Todd Starnes, Fox News Radio's "fundamentalist barking dog" and gay pride parade fashion observer, is one of the many Fox employees who are part of Jesus' Fox News entourage. Thus, it was no surprise to see Starnes, on this morning's Fox & Friends, provide a treacly testament to fundamentalist icon Billy Graham and his library which is in Charlotte, NC. Forget Mt. Sinai and the Vatican. According to Starnes, this library is the next best thing to heaven - a place where all the living presidents, except for that son of Satan Barack Obama, have visited. So given Starnes' devotion to the almighty and his emissary on earth, wouldn't ya think that Starnes would have some qualms about breaking that pesky commandment about not telling lies? Think again. Yesterday, Todd tweeted a great, big whopper. What would Jesus and Billy think!
The Tweet: "Union boss threatens violence in Charlotte speech." He links to a Buzzfeed article about a speech given by the head of public union AFCSME. Lee Saunders, in taking a page from Clint Eastwood's RNC bravura performance, used a chair prop in which an imaginary Clint Eastwood was sitting. Saunders said "Dirty Harry, make my day! We're gonna kick ass in November!" But in Todd Starnes' biblical universe, kicking ass, must be a metaphor for violence because other than that, there was absofinglutely no reference to or threat of violence on the part of Saunders and other union representatives and Democratic politicians who discussed the importance of unions and their role in the upcoming campaigns.
But wasn't it Jesus who said that it's not a lie if you believe it! And given that Jesus is a union hating, Fox News loving Republican, it's all good....
Btw, if Starnes is so upset about the Union guy’s “kick ass” that he felt the need to tweet about it, I can assume he was even more upset when GOP Gov. Haley Barbour said…
âWhile I would love for [Chris] Christie to put a hot poker to Obamaâs butt,â Haley said of his reaction to Christie’s address. âI thought he did what he was supposed to do.â
This sort of violent (and racist?) rhetoric outraged you also, didn’t it, Starnes? You twittered some tweets calling out Barbour for he said, right, Starnes? ((crickets))
Barbour on Fox News Channel, August 29, 2012
What the hell does this even mean?
It sounds like Obama’s visit is much more meaningful (visiting Billy at home) than all the others ("just dropping by the Library).
You’re not a very good detector of hoaxes.
But Starnes, who showed a photo of Obama with Graham, didn’t say that Obama visited him. Why did he find it necessary to mention Obama at all? He could have appended the Obama reference with the information about the visit. The whole point of the piece was to point out that the very Christian Todd Starnes is a liar.
“hoax detector” – as if!