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Here’s What Fox News Aired Instead of the Speech by Fallen Muslim Soldier’s Father

One of the most effective pieces of oratory at the Democratic National Convention was delivered Thursday night by Khizr Khan, a Pakistan-born immigrant whose son Humayun was killed in Iraq in 2004. (Humayun Khan, an Army captain, was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.) Khan’s speech—which directly condemned Republican nominee Donald Trump—took place just after 9 p.m. and was aired in its entirety on CNN and MSNBC. As you can see above, Fox News made a different programming choice.

Here’s what was happening at the most intense moment of the speech, when Khan pulled a copy of the Constitution out of his pocket, challenged Trump to read it, and declared that the GOP nominee had “sacrificed nothing and no one” for the United States:

ISIS is gonna getcha! If only those goddang Democrats cared about national security issues, am I right? (As of the time of this post, the only mention of Khan’s speech on the Fox News site appears to be this Fox Business Channel video of two Muslim Trump supporters responding to his remarks; one credits Trump for forcing Democrats to address Muslim issues and the other criticizes Obama for not using the phrase “radical Islam.”)

Update, 12:40 p.m.: Fox News did post a clip of Khan’s speech on its popular Facebook page. So that’s something, at least.