Fox News Channel abruptly cut away from airing Friday’s press briefing with Kayleigh McEnany, right as she was showing footage of the carnage in Portland that the rest of the media is pretending doesn’t exist (or are saying a comedic TV show from the past proves can’t be true.)
In the clips of fires, riots, and destruction, you can at one point hear a “protester” tell police, “I hope somebody kills your whole [bleep] family. I hope they kill you, too. I hope somebody burns down your whole precinct with all y’all inside. Can’t wait to see it.”
“As you can see, that is anything but a peaceful protest,” McEnany began to say as Fox abruptly cut back to Harris Faulkner.
“All right, we were not expecting that video,” she said. “Our management here at Fox News has decided we will pull away from that at this time.”
A few minutes later, Faulkner offered a little more in the way of explanation.
Harris Faulkner defends Fox’s decision to leave the briefing after McEnany showed video of Portland violence, saying it was b/c there was a “video that we were not told would air and how it would be edited with some things on screen that we might have wanted a heads up about.” pic.twitter.com/ysbyOfmxV1
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 24, 2020
A lot of people on Twitter seem to think that’s not a very good explanation, or are saying things like “how dare you, America needs to see this” but it’s a simple matter of being caught off guard and making sure they aren’t airing something that can get them in trouble, if you ask me.
Fox News has shown more about the devastation, destruction, blood, and death that these weeks of uncontrolled riots have brought to American city streets than any other of those other news networks. And Faulkner isn’t Big Brother so maybe calm down. Seems okay to me that this one time they cut away from graffiti with an F bomb plainly legible.