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July 8, 2009

FOX NEWS' KILMEADE LAMENTS AMERICAN IMPURITIES.... "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade probably isn't quite sharp enough to realize why his comments this morning were a little crazy even for Fox News. It's a shame, because if he thought about it, he might be embarrassed.

Kilmeade was reflecting on a study that found married people fare better when it comes to Alzheimer's than divorcees. Fox News is "pro-family," so it might seem like the kind of study Kilmeade would approve of.

Alas, no. The Fox News personality took issue with where the study was done, which he said discredited the results. Alex Koppelman, who posted the video, explains:

Kilmeade and two colleagues were discussing a study that, based on research done in Finland and Sweden, showed people who stay married are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer's. Kilmeade questioned the results, though, saying, "We are -- we keep marrying other species and other ethnics and other ..."

At this point, his co-host tried to -- in that jokey morning show way -- tell Kilmeade he needed to shut up, and quick, for his own sake. But he didn't get the message, adding, "See, the problem is the Swedes have pure genes. Because they marry other Swedes.... Finns marry other Finns, so they have a pure society."

Kilmeade proceeded to tell his national television audience, "In America, we marry everybody. Some will marry Italians, the Irish...."

Apparently, in context, Kilmeade believes Americans' tendency to marry "other ethnics" and "other species" necessarily makes us less "pure."

Must ... not ... violate ... Godwin's law....

Steve Benen 4:40 PM Permalink | Trackbacks | Comments (93)

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Anyone know how ethnically "pure" that maroon is? Cuz Bribri's dumber than a sack of wet hammers.

Posted by: slappy magoo on July 8, 2009 at 4:39 PM | PERMALINK

"Marry other ethics"? Is that a Sarah Palin joke?


Posted by: Tigershark on July 8, 2009 at 4:40 PM | PERMALINK

I guess this raises the question of just how far a Fox News host can go before he or she has 'crossed the line'. I could elaborate, but... as you say, there's Godwin's Law.

Posted by: MattF on July 8, 2009 at 4:41 PM | PERMALINK

Real Americans marry real Americans, even if they're first cousins.

Posted by: qwerty on July 8, 2009 at 4:43 PM | PERMALINK

Yikes, other ethnics.. What do you think they'll call it next?!

Posted by: The Galloping Trollop on July 8, 2009 at 4:47 PM | PERMALINK

Is it a violation of Godwin's Law if we allude to Kilmeade grabbing his arm a la Dr Strangelove?

Posted by: Algerine on July 8, 2009 at 4:48 PM | PERMALINK

Rats! All the good snark is already taken. . .

Posted by: DAY on July 8, 2009 at 4:48 PM | PERMALINK

Please, reassure me that this yo-yo did NOT say, 'we keep marrying other species....' PLEASE.

Posted by: JohnMcC on July 8, 2009 at 4:50 PM | PERMALINK

Sorry, I have to take a contrarian view. No, it wasn't PC, but clearly a valid point. After all, the man, himself, is clearly a living testament to the dangers of one's father having distinctly un-biblical sex with a goat...

Posted by: Fitz on July 8, 2009 at 4:50 PM | PERMALINK

Well, as Bugs Bunny would say, "What a maroon!"

Posted by: Out & About in the Castro on July 8, 2009 at 4:50 PM | PERMALINK

I thought all that ethnic purity crap went out of fashion when allied troops discovered the NAZI death camps.

It is a time warp. No other explanation. The Fox News show entered a time warp to the 1930s-1940s.

Posted by: Ron Byers on July 8, 2009 at 4:51 PM | PERMALINK

And... what a nimcowpoop.

Posted by: Pinson on July 8, 2009 at 4:52 PM | PERMALINK

"we keep marrying other species"

Huh? Other species? Maybe in Kilmeade's family, but not mine. Is he perhaps trying to say that certain ethnic groups are actually other species? Or is he admitting to his own bestiality? Probably both.

Posted by: fostert on July 8, 2009 at 4:53 PM | PERMALINK

All that froma jock sniffer. What does he know?

Posted by: D. Lowell on July 8, 2009 at 4:54 PM | PERMALINK

Other species???

