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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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