Fox Broadcaster Apologizes For Pundit’s ‘Totally Muslim’ Remarks

London (AP) — U.S. broadcaster Fox News has issued at least two on-air apologies for comments made by a pundit who described the English city of Birmingham as “totally Muslim.”

The remarks by author Steven Emerson inspired ridicule in Britain and prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to label him “a complete idiot.” Emerson, who apologized soon after the broadcast, suggested that in Britain “there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim, where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.”

Census data shows that Britain’s second-largest city has 234,411 Muslims, or 22 percent of Birmingham’s population.

Fox News presenter Julie Banderas told viewers Saturday that “we have made some regrettable errors on air, regarding the Muslim population in Europe.” Presenter Jeanine Pirro said her guest made factual errors “we wrongly let stand unchallenged.”

(© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS DC

D.C. Lottery Live
Follow and Like Us

Listen Live