In a new, but expected low for Fox News, anchor Shannon Bream noted that a person’s skin tone can indicate whether they are a ‘bad guy’ or not.
On Fox’s Outnumbered yesterday in the wake of the terror attacks on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris, a panel discussion of the massacre quickly descended into the subject of racial profiling – a subject that Fox has historically been pretty despicable.
When co-host Kennedy Montgomery pointed out that profiling may not always work because “sometimes bad guys don’t look like bad guys,” Bream added that profiling also may not work when suspects are wearing masks or where the tone of their skin doesn’t “look like typical bad guys.”
“That’s my question about these guys,” Bream said. “If we know they were speaking unaccented French and they had ski masks on, do we even know what color they were, what the tone of their skin was? I mean, what if they didn’t look like typical bad guys? As we define them when we think about terror groups.”
Adding to the stupid and seemingly reading a cue from the Fox playbook, Bream finished off the segment saying, “I think the best thing that Americans can do is arm themselves.”