Jesus Christ. Was that on Fox And Friends, or a Klan rally?

Wow. just... wow.

Posted by: DH Walker on July 8, 2009 at 4:56 PM | PERMALINK

Wow. Finally. Proff that there are extraterrestrials. And on FOX Noise no less. I always sort of expected it but hey, better late than never.

I don't know, somehow I always thought that "they" would be much smarter. You know, I mean, they did figure out a way to get here...

Posted by: stevio on July 8, 2009 at 4:57 PM | PERMALINK
Must ... not ... violate ... Godwin's law.... Steve Benen

Then I will. I'm curious as to just what sort of "master race" Kilmeade has in mind. Also, which human beings does he consider another species? Granted, I've read of some strange symbolic marriages in India between a human and a tree or an elephant, but those were hardly legal, and not a propos to the USA.

Pathetic Nazi f!ck.

Posted by: Michael W on July 8, 2009 at 4:58 PM | PERMALINK

Godwin's law actually states:

"As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."

Avoiding comparisons with Nazis won't comply with Godwin's law (or violate it) as it is a statement about probability. On the other hand, actually making such comparisons does comply with Godwin's law.

The conclusion, of course, is that improper comparisons to Nazis should be avoided, as it lessens the impact of valid ones. On the other hand, such a comparison here might be appropriate.

Cue up the soundtrack of Triumph of the Will...

Posted by: Jay on July 8, 2009 at 5:01 PM | PERMALINK

Methinks Hermann Göring may have a smile on his face right about now. Sieg Heil !

Posted by: rbe1 on July 8, 2009 at 5:01 PM | PERMALINK

He could keep the strain pure by f**king himself!

Posted by: muso on July 8, 2009 at 5:01 PM | PERMALINK

I think this guy had a little too much genetic purity in his background.

You know what they say - at least when a Fox News host's parents divorce, they're still brother and sister.

Posted by: Nothing but the Ruth on July 8, 2009 at 5:03 PM | PERMALINK

Must ... not ... violate ... Godwin's law....

But---Kilmeade hit the nail square on the head. He's just gotten his facts backwards, that's all.

America's problem isn't that Americans keep marrying others ethnics; it's that all the ethnics components in America keep marrying the bizarre species, Dittoheadus Foxylvanianus Teabaggerae. If we'd just refrain from marrying the GOPer groupies, they'd be forced to marry within their own negative-intellectual subspecies. They would eventually die off.

The world would be a far, far better place if we could only realize that the mentality of Beck---the "putsch-credo" of "we surround them"---equates to their placing us on the outside of their inverted internment camps....

Posted by: S. Waybright on July 8, 2009 at 5:04 PM | PERMALINK

Kilmeade still hasn't adjusted to news that he was a switched baby.

Posted by: bjobotts on July 8, 2009 at 5:04 PM | PERMALINK

Up till now I thoughts everything was alright.

My grandmother, the fine Irish lady she was, once told me, "The only German about you is your last name..."

That was always good enough for me. Now I feel, well you know... so impure.

Posted by: rawls on July 8, 2009 at 5:05 PM | PERMALINK

These sort of slips show what kind of people are attracted to the reich-wing world. They complain they aren't racists etc., but the same attitude that promotes contempt for the working class is part of the same slave-system attitude of literal racism.

Posted by: demoraptor on July 8, 2009 at 5:05 PM | PERMALINK

It's not so much Godwin's Law as Reductio ad Hitlerum. So. Does anyone know if Kilmeade is a vegetarian?

Posted by: MattF on July 8, 2009 at 5:06 PM | PERMALINK


Exactly right. Most people think that Godwin's Law is "the first person to compare the other side to Nazi Germany loses the argument", which it isn't.

And it certainly isn't the case that nothing can be compared to Nazi Germany.

This vile "genetic purity is good" and "other ethnics are animals" bullshit certainly qualifies.

Posted by: DH Walker on July 8, 2009 at 5:06 PM | PERMALINK

One need not violate Godwin's Law in order to note that this is an example of the racist, xenophbic hatred at the heart of the conservative movement. Apparently, Kilmeade is simply too stupid to realize that he can't say these things on national television.

