Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume deleted an Independence Day tweet claiming that Democrats didn’t love America.
“I deleted an earlier tweet that said Democrats don’t love America. It was based on a Gallup poll that found only a minority of Dems now very proud of this country,” Hume said. “A number of people said they think that’s not a fair conclusion from the poll. I agree and thus the deletion.”
I deleted an earlier tweet that said Democrats don’t love America. It was based on a Gallup poll that found only a minority of Dems now very proud of this country. A number of people said they think that’s not a fair conclusion from the poll. I agree and thus the deletion.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) July 5, 2018
The earlier tweet was captured by CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy, who also noted that Hume routinely insisted that he was a non-partisan voice during his years hosting “Special Report” for Fox News.
“Hate may to too strong a word but they sure don’t love it,” said Hume of Democrats
Worth keeping in mind that @brithume, who says in this tweet that Democrats “don’t love” America, is the longtime former anchor of “Special Report” — someone who claimed for years to deliver the news to viewers in a fair & balanced way. pic.twitter.com/Q1s37BKdDN
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 4, 2018
A rep for Fox New declined to offer anything further.
The article that got Hume in trouble was this piece from the Powerline blog.
“It is common knowledge that patriotic Americans tend to be Republicans, while unpatriotic Americans tend to be Democrats,” said the story in its lede before citing this Reuters poll analyzing the partisan breakdown of respondents who said they were “extremely proud” to be American.
It’s not the first tweet Hume has been forced to delete an ill-considered tweet. In January, he insisted to the world that he was not having fantasies about President Trump’s genitalia.
“You may be having fantasies about Trump’s penis, but I can assure you I am not,” he told a “Daily Show” producer mocking. “You’ll need to look elsewhere.”
Jesus Christ pic.twitter.com/2MBXbDZFg9
– Yashar Ali ???? (@yashar) January 17, 2018