After announcing on Saturday that President Obama and other Democrats should “get the hell out of the United States of America” and then pretending he was only talking about their philosophy, Allen West, a Congressman, demanded that Fox News’ Bob Beckel apologize to him for not referring to him as “Representative” or “Lieutenant Colonel.” And as if that weren’t disgusting enough, Beckel gave West enough credence that he polled the rest of his The Five co-hosts to get their opinions yesterday Even worse, many of them thought Beckel should apologize. So here’s Fox News' fairness and balance: A conservative goes over the top with hate mongering against Democrats and the only thing wrong is that a person who objects didn’t call him “Representative.” And, by the way, as our Aunty Em has pointed out, co-host Eric Bolling, a West defender, has referred to our president as “Barry.” Funny how that was never a problem.
Fortunately, Beckel did not apologize. After listening to each of his four co-hosts acceptance of West, Beckel said, “There’s not one of you who are a conservative who are going to denounce him.” Other than Beckel, not one of them wasn’t a conservative.
Co-host Greg Gutfeld said, “This is everyday language! This is how we communicate!” He was talking about West.
“That’s sad,” Beckel said.
It’s also a perfect example of Fox News’ anti-Democratic, anti-liberal… and ultimately anti-American agenda.
Please consider contacting Allen West either via his email page or via Twitter, @AllenWest and let him know what you think he should be called. I’ve recently tweeted him to let him know I will NEVER use his title until he apologizes to America. You can also contact The Five either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter at @TheFive
He can’t say I didn’t give him a proper,respeactable prefix then.
No no no no no no no.
Between Sewell, my resaearch and the general stress my life entails on it’s own… I can’t be nice about the double standard of Fox News or it’s apologists here.
In particular is that crap about how we have to ignore this and continue condemning Maxine Waters for telling saying the Tea Party can go to Hell.
First off… let’s explain the difference. Waters said the words in a statement regarding intimidation from the Tea Party. Her words were: âIâm not afraid of anybody, this is a tough game. You canât be intimidated. You canât be frightened. And as far as Iâm concerned, the âtea partyâ can go straight to Hell.
Compare that to Allen West: Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneur will and spirit of the American people, somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.
See the difference? One made the comment to say they won’t be indimidated, the other said that people who don’t agree with him aren’t welcome in the United states.
Second off, what condemnation Waters got for her wording or possible ulterior meanings went out the window when Fox News and RW hosts left out that she was also a critic of Obama because they wanted to demonize her as one of them evul librul Tea Party critics. It didn’t help that this was around the time they started letting that hatemongering prick Jesse Lee Peterson run his mouth full time on the “Maxine Waters better apologize to me!” ticket. Where’s Peterson screaming for Weast to apologize on this, BTW?
Third, and finally… why are we expected to still be holding pitchforks and torches for a comment made in August 2011 by a Democrat, while instantly expected to forgive/overlook a far worse comment from a Conservative? The straw that broke the camel’s back with this one was that Idiot Mark Koldys honestly spewing that Fox News can’t condemn West because of “articles of incorporation.”
Funny, that didn’t stop them from condemning every independent, left-leaning moderate and liberal under the sun for any all all disagreement with them, Mark. They even do it the same day when it happens early enough to make the taping. Or is he admitting that one of their articles entails their commentators not being allowed to condemn a Republican until enough pressure’s on them to live up to their slogan?
Seriously- enough. We have talked ourselves blue in the face trying to explain reason to these people, and they couldn’t care less. If McCain had the army burning down all the major US cities one by one, they’d be following them to make s’mores. They have no brains, no common sense, no rationale… they only care about a white guy with an® next to his name being in the white house. No bigotry, double standard, hatemongering, lie, racism or violence is crossing their line as long as it gets them to that goal.
IOKIYAR for all!