‘Come On!’ Fox’s Trish Regan Rips Scott Pelley for Suggesting Scalise Shooting Was ‘Self-Inflicted’
Fox New’s Trish Regan slammed CBS’ Scott Pelley for suggesting that Rep. Steve Scalise “asked for” being shot.
On Thursday’s broadcast of CBS Evening News, the day after the GOP shooting, Pelley closed his show with a reflection on the shooting, leading his remarks with this:
“It’s time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress yesterday was foreseeable, predictable, and to some degree self-inflicted. Too many leaders and political commentators who set an example for us to follow have led us into an abyss of violent rhetoric which––it should be no surprise––has led to violence.”
That did not sit well with Regan, who was filling in for Neil Cavuto on his program Your World.
“‘Self-inflicted?’ Come on!” she reacted.
She then brought on media analyst (and Mediaite alum) Joe Concha and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino to get their thoughts.
“Scott Pelley, let’s make this clear, is not a reckless pundit,” Concha began. “He is the anchor, or was of the CBS Evening News. Walter Cronkite… is turning over in his grave.”
Regan shared that she used to work at CBS Evening News and that “those words are carefully thought out… he knew what he was writing. He wrote that ahead of time, he delivered that message, and he chose to say the word ‘self-inflicted.'”
“Doesn’t that speak volumes to about where some members of the media and the left are right now?” Regan asked.
“Well, the media is the left!” Bongino responded. “That’s a horrifying, embarrassing, disgusting statement to make. ‘Self-inflicted’ while Scalise is in the hospital recovering in critical condition? I mean, don’t you have any pride or dignity in your network? Can’t you rise above the moment just while the guy’s in critical condition and wait until he can at least stand on his two feet again?
Bongino says he “refuses” to accept that this is a problem on both sides. “There’s an epidemic of violent talk and violent rhetoric… that’s exclusive owned by the far-left,” he added.
Regan pushed back on that claim by saying she doesn’t think the right “has been so saintly.”
Watch the clip, via Fox News.
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