Fox News knows the value of propaganda reinforcement. Thus, when Fox sees a story that underscores one of their popular memes, it is repeated throughout several shows. The story about the killing of a young man, allegedly at the hands of a self-proclaimed Islamic jihadist, fits several Fox memes which seek to foment fear and thus further divide an already divided (thank you Fox News) country. As demonstrated in alleged "news" host Martha MacCallum's coverage, Brendan Tevlin's killing, in promoting fear of domestic jihadism, advances the scary Muslim meme. The other important propaganda message is that the evil, librul media just isn't paying attention to this act. And just to make sure that you get the message, the leggy ladies on "Outnumbered" repeated it later in the day, although Montel Williams pushed back and when he did, it got really interesting!
Yesterday, Harris Faulkner reported that Tevlin's story is starting to gain "national attention" thanks to a radio show host who says that this case "proves" that "jihad is already here." (And, of course, Fox News!) She reported the backstory to the shooting including the alleged perpetrator's comment that he did the act as revenge for Muslim "lives" taken by Americans. In a variation of the patented Fox "some say," Faulkner said that "many feel that the story hasn't gotten the attention it deserves" until the radio host spoke about it. She then played audio of low rated New Jersey radio host Todd Petengill's emotional commentary about the crime which included his famous quote "domestic terrorism is already here and we need to talk about it."
Faulkner described the perpetrator's criticism of American foreign policy in the Middle East. Andrea Tantaros, doing Fox propaganda due diligence, asked "where is the media on this." She claimed American jihadism "is a growing trend" because "we've heard small reports in NY City about apprehending domestic terrorists, how we were spying on mosques because more and more." The Islamophobic Tantaros referenced honor killings and fathers who are killing daughters in the name of radical Islam. She played the Fox fear of radical Islam card: "This is a problem and if we don't wake up to it, it's going to get bigger and bigger and bigger." Following the script, she pushed the Fox claim about the LOL biased mainstream media: "It's shameful that the story has not gotten the coverage that it's gotten."
After the ladies spoke about how scary jihadist are now in the country and that the administration should discuss it more, Montel Williams admirably talked about hate crimes towards minorities and gays, as well as the rise of domestic separatist groups. Tantaros, in defense of real Americans (think Cliven Bundy) retorted "with all due respect, I think you are conflating hate crimes against gays in America is a little different than the rise of radical Islamic jihadism." She blithered about armed cults in the Middle East. When Williams cited FBI data about domestic terrorism, Tantaros said that "they call Republicans and Tea Partiers domestic terrorists." She claimed that the Dept. of Homeland Security "is so warped they call acts of domestic terror, man made, I mean they're so politically correct, it's gross." (WTF?) As Williams continued to push back, Kimberly Guilfoyle mentioned the Fort Hood shooter's name and visibly sighed and rolled her eyes. The ladies looked quite uncomfortable as Williams continued to provide statistics backing up his position that non-Muslim domestic terrorism is more of a problem in the US.
Faulkner was visibly upset when she moved the conversation back to scary Islam with her comment about how the Tsarnaev brother's Boston mosque is connected to those who murdered the American journalists. She said that "we are at war" with Islamic terrorism. Guilfoyle said that "the topic of this conversation" is about domestic jihadists, "passport issues," and - meme alert - "porous borders." When Williams cited the Washington DC snipers, Tantaros said that 9/11 wasn't a hate crime "and the more we're saying radicalism in general, we're being fools by doing that and ignoring the threat of radical Islamic jihadism specifically." She criticized Williams for saying that "radical Islamic jihadism" is the same thing as non-Muslim domestic terrorism and disagreed with his contention that all terrorism is "under the same umbrella."
Faulkner wrapped up the propaganda package with a nice Fox bow. She said that Tevlin and the 9/11 victims had something in common in that both crimes were "random" and - wait for it - "he was hit because he was an American and that could happen to any of us...because whatever you want to call it, [she looked at Williams] that ISIS would love to see happen on our shores, it's already happening."
Meanwhile, there is no established connection between ''jihad" and this thug who allegedly killed Brendan Tevlin. But one thing is for sure, Montel Williams won't be back as #oneluckyguy any time soon!
“Fox News knows the value of propaganda reinforcement. Thus, when Fox sees a story that underscores one of their popular memes, it is repeated throughout several shows.”
This is the PRINCIPAL REASON why I call Rupert Murdoch (CEO of News Corporation, the parent company of Faux Spews Channel) “Herr Goebbels II” and his always faithful corpulent toady Roger Ailes (head of Fox Television Stations Group) “Herr Goering II”. I’ve said this NUMEROUS times before and I’ll say it again and again until I’m blue in the face:
IF IT WALKS LIKE A NAZI, TALKS LIKE A NAZI, AND ACTS LIKE A NAZI……
Where do you suppose FoxNoise’s sympathies lay back then? With the INNOCENT victims or the (mostly white) “domestic terrorists?” I’m betting with the terrorists.