Fox News host Harris Faulkner gave a brief on-air “apology” on Thursday, over a segment with the “Outnumbered” panel and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday.
During the Wednesday segment, Faulkner had allowed Gingrich to have the “last word,” but when he dared to mention liberal billionaire George Soros in connection to the violent riots that have ravaged the country over the last few months, the other hosts quickly shut him off.
“The No. 1 problem in almost all the cities is George Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up,” Gingrich said on Wednesday. “Both Harris and Biden have talked very proudly about what they call progressive district attorneys. Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal, and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’s money. And they are a major cause of the violence we are seeing because they keep putting the violent criminals back on the street.”
Host Melissa Francis immediately declared, “I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this.”
“He paid for it,” Gingrich said, as host Marie Harf jumped in as well. “No he didn’t. I agree with Melissa, George Soros doesn’t need to be part of this conversation,” Harf stated.
After a very awkward silence, host Harris Faulkner ended the segment.
On Thursday, Harris aired her “apology.” WATCH BELOW:
Fox anchor Harris Faulkner APOLOGIZES for the hosts interrupting Newt Gingrich’s Soros rant yesterday.
“We had interruptions, and I sat silently while all of that played out. Not ideal! Gingrich is beloved and needed to be allowed to speak… we don’t censor on this show.” pic.twitter.com/HyU7898RyB
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) September 17, 2020
BELOW is a video of Wednesday’s segment, when Gingrich was shut down.
During his podcast show on TeamDML.com Thursday morning, Dennis Michael Lynch blasted Fox News for censoring Gingrich. Coming soon on the DMLNewsApp: DML’s fiery reaction!
Gingrich has been pounding on Soros. On September 9, he tweeted, “Why are some in the left so afraid of our mentioning George Soros’ name that they scream anti-semitic? It IS his name. He IS funding pro-criminal,anti police district attorneys. Why is the left afraid of the facts?”
Why are some in the left so afraid of our mentioning George Soros’ name that they scream anti-semitic? It IS his name. He IS funding pro-criminal,anti police district attorneys. Why is the left afraid of the facts?
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) September 9, 2020
On September 13, Gingrich shared a link to a podcast about Soros and tweeted, “Does the rise in crime in our cities correlate to the election of so-called progressive prosecutors? I discuss this issue with my latest podcast guest is Jason Johnson, President of Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund.”
Does the rise in crime in our cities correlate to the election of so-called progressive prosecutors? I discuss this issue with my latest podcast guest is Jason Johnson, President of Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. @LELDF_President @LELDFhttps://t.co/eXXlGsQmVF
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) September 13, 2020