comScore ABC’s Terry Moran ‘Mansplains’ to Fox’s Shannon Bream, Conservatives and Journalists Hit Back

ABC’s Terry Moran ‘Mansplains’ to Fox’s Shannon Bream, Conservatives and Journalists Hit Back

Fox News Channel’s Shannon Bream made a decision on the night that Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: to move her live shot away from the screaming protesters who had gathered to object to whoever Trump picked.

Shannon Bream, who is a woman, said that she did not feel comfortable. ABC’s Terry Moran, who is not a woman, told her her feelings were wrong and stupid. Basically.

This reply from Moran probably sold well in his circles — sticking it to Faux News and all that — but it did less well on Twitter. A lot of conservatives objected, but also journalists.

Bream herself replied.

“I’m genuinely glad you felt safe. It was a rowdy night out there,” she said reasonably. “I’ve done many a liveshot in the midst #SCOTUS protests, but our team was put in a situation that made us uneasy. We had to make a last minute call about moving the show, and did so out of an abundance of caution.”

A classy response but also materially and objectively crushing Moran’s snide comment.

Janice Dean got a lot of attention for her response, which we wrote about here.

CNN’s S.E. Cupp agreed.

Also from Fox, Laura Ingraham:

Journalist Joe Concha, columnist with the Hill, made this excellent point about the disparate reception the two networks get.

And there were a lot more.

Of course, Moran has his supporters, too.

In case you were wondering, Moran wasn’t quite finished when he simply called Bream a liar and explained why her feelings were dumb:

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