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.
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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.
In one of the sickest displays of right wing xenophobia I’ve seen in a long time, protesters turned out en masse in the California town of Murrieta today to wave flags, spew anger and hatred, chant “USA! USA!” and block buses containing hundreds of immigrant families from entering a Border Patrol processing center. Here’s the Desert Sun’s report: Protesters Block Bus at Murrieta Border Patrol.
So awful it’s hard to imagine.
But it gets worse. Because this is the graphic used by Fox News today to illustrate their report:
With an image of the Statue of Liberty, no less.
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
It may be time to rewrite that inscription to reflect the new right wing reality.
To make things even weirder, Fox News blatantly stole their logo from the video game Bioshock Infinite, a game about a perverse right wing world where racists are in charge:
You may recall a report on Fox News by James Rosen (supplied to him by an Iran-Contra figure convicted of lying to Congress), alleging that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl converted to Islam and became a “jihadi” while in Taliban captivity.
You may also recall that Fox News simply stopped pushing the story almost immediately, which really isn’t like them. Normally Fox will milk every last drop of outrage from a story like that, carrying on for weeks.
Well, there may be a reason why it surfaced so briefly and then vanished beneath the right wing waves — because the US Army announced yesterday that Sgt. Bergdahl has been exonerated of misconduct while in captivity.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Army said Wednesday that there is no evidence that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl engaged in any misconduct during his five years in captivity.
Some soldiers who served with Sgt. Bergdahl speculated that he had helped his captors while being held, but Army officials said Wednesday that there is no indication that he did so. “We have no reason to believe that he engaged in any misconduct” during the five years he was held captive, said one Army official.
Bergdahl is still facing investigation for leaving his post in the first place, but it’s clear that the “became a jihadi” story was an unmitigated smear. Fox and James Rosen certainly knew their source was disreputable and untrustworthy, but the point of these smears is just to get them out there in public and let the right wing mob continue repeating them ad infinitum.
This is obviously intended to be the opening move in the Republican Party’s last-ditch attempt to mount an impeachment campaign against President Obama, and it’s a measure of how loony the GOP has become that even Fox News wingnut Neil Cavuto thinks this is monumentally stupid.
Here’s video from ThinkProgress of Cavuto’s blowup at Michele “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann, and lo, it is good.
Vegas cop shooters told neighbor about desire to overthrow Obama and kill police officers http://t.co/Uwg9cRNVQJ
Here is cop-killer domestic terrorist Jerad Miller complaining about DOJ investigating domestic terrorists. From FB. pic.twitter.com/gqv6ln8gPk
commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly - Apr 19, 2014
I was out there but they told me and my wife to leave because I am a felon. They don’t seem to understand that they are all felons now for intimidating law enforcement with deadly weapons. So don’t tell you that they need people. We sold everything we had to buy supplies and quit our jobs to be there 24/7. How dare you ask for help and shun us dedicated patriots!
May 2, 2014
They are going around doing background checks. I was down there for a week doing over watch and other things. I was not causing problems. Even stood armed next to a cop. I volunteered my info so they wouldn’t waste an hour doing a check. Our founders where criminals for taking a stand. Why am I any different when I have never been to prison yet I am a political enemy to the established oligarchy so they have papers that make me seem like a common criminal, who by the way, still deserve their rights to vote and own a firearm. If they don’t have those rights then they are not American citizens and therefore have immunity under their despotism. So, anyone trying to “get” me would find someone not even technically under their jurisdiction any longer. As far as I am concerned my government is a fascist enemy. Unlike all those loyal Nazis, I will not tolerate despotic rule over me and my family. My family has bled for this nation and our freedoms and I will not let their sacrifice go unanswered without my own sacrifice. So let them call me a criminal. Let them smear my name all over the place. George Washington would be proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with me and my wife. Who cares what all these loyalists think. They will think what they are told to think, so why should we care? We need to quit quibbling and bickering with each other and stand together.
The Chilling Anti-Government, Cliven Bundy-Loving Social Media Posts of the Las Vegas Shooting Spree Suspects http://t.co/FfoKOYRONY
Neighbor of Las Vegas shooters Jerad and Amanda Miller says they planned to put a swastika “on every cop we kill” http://t.co/mFVWCuURnW
Just realized I interviewed Vegas cop killer Jerad Miller outside Bundy Ranch in April: pic.twitter.com/wfLTIrUzT9
His call sign: “The Joker.” That's all this man with an AK-47 and 9 mm Smith & Wesson would say. Photo: pic.twitter.com/81v1sSnvmp
We even filmed Jerad Miller grabbing breakfast outside Bundy Ranch: pic.twitter.com/X9GxZ7eWZr
Vegas cop killer Jerad Miller having breakfast with Bundy family members in mid-April: pic.twitter.com/eewJkcfD4u
Bundy Ranch Terrorists Issue Bomb Threats, Intimidate City Council Meeting, Attempt to Set Fire to Cars
The lack of a response is emboldening the terrorists.
Within the past few days, local 8 News NOW received Police Reports and other information that show Bundy’s Anti-American, Anti-Government thugs:
- “poured lighter fluid around” news trucks,
- Issued “bomb threats” against Hotels where Federal employees were lodging,
- told hotel staff they would be “dragged out in the parking lot and shot”
- Bundy thugs asked Metro Police Sgt Jenkins if “he was ready to die”
They’re also showing up to intimidate the local city council:
Fox News 5 is reporting that Bundy’s armed thugs surrounded the City Council room and stood watch over a “standing-room only City council meeting” yesterday. Why did Bundy’s thugs attend the City Council meeting? Were they there to intimidate?
So yeah. It’s not a matter of if this powder keg goes off, it’s WHEN. The Federal Government needs to step in, immediately, and put down this modern Whiskey Rebellion.
If you can’t view the MP4 videos above, click below.
And here it is, Sean Hannity’s five minutes of gloriously defensive right wing ranting; he seems to think everybody will now just forget he’s been praising Cliven Bundy for weeks as a hero of the conservative movement and a true patriot.