Funny, Fox & Friends is constantly whining about free speech hating campus liberals who seek to exclude opposing views. Yet, on yesterday's Fox & Friends, the curvy couch cretins attacked a Brown U. student who had the audacity to write an anti-ROTC article in the campus newspaper.
In keeping with their right wing audience's fear and loathing of education, Fox News loves to bash the Ivy League schools which are seen as elite bastions of communist indoctrination. So it wasn't surprising to see the Fox pals launch go into outrage mode over an article, in the Brown Daily Herald, in which the author criticizes ROTC.
Steve Doocy, WHO NEVER SERVED, introduced the topic - part of the patented "Trouble with Schools" - by reading a segment from an article in the Brown Daily Herald. Cuing up the nice, patriotic death threats, he cited the name of the author. The banner set the propaganda message: "Punch at Patriotism, Brown University Student Calls for Outlawing ROTC" - a somewhat deceptive message in that the student isn't calling for a universal prohibition but only for Brown.
After reading the anti-military segments deemed most likely to get yer dander up, Doocy "explained" it for us: "Essentially, he's saying we're special, we're smart, don't fall for it, don't join the military." Doocy is obviously providing an interpretation which corresponds to the Ivy-students-are-unpatriotic-elitist meme. But the theme of the actual article reflects the author's own anti-military position and his disappointment that so few Brown students share what was once a tradition of anti-war activism.
Eric Bolling, WHO NEVER SERVED, reminded the author that the only reason that he is allowed to write this column is "because of a strong military defense." He continued to bray about how "if it weren't for them, you might not be allowed to say that." As the banner read "Armed Services Fight, Makhlouf, We Will Not Support US Agression," Bolling bloviated about how the author wouldn't be able to make anti-military comments in Syria, Iran and (lest you forget who the real enemy is) Muslim extremist areas. Bolling then thanked God for ROTC and the military which is "willing to risk their lives" so that "you can be such a jerk and say things like that."
Elisabeth Hasselbeck WHO NEVER SERVED (neither did her football player husband) chimed in that the student has a right to say that; but it is a right given to him by the military. Bolling remarked "the military protects that."
Doocy reminded us about how John Kerry "stepped in it" when he said that those who don't go to college, end up in Iraq and "this is the same thing, don't go into the military...we're special." While this is the Fox take away, it's not the theme of the article which Doocy either didn't read or is deliberately misrepresenting. But then the Foxies appear to have taken all their material from the right wing Campus Reform, a favorite Fox group, which actively ferrets out evil, liberal bias on campuses.
Funny, when Fox & Friends wants to praise conservative students for their bold stance against the godless, secular agenda, they interview them on TV. Somehow, I don't think this student will make an appearance cuz it's just so much better to attack somebody who isn't there to defend themselves. But the Fox friends love America so it's all good...