Posted by: AK Liberal on July 8, 2009 at 5:06 PM | PERMALINK

I look forward to the second installment when he heaps praise on similarly homgeneous nations like north korea and congo...

...Or a spirited discussion clarifying his praise of scandanavian breeding traditions.

Posted by: toowearyforoutrage on July 8, 2009 at 5:08 PM | PERMALINK

If the "species" slip was Freudian, I'd hate to think about what Kilmeade does behind closed doors...

Posted by: Rabi on July 8, 2009 at 5:09 PM | PERMALINK

Kilmeade should apologize or resign. Write FOX news now! Unless this kind of trash is squashed other people repeat it because they think its "funny." And it gets into the national conversation that way.

Write FOX NOW! And tell your friends to write FOX.

Posted by: Kurt on July 8, 2009 at 5:09 PM | PERMALINK

"...Wow. Finally. Proff that there are extraterrestrials. And on FOX Noise no less. I always sort of expected it but hey, better late than never..."-Stevo

Paliens!...invaded by Paliens!

Like Leiberman and Graham in drag...Paliens.

Posted by: bjobotts on July 8, 2009 at 5:10 PM | PERMALINK

Sully posted re a nutty member of Faux Noise Nation - Division of Public Disservants. It's not this particular issue but shows the mentality. Note the primacy of to a person clearly a religious fundamentalist:


"The Earth has been here 6,000 years, long before anybody had environmental laws, and somehow it hasn’t been done away with. We need to get the uranium here in Arizona, so this state can get the money from it," - Arizona state Senator Sylvia Allen (R).

Posted by: Neil B ♪ on July 8, 2009 at 5:11 PM | PERMALINK

maybe we could have a new late afternoon standing feature: "Betting Line on Worst Person in the World."

I'll take "Purity" Kilmeade to win and Steve "399-1" King to show.

Posted by: zeitgeist on July 8, 2009 at 5:11 PM | PERMALINK

Since I am the first person in the thread to violate Godwin's law, let me say that sometimes laws are meant to be broken. In this case, comparison of Kilmeade's argument with the old NAZI ideas of ethnic purity is directly on point. I would like to hear him expand on his notion that Americans are marrying outside their species. I bet that would be fun.

Posted by: Ron Byers on July 8, 2009 at 5:15 PM | PERMALINK

Apparently, Kilmeade is simply too stupid to realize that he can't say these things on national television. -AK Liberal

Only being held accountable would teach him, and I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that to happen.

Posted by: doubtful on July 8, 2009 at 5:16 PM | PERMALINK

It's true: and not only that, but do you know what the communists are doing to our water supply? That's why I only drink rainwater and pure grain alcohol.

Posted by: DM on July 8, 2009 at 5:16 PM | PERMALINK

I wonder what that pig would say about my marriage to a japanese-american wife. In our union SHE was the "ethnically pure" one. What in the world does that have to do with Alzheimer's?


Posted by: out west on July 8, 2009 at 5:17 PM | PERMALINK

Well, all I can say is, look where inbreeding got him....

Posted by: zeppo on July 8, 2009 at 5:19 PM | PERMALINK

Again, the problem isn't Brian Kilmeade; it's the millions of Americans who agree with him.

Posted by: dr sardonicus on July 8, 2009 at 5:22 PM | PERMALINK

It is enough to make one yearn for the good old days, when those mentally deficient were shuffled off to confinement or euthanized.

Of course, Faux Noise would have empty studios if there were still happening.

Posted by: AmusedOldVet on July 8, 2009 at 5:25 PM | PERMALINK

Hi Steve,

I'll see you that crazy and raise you an Arizona Republican State Senator who argues in favor of uranium mining on state land, because our planet has managed to last 6,000 years without any environmental laws, and look, were just fine.

Of course, it's due to uranium's half life that we know the planet is billions of years old.

Regards, Steve @ Newshoggers

Posted by: Steve Hynd on July 8, 2009 at 5:27 PM | PERMALINK

He also don't know squat about the Finns (or the Swedes, for that matter!). I work for a Finnish company, and I know plenty of Finns who married (among others) Scotsman, Americans, Swedes, Germans, and Poles) If you're in Western Finland, the first language on signage is Swedish, followed by Finnish & English.

