Even during a week of light posting, there was plenty of Fox News outrageousness. This week's samples include attacks on President Obama's gun violence tears defending the Bundy gang's takeover of federal property, an overly fond memory of George W. Bush and more.
Gary B. Smith, arguing that the U.S. economy would be better under George W. Bush - because terrorism.
"This is an administration that has let, quite frankly, terrorism get out of control. It’s let the government get out of control. At best, I think Obama can be classified as a caretaker president. He discounted Russia. He called ISIS the “JV team.” Look where we are now compared to where we are under George Bush. I think everyone, to a person, feels a lot less safer.
…Does that impact the economy? Absolutely. When people don’t feel safe, they don’t want to spend, they don’t want to go out. They certainly don’t want to travel to Europe and the Middle East. All that’s gonna drag down the economy."
"As we venture into 2016, the most dangerous threat to Americans is President Obama’s intent to use his presidential action to once again usurp Congressional powers and circumvent the Constitution by thinking up new actions this Monday with his attorney general. Translation? Together, they will chip away at our Second Amendment gun rights."
Deneen Borelli, defending the Bundy gang's armed takeover of federal property:
"Well, listen, what happened in Missouri is really outrageous because you had individuals who were very destructive. They destroyed property. They destroyed their communities. We’re looking at Oregon, right now these individuals are being peaceful. They’re outraged about the overgrowth of government, it’s government gone wild. And I tell you, we don’t want to see this happen across the country, but this is an example of something that can happen because of the overgrowth of government and Americans are tired of government intrusion in their everyday lives. And so these individuals, right now, are peaceful. They want to rein in government gone wild. Why is it that federal government owns 47 percent of western states in our country? In Oregon alone, the federal government owns 53 percent of the property. So, it is really outrageous how government is creeping into our everyday lives, no matter what it is you’re doing. And people just want to be left alone."
Bill O'Reilly blaming colleague George Will (who just happened to have eviscerated O'Reilly's latest book) for Donald Trump's popularity:
"Both political parties are helping Donald Trump dominate the polls. The combined Democrat and Republican establishments just may propel a tough-talking political novice into the White House. Obviously a huge situation. On the GOP side, our pal George Will epitomizes what's going on. In a column just before Christmas, Will uses harsh, personal attacks against Trump and then concludes if he wins the nomination the Republican Party will be destroyed. Will fashions himself a Republican intellectual dishing out conservative theory, using as many big words as possible. But when it comes to solving problems that drive right-leaning Americans nuts, Will offers little. Factor has analyzed his columns in the past three years and found no proposed solutions to the immigration mess or to the ISIS terror threat. In that, George Will is not alone. Republican establishment in Washington has not dealt effectively with these and other vexing problems causing great anger among some GOP voters. Thus, Trump's hardline rhetoric on illegal immigration and the jihad has taken root."
Andrea Tantaros, accusing President Obama of faking his tears over gun violence in America:
"I would check that podium for like a raw onion or some No More Tears. It’s not really believable. And the award goes to… we are in awards season.”
Eric Bolling, discussing the arrest of Joquin "El Chapo" Guzman, and U.S. difficulties in getting him extradited to face charges here:
"The one Mexican we want, we can’t get over here and put him in jail."
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Though pardon me while I interrupt a perfectly glorious Fox News pundit’s rant to point out doesn’t the federal land grab Bundy’s Y’all Qaeda terrorist group is mounting armed insurrection over an action dating back to Roosevelt? As in Teddy. 😜
Her quote isn’t outrageous per se but it’s emblematic of Fox News’ widespread right-wing hypocrisy. GOP TV never is afraid of white folk carrying guns. Blacks carrying protest signs? Now that’s huge problem. 😉