WATCH: Fox News Host Says Americans Don’t Know Their History, Then Makes Up Some American History
Who is dumber? Fox News viewers or Fox News Hosts?
Andrea Tantaros — host of Fox News’ The Five — claimed on Wednesday that Americans are less free because they don’t know their history. Then she helpfully gave a perfect example of how Americans don’t know their history.
“If you ask most people, they don’t even know why we left England,” she said. “They don’t even know why some guy in Boston got his head blown off because he tried to secretly raise the tax on tea. Most people don’t know that.”
She went on to say that this has led to lawmakers “doing whatever they want, nobody checks them, there’s no responsibility. If we don’t know why we got here, if we don’t know why we fought and died, how are we going to fight for it?”
“Yeah, it’s a good point,” her co-host Greg Gutfeld said.
“Early-American history experts were generally puzzled over what Tantaros was talking about…” PolitiFact said in its attempt to fact check Tantaros’ statement.