Ignorant Fox douches!

Posted by: Marty on July 8, 2009 at 5:31 PM | PERMALINK

We marry other species...
Man, I got a good laugh out of that one! Can't believe he was stupid enough to say that on air. But, as we all know:

Posted by: citizen_pain on July 8, 2009 at 5:32 PM | PERMALINK

Even that ditzy Gretchen Carlson recognized that this guy was sounding like a racist idiot. The look on her face is priceless.

Hope this makes Olbermann's worst person's list tonight.

Posted by: Chris on July 8, 2009 at 5:39 PM | PERMALINK

He's been commiserating with Glenn Beck again I see.

Posted by: JWK on July 8, 2009 at 5:42 PM | PERMALINK

I am in no way endorsing any kind of violence - but maybe these guys are really trying to pull off that 'race-war' they've been talking about over the past few years.

We've seen what happened in the L.A. riots of Rodney King. It wasn't just black folks rioting and looting - there were other minority groups out there.

The immigration rallies- it wasn't just latinos out there. There were other minority groups out there.

This could be why the GOP is freaking out over their guns - but, make no mistake in the matter, the criminals usually have better firepower.

Posted by: annjell on July 8, 2009 at 5:48 PM | PERMALINK

I spend entirely too much time cruising the internets. It's a disease. I have become addicted to having my mind blown each day when some wingnut somewhere says or does something utterly insane.

It's nice of Kilmeade to take up the slack in the absence of another Palin press conference.

Posted by: karen marie on July 8, 2009 at 5:51 PM | PERMALINK

"Species"? I love my border collie, but hey....

Posted by: smartelephant on July 8, 2009 at 5:53 PM | PERMALINK

Never marry a beady-eyed woman. She'll break your heart and leave you with nothing but beady-eyed children.

Posted by: Sorrow on July 8, 2009 at 5:54 PM | PERMALINK

'Master Race' bullshit aside, just take a look at dog breeds to see how completely wrong this moron is.

Purebred dogs have more health problems than mutts. Genetic *diversity*, not genetic purity, is the key to genetic strength.

Wrong and evil on so many levels...

Posted by: Kreniigh on July 8, 2009 at 5:56 PM | PERMALINK

BTW, interesting this happened today of Faux News.

I saw Donny Deutsch on MSNBC Ed Schultz Show try to pull off this same thing.

Donny of Deutsch Inc - an advertising agency for Johnson & Johnson, IKEA, Revlon... went into a tirade after Ed asked him how big the Michael Jackson brand would become.

Donny might as well had said what he really wanted to say. Instead he chose to have a temper tantrum as say, "Are Americans mad (meaning crazy or stupid) for grieving a man they didn't know? All he did was dance and sing."

No matter how he chose his words, I still view him as a facist pig. It was clear in his eyes. If eyes could kill - people would have died yesterday. It was clear in his voice. It was clear the way he shoved the papers on the studio desk.

Posted by: annjell on July 8, 2009 at 5:57 PM | PERMALINK
Avoiding comparisons with Nazis won't comply with Godwin's law (or violate it) as it is a statement about probability.

And, for that matter, because this isn't Usenet.

Posted by: cmdicely on July 8, 2009 at 6:05 PM | PERMALINK

"we keep marrying other species"... I'm surprised that people are dancing around this one, mentioning border collies and such. "The other species" here are monkeys. Like Macacas. Remember ex-senator, Macaca Allen? That's what that f***r meant by his "other species". And I'd bet anything, too, that he thinks Obama's parentage is the prime example...

