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FOX's John Gibson Compares Attorney General Eric Holder to Monkey
Or Did He?

There seems to be an ugly trend on the loose.

Gibson Two FOX anchors today spent a good two and a half minutes today joking about a monkey that had escaped from the Woodland Park zoo in Seattle and its identifying mark โ€” a bright blue scrotum.

The juvenile banter then gets tossed to FOX's John Gibson (of Heath Ledger Brokeback death joke fame) , who imbues it with his own special brand of racism:

"We were talking about Eric Holder today on the radio and his bright blue scrotum."


UPDATE: Another video has surfaced of Gibson, saying something entirely different.

Watch both, AFTER THE JUMP...

And the new one:

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  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8CWnx948X8

    Check this link out. It's the same guy on Fox TV telling whites to "have more babies" because otherwise minorities will become the majority here.

    Class act.

    Posted by: Pete | Feb 19, 2009 9:00:21 PM


  2. Another moment of unadulterated stupidity from a member of the "master race."

    To see some of these folks go completely nuts over the Obama victory, you'd think the whole universe was coming to an end.

    Posted by: John in CA | Feb 19, 2009 9:12:20 PM


  3. Whoa, nelly. Can we please not respond to racism with more racism? Obama would not have won without huge honkey support so clam it with the anti-white racist bs. Now, as for Mr. Murdock, or Turdoch, or whatever his name is. The guy is reaping what his approach to the business has long sowed: catering to the lowest common denominator in people, whether you're HItler, the homophobic right, or just a shit head... always results in doom. Its incredibly in violation of his responsibility to his shareholders.

    Posted by: 2_wrongs not_right | Feb 19, 2009 9:37:27 PM


  4. For them the whole universe IS coming to an end. Blacks are supposed to be servants and nothing more. Never masters.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 19, 2009 9:53:54 PM


  5. I am reaching the point that i am beyond even getting upset.

    There are ass-holes in the world

    These conservative guys are ass-holes

    We aren't going to change them.

    ;-(

    Silver lining???= they are old and getting closer to death every day

    :-)

    Each generation is always more liberal than the last (repubs today would be considered raving devil worshiping libs by the puritans) so the psycho-social maturation of the human race continues no matter what the ass-holes think.

    Spead the day of their deaths by old age and gluttony (fat rush limbaugh) because I am getting so tired to even be bothered enough to get offended. They are ass holes and that is that with no hope of changing them

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Feb 19, 2009 10:44:08 PM


  6. John Gibson is concentrated scum. His continued employment at fox news after his blatently racist and homophobic remarks says more about the the values that they embrace than any of their spokespeople and opinion manipulators ever could.

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 20, 2009 12:35:31 AM


  7. This is awful, but it was also bad when a partner at Eric Holder's firm, Covington & Burling joked about his pet at a staff meeting about racially offensive language. Was Holder a coward for not saying anything about this? A black attorney there wrote about this incident: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yolanda-young/what-eric-holders-tenure_b_161104.html

    Posted by: Angela | Feb 20, 2009 5:06:34 AM


  8. Part of the ugly trend: This RACIST poem -

    http://iacs5.ucsd.edu/~pbang/dance_monkeys.htm

    Posted by: Cassius | Feb 20, 2009 6:21:09 AM


  9. I'm confused -_-; I saw this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEVzFDm4hTI

    But there's no telling who doctored what..but at the end of the one posted here, it states that he didn't really refer to Holder as a monkey.


    Posted by: Chris | Feb 20, 2009 7:29:54 AM


  10. He's trying to put the "shock" back into "shock jock". Problem is that it's basically a non sequitur, which makes it apparently racist. When they called Bush a chimp, you knew what they meant. Is this some sort of stupid payback for all that??

    Posted by: anon | Feb 20, 2009 7:47:32 AM


  11. Angela: how do you know Eric didn't say anything about whatever occurred? When these types of things happen at firms, the perpetrator is rarely confronted publicly. It's hard to have an effective HR response if public criticism is the norm.

    Oh, and didn't Holder just say that we need to have more discussion about race.

