Fox friend Brian Kilmeade actually believes that "all terrorists are Muslims." So I guess it's not surprising that he would warmly embrace a new virulently anti-Muslim (and anti-Obama) video and, in so doing, prove, once again, that he is not just a "walking punchline," but a vile and uninformed bigot!
Today, Kilmeade informed us that a "TV News host's epic rant" has had a million views (all the rage on right wing websites) in less than a week. (Lots more to come, thanks to Fox News!) The banner reinforced the popularity: "Final Word, TV Host's Rant Against President Goes Viral." He played video done by Tomi Lahren, the host of a show on an obscure, right wing cable network. During the video, Lahren ranted about how the Chattanooga shooting was the work of "radical Islam" and how President Obama is ignoring it because he loves Muslims more than Americans. Kilmeade didn't play the part where she, like Kilmeade, says that most Muslims are terrorists. American flags provided the backdrop to her screed.
Kilmeade introduced his guest, none other than the aforementioned Lahren and said "wow." He asked "why this is so clearly resonating in America." In speaking for all of us, Tomi Lahren,said that "it's what every American is thinking, but they just don't have the platform to say it." She continued to baselessly assert that even though folks are busy with their daily lives, they are thinking the exact same thing that she is. The banner reinforced the message: "Passionate Rant, Conservative Anchor Becomes Viral Star."
Although the FBI states that there is no proven connection between Chattanooga shooter Mohammed Abdulazeez and Islamic radicalism, Kilmeade claimed that Abdulazeez's background, diaries, and rants "clearly point to Islamic extremism." After crediting Tomi for "saying it," he asked why others aren't. In advancing Lahren's and Fox's anti-Obama sentiment, the banner quoted from her rant: " 'Half-Way and Half-Baked, Anchor Slams President Obama's Policies." Lahren said that she watches Fox News and that when she heard about the shooting, "it made me mad as hell." Working in that requisite anti-Obama agitprop she asked "where is the leadership from the White House" and suggested that Obama isn't "standing in solidarity with our armed forces."
In response to Kilmeade's comment that Lahren has patriotism in her blood, she spoke of her family connections to the military who, she fears, will continue to be attacked by radical Muslims. Kilmeade said that he loved the part of her rant where she challenged Obama to fight "the radical Islamists" who have "brought the fight to the red, white, and blue." She bloviated about the need for the US to fight a full scale war against ISIS. Kilmeade praised her "well formed opinions" and she praised her own patriotism which inspired her to say what's now "resonating" with America. She praised Fox and her network for being the only places where "these things" that "need to be heard" are being said. (Move over Megyn Kelly, there's a new nasty blonde in the Fox wings!)
Abdulazeez's history shows us an alienated and suicidal young man whose anger at the world isn't all the different from that of Dylan Roof. But because Abdulazeez was Muslim, Fox/right wing world is linking him to scary Islamic terrorism which actually poses less of a threat to Americans than white, homegrown supremacists. But that inconvenient truth doesn't fit the propaganda narrative which, in this case, involves exploiting a tragedy. How very patriotic of Fox!
And BTW, if an atheist did a viral video which was a stream of invective against Christians, how do you think Fox News would react?
“Already experienced in the right-wing “news” industry? Check. A very blonde female? Check.”
Pardon me d d — you left out the following:
“Big vacant space between the ears? Check.”
Robert Herring, Sr. better hold on to her tightly. The money these fools offer will be more than he is giving her now.
NOTE TO TOMI
See you in New York, hon.