Posted by: exlibra on July 8, 2009 at 6:11 PM | PERMALINK

I'm thinking that there's probably a lot more of this line of "thought" out in the world than most posters here might expect.
Case in point:
One of my best friends is Jewish (both parents), and he's married to a woman of Swedish extraction (again, both parents). He's dark-haired -- a very deep shade of brown, verging on black. She's very pale blonde. They have two boys, both with bright blonde hair. I once commented on this to her, remarking that (if I was remembering my hi-skool bio class correctly) this was surprising, as I'd thought the genes for blonde hair were recessive. Her response was -- and this is nearly verbatim -- that it was no doubt because of the purity of her bloodline, and the resulting strength of her genotype and phenotype. After all, she helpfully pointed out, Jews had been in diaspora so long, that we mixed it up with anyone and everyone, thereby diluting and weakening our genetic heritage, while the Scandinavians had pretty much bred true & pure. And please note that she said all this to me (your basic New York Jew) without the slightest recognition that anyone might find this a bit... well, whatever.
I should also mention that she is (as is the husband, the aforementioned best friend) an international I-banker, with an MBA from a top-10 B-School - where she was not a scholarship student. She grew up in a very Republican part of Connecticut, and went to only the finest schools.

Posted by: smartalek on July 8, 2009 at 6:16 PM | PERMALINK

Unlike the rest of the Fox News team, at least Brian Kilmeade came out of the N*zi closet. The Republican Party built itself on this kind bigotry. Fox News thrives on it. Finally, one of their own is open and honest enough to say what he really thinks.

Posted by: Dan L on July 8, 2009 at 6:21 PM | PERMALINK

As has been expressed above:"what the hell does this have to do with Alzheimers?". Pure breeding leads to all sorts of undesirable recessive traits being expressed, including numerous genetic based deseases. In general, it is mixed breeding that leads to genetic diversity and what is sometimes called hybred robustness. Silly me, I thought we fought a war to stamp out this sort of craven ignorance.

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell on July 8, 2009 at 6:26 PM | PERMALINK

The odd thing is, this guy isn't nearly as bad as some of the other Fox talking heads--for example, he walked off the set in protest when a cohost called Obama a racist.

Posted by: rea on July 8, 2009 at 6:43 PM | PERMALINK

Two words for this nimrod: Tiger. Woods.

Posted by: Cazart on July 8, 2009 at 6:46 PM | PERMALINK

I look forward to the second installment when he heaps praise on similarly homgeneous nations like north korea and congo...

...Or a spirited discussion clarifying his praise of scandanavian breeding traditions.

Posted by: toowearyforoutrage on July 8, 2009 at 6:47 PM | PERMALINK

I suppose being married with my peculiar last name to a Swedish-American woman (whose eyes are brown while mine, and our children's, are blue) might make me a prime violator of this law, except that we're both half German.

For what it's worth, my late mother in law, born in Oslo before it was Oslo, was the product of a Norwegian-Swedish marriage back in the old country (although her parents in fact were married in Africa, and spoke Spanish at home). Too much reality, I'm sure for the people at Fox.

Twenty years ago I took a picture of my daughter with her arm around her Korean-American friend Augusta on a school field trip, and asked myself when it was developed how Hitler would have felt about the fact that both the kids were half German.

Posted by: Gene O'Grady on July 8, 2009 at 7:18 PM | PERMALINK

I have a crush on my pet bee.

Posted by: Danny on July 8, 2009 at 7:28 PM | PERMALINK

Ah, but what if a Finn marries a Swede?

Posted by: mister moonlight on July 8, 2009 at 7:33 PM | PERMALINK

Meanwhile, I'll be vacationing on Mars with my boyfriend/girlfriend/wxjszykfriend we plan to be married in August and plan a large family.

Xzergyah says that Earthings should watch out because we want lots of kids, but I told him/her/djkops that Earth is very tolerant and we will be accepted everywhere we go, but that we should avoid the FOX news studios and all Republicans.

Posted by: Kurt on July 8, 2009 at 7:55 PM | PERMALINK

To those above who have noted that Kilmeade speaks for an unfortunately sizable bunch out there, I have more evidence you are correct.

Rep. Steve King (R-Wingnuttia) was the only representative of either party to vote against recognition of the slave labor that built the Capitol (the vote was 399-1). The local TV news website story on it is bad enough - King's lame defense, the AP buying into the Republican view of the national motto, etc. But the real story here is the comments: people jumping in to say this makes them more likely to vote for King for Governor.

See, Iowa is actually like the Finns and Swedes, no ethnic mixing (although many cows hide at night) and near as I can tell it is not doing wonders for the intelligence of the Iowans who comment on the King story.

