Actor’s Racism on Fox Makes Even Anchors Squeamish

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Brad Garrett, the 6’8″ costar of Everbody Loves Raymond, apparently doesn’t love everybody. Especially Fox anchor Steve Doocy. And black people. And lesbians.

In an after-show special from his appearance on Fox and Friends, Garrett managed to offend just about everyone on set with his “comedy,” even the black cameraman, and the blonde make-up artist who had the audacity to act like a “proper white woman” when Garrett accused her of drinking on the job and having sex with the cameraman in a van.

Garrett’s offensive tirade prompted Doocy to call the moment Fox’s “most offensive interview ever” and tell Garrett that “I just don’t appreciate you making fun of people in such a personal way. People who are total strangers not in the public eye.” Doocy, by the way, slammed Obama for attending a “madrassa” and having the middle name Hussein. He’s also been seriously misinformed about a number of issues, from the US Code to Sarah Palin being a foreign policy expert. But this latest incident makes me think a tiny, little bit better of him. Maybe defending his co-hosts and crew from racist, misogynist attacks is part of those “small-town values” Republicans are always talking about. Or maybe he just didn’t like being upstaged.

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