Fox News Apologizes for Labeling Parts of Paris ‘No Go Zones’

By Chris Ariens 

This morning, “Fox & Friends” co-host Anna Kooiman apologized for a segment last weekend about so-called “no go zones” in France. According to Fox News guest Nolan Peterson, who appeared on both “Fox & Friends” and on Jeanine Pirro‘s show, certain areas of Paris reminded him of Afghanistan and Iraq.

This quickly became fodder for the French news/entertainment show “Le Petit Journal,” which slammed Fox for showing a map of these areas, even calling anchor Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Peterson, “Barbie and Ken.” WATCH:

Yesterday, “Le Petite Journal” Tweeted an image and email address of FNC executive Michael Clemente, calling for an apology. This morning, the apology came on “Fox and Friends.” We’re told Pirro will deliver a more extensive correction on her show tonight.

More: Julie Banderas on “Fox Report” Saturday night also issued this apology: “Over the course of this last week we have made some regrettable errors on air regarding the Muslim population in Europe – particularly with regard to England and France. This applies especially to discussions of so-called “No Go Zones” areas where non-Muslims allegedly aren’t allowed in and police supposedly won’t go. To be clear, there is no formal designation of these zones in either country… and no credible information to support the assertion that there are specific areas in these countries that exclude individuals based solely on their religion. There are certainly areas of high crime in Europe as there are in the United States and other countries – where police and visitors enter with caution. We deeply regret the errors and apologize to any and all who may have taken offense including the people of France and England.”

And later, Pirro apologized too: