Fox News host Jon Scott on Thursday suggested that former University of Missouri President Tim Wolf had been forced out unfairly because students could not produce evidence of a “poop swastika” that had been reportedly seen in a school bathroom.
Wolf resigned last week after the school’s football team refused to play because the university reportedly had mishandled racial incidents.
But on Thursday, Scott said that he wasn’t buying reports of a swastika written in feces on a school bathroom without some form of proof.
“The question is why exactly was Mr. Wolf forced to resign?” The Wall Street Journal’s Daniel Henninger told Scott. “I mean, when the charge was made that he was responding inadequately to accusations of racism on that campus, what were they thinking should have been an adequate response? I think this is an issue that’s being engulfed in truth, half-truth and rumor. We do not known exactly what the nature was of these alleged racist acts.”
“Yeah, one of the alleged racial incidents is that somebody supposedly used excrement to write a swastika on a bathroom wall,” Scott noted. “First of all, not many people want to do that — first of all — but secondly, there’s not picture of it that I’m aware of.”
“You know, this is an era in which college students take pictures of what they have for lunch,” the Fox News anchor opined. “So, if this poop swastika existed, shouldn’t there be an image of it somewhere?”
Fox News analyst Juan Williams agreed that it seemed likely that students would have taken a photo of the “poop swastika” if it existed.
“I think it has become a meme among conservative media, Jon, that lots of these incidents are made up by people who are seeking some redress and involved in sort of a grievance industry,” Williams explained.
Henninger lamented that students protests were “degenerating into kind of a mob rule.”
“And again, there’s just not an awful lot of corroboration for these incidents that propel the University of Missouri to dismiss its top two officers,” Scott concluded, shaking his head.
Update: For those who are interested, conservative website The Federalist published photographs of the so-called “poop swastika” on Thursday.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Happening Now, broadcast Nov. 12, 2015.