Fox News hosts Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery and Julie Banderas on Wednesday took turns berating a liberal panelist for having the temerity to dispute their declare that New York City 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 “talk to cops” and browse the New York Post as proof for their claims. Besides whipping their viewers right into a frenzy over vaccine mandates and important race idea, Fox News has spent a lot of its time fear-mongering about supposed crime waves in Democratic-run large cities. (The actuality is a little more sophisticated, as murders are on the rise however robberies, property crimes, and rapes have all considerably declined this yr.)
On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News’ noon roundtable present Outnumbered, the panel was wrapping up yet one more section squarely blaming crime on Democrats and police reform efforts when the hosts took direct goal at New York.
“It’s impossible to ignore the fact that crime rates are up,” Banderas declared. “And where are they up? They’re up in Democratic-run cities. It’s also impossible to note that the police have been under attack for years. And the Biden administration hasn’t certainly stuck their neck out for them.”
After Banderas stated that “Democratic cities and states are not” backing their police departments, Kennedy added: “And New York is a hellhole.”
Banderas wholeheartedly agreed, saying NYC is a hellhole “thanks to 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 call New York that,” she exclaimed.
“I live here, sister!” Kennedy sneered in response. “I walk the streets—not like that! I read the New York Post. I talk to cops, I know what’s going on here!”
Arnold, who famous that she additionally lives in New York, responded that the Post “is not an accurate journalist outlet,” prompting Banderas to fireplace again together with her personal journalistic bonafides.
“No, I will tell you, as a journalist, I talk to all the cops and I know a lot of people in the NYPD,” the Fox News host claimed. “A lead detective in New York city texted me during the show. So let me just tell you, the police here can not do their jobs because they’re not backed up by the Democratic leaders.”
“New York is certainly struggling but please don’t call it a hellhole,” Arnold pleaded. “That’s not accurate.”
While Banderas immediately insisted the town is “not a hellhole” and that “I love New York City,” Kennedy stood by her weapons.
“Go talk to your local precincts!” Kennedy shouted.
“I feel perfectly safe walking around the city,” Banderas finally admitted. “Do I trust the Democratic leaders are actually giving the police the power to protect us? No, we’re sort of on our own. Thank you, Mayor de Blasio!”
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