A few days ago, I pointed out how Senator Rand Paul's political theatrics at the Benghazi hearing earlier this week launched him into a top spot on the Hannity show. It appears that Paul's stunt stuck. Last night, he was elevated again; this time On The Record hosted him to opine on the fighter planes the U.S. just sent to Egypt - as part of a 2010 deal, struck while Hosni Mubarek was still president.
As I previously noted, other than sitting on the Foreign Relations Committee, Paul seems to have no experience in foreign policy. And yet, instead of having Senator John McCain, who had a far more nuanced and knowledgeable view, Fox trotted out Paul, who acknowledged he didn't know what might happen in the U.S. reneged. But he had lots of warnings for the new regime.
Do you think it might have anything to do with Paul's reported presidential ambitions and/or his criticism of current foreign policy?
And to keep the criticism going on the subject of the “giveaway”, er, sale to Egypt, this morning F&F played a video clip of anti-sale wingnut Louie Gohmert and then went to their favorite go-to guy (Dr. Something – I can’t remember his name) when they need a Muslim to bash Obama.
And, just in case the folks need the talking points reinforced one more time, F&F also brought on the Huckster to continue on in the same vein (with FOX getting a twofer out of his appearance because he bashed Obama taking away American’s guns too).
Okay, we get it, FOX “news”, you and many others don’t like the sale. But in neither of these discussions were the folks allowed to see McCain’s comments on the matter. McCain’s pro-sale viewpoint accidentally got on the air and F&F has apparently decided that the folks will not hear it again. Where’s the “fair & balanced”, hmm?
It must have been really hard to find someone
with that level of intelligence, but they did!!