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Fox News Host Hopes Eric Garner Protests Don’t Ruin NYC Tree Lighting Ceremony

Fox News host worries about NYC tree lighting ceremony.


Protesters quickly took to the streets in New York City on Wednesday after a Staten Island grand jury chose not to indict police officer David Pantaleo for choking Eric Garner to death. In the immediate aftermath of the decision, Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, reported the grand jury decision to viewers, before moving on to the issue of potential protests. There have been ongoing protests in Times Square over the Darren Wilson grand jury decision last week, Carlson points out. Then, unfortunately, she keeps talking: “I certainly hope nothing’s going to happen here in New York City today and we’ve got the tree lighting ceremony.” Despite Carlson’s concern, the Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony she mentioned in the segment is still on.

Here’s a video of the tone-deaf segment courtesy of Think Progress: