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Fox Nation Blows The Dog Whistle On Justin Bieber

Reported by Aunty Em - April 14, 2011 -

While Glenn Beck may not be currently on the Fox “News” Channel feed, his ideas and tactics have certainly permeated the joint—right on down to the citizens at (in?) FoxNation. Bill O’Reilly recently parroted Beck’s Chicken Little Theory that Soros and “the far left” are trying to crash the system in order to bring in a “quasi-Socialist State.” Now Fox Nation goes for a Beckian two-fer: Defending Israel and subtly blowing the Nazi dog whistle. And, who is the unlikely target? The Canadian singing teen heart-throb Justin Beiber, now accused of an embarrassing international incident on his tour in Israel.

We know a certain immeasurable segment of the Fox audience has a knee-jerk defense of Israel because it is the Holy Land. An immeasurable subset of that segment are people who believe that defending Israel is setting themselves up for the End Times, in which Jews will probably fry anyway. So, when Bieber refused to be treated like a pawn by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Fox Nation sought to paint him a villain with an article titled “Justin Bieber Insults Israel.”

However, even from a cursory reading of the Fox Nation article, which quotes Haaretz (yet never links to the originating article), it’s clear that Netanyahu was attempting to use Bieber in a propaganda photo op. As Fox Nation quotes Haaretz:

According to Haaretz, Netanyahu canceled the meeting after his attempt to include the children was turned down.

However, two paragraphs in the original Haaretz article, conveniently left out by Fox Nation, makes it clear that the Israeli PM was trying to use Beiber in a propaganda photo-op:

Taking advantage of the PR opportunity presented by the meeting with Bieber, Netanyahu's advisers invited a group of children from communities near the Gaza border to attend.

The children had disembarked from a school bus just before it was hit by a Hamas rocket last Thursday, critically wounded a teen and moderately wounding the bus driver.

Bieber reportedly refused to meet the children, which led Netanyahu to cancel the meeting.

And that Nazi dog whistle? Out of the bazillions of pictures of Justin Bieber, this is the one they choose??? HEIL BIEBER!


As always the real fun at Fox Nation is reading the precious comments from the precious commentators.

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