Monday, April 24, 2017
Jon Scott Will Have To Apologize For A Perceived Slight To Muslims. Unfortunately In This PC Environment, A Truthful Statement Is Not Acceptable
Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Jon Scott is coming under fire for comments made Sunday toward the Muslim community.
During a discussion about how the Muslim community is upset with the negative portrayal of Muslims by Hollywood, Scott said, “If you don’t want to be portrayed in a negative light, maybe don’t burn people alive and set off bombs and things like that.”
Scott made his comment after watching a video clip from actor Mandy Patinkin, who stars in the TV series Homeland. Despite the fact his program received criticism for its portrayal of Muslims in the show’s most recent season, Patinkin told MSNBC last week that “maybe it’s the … white men in the government and the military establishment that are the bad guys, not the Muslim community.”
When asked if Hollywood should change its portrayal of Muslims, Patinkin said, “In movies it was cowboys and Indians and the Nazis,” that Hollywood once portrayed as the villlains.
“Now they’ve chosen the Muslim community,” Patinkin said. “A community who has made contributions to the world of a monumental nature.”
Patinkin said his program strives to become “part of the cure, not part of the problem” in terms of its portrayal of Muslims in the upcoming season.
Scott brought up the Boston Marathon, scheduled for Monday, and said, “Do we remember who the bombers of the Boston Marathon were?”
Some Twitter users were outraged at Scott’s comments.
Pete Hegseth, who co-hosts Fox & Friends Weekend with Scott and Abby Huntsman, said the Muslim community should become more proactive in protecting its image.
“Point out the radicalism, and say, ‘That’s not me,'” Hegseth said.
What do you think?