Fox News issued an on-air apology today after one of its guests compared former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to herpes during a broadcast.
Anna Paulina, Turning Point USA’s director of Hispanic engagement, appeared along with political analyst Doug Schoen to discuss a favorite Fox News topic, Clinton’s deleted emails.
Host Rick Leventhal made an offhand remark about how Clinton remains in the news, prompting Paulina’s caustic remark. “She won’t go away. She’s like herpes,” Paulina said, causing Leventhal to appear stunned.
The Huffington Post reports:
“We are going to wrap this segment a little bit early because of the language that was used in the segment, and we apologize to our viewers for that,” Leventhal later told Schoen. Fellow Fox News anchor Arthel Neville later repeated the conservative network’s apology.
“We want to reiterate that we do not condone the language that Anna Paulina just displayed here, and we apologize to Secretary Clinton for that. Fox News does not condone her sentiment. It’s Thanksgiving guys, lighten up. Come on!”
Turning Point USA, you may recall, is the right wing college group most famous for literally wearing diapers on campus to own the libs.