- The Washington Times - Friday, July 24, 2020

Fox News temporarily pulled its coverage of a White House press briefing on Friday as press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was showing a video of rioting in Portland that included a demonstrator using a bleeped-out obscenity.

Ms. McEnany was showing video of the rioting on screens behind her at the White House podium, when a scene played out of a demonstrator taunting police officers.

“I hope someone kills your whole f—ing family,” the woman told officers. “I hope someone burns down your whole precinct with all y’all inside. Can’t wait to see it.”

Ms. McEnany concluded the video by saying, “as you can see, that is anything but a peaceful protest.”

But Fox pulled away from the live briefing at that moment.

“We were not expecting that video,” said anchor Harris Faulkner. “Our management here at Fox News has decided we will pull away from that at this time.”

The network returned to the briefing when Ms. McEnany began taking questions from reporters.

Fox News said later in a statement, “FOX News was not provided with any advance warning that a video using profanity would air during this afternoon’s White House press briefing. Once it aired, FOX News made the decision it was inappropriate for a daytime audience and temporarily dropped out of coverage.”

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