Anybody want to bet that as soon as Fox News heard about the latest crisis in Ukraine, they began to look for ways to blame Obama? If you don’t think so, check out this “fair and balanced” discussion in which the host asked loaded questions, the two Fox “Democrats” responded like Pavlov’s dogs and a Republican extremist suggested the whole thing might have been avoided if only Ronald Reagan were still president.
I’m pretty sure that the video, which has today’s date on FoxNews.com, was recorded yesterday. At the very least, it bears a strong resemblance to a discussion I saw yesterday with the same cast of characters.
The segment began with host Jamie Colby’s first “question” for this segment, called “Political Insiders”:
This is the latest foreign policy question for our president who is already under fire for – some say for not having a policy, some say being weak on foreign policy, and then he’s up against Putin in this case who is exerting extreme power and confidence.
What the president needs to do is get a backbone. The problem is, is exactly as we predicted on Political Insiders last week. …The problem is, no one believes the president. …And I think Vladimir Putin has taken his measure of Barack Obama and decided that what he sees is another Neville Chamberlain.
Later, Caddell said about the Obama administration, “We called it 'Send in the Clowns' foreign policy team."
Colby put up a poll showing 59% of Americans supposedly “total dissatisfied” with Obama’s presidency and asked, “How about the rest of the world?”
Our ratings around the world, Jamie, are going down, for the reasons Pat suggested. Bottom line: we draw red lines in places like Syria – they get crossed, we do nothing. Vladimir Putin actually, from his point of view, had everything to gain with his invasion and has everything to gain going …into the rest of Eastern Ukraine. We can’t and won’t stop them. We should have a travel ban, sanctions, we should make it very clear that throughout our international ties, we’re going to do everything we can to clamp down on the Russians. Bottom line: 90 minute conversations with Putin, beseeching today by John Kerry, no hard action, no hard decisions. Vladimir Putin has seen that we are again a paper tiger.
Who needs a Republican guest with Democrats like these? But there was one on hand, John LeBoutillier. Among his other distinctions, LeBoutillier wrote a birther novel about President Obama which he boasted contained “so much real stuff.” He has also put forward lurid – and completely baseless – conspiracy theories about former (Democratic) Congressman Gary Condit and the Clintons. Who better to analyze a sensitive and complex foreign policy crisis?
But not to worry. Colby asked LeBoutillier no sensitive or complex questions. She asked, “What would Ronald Reagan say about all this?”
It’s a good question because I wonder if Putin would have done it if Ronald Reagan was sitting in the Oval Office. He would be afraid, a little bit, of trying to gauge what Reagan would do.
Don’t you just love that Fox News “balance?”
I particularly enjoyed, though, when Hannity kept screaming in outrage that Obama hadn’t called Putin a thug. Thank God none of these people has so much as a pinky finger in making foreign policy anymore. It’s amazing we survived the period when they did.
ROFLMAO!! Like Jane S. said, these people have incredibly short memories: remind me again where Dumbya was when an aide whispered to him the nation’s capital and largest city were under attack . . .
Very well put. I hope to write about the Rumsfeld segment – and the one that followed it which was even worse – in the AM.
It’s amazing to me that Fox gets away with treating Rumsfeld like some wise elder statesman, when in fact Rummy played the key role in our bungling not just one, but two wars—something equaled by no other Secretary of Defense. Rumsfeld is a disgrace, as is anyone who interviews him without challenging him.
Or just plain stupid.
First, the GOPigs have mythologized St Ronnie Raygun so much that if Reagan himself could come up from hell and visit the U.S. today, even he wouldn’t recognize this mythological St Ronnie the neocons have invented. Second, as for dumbya, hell, the GOPigs are trying to forget that dismal failure was ever President. Notice how everything bad that’s happened in the world before 2004 was Clinton’s fault, and Obama’s fault from 2004 through 20 years into the future.
Ie, nothing at all?
You really have to have an incredibly short memory to be a conservative these days.
You lost my attention there.
I just found this site, and if you have to make a site for people who refuse to watch Fox for themselves and see they are fair and balanced – well that is just stupid.
Fox News is very fair and balanced, and not Conservative enough to always reflect Americans values and beliefs.
I disagree with the horrible cable news networks CNN and MSNBC, but I can tell you I watch them for myself and draw my own conclusions. Everyone should do the same and stop relying on the Progressive herd mentality.
“Remember that the Ailes/Limbaugh/Cheney administration CHOKED in their reaction to 9/11 by invading Iraq, the biggest military blunder in U.S. history.”
AMEN! And because of this GIGANTIC military blunder, the U.S. has become ONE OF THE MOST HATED NATIONS IN THE WORLD, especially the Arab world. Yes, I know we DID track down and kill Osama bin Laden, but the damage we’ve done in the Middle East is ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY IRREPARABLE! Mark my words: by invading Iraq eleven years ago, WE HAVE CREATED ARMIES OF RELIGIOUS FANATICS that are more than willing to take bin Laden’s place.
“Fox News in foreign policy: We’re America, let’s rock! Boots on the ground……”
Yes indeed — as long as some of the soldiers wearing those boots are NOT THEIR MILITARY AGED LOVED ONES!
Ellen and her intrepid crew of Newshounds will be dutifully reporting these to us in the days to come.
However, to save you all the time and trouble of watching or listening, I have found a sneak preview of an upcoming segment of Slanthead’s hour. What follows here is a transcript, which tells you all you really need to know
HANNITY: Let’s now welcome a pillar of conservative thought, my good buddy, the Great One, Mark Levin. Mark, you knew Ronald Reagan better than anyone else — you even worked closely with him. Do you think President Reagan — who bravely called identified the USSR as the evil empire, who said those famous words, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” — would President Reagan be letting Vladimir Putin humiliate Amerika like is now happening with Barack Hussein Obama in the White House?
LEVIN: No way Sean. Coincidentally, I just returned from one of my pilgrimages to the Gipper’s grave — Nurse Ratched relented and let me have a weekend pass, so I took a bus down to Simi Valley from Oregon. Ronald Reagan as every REAL Amerikan knows, was the only authentically Amerikan president since this nation’s founding. And yes, of course he single handedly defeated Communism, bringing the Soviet Union to its knees!
HANNITY: Mark, I’m told there are those on the left who claim the Soviets were defeated mostly by themselves and…
LEVIN: That’s a load of crap Sean. Our country’s enemies, internal and outside, are always trying to besmirch President Reagan; they also claim he did not bring taxes down to their lowest levels ever, that he didn’t find jobs for millions and millions of Amerikans, that he didn’t create massive budget surpluses…they even claim that some of our citizens back then during his administration had to be given food stamps so they could eat. That’s all rubbish!
HANNITY: So you agree that Regan, if he was here today, would never let Putin walk all over him like Putin’s done with Obama? Why does Obama invite this humiliation?
LEVIN: Because Obama is a wimp. He flies around the world apologizing for Amerika. He bows down and genuflects to A-rabs and Moose-lims. He bends over to kiss the tuchas of every two-bit dictator and despot from all the criminal regimes.
HANNITY: Also Mark, it doesn’t help that Michelle Obama is downright ashamed of her country. That’s why we get no respect from Ahmadinejad and his fellow Amerika-haters.
LEVIN: Sean, Ahmadinejad is long gone. Don’t you…
HANNITY: Yeah, Yeah… whatever.
LEVIN: Just showing you can pronounce five-syllable names?
HANNITY: Yeah, whatever. Mark, tell us if President Reagan would stand up tough to Putin?
LEVIN: Stand up… hell, he’d have Putin shaking in his boots. My sources tell me that after that 90-minute phone call over the weekend, there was a big puddle on the floor of the Oval Office. If Reagan had been on the phone instead of Obama, it would have been Putin who pissed in his pants.
HANNITY: Yes, Mark, I know you well-acquainted with that sort of thing…
LEVIN: What’s the friggin matter with you Hannity?? My giant over sized prostrate was a secret only my wife, my urologist and you knew about!
HANNITY: Sorry Great One … (hehe… no joke intended).
LEVIN: I’ll overlook it this time.
HANNITY: So Mark, is there anything we can hope Obama would do to stop Putin from taking over all of Ukraine? It seems the Russians aren’t the least bit afraid of economic sanctions or being kicked of G-this, or G-that.
LEVIN: I don’t think so, but…
HANNITY: Mark, did you hear my interview with Sen. McCain just before you joined us? He’s really pushing for…
LEVIN: Hannity, how can you invite McCain on your show these days. He’s a total traitor to true conservative values. The Tea Party wants to deport him. Just the other day, McCain was begging Gov. Brewer in Arizona to veto the most inspired piece of legislation in years…
HANNITY: Mark, As much as my stomach turned at the thought of that veto, it was probably inevitable…
LEVIN: I’ll never accept that. Your audience knows I’m a constitutional scholar and I say the founding fathers never intended for true Christian Amerikan bakers to be forced to make cakes for Godless perverts.
HANNITY: Let’s save that for another discussion Mark. Getting back to McCain, he’s been asking why Obama hasn’t ramped up our military readiness to take on the Russians. McCain thinks Amerika should at least be at Defcon 2 now, if not Defcon 1!
LEVIN: Well, I suppose the boys in our silos up in Wyoming could use some practice topping off the Minuteman fuel tanks.
HANNITY: Great One, I’m always willing to forgive McCain his other sins when he speaks about defending our liberties. I remember back in 2007 when he sang, “Bomb, bomb, bomb…bomb, bomb Iran!” It got me so excited and inspired, I teared up and had an orgasm! Thnking about it now, I’m having another…
LEVIN: Not in front of me Hannity!
HANNITY: Mark, do you think that with all of Obama’s socialist and communist indoctrination, with all of his associations — Alinksy, Ayers, Rev. Wright and the rest — do you think he could really be secretly working with the Ruskies to enslave the freedom-loving Ukrainians?
LEVIN: Where are you going with this Sean?
HANNITY: Well… why did it take the White House a whole day to admit the Russians were actually invading Crimea? What did Obama know, and when did he know it.
LEVIN: Hmmmm… do I detect yet another nail in the impeachment coffin?
HANNITY: Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!
LEVIN: You know Sean,if this Ukrainian cover up isn’t enough, we can always throw in Chappaquiddick.
HANNITY: What the eff are are you talking about?
LEVIN: Well, Ted Kennedy only got a slap on the wrist. Someone has to pay for the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. The Kennedys are always getting away with no jail time. Every time a Kennedy gets behind a wheel, they’re dangerous, but they always walk. Hell, just the other day, they wouldn’t convict Kerry Kennedy for driving while sleepwalking!
HANNITY: But Mark, how can we prove Obama was connected to Chappaquiddick?
LEVIN: We can’t. But who cares Sean. Your viewers are so dumb — the dumbest of all those dummies watching Fox — they’ll believe anything. I’ve been trying all my life to make the Kennedys pay dearly for something, anything — THERE! I SAID IT!!! — I hate all Kennedys, living or dead, but I suppose I could settle for convicting Obama instead!
HANNITY: I wish we had more time for this. Ladies and gentlemen… a big thanks to The Great One, Mark Levin!
Whatever happened to the Fux Noise policy of crying “treason” whenever anyone criticized the President’s foreign policy? It must not apply when a black man is in their White House.