While it’s a given that you don’t have to be the sharpest knife in the drawer to work as an on-air host at Fox News, something “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy uttered Friday morning on the network may well go down as one of the most clueless statements in broadcast history.
During a discussion of the rioting by Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Doocy said he was shocked by just how easily the throngs of rioters were able to gain access to the building:
“The Capitol is one of the most secure buildings, I always thought, on the planet! I figured if there was ever, you know, incoming [fire], somebody in the command center will push a button and great big bulletproof panels or something like that would come up, and there would be a dome or something like that.”
Bulletproof panels? A dome? Clearly, Doocy has been watching way too many James Bond films and believes everything he sees or reads, no matter how far-fetched.
Doocy then admitted his own massive ignorance by noting that “apparently I’m living in a fantasy world” because “we saw that one guy break the window with a plastic police shield.”
Steve Doocy figured if there was ever an attack on the Capitol, “somebody in the command center will push a button and great big bulletproof panels or something like that would come up, and there would be a dome or something like that. Apparently I’m living in a fantasy world.” pic.twitter.com/QNQdRh81rg
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 8, 2021
There’s a lot to unpack here, but let’s take a shot at it.
First of all, Fox News needs to carry a warning that states how ignorant its hosts are.
Secondly, if there was a magical button that could be pushed to stop those who might want to cause trouble, wouldn’t it be used by every police department in the world by now?
And lastly, how does anyone with an IQ over 75 watch Fox News without their ears bleeding and their head exploding?
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