It was a quiet holiday week, outrageously speaking, with a lot of our "favorite" Fox pundits on vacation. But we still found a few doozies. Check them out after the jump.
Mercedes Schlapp accusing PolitiFact of liberal bias because it found so many more lies by Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton:
“In the case of Hillary Clinton, they gave her over 29 'True' comments. How many did they give to Donald Trump, of “True” comments? Zero. So if they can’t find not one true comment that Donald Trump has made, I would call that biased. …You’ve got to balance it out. Find the 29 statements on each side.”
Charles Payne, shrugging off the killing of 12 year-old, unarmed Tamir Rice by police:
“How can we get through these things that are gonna happen? I mean, you know, you’re simply going to have these incidents happen and still be able to let the police do their jobs without any kind of real serious ridicule or sort of things like Black Lives Matter because it feels like it’s Catch 22 right now.”
Kimberly Guilfoyle, adopting Donald Trump’s campaign slogan as truth:
“Later, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump will be here to help us ring in the New Year and make America great again.”
“This is an administration that has let, quite frankly, terrorism get out of control. ...Look where we are now compared to where we are under George Bush. I think everyone, to a person, feels a lot less safer.”
Meghan McCain, gushing over comedian David Spade after he criticized President Obama for going on reality shows:
"President Obama is obsessed, I think in a physiologically unhealthy way, of being cool. He’s going on Comedians in Cars with whatever, with Jerry Seinfeld. Going on reality shows. I completely agreed with David Spade. You’re now my favorite actor. I’m gonna buy all your Joe Dirt DVDs and, like, I am so obsessed with the fact that someone in Hollywood is now saying this. I just sincerely hope it doesn’t negatively affect his career."
Cast your vote below.
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However, I can’t give Gary B. Smith a pass for perpetuating the Fox News lies on Middle East terrorism. There’s a terrific 2014 PBS Frontline investigative report on the creation of ISIS that goes into the complexity of the Sunni vs Shia civil war playing out in Iraq (and unleashed by Bush). The same religious division is playing out in today’s headlines regarding the riff between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Fox News’ naive spin ISIS is evil because they’re just evil Muslims is leading the Republican party into war whoops. Such as Teddy Cruz spouting out the immoral idiocy of “carpet bombing” the region.