A Fox Business anchor is back-pedaling and “clarifying” statements that insulted a foreign country and, surprise!, it’s not Lou “Get the Hell Offa My Lawn” Dobbs.
Trish Regan drew Danish ire for a broadcast in which she juxtaposed Denmark with Venezuela in order to condemn socialism and decree both countries economic failures.
Danish Finance Minister Kristian Jensen and the country’s ambassador to the U.S., Lars Gert Lose went on offense following Regan’s predictably shallow “analysis.”
“So Danes don’t wants to work? …We are working much more than Americans and at the same time ranking as the worlds best in Work-Life-Balance. You should come to Denmark if you dare be confronted with facts,” tweeted Jensen.
Regan bowed and scraped.
“I was never implying that conditions in Denmark were similar in any way to the current tragedy on the ground there in Venezuela,” she said in a prepared press release. “I was merely pointing out, using reports from The Atlantic, The Independent and other publications, that socialism is not the way.”
So yes, she was implying just that.