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Controversy erupted Friday at the Fox News Channel over a confrontation between two guests on “The Sean Hannity Show” in which contentious right-wing radio host Bill Cunningham attacked commentator [Tamara] Holder, pointing his finger in her face and firing volley after volley of sexist insults. At one point, according to Media Matters, Cunningham told Holder to “Shut up. Know your role and shut your mouth.”


Thursday’s discussion centered around Attorney General Eric Holder (no relation to Tamara Holder), and a petition to oust him from office over allegations that he lied under oath before Congress. Cunningham, who hosts “The Bill Cunningham Show,” jabbed his finger into Tamara Holder’s face, shouting that she must sign the petition.

“I really hope that when you speak to a judge, you don’t point your finger in their face the entire time,” replied Holder. “Your finger does not prove your point,” she said, pointing back at Cunningham, who apparently found this extremely provoking.

“Whose finger’s in my face right now?” he protested.

“Mine, because I’m telling you to shut up,” said Holder.

“Wait a minute, you shut up,” Cunningham sniped. “Know your role and shut your mouth.”

“My role as a woman?” asked Holder.

“Yeah, yeah,” said Cunningham.

Particularly appalling was a moment later in the segment when Holder simply stopped talking and hung her head in frustration.

“What, are you going to cry?” Cunningham needled.

Bill Cunningham, The Raw Story 44 Comments [6/28/2013 3:28:38 AM]
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Just another shovelful of dirt in the grave you people keep digging for yourselves.

6/28/2013 3:36:06 AM


If this is true then this is proof that Fox News doesn't care about journalism they only care about putting on an entertaining show.

6/28/2013 3:50:32 AM


And THAT is why I don't watch FOX News.

Except for Red Eye, which is hilarious. Shame it's on at 3:00 in the @#$*ing morning.

6/28/2013 4:14:37 AM

Arctic Knight

Fox News, the new Jerry Springer Show, only with 50% less credibility.

6/28/2013 4:19:34 AM


'Know your role'?

Good job. You just made it clear to an entire nation what a sorry, misogynistic twunt you actually are. How the hell did you ever get a talk or radio show? Having to talk to you is like being strapped into a chair and forced to chew on tinfoil.

6/28/2013 4:26:26 AM


It strikes me that the misogyny is getting ranker and more violent all the time, and that we do need a Sexists Say the Darnedest Things. Someone has already threatened to shoot Wendy Davis.

6/28/2013 4:26:26 AM


Fox is full of right wing nut jobs; what else can you expect?

6/28/2013 4:27:49 AM


So how's that outreach working out for you, conservatives?

6/28/2013 4:28:54 AM

Qazamir McSmarty Britches


You just confirmed what everyone already knows about conservatives and what they think about women.

Special points for doing on TV too. Bravo! [...sarcastic clapping...]

6/28/2013 5:07:56 AM


Where does Fox find these people?

6/28/2013 5:15:09 AM

Mister Spak

Then Holder picked up her chair and hit Cnningham on the head. Cunningham attacked her but Holder stepped out of the way and Cunningham bounced off the turnbuckle.

6/28/2013 5:19:38 AM

Doubting Thomas

Conservatism... it's not just for rich old white Christian guys any more.

...Oh wait, yes it is.

6/28/2013 5:24:01 AM

Hasan Prishtina

Ooh, yet another clip for Democratic commercials in 2014. Thanks, Bill.

6/28/2013 5:33:06 AM


Know your role

Three words and he demolished what little credibility he had with the sane world. Smooth, man. Smooth.

6/28/2013 6:13:46 AM

Aaaah. I just love it when they show their true colors to be even worse than everybody thought they were.

6/28/2013 6:15:45 AM

Dr. Shrinker

This isn't going to help your insistence that the GOP's war on women is just liberal hype.

6/28/2013 6:17:05 AM


Prime assholery.

6/28/2013 6:21:24 AM


No, she was (probably) not crying, she acted like a frustrated mother of a fractious and obtuse five-year-old.

Know YOUR role and supply us with money and finery, you bread-winner, you!
[Disclaimer: I do not think that men should provide for women, I'm just turning his words against him.]

6/28/2013 6:41:19 AM


1) The Rock would not approve of you using his catchphrase in such a way.
2) We really need a Sexists Say.

6/28/2013 6:45:38 AM


Well, I don't know about Holder, but you're playing your role quite well. That is, the role of the sexist knuckle-dragger here to remind us of both how far we've come and why we can never go back.

6/28/2013 7:15:32 AM


And now you know why, after early-November last year - along with Rush Limburger - Faux News are now a political irrelevance.

Along with the downfall of the Repubican Party (who turned against their former cheerleader-in-chief & Indoctrination Central), re. Obama's 2nd term win, it's now all about Demographics; and not just electorally, but ratings-wise too. That all-important word: Perception.

It's not just the rest of the US that's laughing, Murdoch & co. Four words, Rupiepoos: "News of the World".


Faux News is now to journalism what WWE is to sport. If both are 'entertainment' to inbred redneck Teabagger morons, then I prefer my boring BBC News/Reuters.com, and Greco-Roman Wrestling/Sumo. PROTIP: News isn't supposed to be 'entertaining', and one can get enough entertainment from real sports, thank you very much o ADHD-afflicted Redneck Pantomime wankerboys.

@Hasan Prishtina

Can you say 'Midterms', Repubicans? I know you can. More grist to the Democrats' GOP-destruction mill.

6/28/2013 7:17:41 AM


Fox News isn't journalism, it's entertainment. That says a lot about the state of journalism right there.

6/28/2013 7:33:23 AM

Sexists say the darndest things.

6/28/2013 7:36:14 AM

Liberal Christian

I want a woman to either outwit him intellectually, or beat on him physically to show who the one with real authority is.

6/28/2013 8:43:57 AM

It's just absurd. If she has to shut up for no good reason just because she's a woman, why asking her to sign a petition?. Ideas that are applicable ONLY when they're convenient to you don't hold any water.

6/28/2013 9:14:37 AM

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