The hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday refused to say that a celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl win turned into a riot even though mostly-white revelers started fires, flipped a police car and knocked down every light pole near City Hall.
Following the riotous outpouring in Philadelphia after the Eagles won the Super Bowl, Fox News published a report showing that most of the rioters were white.
While the report refers to some of the people as “looters,” it never goes as far as to call the incident a riot as Fox News has done in places like Baltimore and New Orleans, where most of the participants have been black.
On Monday, Fox News headline reader Carley Shimkus noted that Philadelphia “is under a little bit of duress” after the celebration got out of hand.
“This is a nice celebration,” co-host Brian Kilmeade quipped sarcastically. “This should be a time for law enforcement to relax.”
“Why do people get violent when good things happen?” Shimkus asked.
“Their celebration went haywire,” co-host Steve Doocy volunteered.
“Well, they’re all missing work today,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt observed. “They all have hangovers today. But they’re all excited.”
“How many light poles went down?” Shimkus wondered.
“All of them around City Hall,” Doocy replied.
“You guys are shining bright enough for everybody,” Shimkus concluded.
Watch the video below from Fox News.
UK travel giant Thomas Cook set to collapse: report
Thomas Cook's 178-year existence was reported to be coming to an end on Monday after the British travel firm struggled to find private investment to keep it afloat, potentially affecting thousands of holidaymakers.
The operator has said it needs £200 million ($250 million) or else it will face administration, which could affect 600,000 holidaymakers and require Britain's largest peacetime repatriation.
A source close to the negotiations told AFP that the company had failed to find the cash from private investors and would collapse unless the government intervened.
But ministers are unlikely to step in due to worries about the pioneering operator's longer-term viability, the Times reported, leaving it on the brink.
‘We are the people’: Watch Billy Porter get a standing ovation for his passionate speech at the Emmys
In a powerful and passionate speech accepting his Emmy, "Pose" actor Billy Porter showered the audience with love and proudly reminded all of their right to belong and be loved.
"Oh, my God. God bless you all! The category is love, y'all, love!" Porter exclaimed.
The epic FX show "Pose" depicts Black and Latinos in the LGBTQ ballroom culture of New York City in the 1980s in the first season and the early 1990s in the second season.
"I am so overwhelmed and so overjoyed to have lived long enough to see this day," he said. "James Baldwin wrote, 'It took many years of vomiting up the filth I was taught about myself and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.' I have the right. You have the right. We all have the right."
Paris show of King Tutankhamun artifacts set new record with 1.42 million visitors
A blockbuster Tutankhamun show set a new all-time French record Sunday, with 1.42 million visitors flocking to see the exhibition in Paris, the organisers said.
The turnout beat the previous record set by another Tutankhamun show billed as the "exhibition of the century" in 1967, when 1.24 million queued to see "Tutankhamun and His Times" at the Petit Palais.
"Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" -- which has been described as a "once in a generation" show -- will open in London in November.
The last time a show of comparable size about the boy king opened there in 1972 it sparked "Tutmania", with 1.6 million people thronging the British Museum.