Thursday, May 18, 2006

Racism on Fox

As a follow up to Jude's O'Reilly post, I want to alert readers to this little gem. It seems like John Gibson hates brown babies.
On the May 11 edition of Fox News' The Big Story, host John Gibson advised viewers during the "My Word" segment of his program to "[d]o your duty. Make more babies." He then cited a May 10 article, which reported that nearly half of all children under the age of five in the United States are minorities. Gibson added: "By far, the greatest number [of children under five] are Hispanic. You know what that means? Twenty-five years and the majority of the population is Hispanic." Gibson later claimed: "To put it bluntly, we need more babies."
At least this is the way it was reported on the Colbert Report this week.

It might not be as bad as it sounds though. Apparently his intended message, inspired by Russia's declining population, was "So far, we are doing our part here in America but Hispanics can't carry the whole load. The rest of you, get busy. Make babies, or put another way -- a slogan for our times: 'procreation not recreation'."

So it's hard to tell if he's afraid of a Hispanic Majority or a declining population. Or both.