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Is Fox news Brian Kilmead racist?

Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade (the Brown-Haired Guy) into pure befuddlement, and this subsequently caused a series of idiot words to pour forth from his cakehole. And no one thought to stop him or force his head into a bucket of water because this is exactly how Roger Ailes drew it up on the whiteboard! I suppose it must be said: Maybe Morning Joe's Starbucks sponsorship should be accepted as a reward for having some sort of social conscience.

as his colleagues attempted to discuss a study that suggested that couples who enjoy long marriages showed a reduced tendency to develop Alzheimer's disease, he came up with these insane, vaguely racial ramblings:

BROWN HAIRED GUY: We keep marrying other species and other ethnics--

GRETCHEN CARLSON: Are you sure you are not suffering from some of the causes of dementia right now?

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:32 PM on Jul. 8, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes, to a degree it is a sensitivity thing. As are all issues like this. You cannot honestly believe that people of other ethnic origins are a different species, and the fact is that racists DO believe that. But all issues of racism/sexism/ageism/and all the other ism's are about sensitivity. NOT the listener being overly sensitive, but the speaker not being sensitive enough to the fact that if they say something so utterly ignorant, people will view them as ignorant.

    Whether or not this man is racist, and I didn't see the interview so I cannot say, the fact is someone who is on television and in the public eye must be careful of what they say. And it is never appropriate to say that inter racial relationships are marriages to a different species. These people are not marrying monkeys or dogs, they are marrying human beings. And until science proves otherwise, there is only one species of human alive.

    Thank you!
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:57 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • BROWN HAIRED GUY: The problem is the Swedes have pure genes. They marry other Swedes, that's the rule. Finns marry other Finns; they have a pure society. In America we marry everybody. We will marry Italians and Irish.


    DAVE BRIGGS: This study does not apply? BROWN HAIRED GUY: Does not apply to us. [pause] DAVE BRIGGS: Huh


    http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2009/07/08/qotd/index.html?source=video&aim=/politics/war_room

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:33 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Oy
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:53 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • No idea. I need to see it.. I think 24 hr news lends it self to people saying things they don't mean or trying to get out what they do mean right. There are just some people out there who don't need to stray far from a teleprompter.......at least he is high company with that problem ;)

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 11:55 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • I'd have to read it first from a reputable website first and then decide.

    SylviaNCali

    Answer by SylviaNCali at 12:11 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Could be the left has racists like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Rev Wright and all his parishners. The right has them as well.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:18 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • No it doesn't make him a racist. It makes him stating facts - just not very eloquently. You cannot apply data from a single homogeneous sample to a more diverse one. If the study in question was done in a country like Sweden of Finland, they do not have nearly as many genetic markers from the rest of the world as we do here. People in Sweden and Finland also have fewer cases of Tay Sachs and Sickle Cell, just like people in Sweden and Finland have more coronary disease than people in China.

    More to the point - American ethnic groups are more likely to suffer from Alzheimer's than their genetic counterparts in the original countries. Japanese American men have a higher rate of cases than Japanese men in Japan. The same holds true for Cuban Americans vs Cubans in Cuba. A study of Alzheimer's cases in Sweden really only applies to Swedes IN Sweden.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:28 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • That's crazy. Swedes marry Swedes and they are a pure group with less illness? HA. My Dad is Swedish, Norwegian, was born in the USA.....he died of Alzheimers. My Grandma (my Mother's Mother) was Scotch , Irish , and Welsh...she lived to her 102nd year. Go figure. Its not a good thing to generalize and stereotype. You can't say that ethnic groups are more likely to carry genes for diseases. That brown haired guy on Fox news sounds like a prejudiced nut case. But , what can you expect from Fox News?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:31 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • You can't say that ethnic groups are more likely to carry genes for diseases.

    You have something that disproves the common knowledge taught in every medical school on earth?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:51 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • 1:31 you are off your rocker and totally taken in by political correctness.NP is right and yes there are those groups who are indeed more likely then others to carry genes for certain diseases.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 2:00 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

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