Fox News’ Shannon Bream slapped back at an ABC News reporter after he mockingly questioned her feeling threatened by Supreme Court protests.
The Fox News anchor called out ABC News chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran after he disputed her claim that she had to abruptly cancel the shooting of her live show from the Supreme Courthouse steps Monday and move it to a studio setting because of the “volatile crowd.”
“I’m genuinely glad you felt safe. It was a rowdy night out there,” she said, referring to his tweet stating he “felt no threat.”
I’m genuinely glad you felt safe. It was a rowdy night out there. I’ve done many a liveshot in the midst #SCOTUS protests, but our team was put in a situation that made us uneasy. We had to make a last minute call about moving the show, and did so out of an abundance of caution. https://t.co/ljkTfY7guZ
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) July 11, 2018
“We had to make a last minute call about moving the show, and did so out of an abundance of caution,” Bream added in her response tweet.
Moran came under heavy fire for attempting to shame Bream, tweeting that though “protests were raucous; chants, posters and bullhorns on both side,” he “found it very democratic, all-American.”
I was broadcasting from the SCOTUS plaza until 11:00PM that night. The protests were raucous; chants, posters and bullhorns on both sides. But I found it very democratic, all-American. I saw pro-choice and pro-life demonstrators arguing—passionately but civilly. I felt no threat. https://t.co/7gwTDgUhEG
— Terry Moran (@TerryMoran) July 10, 2018
Moran was reacting to the news about Bream’s decision to abandon the live show.
He even defended himself in the comments on his tweet when others called him out.
It’s my reporting. The demonstrators I saw and heard for hours, the strong, respectful law enforcement presence, the many other TV crews and bystanders—I didn’t see the mob scene she portrays. And I didn’t want all those exercising their rights passionately but civilly slandered.
— Terry Moran (@TerryMoran) July 11, 2018
His mansplaining tweet was shredded by Bream’s colleagues and others who defended the objective journalist who was tryng to do her job.
Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean fired back at Moran, as did Fox News colleague Laura Ingraham.
Hi @TerryMoran congratulations on feeling safe the other night. Just because it didn’t happen to you doesn’t mean it didn’t happen to someone else. @ShannonBream is one of the most honest people I know. You should support other journalists not question them. https://t.co/awl8H9zVEL
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) July 11, 2018
…especially when it comes to their safety.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) July 11, 2018
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) July 11, 2018
Fox News online commentator Stephen Miller questioned whether Moran was called a “blonde bimbo” as Bream allegedly was.
You mean you weren’t harassed and called a blonde bimbo? Weirdhttps://t.co/hPg57oCoXv
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 11, 2018
“There were people who were screaming at us and were clearly not Fox fans,” Bream told TheWrap. “A small group of people who were yelling and getting in our faces, were saying things that were anti-Fox.”
A man in a mask also allegedly refused to leaveafter getting in Bream’s camera space, she told The Wrap, adding that and that the barriers typically placed outside by Supreme Court police were not there on Monday.
Moran’s smug leftist view of the scene and his disrespect of a fellow journalist earned him relentless, and deserved, backlash.
Mansplaining how a woman shouldn’t feel threatened because he didn’t feel threatened?
— charity (@charitabee) July 11, 2018
Why discredit her experience? So what if you weren’t threatened.
— Derek Curtis-Tilton (@DerekTilton) July 10, 2018
There are many situations where a man might feel comfortable and a woman might feel unsafe. For example, walking alone on the street at night.
Unless you actually saw what happened to Shannon at SCOTUS, you have no right to gas light her like this. https://t.co/Iwh5a7zseJ
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) July 11, 2018
Yeah, because unhinged leftist protesters are going to treat their ally – ABC news – the same as they treat their enemy.
— Pete_In_Jersey (@Pete_In_Jersey) July 11, 2018
Yes, Terry. You wouldn’t feel threatened because the fascist thugs know you’re on their side. https://t.co/AO2AmZeTYe
— RBe (@RBPundit) July 11, 2018
You’re male and on their side. She’s a woman, and seen as the ‘enemy’…are we really going to pretend she had no reason to feel less safe than you felt?
— Rachel ???? (@RaychelTania) July 11, 2018
the only one coming close to being slandered in this instance is @ShannonBream by your tweets .. the fact that you don’t see that & are trying to de-legitimize her concerns that evening speaks volumes about your own bias & virtue-signaling of your own alleged superiority.. #SAD
— karen otto (@kayostweet) July 11, 2018
That Shannon Bream felt threatened by a mob outside SCOTUS ought to be condemned by all journalists, as well as bodies that purport to speak on their behalf.
— Mike Gonzalez (@Gundisalvus) July 11, 2018
Shocking! Someone from ABC saying they didn’t feel threatened. Probably NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN didn’t feel threatened either. A real mystery (sarcasm).
— Susan Gettings (@Fan46Susan) July 11, 2018
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