Fox News’ Thoughts On Shark Attacks Are Pretty Out There

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After Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark during a surfing contest on Saturday, Fox News decided to give their enlightened take on the incident.

And it was…interesting.

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Presenter Brian Kilmeade’s simple solution to the situation? Just clear all of the sharks from the sea. Amazing.

As reported and transcribed by Raw Story, the discussion went as follows:

“I think that the most shocking thing is that after you hear about the six attacks in North Carolina, okay, these are just swimmers,” Kilmeade noted on Monday’s edition of Fox & Friends. “But then when you see a champion surfer and you have a three camera shoot and an overhead shot, (you) say, ‘Oh my goodness, it could happen anywhere.'”

“You would think that they would have a way of clearing the waters before a competition of this level,” he opined. “But I guess they don’t.”

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“Sure,” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck agreed. “If a three-time world champion surfer isn’t safe, who is?”

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“The shark should be afraid of him,” she added. “That was a tough punch he gave there.”

Wow.

And, given Fox News’ outlook on many political and economic issues, I actually dread to think what method they would suggest to entirely rid the water of dangerous animals prior to surfing competitions in the future.

‘Jaws’ would have been a much shorter movie with these guys in charge, that’s for sure!


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