Fox & Friends Blasts Media For Giving ‘Equal’ Coverage to Gaza Massacre and US Embassy Opening


Fox & Friends went off on the media for giving “equal or greater news coverage” to the violent protests on the Israel-Gaza border, which left dozens of Palestinians dead, over the U.S. unveiling its new Embassy in Jerusalem.

“More violence is expected today from the Hamas terrorists,” Steve Doocy announced on the breakfast show Tuesday morning.

He is of course referring to the Palestinian protestors — many of whom were urged to storm the Israel-Gaza border by militant group Hamas — that were fired upon by Israeli security forces on Monday, leaving 58 dead and thousands more injured, per reports. Those demonstrations, which featured protestors armed with rocks and burning tires, were in response to the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, a move long and fiercely opposed by Palestinians.

Fox & Friends covered that news on Tuesday, opting to avoid mention that perhaps the mass shooting was a disproportionate response, as a chyron blared, “ISRAEL DEFENDS ITSELF FROM HAMAS INVASION”.

“Yesterday they used the Embassy as a great excuse to make a lot of mess,” Doocy explained.

Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade questioned reports that thousands were injured, before pointing out that the protestors “were sending flaming kites over to Israel, starting one wild fire.”

“In the end, when you go running at somebody’s border, especially when there’s something like this happening — 800 people under a tent marking this ceremonial move — you’ve got to protect yourself,” Kilmeade said. “But I’m amazed at how the media is portraying this.”

“Well the news outlets gave equal or greater news coverage to the demonstrations,” Doocy said, before taking a look at New York’s newspapers: as expected, the New York Post covered the embassy opening, the New York Times covered violence at the protests, and the New York Daily News took aim at Ivanka Trump (with its signature scorn.)

Next up, Fox & Friends aired a series of clips from other news outlets covering the violence, including CBS News’ Jeff Glor and MSNBC’s Katy Tur.

Doocy said that Hamas was trying to “get as many headlines as they could,” and “tricked their own people” by convincing them to storm the border fence. He also blasting those calling the Palestinians “unarmed”: “Do those look like mainly unarmed people?”

“They’re throwing rocks and molotov cocktails,” Earhardt noted.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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