    Posted by: Brandon | Feb 20, 2009 8:42:37 AM


  12. The tape is a fake... they chopped off Trace Gallagher's use of "bright blue scrotum" and tacked it on to the end of Gibson's comment. Gibson's actual sentence: "We were talking about Eric Holder today on the radio and his comment that this is a nation of cowards."

    You've been punk'd by Huffpo.

    Posted by: bleechers | Feb 20, 2009 8:42:46 AM


  13. Of course it's racist. Please explain why the NY Post cartoonist as well as these Fox News radio show hosts are suddenly discussing the Connecticut chimpanzee attack with political discourse? It doesn't add up. These blokes knew what they said and inferred by bridging both subjects together. Otherwise, I'm very certain Fox News, the NY Post and any other rag/"news" outlet would not be interested in a story of a chimpanzee. It's time to hold this pundits up to the same standard that they have been holding everyone else up to and FIRE THEM.

    Posted by: Cj | Feb 20, 2009 8:57:54 AM


  14. CJ... what part of "fake" don't you understand? HuffPo doctored the tape. DU is already back-pedaling. What's next? Burn the Reichstag and blame Fox News?

    Posted by: bleechers | Feb 20, 2009 9:08:36 AM


  15. bleechers

    your source? LINK please! for such a divine revelation that you alone seem privy to

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Feb 20, 2009 9:14:02 AM


  16. Whoa there - to all the folks who are calling this racist, watch BOTH videos. The first one is obviously doctored - the guy has proven before that he's an asshole, but he did not use "bright blue scrotum" to reference Eric Holder.

    Posted by: Geoff | Feb 20, 2009 9:14:32 AM


  17. CJ, the correct vid is now posted here. the first one WAS a fake. please see the second video here. we all got punked by huffpo

    Posted by: dave c | Feb 20, 2009 9:18:04 AM


  18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEVzFDm4hTI

    Not divine, just "factual." last I checked, YouTube has a fairly open, public policy. No special privileges needed.

    Ready to apologize yet?

    Posted by: bleechers | Feb 20, 2009 9:21:04 AM


  19. Link is right here:

    http://homepage.mac.com/mkoldys/blog/rex256797662.html

    It's the second vid clip in this blog post.

    Pretty conclusively show Huffpo was trying to pull a fast one. Which, aside from being reprehensible, seems exceedingly foolish because they had to know footage of the actual clip would surface.

    Posted by: cnh | Feb 20, 2009 9:27:26 AM


  20. Huffington Post Smear of Gibson Uses Doctored Video!
    http://homepage.mac.com/mkoldys/blog/rex256797662.html
    Unbelievable: HuffPo posts doctored audio to try to smear Fox News as racist
    http://hotair.com/headlines/?p=31675

    Posted by: StewartIII | Feb 20, 2009 9:48:15 AM


  21. Public opinion is very strong in this country. More people need to stand up and say this behavior is not acceptable. Stop watching FOX and reading the NY Post, quit buying from their sponsors. Post to blogs. Call the station. They might feel that any publicity is good publicity, but it will backfire on them in the end.

    Posted by: Susan | Feb 20, 2009 9:50:17 AM


  22. Quick, someone bring in the fainting couch! John Gibson is being maligned! The Log Cabinettes are coming! The Log Cabinettes are coming!

    http://mediamatters.org/issues_topics/tags/john_gibson

    Posted by: JohnInManhattan | Feb 20, 2009 10:07:07 AM


  23. Where was the outrage when Bush was being compared to a chimp for 8 years? And now it comes out that the Gibson video was doctored!?!? The Elitist Left continues to play the race card in this country while pointing the finger at the other side. How very, very sad.

    Posted by: Cyd | Feb 20, 2009 12:39:52 PM


  24. Once again, the need to be outraged trumps the need to be honest.

    Posted by: DaveO | Feb 20, 2009 1:10:03 PM


  25. Huffington Post has become nothing more than the National Enquirer of politics. Their headlines are so misleading and over the top. As far as one poster said on the NY Post cartoon....Obama didn't write the stimulus, hell, I'm not sure he even read it! Pelosi and Reid and the rest of the congress wrote it. How do you leap to the cartoon referring to Obama? Seems your racial guilt overwhelms you!

    Posted by: NYSmike | Feb 20, 2009 4:15:10 PM


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