If you think that Fox News and the right-wing scapegoating will stop at refugees, this shocking eight minutes of hate should open your eyes.
The discussion, which is part of what Fox News calls its “Cost of Freedom” business block, began with host Neil Cavuto getting some anti-refugee quotes from extremist Nigel Farage. Because a panel of four conservatives, plus host Cavuto, wasn’t “balanced” enough for Fox News.
After Farage, Cavuto began the discussion with this Cavuto mark of a question: “More terror on the horizon because we’re still too politically correct?”
“You can’t have multiculturalism,” Fox Business correspondent Charles Gasparino said. Except for Italian-Americans, that is. “I can enjoy spaghetti on Sundays but still pledge allegiance to the flag,” he added. Then he launched into a demagogic attack on just about anyone he disagrees with:
GASPARINO: Multiculturalism is what corrodes the unifying nature of what this country is built on. We should point out it was perpetrated by left-wing academics who hate America, and they keep shoving it down our kids’ throats. It’s already destroyed Europe. It could destroy this country if we don’t fight back, and it starts at universities. Look at what’s happened at my alma mater, the University of Missouri. The left-wing Stalinist uprising that is occurring there, and at Yale and all these other places, and the basis of this, the heart of this is political correctness and multiculturalism.
When Adam Lashinsky, the lone liberal, objected, Gasparino pointed his finger and exclaimed, “You’re destroying this country. …You’re destroying the fabric of this country!”
Thank goodness, Charles Payne, no liberal, said, “I think America is great because of all the vast, different cultures that are in this country. So if anyone thinks that that’s bad, that it should be a white-only country, or something like that – that’s what it sounds like and I think that’s dangerous stuff.”
But later, not to be outdone, Cavuto made his own Gasparino-like attack when he interrupted Lashinsky. Lashinsky first said, “We have hate groups, people who hate America whose families have been in America for a long time. This is not, Neil, exclusive to the...” Later, Lashinsky said he meant “Timothy McVeigh and his ilk.”
But Cavuto interrupted. “They’re called liberals,” he “joked.”
Payne laughed. Panelist Ben Stein laughed and applauded.
“That was a good one,” Payne said.
This is dangerous stuff, indeed.
Watch it below, from the November 21 Cavuto on Business.
“Multiculturalism” in the leftist’s way of thinking doesn’t mean just having people of different cultures here engaging in their cultural dress or foods etc., it means accepting the culture of those places where people came from regardless of the nature of that behavior….and many in academia have been apologists for bad behavior in particular from Islam.
No culture that violates the laws of the republic as written into the constitution should be accepted. And no laws should be written to exempt and except them. They are simple and meant to protect individual rights as paramount to all others.
This means everyone is afforded, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That our property is protected and our persons from infringement by others and that we have the right to defend both if necessary with deadly force.
Being that the left(but not only the left) have vastly infringed on this….Bernie wants to steal to give away free stuff on a scale akin to failed socialist states…..it is no wonder we are having so much conflict and division in this country. The president is the chief dividers. He has isolated and assaulted and blamed a group(or a few) for the ills of all others. Mostly successful producers. His “elite” friends including those in business have helped by funding him and his ilk.
This isn’t going to end well.
Excuse me, Dagan?
You’re doing precisely that right now.
If, per Bernie Sanders, the term democratic socialist is appropriate for SOME (not most) Democrats, is has unfortunately become the case that SOME of the right has really—not just hyperbolically—become neo-fascist (even though some attempt to turn around the idea of fascism). I’m beginning to hear the term ‘fascist’ being applied to Trump. Unfortunately, that is less of an exaggeration than it has ever been in US domestic politics. It would be more accurate to say “Berlousconi-esque”, but that’s too awkward. I wonder what Gasparino’s take is on Mussolini and Belousconi.
You’re right, Chuckie.
Unfortunately, the time to have stopped the “corroding multiculturalism” was in 1620 . . .