While Fox News points a finger at Al Gore for selling current TV to “anti-American” Al Jazeera, the "we like America" network offered up a friendly platform to a Texas secessionist to discuss why, as host Uma Pemmaraju put it, “you think it’s time for Texas to secede from the union.” (H/T Crooks and Liars)
Pemmaraju set the tone early by telling her guest “Great to have you here.” Instead of making it clear that he’s part of the right-wing fringe, Pemmaraju said, “So you folks see this as a serious effort underway and you are getting lots of folks to sign (the secessionist) petitions.” She did point out that Texas Governor Rick Perry does not support secession. But she quickly added, “But you say that doesn’t matter, you guys are gonna move forward and continue with your efforts.”
She closed the interview with, “We’ll keep posted on your activities in the days and months ahead.”
Memo to Fox News: No amount of flag waving and patriotic chest-pounding can take away from the fact that very few things are more anti-American than promoting secession.
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