Posted by: zeitgeist on July 8, 2009 at 8:08 PM | PERMALINK

I showed this clip to my girlfriend, of the Italian species, who thought it a riot. And yeah, this guy seems not to be one of the evil fauxians, just brain-damaged and susceptible to WASPy sniggers.

BTW, King is being told to "beat it" by legions of Jackson fans - worth keeping an eye on that one.

Posted by: n e i l b on July 8, 2009 at 8:21 PM | PERMALINK

Wish I could go on the show and ask him whether, as a man of Italian heritage, am I different species than other Americans, and whether my wife is more likely to get Alzheimers for being married to me.

Posted by: Algernon on July 8, 2009 at 8:42 PM | PERMALINK

So in the best of all possible worlds, Kilmeade will marry his sister.

Posted by: mark on July 8, 2009 at 9:17 PM | PERMALINK

Oh my God, I'm not pure! First my ancestors kept marrying others -- French, Canadian French, English, Irish, and whatever "Pennsylvania Dutch" is. Then I married an Italian! And his parents were from Calabria and Sicily! And we're still alive 40 years later! And happy! And we had unbelievably beautiful children! Who went to college! And graduated! If only I'd known! Oh oh oh.

Posted by: SF on July 8, 2009 at 9:19 PM | PERMALINK

i wonder what he actually meant. Does "other species" mean other races, or is he alluded to the "argument" that gay marriage will lead to inter-species marriage?

Posted by: will on July 8, 2009 at 9:22 PM | PERMALINK

Oh, I meant Peter King of NY not Steve King of IA.

Posted by: N e i l B on July 8, 2009 at 9:29 PM | PERMALINK

From 'Faux' to 'Pure'!

"It's not just Faux News, it's "Pure News".

Posted by: Moxo on July 8, 2009 at 9:32 PM | PERMALINK

will, @ 21:22,

The quote is "we *keep marrying* other species"... Homosexual marriage is still such a novelty and so poorly distributed (what? 5 states now allow/recognise it?) that it can't, possibly, be what he meant. It's the idea of the dark-skinned monkeys marrying the white hairy apes that bugs the SOB.

Posted by: exlibra on July 8, 2009 at 9:35 PM | PERMALINK

Give the guy a break. He probably had human-pig love in his head after sitting across from that chick who looks so much like Chief Wiggum.

Posted by: shortstop on July 8, 2009 at 9:40 PM | PERMALINK

Someone ought to explain to this idiot that 'marrying other species' would mean you would not have children, or at least they would not be fertile themselves (such as a mule, which is the cross of a horse and a donkey but can't be bred itself).

The last time a human women went outside the species for a partner and had fertile children was several million years ago when we had just recently split off from chimpanzes, who, having one more chromisone then humans, could give our girls kids while our guys couldn't do anything for them.

I'm afraid even that doesn't work anymore. A couple million years of more evolution you know.

Oh, and Kilmeade, you are a racist pig. And thank you f**ker but there is nothing wrong with my Irish ancestors on EITHER side.

Posted by: Lance on July 8, 2009 at 9:43 PM | PERMALINK

Everyone's having a lot of fun snarking at this idiotic comment, but the fact is that his attitude is why we don't have universal health care. Or effective gun control. Or equitable school funding. Or good labor laws.

It's depressing to see how much water reactionaries have drawn from that well.

Posted by: Horatio Parker on July 8, 2009 at 10:03 PM | PERMALINK

Maybe he's right. There's this Australian Scot who dumped his Anglo wife and married a Chinese woman half his age.
I can only imagine the monsters that will ensue from THAT union.

Posted by: Steve Paradis on July 8, 2009 at 10:41 PM | PERMALINK

The only surprise is that Kilmeads publicly stated his position.

