Daily Beast Editor Fears French ‘Far-Right’ Will ‘Exploit’ Paris Shooting

April 20, 2017 | 4:36 PM EDT

[See NewsBusters for more.] Appearing on MSNBC in the 3 p.m. ET hour on Thursday, during breaking news coverage of a shooting along the Champs Elysees in Paris, Daily Beast World News Editor Christopher Dickey was more worried by the prospect of France’s “very far-right party” using the incident as an issue in the nation’s upcoming presidential election than he was with the welfare of people caught up in the violence.

Talking to anchor Brian Williams, Dickey warned: “Marine Le Pen, who is the head of a very far-right party that will – believe me, will exploit this to the maximum if the shooter, the man who was shooting on the Champs Elysees, turns out to have been an immigrant or the child of immigrants in any way, shape, or form, or a Muslim in any way, shape, or form.”