Brian Kilmeade

Fox host: "All terrorists are Muslim"

Brian Kilmeade proves once again that you can say just about anything about Muslims with impunity



Justin Elliott
October 15, 2010 9:06PM (UTC)

Rick Sanchez was fired by CNN this month within 24 hours of his sort-of suggesting that Jews run the media.

Compare the response to that episode to the non-reaction of the media today after Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade said, "Not all Muslims are terrorists, all terrorists are Muslim."

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Kilmeade's statement is both inaccurate and prejudiced, in a way that's more clear-cut than Sanchez's semi-coherent rant.

But it's been instructive to watch how Kilmeade's comments haven't created much of a stir at all. Maybe it's because this sort of thing is expected from Fox. Or maybe it's because you can say a lot of bad stuff about Muslims with impunity.

Just in case we're wrong about this, we've put in a request with Fox (and reached out to Kilmeade on Twitter) to see if the network has any comment about the appropriateness of his rhetoric.

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Here is the video via Media Matters: 


Justin Elliott

Justin Elliott is a reporter for ProPublica. You can follow him on Twitter @ElliottJustin

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