Fox News hosts Rachel Campos-Duffy and Pete Hegseth disagreed over whether the deaths of innocent people in Gaza were “worth” reporting.
During a Sunday discussion about Israel’s war in Gaza, Hegseth downplayed civilian deaths. But Campos-Duffy was concerned about “unnecessary” killing.
“And you hope, and you hope that Israel does as much as it can to avoid, you know, unnecessary [deaths],” Campos-Duffy said.
“They’re doing that,” Hegseth gasped.
“But it’s worth saying,” Campos-Duffy offered.
“It’s not even worth saying because they’re doing that,” Hegseth huffed.
“I’m not on the ground, so I don’t know what they’re doing and not doing,” Campos-Duffy opined. “I’m saying it’s okay to say let’s hope that non-combatants are protected, that children are as protected as they can, and that they are allowed to exit.”
“Somebody tell that to Hamas,” Hegseth griped. “I mean, it’s why the wars never end. It’s because we tap dance, and we tap dance, and we criticize our own team.”
“I’m not tap dancing,” Campos-Duffy replied. “I’m just, I refuse to lose my humanity in this debate.”