The hosts of Fox & Friends aren’t the brightest bulbs in the box; in fact, the Eridanus Supervoid shines several magnitudes brighter than they do. Despite that, it should be “common sense” to know a person benefits by thinking through what they’re about to say before actually saying it.
Should be, but clearly isn’t. While interviewing a Texas county chief deputy, host Brian Kilmeade pondered aloud whether it was really necessary to answer 9-11 calls from non-citizens, saying “even though for the most part, when you get there, you realize they’re not even American citizens.”
According to Media Matters:
On July 23, Fox & Friends centered a discussion on how undocumented immigrants in Brooks County, Texas are “bombarding” the police department with 911 calls. Host Brian Kilmeade set up an interview with the Texas county’s chief deputy by claiming that “illegal immigrants are learning the hard way there’s a deadly cost to crossing the border.” Kilmeade suggested Brooks County emergency response services might be strained because, “not only are they understaffed and lacking resources, now they’ve got to deal with illegal immigrants who have no business being here.”
As an example, the program aired two emergency calls from Spanish speakers each identified on-screen as “Immigrant.” In the first, a distressed male requests emergency assistance for his cousin, whom the man described as “turning blue.” Another call featured a man and woman explaining to the 911 operator that they have not had access to water in three days.
Kilmeade asked the deputy, “So those calls, you have to respond to, even though for the most part, when you get there you realize, they’re not even American citizens?
Kilmeade is one of the stupidest people on the planet, and imagine the competition for that title. Doesn’t he think that the immigrants already know it’s dangerous?
By Kilmeade’s logic, we wouldn’t respond to 9-11 calls made by foreign diplomats in Washington D.C. and New York City, either. That’s a real slick move, from a foreign policy standpoint; let’s let the Ambassador from Ireland die in the street because he’s not a naturalized citizen of the United States. And what about tourists? Do they ever think what they say through, or do they just vomit the first thought that springs from the vacuum between their ears?
Watch Kilmeade’s rant.
Here’s the video from MMFA.