Monday, January 12, 2015

ISBL Asshat of the Week: Shannon Bream

But first … a programming note: 

Carlos and I are both off work today and will be out and about taking care of some errands most of the day, so my Golden Globes Post, AKA A Golden Stream … of Consciousness, will post tomorrow, as will my Best and Worst Dressed lists because you just know this queen loves awards shows and awards show fashion and awards show hot men.

So stayed tuned tomorrow, but right now we’ll present our ISBL Asshat of the Week:

After the recent terrorist shootings at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, satirical magazine, all the news channels have been on high alert with stories of terror around the world.

As happens, though, Fox News has been busy trying to make this Obama’s fault … Thanks Obama … by making Charlie Hebdo the new Benghazi. But this isn’t about Fox News being stupid, it’s about Fox News’ show ‘Outnumbered’ and the host Shannon Bream being stupid and racist and stupidly racist.

On the show last week, the hosts and panel got into a discussion about how Paris police didn't have enough weapons, which is why, according to Fox News, Islamic extremist terrorists were able to murder twelve people at the magazine.

And that’s when Shannon Bream, an ALLEGED news anchor — and I use that word because it’s neither news nor is she an anchor — began talking off-the-cuff about how police would be able to identify "bad guys" if they wore ski masks because they wouldn’t "even know what color … what the tone of their skin was":
"That's my question about these guys because if we know they were speaking unaccented French and they had, you know, ski masks on, do we even know what color they were? What the tone of their skin was," she tried to clarify – as if that were less racist. "I mean what if they didn't look like typical bad guys?"
You know, cuz bad guys are not white skinned, they brown or black skinned.

Worse than the fact that Bream, a corporate lawyer, so you know she at least has a college education, could say those things is the notion that none of the other Fox News talking heads even questioned her statement.

This is, again, ALLEGEDLY a news channel and the blatant racism of the hosts of the program not only occurs, but goes unchecked by other panelists.

Is it any wonder we still need the conversation about race in this country when the racism is blatant, in your face, and on TV spewing forth from the mouth of a Fox News bimbo unchecked?

Shannon Bream, our ISBL Asshat of the Week!

via NCRM


the dogs' mother said...

Signs of a Bad Guy:
1. He is carrying a huge gun.
2. He is wearing flak vests or other bullet proof gear.
3. He is wearing a ski mask.
4. He points the gun at people and demands entrance and hollers terrorist slogans.
5. He shoots people.
6. He runs away.
7. He hijacks other cars.
8. He gets into a running gun battle with police.

All things you can do regardless of the color of your skin.

Debbie said...


and p.s. BOB! I'm already dying of anticipation re your Golden Globes recap!

Professor Chaos said...

Last time I was in Paris, the gendarmerie was armed like special forces commandos. I don't know how many more weapons the Foxies want them to have.

anne marie in philly said...

stoopid bitch!

Helen Lashbrook said...

And the really sad thing is that all the people who watch Fox....believe!

Mitchell is Moving said...

Exactly what "the dogs' mother" said!