I always take a tour around the media immediately after a major speech or debate. Last night, when I flipped to Fox News, there was one stand-out performance by a pundit.
Out of dozens of reporters, Brit Hume came off as the most misogynistic douche of the night.
During the ninety-minute presidential debate, Donald Trump sniffed and snorted, made peevish faces and odd noises, and smirked throughout while Hillary Clinton spoke.
Megyn Kelly asked for Hume's opinion and Brit admitted Trump fell into traps on the "Birther issue" and on his "tax returns."
Optics are always part of a national debate and Brit Hume rightly engaged on this issue when he said, “What did they think of the two faces that they saw while the two candidates were not talking, when they were listening?”
He continued, "The Trump expression is one we’re all familiar with from the earlier debates. He looked annoyed, put out, uncomfortable.”
But Hume had to try and even the score somewhat for Trump supporters, so he went the misogynistic double-standard "looks" route: "[Hillary] looked composed, smug sometimes, not necessarily attractive.”
He continued. “I think a lot will turn on how people reacted to the faces they saw on the screen side by side tonight. We’ll have to wait to find out how that turns out."
Hillary Clinton looked like Hillary Clinton has always looked during this campaign.
Last night she looked dignified and poised during the entire debate, but that wasn't the case for Trump, who got rattled early and often. To comment on her "attractiveness" is something Donald Trump would say while he watched one of his beauty pageants.
I tweeted this as soon as I saw it last night.
Brit Hume while bashing Trump's expressions said Hillary wasn't pretty...
— JohnAmato (@JohnAmato) September 27, 2016
Outside of Trump's facial expressions, was he pretty or not necessarily attractive? Maybe he should have smiled more!
Brit Hume's opinions were revolting.