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Fox News reacts to London bombings ...

In the hours after the June 7 terrorist attacks on the London mass transit system, three Fox News hosts offered appalling and callous opinions of the tragedy.

Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade suggested that the attacks were somehow beneficial:

And he [British Prime Minister Tony Blair] made the statement, clearly shaken, but clearly determined. This is his second address in the last hour. First to the people of London, and now at the G8 summit, where their topic Number 1 -- believe it or not -- was global warming, the second was African aid. And that was the first time since 9-11 when they should know, and they do know now, that terrorism should be Number 1. But it's important for them all to be together. I think that works to our advantage, in the Western world's advantage, for people to experience something like this together, just 500 miles from where the attacks have happened.

Fox News Washington managing editor Brit Hume saw the attacks as a way to make a quick buck in the futures market:

I mean, my first thought when I heard -- just on a personal basis, when I heard there had been this attack and I saw the futures this morning, which were really in the tank, I thought, "Hmmm, time to buy."

And Big Story host John Gibson suggested that the real tragedy of the bombings wasn't that they happened at all, but that they didn't happen in Paris:

The bombings in London: This is why I thought the Brits should let the French have the Olympics -- let somebody else be worried about guys with backpack bombs for a while.

The Fox News callousness wasn't limited to Kilmeade's ability to find the bright side of a deadly terrorist attack, Hume's greed, and Gibson's frustration that the French weren't attacked. Fox News correspondent Simon Marks distinguished between Arabs and "regular" Londoners:

It [Edgeware Road] is an area that has a very large Arab population. Surrounding that station, a large number of Middle Eastern restaurants. So, it's a further indication, if in fact these attacks were carried out by Al Qaeda-affiliated cells that these people are, if necessary, prepared to spill Arab blood in addition to the blood of regular -- of non-Arab people living in London.

We wonder how long it would take for Hume or Gibson or Bill O'Reilly to call for resignations if employees of another news outlet -- say, CBS -- had made these comments.