Matt Drudge, the proprietor of the conservative Drudge Report website notorious for race baiting, slammed Fox News hosts for their joviality during a Monday discussion on the possible repercussions of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that killed 11 people over the weekend, calling it “bizarre” and telling them to “check your soul in the makeup chair!”
“A segment on Fox News this morning where hosts laughed and joked their way through a discussion on political impact of terror was bizarre. Not even 48 hours since blood flowed at synagogue?” wrote Drudge in a tweet.
The segment incurring Drudge’s wrath occurred on the “Outnumbered” program and was marked by light-hearted conversation among Harris Faulkner, Rachel Campos-Duffy, Melissa Francis and Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, who goes by simply Kennedy.
Drudge tweeted a screenshot of Kennedy with the caption, “is it really funny?” just before his critique.
A spokesperson for Fox News told HuffPost that the screenshot shared by Drudge was “not indicative of the entire segment” and that “there was absolutely no joking or laughing about the events of this weekend.”
“Kennedy made an unrelated quip at the end of the segment which was focused on unity ― there was absolutely no joking or laughing about the events of this weekend and a screen grab of her smiling is hardly indicative of the entire segment,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Drudge, whose influential website is known for its right-wing slant and rarely criticizes conservatives, shocked Twitter with his post:
This story has been updated with comment from Fox News.