In yet another attempt to demonize and destroy the New York Journal News – the small Westchester newspaper that printed the names and addresses of gun owners - Fox & Friends baselessly tried to blame a burglary of one of the gun owners on the fact that his was one of the names and addresses published. Even though Fox host Judge Jeanine Pirro – who was also a guest on the show and another gun owner outed by the paper – made it clear there was no evidence of cause and effect.
Before chatting with Pirro, the show aired her show's producer stalking confronting the paper's higher ups. The producer pretended she wanted to know why the paper printed the names and addresses of gun owners in the area. She asked the editor, “Could you tell me why you guys wrote the names of the gun owners?” Of course, the editor didn't want to talk. And neither did the publisher. Which was almost certainly no surprise given that she has been demonized almost nightly on Fox – and given that she refused to talk to another Fox ambush producer a few days ago. Still, Pirro's producer turned to the camera and smirked, “As you can see, we had the door slammed right in our face."
As far as I'm concerned, she totally deserved it. Because all she had to do was read the original article to know the answer to her own disingenuous question: The paper wanted to drive home the point that your neighbor could have a stash of weapons without your knowing about it. The story was printed after a local gun shooting crime shocked the community and the shooter's neighbors were just as shocked to learn about his cache. I could see the Foxies disagreeing with the decision but there's no excuse for not knowing why it was made.
Pirro's producer was more likely only interested in salacious sound bites – and publicizing footage of the homes of the editor and publisher – rather than in any facts. Pirro, too. She said she had been going after the paper's staff “for two weeks straight, every day, to get an answer as to why they published the names and addresses of legal gun owners.” But maybe she was just astoundingly clueless. This was, after all, the same judge who was blind to the evidence that Obama was born in the USA.
Meanwhile a banner on the screen said, “Paper's Permit Disclosure Leads To Burglary.” Even though co-host Gretchen Carlson acknowledged that the burglar did not get the guns out of the safe. Even though Pirro went on to say that burglars would more likely target those without guns. And even though, when co-host Peter Johnson, Jr., a lawyer himself, feigned ignorance and asked Pirro if the burglary victim could sue the paper, she said it would be “very difficult.” In other words, there was no direct evidence tying the crime to the paper.
But that was no reason to let up on the demonizing. Pirro said, “One might be able to at least argue... that they have put gun owners in jeopardy.”
But since it is all Obama’s fault regardless, it’s all good in the Fux Nation.
Let’s not forget to ask Mitt what’s-hiz-ass on this issue. After all the GOP qualified him to be POTUS so he should have a word about this that’s good as Gold. Anyone got Mitts’ number? Anyone …
All sheer coincidence, because Palin is a Republican.
But this paper disagrees with the Rpublicans… so it has to be a consequence!
I guess this means Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting in Tucson can be blamed on Sarah Palin’s SARAHPAC map — right, Foxies?