Fox's Brit Hume Defends Calling Hillary Clinton “Not Attractive” By Claiming He Was Talking About Her Demeanor

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. 

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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. 

Previously:

Fox's Brit Hume: Clinton Looked Smug And "Not Necessarily Attractive" During The Debate

Rush Limbaugh Laments That Men Can't "Theoretically, Figuratively, Or Literally" Hit Women

VIDEO: The Media's Years Of Sexist Attacks On Hillary Clinton

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Elections, Gender, Diversity & Discrimination
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Fox News Channel
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Brit Hume, Hillary Clinton
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The Five
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2016 Elections
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