It’s not exactly breaking news when someone on Fox News proves how reprehensible their network is. After all, this was a network that recently had its show which is geared toward women defend the public sexual harassment of women.
So it should come as no surprise that on Monday the hosts on Fox News’ morning show Fox & Friends pathetically tried to joke about Ray Rice’s brutal assault of Janay Palmer.
With co-host Brian Kilmeade saying that the lesson he thought women should take away from the situation was to “take the stairs.” Which got a good chuckle from his fellow co-hosts.
Well, CNN’s Carol Costello didn’t take too kindly to the ignorance displayed on Fox News, and absolutely crushed the Fox & Friends hosts.
Costello said, “When I watched that segment, I wanted to scream. Actually I wanted to throw up, and so did millions of others online.”
“Stop the victim blaming. Yes, victims of domestic violence often return to their abusers for many complicated reasons,” she continued. “I did briefly. In an op-ed I wrote for CNN.com, I talked about a boyfriend who knocked me out. I met up with that boyfriend again because he wanted to apologize. Let’s just say, it was not a good idea.”
She concluded by saying, “So Fox & Friends, to put it bluntly, shut up!”
It’s like I said previously, you really have to be a special kind of stupid to try to make a joke out of domestic violence. The entire segment on Fox & Friends focused more on mocking the situation, or trying to put some of the blame on Janay Palmer, than it did focusing on Rice’s disgusting assault of a woman.
But I’m glad Costello said what she did. Fox News has become famous for being the bottom-feeders of the media world and it’s good to see more within the mainstream media call them out for their reprehensible behavior.
Though I’m sure it won’t change anything. Fox News panders to a lower IQ audience, and the sad part is many of them probably laughed right along with the other two co-hosts when Kilmeade made his disgusting joke.
Watch Costello’s comments below via CNN: