South Carolina Politician: Blame the Church Shooting on Fox News

A guest on CNN says that you can blame the deadly church shooting on Fox News. 


CNN's Jake Tapper was interviewing South Carolina House Minority Leader J. Todd Rutherford  when the politician said,"....It’s really hate speech and coded language and leads people to believe they can walk into a church, because it’s no longer a house of god, it’s a killing ground. It’s a place that they can feel free to desecrate and leave blood everywhere, and that’s what this man did. And he did so on some ill-gotten belief, on some wrong belief that it’s okay to do that. He hears that, because he watches the news and he watches things like Fox News, where they talk about things that they call news, but they’re really not. They use that coded language, they use hate speech, they talk about the president as if he’s not the president. They talk about churchgoers as if they’re not really churchgoers. And that’s what this young man acted on." 

Tapper did not challenge Rutherford on his Fox News comments, which makes you wonder if he said CNN instead of Fox News, would Tapper have jumped in?

But, the one point that shows how ridiculous Rutherford's statement was is that the accused gunman Dylann Roof is 21 years old.

How many 21 year olds do you know that watch Fox News?