Hosts on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” reacted to the Christmas tree burning outside their building on Wednesday, blaming leaders of the “left” and “increasing crime.”
“This is emblematic of runaway cities, defaming and underfunding the police and this bail reform that has these men and women, these robbers, these suspects, before they can finish the paperwork. This is what you get if you have these DAs and left-wing officials running these big cities. There is chaos, ”host Brian Kilmeade enraged.
No information on the suspect is immediately available and there is no indication that the person has been released from a previous incarceration. In a memo to staff Wednesday, Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott confirmed that the suspect was charged with arson and “various other crimes” after the fire.
Kilmeade also called the suspect a “psychopath” and attributed the fire to an “increase in crime” in the United States, which is already a popular topic online.
Ainsley Earhardt took a more forward-looking stance, saying, “Someone did this to spoil our Christmas, but that’s not going to happen. This Scrooge won’t get away with it. “
In fact, Scott’s memo stated that a new tree will be erected and a second lighting ceremony will take place.
“This has become a wonderful new tradition at Fox Square over the past three years. We will not allow this willful and blatant act of cowardice to stop us. We are in the process of rebuilding and installing a new tree as a message that there can be peace, light and joy even during a dark time like this, ”Scott said.
“What kind of person sets a Christmas tree on fire?” Wondered Steve Doocy, who cited eyewitness accounts and admitted that he had not yet read a police report when he described the suspect setting the newspapers on fire to start the fire. Doocy said the situation was starting to look like arson, but in his memo, Scott was more blunt, calling it “a malicious intentional attack.”