Fox host Martha MacCallum all but stood up and cheered at the news that the family of Kate Steinle is suing two federal agencies and the San Francisco Sheriff’s office over her murder by an allegedly illegal immigrant in the sanctuary city. But that wasn't enough for MacCallum.
It’s one thing to criticize the government or say it bears some responsibility or liability and another to actually suggest it’s as guilty as Steinle’s murderer.
But that’s exactly what MacCallum tried to do.
MacCallum “asked” Democratic Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky, “Is the government to blame for Kate Steinle’s death?”
”Well no,” Roginsky said. “The murderer who killed her is to blame for her death. You can’t put that at the feet of anybody else. I will say that she could’ve been killed by somebody who was here legally or illegally.”
MacCallum pushed Roginsky to say otherwise. “But when someone’s life is taken by someone who absolutely should never have been on the soil in the city, you do have to ask the question what kind of policy allowed him to even be there and they have to share some blame. You at least admit to that, right?”
”Our border’s more secure today, I believe, than it has been,” Roginsky replied.
“Not for the Steinle family,” MacCallum insisted.
”Even if you built a wall, you would not 100% foolproof anybody getting in here if they really wanted to,” Roginsky shot back.
Kudos to Roginsky for her response. But what kind of questioning is that from someone who is supposed to be part of Fox’s “objective” news lineup?
Watch it below, from the September 2 America’s Newsroom, via Media Matters.