Fox News television personality Eric Bolling has a penchant for shooting off at the mouth using sneering and racist angles with his comments. Bolling struck again this week after appearing on the morning program Fox & Friends, where he distastefully mentions late singer Whitney Houston as part an insult towards controversial California congresswoman Maxine Waters.
Bolling and his co-hosts were in a jovial mood lampooning Congresswoman Waters after airing her speech at a Democratic Party convention in San Diego over the weekend. Calling GOP leadership “demons,” Waters caught the wrath of House Republicans and conservative pundits who all stated the longtime elected official was being divisive. Bolling, while on the program, made a verbal attack that was met with laughter and feigned surprise by his fellow hosts.
“Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston; step away from the crack pipe, step away from the Xanax, step away from the Lorazepam, because it will only get you in trouble,” said Bolling. He later retracted his statement, only slightly, saying, “I was kidding about the crack pipe.”
Shockingly, main host Steven Doocy took no offense to Bolling’s supposed jokes during his meager apology; even saying on air, “We knew that [it was a joke].”
See this clown’s commentary for yourself in the video below courtesy of Media Matters.
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