The London bombings yesterday are fresh in everyone’s minds. Now, 38 dead and over 700 seriously injured. The death toll will probably rise.
You wouldn’t wish that on any other city, would you? Paris, for example?
Yet that is a growing reaction to John Gibson, a Fox News journalist in the US, and what he talked about in a piece published on 6 July, the day before the London bombings. His peculiar story about London winning the 2012 Olympics includes this comment:
[…] It would have been a delight to have Parisians worried about security instead of New Yorkers. It would have been exquisite to watch. But, alas, they picked London. I like the Brits. I like London. I hate to see them going through all this garbage when it would have been just fine in Paris.
In an eye-opening and insensitive diatribe entitled "missed opportunity," Gibson actually writes gleefully about how the French would pay off terrorists and how terrorism would be ok if it happens in Paris.
Then, in another piece published yesterday, Gibson says this:
The bombings in London: This is why I thought the Brits should let the French have the Olympics – let somebody else be worried about guys with backpack bombs for a while.
You are a sick man, Mr Gibson. You call yourself a commentator?
Loic Le Meur’s outrage at Gibson’s trash piece speaks for all decent people everywhere, whatever their nationality.
Fox News – your reputation is worth nothing if you continue to publish trash like this. How important is reputation to you?
There are some things, Mr Gibson, you cannot write about the way you have done and not expect revulsion as a reaction. You owe France an apology. London, too.
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