Fox News on ‘Pure Genes’ and ‘Pure Society’

22:44 Thu 09 Jul 2009
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It can be so easy to forget how widespread views like this are, although in fairness Brian Kilmeade’s two co-hosts don’t seem to share his zeal for race purity:

I particularly like how he cites marrying Italian and Irish as being the opposite of race purity. At first I thought he meant “pure Americans” marrying Irish or Italian people, but he might have meant that it’s especially bizarre to mix those two specific races. (With a name like “Brian Kilmeade”, I suspect some Irish background is likely.) Either way, it also seemed very likely that his citing of “Italian and Irish” mixing was a lighthearted attempt to cover for his actual concern, which was probably mixing “white” with much darker skin tones.

Regardless of what he was concerned with, seeing “racial purity” espoused on contemporary television, even Fox, was rather shocking to me.

Here’s a chaser from The Onion.

3 Responses to “Fox News on ‘Pure Genes’ and ‘Pure Society’”

  1. Bobby Says:

    Yeah, his two co-hosts don’t share his zeal, but I would’ve liked to have seen a more serious response from them, instead of Gretchen Carlson just tilting her head and looking like a confused puppy.

  2. Frank Says:

    To be fair, he first mentions that we keep marrying other “species”. While this is the first I’ve heard of this, it seems legitimately worth concern. Are these other species sentient, and able to give their consent to marry? Are they even terrestrial? Maybe he just means furries, which, while certainly disturbing, probably ought to be legal.

  3. Tadhg Says:

    Bobby: Is it really fair to expect so much from Fox hosts?

    Frank: I noticed his use of the term “species” and thought it was both amusing, in the sense you stated, but also rather disturbing, in that he might really regard people from other ethnic backgrounds as being part of a different species…

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