Funny, when children express liberal views, Fox & Friends claims that they are being used by those with a liberal agenda. But Fox & Friends provides lots of loving to those kids who articulate right wing positions. Saturday, we were introduced to Fox & Friends newest, right wing wunderkind .
The piece began with the "viral" video of CJ Pearson, an African-American, "applauding" Rudy Giuliani and telling Obama that he doesn't love American because if he did he "would call ISIS what it really is" which is, drum roll please, "an assault on Christianity." He continued to rant about how we should be fighting the terrorists until we "annihilate" them. Anna Kooiman and Clayton Morris reported that after Pearson uploaded the video to Facebook, his Facebook account was "locked" because of "suspicious activity." Morris then introduced the "conservative superstar."
Pearson said he was motivated to make the video because he was outraged over accusations that Giuliani's comments were racist and that many Americans "feel the same way but are afraid to speak up." Tucker Carlson asked him why his Facebook page got shut down. CJ immediately played the patented Fox/right wing victim card. He claimed that many other conservative Facebook accounts get shutdown after "they decide to speak up." Not surprisingly, he suggested that this is an attempt to stifle free speech and there "should be necessary repercussions."
Kooiman gushed that 1.2 million people have viewed the video after the "headlines" about his awesome commentary. Pearson attributed his popularity to being "direct" and "rational." The banner described Pearson as "a conservative star." Pearson whined about how the voices of those who speak up "shouldn't be hindered because of someone disagreeing." To Morris' question, Pearson admitted that his You Tube video is still up. (3,493 views)
Morris noted that Pearson's parents are Democrats and asked CJ how he "fell so far from the tree." CJ responded the he has found his "own way" because he - wait for it - believes in "the values of limited government, freedom, liberty, and personal responsibility and those big stances the Republican Party holds."
Fox & Friends suggestion that Facebook was trying to censor Pearson's conservative views appears to be just another zombie right wing lie. As stated on Snopes, there are many Facebook accounts which are very political. The issue relates to Pearson's age which requires all users to be at least 13 years old.
But the narrative fits the patented Fox & Friends persecuted conservative meme - even if its out of the mouths of babes - conservative ones, that is!
But when you’ve got little 5 year olds toting signs in front of abortion clinics or 12 year olds spouting right-wing talking points, well, that just shows how “intelligent” the child is.
Who wants to bet that this youngster will be another “15-minute” conservative? Wasn’t it just a couple of years ago when some boy was the right-wing’s darling, only to suddenly be dropped when he failed to continue spouting the right-wing line?
If he actually knew anything about ISIS (instead of the claptrap that someone has obviously been feeding him), he’d know that more Muslims have been killed by ISIS than Christians. ISIS is about enforcing their strict interpretation of Islam (much the way that several evangelical Christians in this country are trying to enforce their strict interpretation of Christianity on other Americans—eg, recent regulations enacted to allow people to “refuse service” if they feel it “violates their deeply-held religious beliefs”) and they don’t really give two pips about anyone else’s interpretation of Islam.
Shame on fox; but I’m not a bit surprised. His folks are both Democrats? Highly unlikely. I can only swallow so much bull shit from fox-nonsense, and that is unbelievable by any stretch of the imagination.