Does Bill O’Reilly admit there is such a thing as “white privilege?” Take a wild guess.
Dutifully passing on some fear-mongering propaganda he picked up from (where else?) Fox News by way of Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, the legendary Dumbest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, yells:
Hoft thought this was such BOMBSHELL BREAKING NEWS that he made it his “Featured Story.”
A video clip of Hunter making this claim:
Pretty scaaaary, right? Who knows, these 10 terrorists might even have been carrying little jars of Ebola, hidden in their beards!
Just one problem, though. It’s completely false.
I asked the Department of Homeland Security if Hunter’s comments were true. They weren’t.
“The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground,” said DHS spokesperson Marsha Catron. “DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border.”
I know, you’re probably as shocked as I am. Jim Hoft, Fox News and a Republican congressman all pushing a false story? No way! Yes way!
Just a little over a month ago, Rep. Duncan Hunter dismissed ISIS as “A Bunch of Guys Wearing Pajamas,” and said they did not pose a direct threat to the US.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) on Tuesday said the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) does not pose a direct threat to the U.S. homeland.
“ISIS in Iraq and Syria is not an existential threat to us. They’re not going to harm the United States,” Hunter, a Marine Corps veteran, told Fox News. “They’re bad guys, yes, but a bunch of guys wearing pajamas pushing up logs, they are not an existential threat to us like North Korea is, like Iran is, like Pakistan is.”
On CNN’s Reliable Sources this morning, Miles O’Brien, science correspondent for PBS NewsHour, had some very strong words for the irresponsible coverage of the Ebola virus from many media sources — especially Fox News, where they’ve been in non-stop fear-mongering mode.
Perhaps the most outrageous comments on Fox News came from Andrea Tantaros (which is not unusual for her), who actually said she was afraid someone could “get off a flight and seek treatment from a witch doctor who practices Santeria.” Absolutely blatant racism for the right wing base.
(Via Media Matters.)
Good lord, the amount of idiocy in this clip from Fox News could power all the world’s idiots for years. Mind-bogglingly moronic. Astoundingly asinine. I don’t watch Fox News very much these days, I have to admit; is it always this stunningly stupid?
Lending her analysis to the case of the man who jumped the fence and ran into the White House this weekend, Fox dunderhead Harris Faulkner burbles, “I couldn’t help but let my mind just flow to something else”… and that “something else” is… yes, wait for it…
In this clip, Sean Hannity says his father beat him with a belt and even punched him in the face, but he’s “never been to a shrink” and he’s just fine. And he demonstrates by taking off his belt and slamming it on the desk.
No. This is not a person who is fine. But it goes a long way toward explaining why his world view is so warped.
Yes, folks. To discuss the murder of journalist Steve Sotloff by ISIS, Sean Hannity interviews the lunatic leader of the Duck Dynasty clan.
This is so insane you won’t believe it.
The right wing incitement coming out of Fox News is utterly relentless. Today’s case in point, this morning’s episode of the talk show for complete idiots, Fox & Friends, in which the empty-headed Steve Doocy asks Fox contributor Linda Chavez if it’s “misleading” to refer to Michael Brown as an “unarmed teenager.” Because he was rather large and rather black.
Yes, really. And as I read over this post, I can’t apologize for its tone. This show really is one of the most abysmally stupid and hateful shows on any cable network. Bleh.
I thought we should have a record of how a Fox News host who claims to be a traditional Christian, espousing traditional family values, reacts to the news that Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 295 people aboard has possibly been shot down by Ukrainian separatists: with sick, disgusting jokes about President Obama.
Family values, brought to you by Fox News.
Unless it involves beer or golf - POTUS is not interested.
Russia bracing for a severe hash tag from the Obama Administration.
Obama won't comment on Malaysian jetliner crash until he's had a chance to read tomorrow's paper.
We have news today about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who was released by the Taliban after five years in captivity, setting off a right wing freakout that dwarfed all previous right wing freakouts: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Is Back on Regular Army Duty in Texas.
Six weeks after his release from Taliban captivity, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been returned to regular duty, the U.S. Army announced Monday.
In a brief statement, Army officials said Bergdahl had “completed the final phase of the reintegration process” and will be assigned to a base in Texas, where he has been recovering for the last month.
This development has sent Fox News’ show for complete idiots, Fox & Friends, into a psychotic break with reality, claiming that Bergdahl is being threatened into silence by the sinister Barack Obama. And also, inevitably, BENGHAZI.