Fox Information hosts Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery and Julie Banderas on Wednesday took turns berating a liberal panelist for having the temerity to assert that dispute their declare that New York Metropolis is a “hellhole.”
Kennedy and Banderas, in an effort to bolster their case that the town is a terrifying, crime-ridden wasteland, boasted that they “speak to cops” and browse the New York Publish as proof for his or her claims. In addition to whipping their viewers right into a frenzy over vaccine mandates and critical race theory, Fox Information has spent a lot of its time fear-mongering about supposed crime waves in Democratic-run big cities. (The reality is a bit more complicated, as murders are on the rise however robberies, property crimes, and rapes have all considerably declined this 12 months.)
On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News’ midday roundtable show Outnumbered, the panel was wrapping up yet one more phase squarely blaming crime on Democrats and police reform efforts when the hosts took direct purpose at New York.
“It’s inconceivable to disregard the truth that crime charges are up,” Banderas declared. “And the place are they up? They’re up in Democratic-run cities. It’s additionally inconceivable to notice that the police have been beneath assault for years. And the Biden administration hasn’t definitely caught their neck out for them.”
After Banderas stated that “Democratic cities and states usually are not” backing their police departments, Kennedy added: “And New York is a hellhole.”
Banderas wholeheartedly agreed, saying NYC is a hellhole “because of Mayor de Blasio.” That comment prompted former Biden surrogate Jenna Arnold, serving as a visitor panelist, to object to such a broad, fear-based characterization of the town.
“No, it’s not. You don’t get to name New York that,” she exclaimed.
“I stay right here, sister!” Kennedy sneered in response. “I stroll the streets—not like that! I learn the New York Publish. I speak to cops, I do know what’s occurring right here!”
Arnold, who famous that she additionally lives in New York, responded that the Publish “will not be an correct journalist outlet,” prompting Banderas to fireplace again along with her personal journalistic bonafides.
“No, I’ll let you know, as a journalist, I speak to all of the cops and I do know lots of people within the NYPD,” the Fox Information host claimed. “A lead detective in NY city texted me in the course of the present. So let me simply let you know, the police right here cannot do their jobs as a result of they’re not backed up by the Democratic leaders.”
“New York is definitely struggling however please don’t name it a hellhole,” Arnold pleaded. “That’s not correct.”
Whereas Banderas out of the blue insisted the town is “not a hellhole” and that “I like New York Metropolis,” Kennedy stood by her weapons.
“Go speak to your native precincts!” Kennedy shouted.
“I really feel completely protected strolling across the metropolis,” Banderas finally admitted. “Do I belief the Democratic leaders are literally giving the police the facility to guard us? No, we’re kind of on our personal. Thanks, Mayor de Blasio!”