Fox News anchor E.D.Hill clarified (by which we mean, refused to take responsibility) today what she meant during her show opener last week when, in reference to the Obamas’ fist-bump (and to be fair Gawker’s Pareene saw this coming), she said “A fist bump? A pound? A terrorist fist jab? The gesture everyone seems to interpret differently.” Well, here’s what she really meant.
I want to start the show by clarifying something that I said on the show last Friday about an upcoming body language segment. Now I mentioned various ways the Obamas’ fist-bump in St. Paul had been characterized in the media. I apologize because unfortunately some thought I, personally, had characterized it inappropriately. I regret that. It was not my intention. I certainly didn’t mean to associate the word terrorist in any way with Senator Obama and his wife.Of course! Because irresponsibly repeating what appears to be an unsourced inflammatory remark is not nearly as bad as thinking it up on your own. That said there is still no word on who “personally” had characterized it as such, though one assumes this is just the beginning of a long summer filled with so-called “characterizations” aimed at the Barack Obama (or as Jon Stewart dubbed him: Barack Hussein Napoleon Pol Pot Obama)