When terror attacks struck Paris yesterday, Fox analyst Ralph Peters reached for the inflammatory rhetoric.
On Fox Business Network last night, Peters announced:
"We’ve got different Muslims in the States. We got the educated ones. They got the welfare queens."
Why try to help calm fears when you can ratchet up hatred for French Muslims?
Watch it below, from Fox Business Network’s coverage of the Paris attacks yesterday.
(H/T NewsHounds’ Richard)
I guess every town as their Lakeview section (even if the section has no lakes ) but coincidently I work near ‘Lakeview’ in my town. ;^)
You’re talking about GOPTV™ which I often snark as a rebadging of Fox News but obviously it’s a conservative, mostly Republican Party front for propaganda. Just as obvious is politicians and political propaganda factories like GOPTV™ rely heavily on talking points which are thin soundbites meant to sound good. Just don’t bother to look too deeply into the substance behind them.
GOPTV™ runs 24/7 but, like talk radio, does very little original reporting. It’s mostly a regurgitation of news from services they can spin or a bad reaction to news from services that ruffles their right-wing feathers they need to attack. Everything else gets filtered out. Welcome to the comfortable Fox News bubble.
This is a long-winded and probably overly obvious way of saying don’t expect deep analysis on Fox News. Their rare investigative reporting is like a Leni Riefenstahl film.
So what’s the solution to Islamic terrorism? Oh, we kill them all. Think about that. Certainly that’s true if you don’t think about it too hard. Kill all the terrorists and they can no longer do us any harm. However, how stupid is this thin GOPTV™ analysis designed by right-wing chickenhawks to draw America into another bloody and ultimately counter-productive confrontation?
Coincidently, right-wing jackass Ralph Peters is on “Fox & Friends” as I type this talking about all-out war against ISIS where America shouldn’t worry about civilian casualties and bring out weapons like napalm to deal with them.
Just as you’re saying conditions in France are complicated and Fox News is ignoring it all, the conditions in the Middle East are complicated and Fox News glosses over them. On cue, Fox News is grousing against Hillary’s debate performance where she said – correctly, in my opinion – it’s up to the countries in the Middle East to take the lead.
My intention was to delve into some of the complexities Fox News routinely ignores like the Sunni vs Shia schisms, corruption of so many governments in the region like Iraq and Saudi Arabia raising resentments, and the widespread support for radical Islam’s higher principles. So we end up with the irony, for example, wealthy Sunni Saudis are providing much of the financing to groups like ISIS and al Qaeda even though ultimately those groups hate them and hope to overthrow their world and the privileges which go with it.
However, to quote O’Reilly, I’ve bloviated too much already so I’m getting cut in the hard break… ;^)
If asked, I will tell you the tale of how the JDL splashed brown paint all over me while throwing it at a Ukrainian dance troupe at Lincoln Center and one of the dancers broke their leg. Oh wait, I just told you. Just shows cranks come in all shapes and faiths.
So what do you do? Hell if I know. But I do know that just dropping bombs and killing people is not the answer. Time will kill off some of the haters, to be sure, but we as a species must completely overcome our fear of the “other” or we will blow ourselves off the planet.
Fox News and their source for most information, talk radio, has for years smeared blacks as welfare leaches. When they’re not demonizing Hispanics as scary rapists and murderers they’re whining they have their hand out more than the contribute through meaningful work. So why should we be surprised the network defending white American against the barbarians at the gates wouldn’t lump Muslims who they equally hate in the same bucket of negative stereotypes?