FOX NEWS’ KILMEADE LAMENTS AMERICAN IMPURITIES…. “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade probably isn’t quite sharp enough to realize why his comments this morning were a little crazy even for Fox News. It’s a shame, because if he thought about it, he might be embarrassed.
Kilmeade was reflecting on a study that found married people fare better when it comes to Alzheimer’s than divorcees. Fox News is “pro-family,” so it might seem like the kind of study Kilmeade would approve of.
Alas, no. The Fox News personality took issue with where the study was done, which he said discredited the results. Alex Koppelman, who posted the video, explains:
Kilmeade and two colleagues were discussing a study that, based on research done in Finland and Sweden, showed people who stay married are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s. Kilmeade questioned the results, though, saying, “We are — we keep marrying other species and other ethnics and other …”
At this point, his co-host tried to — in that jokey morning show way — tell Kilmeade he needed to shut up, and quick, for his own sake. But he didn’t get the message, adding, “See, the problem is the Swedes have pure genes. Because they marry other Swedes…. Finns marry other Finns, so they have a pure society.”
Kilmeade proceeded to tell his national television audience, “In America, we marry everybody. Some will marry Italians, the Irish….”
Apparently, in context, Kilmeade believes Americans’ tendency to marry “other ethnics” and “other species” necessarily makes us less “pure.”
Must … not … violate … Godwin’s law….