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Fox News anchor blames Alzheimer’s on “marrying other species”

I know some of our highly diverse readership are fans of the Fox News Channel. So perhaps they can lend some insight into the bizarre babbling of Brian Kilmeade, co-anchor of the FOX & Friends morning show. Is it his designated role to play some sort of Ted Baxter-like comic foil?

It seems he and the other anchors– Gretchen Carlson and Dave Briggs– were discussing a study by researchers in Sweden and Finland suggesting that couples who enjoy long marriages showed a reduced tendency to develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, when the following exchange occurred:

Kilmeade: We keep marrying other species and other ethnics–

Carlson: Are you sure you are not suffering from some of the causes of dementia right now?

Kilmeade: The problem is the Swedes have pure genes. They marry other Swedes, that’s the rule. Finns marry other Finns; they have a pure society. In America we marry everybody. We will marry Italians and Irish.

Briggs: This study does not apply?

Kilmeade: Does not apply to us.

[pause]

Briggs: Huh.

Huh indeed. And well done to Ms. Carlson for reacting as any sensible person would, and to the studio director for putting a camera on her priceless expression.