In the Christian world of Fox News, non-Christian religions are not only denigrated; but in the case of the persecuted Iraqi Yazidis, stranded on a mountain top, they don't even exist. During a recent Fox & Friends segment about the plight of persecuted Iraqi Christians, only one mention of "religious minorities" was made while the rest of the conversation was about the Christians. The word "Yazidi" was not mentioned. But the denial that a non-Christian group is being persecuted has been taken to a whole new level on a Fox Nation. The article, titled "Exclusive, Journalist Recounts Aid Mission to Besieged Christians in Iraq" recounts last night's Kelly File interview with a journalist who "gave an incredible firsthand account of Christians trapped on a mountain in Iraq." The problem is that it's not Christians trapped on the mountain, IT'S YAZIDIS!
During her segment on this rescue, Martha MacCallum reported on the Yazidi situation without identifying them as Yazidis. She played video of journalist Jonathan Rugman, on the scene, who did use the word Yazidi in describing their plight. MacCallum played audio of her conversation with Rugman during which she offered her prayers for the people whom she still didn't identify as Yazidi.
But seriously, folks. Unfair & unbalanced is one thing. But making shit up is totally another!
I honestly think it’s pure flat-out ignorance.
And yet, it’s ALL standard operating procedure for the Lie Factory that is FoxNoise.