Mediaite, TheWrap

Fox News Host Apologizes for Sexist Joke — and Then Apologizes for Apology

Sep 29, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A Fox News host apologized for a joke that was criticized as sexist, and later apologized for his apology. Mediaite reports that Eric Bolling first apologized Thursday for his joke about the first female pilot for the United Arab Emirates, in which he called her “boobs on the ground.”

The story notes that a roundtable discussion on “The Five” about the female pilot, Maj. Miriam al Mansouri, prompted Bolling to ask, “Would that be considered boobs on the ground?” His Fox News colleague Greta Van Susteren took issue with the joke, saying on her 7 p.m. show that “the gents on ’The Five’ should get a do-over on that one.”

After his on-air apology Thursday, Bolling later apologized again, saying Friday that his initial apology “was inadequate,” reports TheWrap.

He added, “Fox News has received letters from viewers, including from women in the military, and I’ve taken them to heart.”

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Eric Bolling


  1. I am reminded of one of my favorite jokes: Q: How many feminists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A: Hey, that’s not funny!!

  2. Looks like FOX has a “boob” on the air.

  3. This is what you get when you have a group that relishes stupidity, panders to the ignorant and has a very, very loose association with facts and truth. Morons.

  4. Scott Gilbert: Don’t you think you’re being a bit too easy on our Fox friends?

  5. I like Bolling but WTF was he thinking????? Save that material for after the show when you’re sitting at a bar with the fellas.

  6. That’s Entertainment!

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