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More doo-doo about nothing on FOX and Friends

Reported by Chrish - October 5, 2007 -

If you're old enough you'll remember Monty Hall's Big Deal of the Day on "Let's Make a Deal." FOX and Friends this morning 10/05/07 let us know that the flap du jour, the distraction/detraction they'd be hammering, was Barack Obama's decision to stop wearing a flag pin on his lapel. Stop the presses!

Apparently someone asked him at a campaign stop why he wasn't wearing it and he said words to the effect that he was showing his love of country by running for president. (Recall that Republican Mitt Romney's five of-age sons are similarly showing their patriotism by campaigning for their father, rather than serving in the military. This was mentioned on FOX in pure CYA fashion but not heavily debated.)

The discussion among Steve Doocy Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade suggested that wearing a flag pin might be seen as support for the Iraq war, which is really why Obama stopped wearing it - pure speculation and projection. Doocy read a scathing quote from the tabloid NYDaily News that said Obama showed "breathtaking misunderstanding" of the flag's symbolism when he explained why he wasn't wearing it anymore, and it sounded like something you'd hear from a college sophomore who has lately discovered political activism.

It's just another example of having to watch your every move and have "a good, defensive answer" for it, said Carlson, and promised to "debate" it all day. Doocy introduced the F&F question of the day: "Waiving the flag - good position to take or huge mistake?"

So far, Doocy said, about 500 have replied and most don't like it. (Are they the same 500 who yesterday did like the Broussard guy who took down a bar owner's flags because he had the Mexican flag flying above the US flag? The first defining characteristic of facismas defined by Dr. Lawrence Britt is

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.


Note how they don't talk about his speeches or policy proposals, just a lapel adornment, and also note that not one said "Can we talk about his positions instead?"