Posted by: Steve J. on July 8, 2009 at 10:57 PM | PERMALINK


Isn't that the guy with the funny shaped head whose eyes are too close together? Classic signs of in=breeding

Posted by: Winkandanod on July 8, 2009 at 11:27 PM | PERMALINK

Kilmeade is fairly ignorant about the ethnic makeup of Sweden too. Finland is indeed a fairly homogeneous nation but Sweden has actually become as diverse as the U.S. thanks to extensive immigration during the past 30 years. According to Wikipedia, 13%+ of the Swedish population is foreign born vs.12%+ for the U.S.. The white/caucasian share of the population is almost the same is in the U.S. (82% vs. 80%).


Posted by: MARCU$ on July 8, 2009 at 11:33 PM | PERMALINK

Ah, but what if a Finn marries a Swede?

I think you get a snow ni ... forget that. Don't go there.

Posted by: Anon on July 8, 2009 at 11:48 PM | PERMALINK

Thank you Mr. Kilmeade for your effort to prove that the English slurs against the Irish are right in at least one instance, you Mick moron - the rest of us Irish aren't, however, too happy with your slurs against us.

Posted by: TCinLA on July 8, 2009 at 11:56 PM | PERMALINK

You'd think that all these Republican idiots were descendants of those who came over on the Mayflower or something the way they talk. And then they only intermarried amongst themselves to be sure that "real Americans" were pure.

If not, then the only criteria is that you are a white conservative Republican who would vote for Sarah Palin. I would rather die than be counted among those with such low IQ to fit in. No wonder they fight public education with such fury.

Posted by: Always Hopeful on July 9, 2009 at 12:22 AM | PERMALINK

As to Swedish purity, a friend of mine who travels extensively commented on the number of Swedish women he knows who traveled to Africa with the apparent intent of getting impregnated. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell on July 9, 2009 at 12:58 AM | PERMALINK

If you watch the clip at Koppelman's link, at the very end you can hear somebody in the background start to whistle "If I Only Had a Brain" from The Wizard of Oz.

How deliciously apropos.

Posted by: Brian on July 9, 2009 at 2:09 AM | PERMALINK

Dumbass! And as has been said down here in the south "He ain't just got that way".

Posted by: don on July 9, 2009 at 6:59 AM | PERMALINK

Isn't Kilmeade an Irish name? As are Hannity and O'Reilly. Glenn Beck is Roman Catholic--and does the name Beck sound German only to me? Limbaugh doesn't sound very WASP to me either.

So, wow, these ethnics who can contaminate the American gene pool can be found everywhere!

Actually, snark aside, the most racist comments I have ever personally encountered were made by the father of a childhood friend. Interestingly, years later, I realized (imagine the lightbulb over my head going on!) that he was an African-American who was passing for white in the all-white college town of my childhood.

So ever since that revelation, when I hear people like Kilmeade making stupid comments, I wonder, "Who is he trying to fool? What sense of inferiority and self-hate makes him feel the need to out-bigot the bigots?"

Posted by: PTate in MN on July 9, 2009 at 8:28 AM | PERMALINK

I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids!

- Brian Kilmeade, Fox News, 7/8/2009

Posted by: Stetson Kennedy on July 9, 2009 at 8:43 AM | PERMALINK

The Idiocracy is coming. Time to sharpen Occam's razor.

Posted by: johnnymags on July 9, 2009 at 8:54 AM | PERMALINK

"we keep marrying other species"...

Sure, if by we Kilmeade means Neal Horsley, "marry" he means f***, and "other species" he means hybrids (specifically mules).

Otherwise not so much.

Posted by: Fleas correct the era on July 9, 2009 at 10:31 AM | PERMALINK

It's not a violation of Godwin's Law when you merely point out that someone used Hitler's exact words Christ.

Posted by: LT on July 9, 2009 at 11:55 AM | PERMALINK

(insert your own box turtle joke here)

Posted by: have clue -- will travel on July 9, 2009 at 1:04 PM | PERMALINK

I'm confused on where brown-haired-guy-who-is-not-Steve-Doocy was even going with this one. The topic was how marriage improves emotional health, which a study found in turn improves the physical health of those involved.

What the hell did race have to do with emotional health? The topic wasn't even breeding, which is a separate racist topic all to itself. These idiots on Fox and Friends seem all too often to be plagued by random irrational thoughts.

Posted by: Matthew on July 14, 2009 at 1:56 PM | PERMALINK



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