Since the beginning of the Crimean crisis the right has been unabashedly fawning over Russian President Vladimir Putin and the end of the admiration seems to be nowhere in sight. The latest example came Friday on Fox News’ Happening Now from host Jenna Lee who gushed about how Putin is able to make his people “openly weep” while noting that President Obama has never moved anyone to tears.
Bill Hemmer was interviewing aviation attorney Salvatore Lagonia Wednesday morning about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane when he brought up a question that very well may have been on the minds of a least a few Fox News viewers. Given that it took “100 years to find the Titanic” and “2,000 years to find Noah’s Ark, do we ever find Flight 370?”
The Fox host was apparently referring to the evangelical Christian explorers who claimed to have found the remains of the biblical Noah’s Ark on Turkey’s Mount Ararat during explorations in 2007 and 2008. “It’s not 100 percent that it is Noah’s ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it,” Yeung Wing-cheung, a Chinese filmmaker accompanying the explorers, said in 2010.
Commentator Oliver North, a former Lieutenant Colonel who hosts a War Stories segment on Fox News, made the comments at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Referring to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell two years ago,he said: “The members of our armed forces and their families deserve better than being treated like laboratory rats in some radical social experiment.”
“The people of Ukraine are this very minute paying the terrible price for America’s leadership deficit disorder.”
“Our leader should be admired and trusted by our allies, and if not feared, at least respected by our adversaries.”