AAJA calls for Tantaros and Fox News to apologize for the irresponsible, inflammatory statements. We also call on Fox News to discourage its journalists from making blanket comments that serve to perpetuate hate and Islamophobia.
Commenting on the brutality of the ISIS terrorists who beheaded journalist James Foley, Tantaros said, “You can’t solve it with a dialogue. You can’t solve it with a summit. You solve it with a bullet to the head. It’s the only thing these people understand.” As we noted in our earlier post, that seems like a reasonably accurate assessment of violent Islamic jihadis.
A defiant Tantaros declared today that she spoke the truth and has no intention of apologizing. Period.
So far, reaction on Twitter has been uniformly positive: