Fox News struggled to find anything negative to say about Hillary Clinton until Brit Hume came up with this jewel as he tried to spin Donald Trump. He said Clinton looked “composed” in the debate, but “not necessarily attractive.”
Wow. Could he be more sexist? Clearly, Fox News is a GOP network, but surely Hume could have criticized her on an issue as opposed to her appearance. Of course, there was ample to blast about the GOP candidate. Hume said:
‘The Trump expression is one we’re all familiar with from the earlier debates. He looked annoyed, put out, uncomfortable.’
Hume’s viewers went wild on Twitter.
Good lord. Brit Hume of Fox News on Hillary Clinton "she looked composed, smug, but not necessarily attractive".
— Shaun (@shhund) September 27, 2016
After the debgate, Hume told the audience that he focused on something far different from that of the other commentators:
‘What did [viewers] think of the two faces that they saw while the two candidates were not talking, when they were listening?’
Hume is a veteran broadcaster and hosting the political “news” show, On The Record, ever since Greta Van Susteren left Fox News in early September. He knows better than to talk about a political woman’s attractiveness, but that didn’t stop the Fox News commentator.
— Hilary Escajeda (@HilaryEscajeda) September 27, 2016
The Washington Post posited that Hume did not mean “Clinton’s physical attractiveness and was merely trying very clumsily to say she did not…radiate the kind of personal warmth that might attract undecided voters.” Or not.
— Erik Pollom (@ErikPollom) September 27, 2016
Then, the The Washington Post tried to translate Hume’s comment about Clinton being “smug,” saying that demeanor “wasn’t necessarily a good look for her.” But the paper took things to the extreme, in trying to make Hume look less sexist. It didn’t work.
‘And she looked, I think, for the most part, she looked composed, smug sometimes, not necessarily attractive. I think a lot will turn on how people reacted to the faces they saw on the screen side by side tonight. We’ll have to wait to find out how that turns out.
.@brithume just said on national TV that Hillary's face was "not attractive." Tell me again that sexism isn't a factor in this election.
— Meghan Winch (@WinchMD) September 27, 2016
Clinton was spot-on for most of the presidential debate, especially since she was walking such a fine line. She needed to be “likable,” while appearing tough enough to be a world leader. She didn’t let the history of Donald Trump judging women’s looks pass by unnoticed and called him out on it during the debates.
In the Republican primaries, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly said:
‘You have called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs’, ‘dogs’, ‘slobs’, and ‘disgusting animals.’
Hume, Trump’s sexism is indefensible.
Check out Fox News’ Hume in the video below:
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