Not surprisingly, that big trucker protest designed to “shutdown Obamacare and corruption in D.C.” was a bust. But it wasn’t for lack of favorable publicity on Fox News, especially from Megyn Kelly. She was wasn’t just friendly to one of the extremist protesters last night, she sounded as though she thought he was the best thing to happen to our country since Paul Revere.
As I wrote in an earlier post, the organizers are more than a little fringey. One of the organizers – who seems to think President Obama is also Osama Bin Laden – told Greta Van Susteren earlier in the week:
What we want is, we want the president of the United States removed from office. He is a threat to our national security. He is a threat to our way of life. He is a threat to our future generations.
But Kelly – who claims to be a news anchor and not an opinion anchor – didn’t think it was worth mentioning any of those or other details that might give a clue to just how far right and far out the group is. She was too busy admiring them.
Kelly started gushing right in the introduction when she volunteered that “I love” the nickname of one of her guests, “The Lawnmower Man.”
Her other guest, “General” Ernest Lee wore an American-flag shirt as he told Kelly how much he hates the U.S. government and suggested he wants to bring it down:
Every problem in this country, none of ‘em can be fixed by government, Megyn, because the government has caused ‘em all and we’ve had enough! …We are looking for an Egypt-like moment here. Not with just 30-35 million people but from coast to coast, over a hundred million people, getting together, getting out on the road or just staying home and not spending any money for three days.
Sound a little grandiose and treasonous? Not to Kelly. She listened raptly and with an appreciative expression on her face.
“You certainly gonna get people’s attention by clogging up the streets of D.C.,” she replied, smiling. “It’s gonna force people to sit up and take notice!”
She then turned admiringly to “Lawnmower Man” and asked what had made such a “regular American guy” decide to “pick up your lawnmower” and do something? I half expected America The Beautiful to start playing in the background.
Kelly looked almost awestruck as Mr. Lawnmower said he was embarrassed to see trash at our national monuments and he called on other Americans to go clean up since the government shutdown is preventing any official maintenance of that sort.
Then, as she closed the segment, she said to “General” Lee, “Love that shirt.” Her look and tone can only be described as "reverential."
General Lee? How pathetic is that to be your messenger. It comes across as cartoonish. I guess they didn’t have a Boss Hogg or one of the Duke boys as a spokesperson.
How come there’s a nig .. ahh .. err, black dude in our White House?!!! He CAN"T be smarter n me!!! We knows thet fer sure!!!
Well, she doesn’t actually say it, but you can see it in her eyes.
An inspiration to little girls everywhere.
Oh, and Mr. Lawnmower called on OTHER Americans to clean up the trash at the national monuments? Of course. God forbid he should do it himself. That’s what makes America great. Asking other people to do something you wouldn’t do yourself, for little to no pay.
But why…. why does FNC, in fact most of the media (both right and left), when they need to interview “truckers,” find disgusting animals like these two?
“I’m a trucker dude! I love football. I love country. And I love MY country, so much that I want to bring it down!”
Point 1 — Meg, the trucks weren’t on the “streets of DC”; tractor-trailer combos are prohibited from most streets in urban areas.
Point 2 — Hm, truckers slowing down traffic on the DC Beltway . . . Wow, Meg, you’re right — THAT’S NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.
5:26 PM PDT
WTOP reporting one of the organizers is hoping for an Egyptian style uprising. Is that the one where a religious fundamentalist organization wins election only to be overthrown by the military? Yeah, that’s what I’d aspire to.