First up…Newly unemployed Faux News bigot.
Reporter Emily Austen has been taken off the air by Fox Sports after she was caught on video making racist comments about Mexican, Jewish and Chinese people.
While participating in a Facebook video broadcast for Barstool Sports, the 27-year-old sports reporter and others appearing on the show mocked 18-year-old Mayte Lara Ibarra, who recently revealed that she was her high school’s valedictorian and an undocumented immigrant.
“I didn’t even know Mexicans were that smart,” Austen quipped to her co-hosts during the Barstool Sports broadcast.
She also asserted that “the Chinese guy is always the smartest guy in math class” and that Jewish people are “stingy.”
As a result of the tirade, Fox Sports said that Austen, who is a contract employee, would not be participating in future broadcasts.
“We were made aware that Emily Austen appeared in a social media video unaffiliated with Fox Sports in which she made insensitive and derogatory comments,” Fox Sports Florida General Manager Steve Tello said in a statement. “She was not speaking on behalf of Fox Sports, nor do we condone any of the statements she made in the video. Emily has been advised that her comments were unacceptable, and she is not scheduled to appear on any upcoming Fox Sports Florida or Fox Sports Sun broadcasts.”
Then there is Geraldo, whose IQ level has devolved every minute he has spent on Faux…Suggesting the Orlando victims were cowards.
On Monday morning, Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera appeared on Fox and Friends and took the opportunity to criticize the victims of Saturday night’sterrorist attack on the LGBT club Pulse in Orlando, Florida.
Media Matters reported that Rivera said, “When you’re in that situation and you have no weapons, you have two choices. If you can’t hide and you can’t run, you have two choices. You stay and die, or you fight. For God’s sakes, fight back. Fight back.”
He continued, “There’s 100 people that he murdered with one weapon that he reloaded. When he reloaded they must, people must, America must understand, we are at war with Islamic terror, with these terrorists. We’ve got to stop them in Raqqa, we’ve got to stop them in Mosul, and we’ve got to stop them in the Pulse, Orlando.”
Rivera’s charge that the crowd didn’t display proper courage and determination neglects to bear in mind that research has shown that mass shooter scenarios are completely chaotic situations where even experienced tactical personnel have been known to freeze or become disoriented.
Law enforcement officials and safety experts say that the smartest course of action in any active shooter situation is to escape the area as quickly as possible.
Failing at everything else, it’s the old standby lying – “It’s Obama’s fault!”
As police stormed the Pulse nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning, the shooter fired at a police officer wearing a Kevlar helmet. While the officer was harmed, he survived — and his helmet saved his life.
In an interview with former New York City Police Department detective and a media personality, Bo Dietl, “Fox and Friends” co-host Steve Doocy asked why the Obama administration was “pushing to take away life-saving armor,” Media Matters reports.
The fact is, neither the Kevlar helmet nor the BearCat vehicle used to punch through the wall of the club to allow police access to the scene are on the list of prohibited police equipment created in May 2015. The order aimed to keep local police departments from buying some items with federal dollars.
“And yet, it wasn’t that long ago where we heard a number of people from the political left say, ‘You know what, the local police departments have too much heavy artillery. We really have to take that stuff away from them,’” he said.
Fox News has yet to clarify the error to its audience. It’s unclear how a former police detective like Dietl also doesn’t have the facts on equipment.