Fox News anchor Trish Regan excoriated CBS’s Scott Pelley after he suggested that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was somehow asking to be shot during last week’s GOP congressional baseball practice.
During the Thursday broadcast of “CBS Evening News,” Pelley said, “It’s time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress yesterday was foreseeable, predictable, and to some degree self-inflicted. Too many leaders and political commentators who set an example for us to follow have led us into an abyss of violent rhetoric which — it should be no surprise — has led to violence.”
Regan, who was filling in for Neil Cavuto on “Your World,” expressed her disgust with Pelley’s comments during the show’s Monday airing.
“‘Self-inflicted?'” she cried. “Come on!”
Media analyst Joe Concha and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino chimed in with their thoughts on Pelley’s snafu.
Concha said, “Scott Pelley, let’s make this clear, is not a reckless pundit. He is the anchor, or was of the CBS Evening News. Walter Cronkite … is turning over in his grave.”
Regan said that Pelley’s comments were premeditated.
“Those words are carefully thought out,” she said. “He knew what he was writing. He wrote that ahead of time, he delivered that message, and he chose to say the word ‘self-inflicted.'”
“Doesn’t that speak volumes to about where some members of the media and the left are right now?” Regan added.
Bongino then claimed that the media is liberally biased.
“Well, the media is the left!” he said. “That’s a horrifying, embarrassing, disgusting statement to make. ‘Self-inflicted’ while Scalise is in the hospital recovering in critical condition? I mean, don’t you have any pride or dignity in your network? Can’t you rise above the moment just while the guy’s in critical condition and wait until he can at least stand on his two feet again?”
“There’s an epidemic of violent talk and violent rhetoric … that’s exclusive owned by the far-left,” he said.
See the exchange in the video below.