Matt Drudge Rips Fox News For Laughing Through Shooting Segment: ‘Check Your Soul in the Makeup Chair!’


Matt Drudge, the elusive chief of the Drudge Report, issued a rare tweet on Monday ripping into a Fox News segment on the mass shooting at a Pennsylvania synagogue, calling it “bizarre.”

Drudge first tweeted out a screenshot of Fox News host Kennedy during the segment:

Moments later, he issued a scathing assessment of the segment itself:

“A segment on Fox News this morning where hosts laughed and joked their way through a discussion on political impact of terror was bizarre,” Drudge wrote. “Not even 48 hours since blood flowed at synagogue?”

“Check your soul in the makeup chair!” he added.

The tweet is a rare public rebuke of Fox News from the conservative commentator and host of massive news aggregator Drudge Report — and stunned Twitter.

In the segment, on Fox News show Outnumbered, the panel debated — with some laughs — the political and media reaction to the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday. That morning, a gunman walked into the packed Tree of Life synagogue and opened fire, killing 11 worshippers.

Watch the segment above, via Fox News.

UPDATE 2:12 pm ET: He’s not done:

UPDATE 2:21 pm ET: Fox News responds:

“Kennedy made an unrelated quip at the end of the segment which was focused on unity – there was absolutely no joking or laughing about the events of this weekend and a screen grab of her smiling is hardly indicative of the entire segment. The lower third should not have been up for the duration of this segment as it was not fully reflective of what the panelists were discussing.”

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