"Stop the victim-blaming!" CNN did a superb job of holding Fox accountable for its shameful remarks about Ray Rice beating his wife.
On September 8th, Fox advised women(like Ray Rice’s wife) who don’t want to be brutally beaten by their partners in an elevator to “take the stairs.” And for men who are considering beating their fiances: “When you’re in an elevator, there’s a camera.”
The next day, Fox & Friends addressed its poor judgment in commentary:
Comments that we made during this story yesterday made some feel like we were taking the situation too lightly. We are not. We were not. Domestic abuse is a very serious issue to us, I can assure you.
CNN’s Brian Stelter called Fox’s follow-up remarks a ”very cheap way to pretend to apologize,” a fairly spot-on assessment.