Fox News correspondent Douglas Kennedy has been arrested after a scuffle with nurses in the maternity ward of the hospital where his wife recently gave birth. Apparently, Kennedy insisted on taking his newborn son “for a walk” despite being told the infant could not leave the ward. Kennedy has been charged with harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. Sworn testimony from one of the nurses says Kennedy kicked her in the pelvis and knocked her to the floor when she attempted to stop the baby's head from shaking during the confrontation - presumably because of the unsafe way in which Kennedy was holding the child. Although surveillance video does not show Kennedy kicking the nurse, she can be seen falling backward in a motion that seems to support her claim. So how is Fox News dealing with this? By referring to Kennedy in a FoxNews.com article merely as “Robert F. Kennedy’s son” in one instance. In another, Fox News chief Roger Ailes called Kennedy “the definition of a great father.”
You’d think such an injustice done to this “great father” would be grounds for major Fox News attention. But a search of FoxNews.com found only the one “RFK’s son” report.
WNBC in New York did a full report, as seen below. You can watch the surveillance video on its website.
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