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The NFL thought the Ray Rice video was a firing offense. Fox News thought it was a joke.

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

On Monday morning, a startling new video of Ray Rice, running back for the Baltimore Ravens, knocking his wife unconscious in an elevator was leaked.  A few hours later, the Ravens terminated his contract, and the NFL suspended him indefinitely.

In the space of time between those events, Fox and Friends, a television show featuring inoffensive furniture and hosts who often say dumb things, decided it was a good idea to crack jokes about the stomach-churning video.

"I think the message is, take the stairs" host Brian Kilmeade said out loud, joking about the footage that shows Rice punching his now wife out cold, and dragging her unconscious body out of the room.

Kilmeade wasn't the only one cracking jokes.

"The message is, when you're in an elevator, there's a camera," co-host Steve Doocey chimed in, somehow making an already tone-deaf conversation even worse.

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