WHAT? Fox News Apologizes After Hillary Clinton Compared To CONTAGIOUS ILLNESS
The growing thought among many conservatives is that the once infallibly reliable Fox News Channel has been increasingly moving so far over to the center that it is beginning to teeter into the left to the point where it might soon become CNN with different letters at the bottom.
The maddening issue is that when it comes to the network’s reputation among conservatives, Fox News has done practically nothing to push back against that narrative and continues to just offer up evidence that supports it.
The latest such example involved two Fox News hosts issuing on-air apologies to viewers and failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after a conservative guest made an ill-advised and admittedly inappropriate on-air joke which compared Clinton to a sexually transmitted disease.
The Washington Examiner reported that the apologetic Fox News hosts were Rick Leventhal and Arthel Neville, who felt compelled to issue an apology following the controversial remark from Turning Point USA’s Director of Spanish Engagement Anna Paulina.
Paulina was brought on to engage in a debate with Democratic strategist Doug Schoen — moderated by Leventhal — about the continuing talk that Clinton should be further investigated for her use of private email to conduct classified government business, among other things.
Leventhal had noted that he was “amazed” that Clinton still commanded so much media coverage, despite everything else going on around the world, to which Paulina jokingly replied, “She won’t go away. She’s like herpes.”
A visibly stunned Leventhal said, “Um, OK, that’s news that we are breaking here … Not appropriate.”
The split shot that included Paulina was quickly dropped from the screen and Leventhal resumed speaking with Schoen for a moment prior to offering up an apology to viewers and the remaining guest.
“We’re going to wrap this segment a little early, Doug, because of some of the language used in the segment and we apologize to our viewers for that,” said Leventhal.
A brief moment later, it was Neville’s turn to issue an apology for the offensive joke uttered on-air by Paulina. Neville said, “We want to reiterate that we do not condone the language that Anna Paulina just displayed here, and we apologize to Secretary Clinton for that. Fox News does not condone her sentiment.”
You can watch parts of the segment — which has been edited down and condensed — right here: