Whenever someone in the media says something that is offensive to the right wing, Fox News goes on the attack. After MSNBC's Martin Bashir asked how Sarah Palin, who compared government "free stuff" (read welfare) to slavery, would feel if she were subjected to the real indignities of American slavery, Fox talkers went into full outrage mode with calls for Bashir (who resigned) be fired. Whenever there is a perceived affront to America's Christians, Fox talkers are indignant. But in a clear example of the Fox double standard, Andrea Tantaros is given carte blanche to engage in anti-Islamic hate speech at every turn. Her recent call to put a "bullet to the head" of radical jihadists prompted two organizations to call for an apology which she refuses to give because - ready for it - she is "speaking the truth."
Russell Brand describes those on Fox's "The Five" as being cogs in a machine that "spews venom." Last week, in proving her bona fides as a venom spewing cog, Tantaros, on another venom spewing Fox show, "Outnumbered," offered us this bit of venom:
"They’ve been doing this for hundreds and hundreds of years. If you study the history of Islam, our ship captains were getting murdered. The French had to tip us off. I mean these were the days of Thomas Jefferson. They’ve been doing the same thing. This isn’t a surprise. You can’t solve it with a dialogue. You can’t solve it with a summit. You solve it with a bullet to the head. It’s the only thing these people understand. And all we’ve heard from this president is a case to heap praise on this religion, as if to appease them."
Tantaros' preference for killing Muslims, in lieu of diplomacy, did not go unheard. Her call to crusade was duly noted by the Muslim Public Affairs Council and Asian American Journalistic Association both of which are demanding that Tantaros apologize for her statements which the AAJA considers "irresponsible and inflammatory." The MPA condemned Tantaros' rhetoric as encouraging "hate and violence" towards Muslims and is calling for her to be fired.
Meanwhile, Tantaros is giving these groups the metaphorical middle finger in refusing to apologize. She tweets, "I will not apologize for speaking the truth about radical Islamic jihadism. Period." Naturally, her fellow Islamophobes are giving her a metaphorical high-five.
Welcome to the Orwellian world of an Islamophobic Fox News who works for a "fair & balanced" "news" network where you can't say anything bad about Jesus - but you can bash Islam with imunity!"
Moderator’s note: Ignore this sock puppet. He has been banned.
The patriots should know that Prince al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, is the second largest shareholder of News Corporation. Rupert Murdoch is buddies with him. Odd, the prince has said nothing about the beheadings of the two American journalists. Where are his loyalties, patriots? He is from the Middle East, you know.
To really combat terror, end support for Saudi Arabia
According to The Guardian, patriots, Saudi Arabia has beheaded 22 people since August 4. That’s correct, patriots, 22 people. Strange, we didn’t see a report about that on Fox “News.” Now why is that, patriots? Are they afraid to offend a shareholder?
Take an educated guess, patriots of where Salafi movement get their funding.
When you are done reading this article, patriots, kindly forward it to all conservative websites.
This commenter has been banned. I am allowing his comment to remain as evidence for the authorities of his threats of physical violence.
I’m offended by chopping somebody’s head off!
I am sorry that your priorities are so effing off the charts!
Contact the Muslim Public Affairs Council:
Email [email protected]
Washington, D.C. Office
Tel: (202) 547-7701
Fax: (202) 547-7704
Use this script to call or email:
“We are contacting you regarding the hateful, and dangerous anti-Muslim rhetoric spewed recently by Fox News co-host, Andrea Tantaros. Her comments of hate and violence toward Muslims is unacceptable and must be dealt with immediately. She recently Tweeted, “I will not apologize for speaking the truth about radical Islamic jihadism. Period.”
21st Century Fox is the parent company of Fox News Channel. Contact the executives, Rupert Murdoch
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
21st Century Fox; Chase Carey
President and Chief Operating Officer
21st Century Fox; Reed Nolte
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
21st Century Fox, and inform them that you will lead a financial boycott of their company, properties, and encourage companies and individuals nationwide not to invest in 21st Century Fox and News Corporation until Tantaros apologizes or fired for her remarks.
If all Muslims worldwide stayed away from the box office, and 21st Century Fox tv series, they would get the message."
Well, perhaps, Ms Torture-us, you might consider speaking a little “truth” about NON-radical Islam.
In the meantime, here’s a little “truth” you might try “speaking” on FoxNoise: Saudi Arabia has been sending arms to ISIS. And a certain part-owner of FoxNoise is from Saudi Arabia. Could it be that FoxNoise is indirectly financing the activities of ISIS, Andumbya? Don’t the American people have a right to know how Prince al-Waleed bin Talal is spending his money?
Or might that “truth” be just a little too dangerous for you to speak out on, Andumbya?