Fox's Brit Hume Defends Calling Hillary Clinton “Not Attractive” By Claiming He Was Talking About Her Demeanor
Hume: "We're Not Yet Living In A Society Where A Female Candidate's Demeanor Cannot Be Criticized"
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From the September 27 edition of Fox News' The Five:
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JUAN WILLIAMS (CO-HOST): So I'm sitting next to you last night with miss Dana Perino, and the next thing I know. I totally missed it but apparently all of the media websites went after you. What happened?
BRIT HUME: Oh well, I was commenting on the candidate's demeanor, which is what you evaluate as a political journalist when you're watching a debate. And I said Trump looked uncomfortable and out of sorts and I've forgotten what else and I said Hillary Clinton looked composed, smug some of the time, and not necessarily attractive. Talking about demeanor here. This is what we judge. Well, the -- a lot of people on the internet took that as an attack on her looks so they mounted this massive tweet storm attacking guess what? My looks.
KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE (CO-HOST): And that's not what you meant at all?
HUME: I was talking about demeanor. We're not yet living in a society where a female candidate's demeanor cannot be criticized. We're just not there yet.