Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fox Mocks 102-Year-Old's Hours-Long Wait To Vote

Republican voter suppression, especially targeting the black population, contributed to long lines in Florida during the presidential election. One of the voters affected was 102-year-old Desiline Victor (left), who made two trips and waited over three hours in Miami to cast a ballot. President Obama praised her and she received a standing ovation during the State of the Union speech on Tuesday. On Fox News, however, hosts Brian Kilmeade, Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer mocked Victor. MacCallum commented, "What's the big deal? She waited on line, she was happy that she was there to vote. This is such a non-issue. Ridiculous." Hemmer said, "They held her up as a victim! What was she the victim of? Rashes on the bottom of her feet?” Listen to the Fox hosts' amusement at the prospect of a 102-year-old woman forced to wait hours to vote:

2 comments:

Richard Thomas said...

I was going to make the obvious point that these people defy description but they have done it for themselves. I bet Rupe is proud of them. Hang it round the dirty digger's neck, like the UK Sun's use of a photograph of Reeva Steenkamp in a bikini on its front page.

Jeff Tone said...

RIchard, every time one thinks Fox has gone as low as it could, it goes lower.