It is not exactly an apology for the false accusations he threw around so casually, but Brian Kilmeade admitted, without apologizing, that Fox News did not carry either the Patricia Smith speech nor the Khizr Khan speech at the RNC and DNC respectively, and kinda sorta that they were the only ones not to do so.
Watch Kilmeade on Tuesday’s Fox & Friends courtesy of Media Matters for America:
“Yesterday, we talked about the two speeches. The Khan speech and the Pat Smith speech. And I said everyone carried the Khan speech live but no one carried the Pat Smith speech live. There were some networks that carried the Pat Smith speech live. We didn’t carry either.”
This is typical of Fox News, inventing news, demanding to know why nobody is talking about a problem they invented, and then dismissing the fuss they created without an apology.
Instead of simply admitting his network carried neither speech, Kilmeade should have shame-faced apologized for creating a firestorm about nothing. This is just another example why the word “news” does not belong in Fox News.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.