The reactions to the massacre at Charlie Hebdo in France have ranged from those who have condemned the terrorists to those like Rush Limbaugh, who claimed that President Obama’s response to Benghazi is partly responsible for the attacks on the satirical French weekly. One of the more outlandish (and bigoted) responses came from Shannon Bream, one of the hosts of Fox News’ Outnumbered:
BREAM: That’s my question about these guys. If we know they were speaking unaccented French and they had ski masks on, do we even know what color they were, what the tone of their skin was? I mean, what if they didn’t look like typical bad guys? As we define them when we think about terror groups.
Ok, so there’s a “typical look” for bad guys. Not only that, but skin color is a good indicator of whether or not someone is a good guy or a bad guy. I can play this game:
If skin color is a good indicator of whether or not someone is good or bad, what does that say about how white people should be treated, given the actions of the above killers?
Shannon Bream ought to familiarize herself with logic. It can be her friend.