted to fix the statement, adding “Yeah and reign in and “point out the radicalism and say ‘That’s not me.’” But all he did was make it worse by showing how nonchalant the network is with bigotry.
But if they want their Islamaphobic fix, they can always watch 24: Legacy