It takes a special person to exploit a horrific tragedy like the terrorist attack at Charlie Hebdo in Paris as an excuse for 15 minutes of smearing Americans you disagree with – but Fox News’ Outnumbered co-hosts were more than up to the task
I counted six ways the Outnumbered hosts did it.
1. The Obama administration didn’t label the attack “Islamic terror.”
First, the Fox language police complained that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest didn’t call the attack a “terrorist attack” quickly enough. “Just 30 minutes ago you called it a ‘terrible act of violence,’” host Bill Hemmer said accusingly to Earnest in a clip. “And now you call it terror. What changed?”
Co-host Andrea Tantaros acknowledged that shortly before Earnest appeared on Fox, President Barack Obama “released a statement calling the attack ‘terrorism’” So did Secretary of State John Kerry.
But that wasn’t good enough either. “OK, so we’ve seen this before,” Tantaros sneered. “…I really think that if the White House had not handled other instances of radical Islamic terror this way, this wouldn’t be such a big deal. But this is their playbook. When it’s so obvious it’s radical Islamic terror, it’s an act of jihad, their knee-jerk response is to just call it an act of violence.”
Co-host Eric Bolling agreed. “To take an hour or two to call it terror is bad enough but then still, never once did they say ‘Islamic terrorism’ and …John Kerry even quotes an imam.”
Yes, Kerry quoted an imam who who reportedly called the slain journalists “martyrs for liberty.”
“I don’t know what the PC crap they’re doing here,” Bolling griped.
2. How dare Earnest call it an attack on free speech – because Benghazi!
After policing the language of the Obama administration Tantaros had the nerve to accuse them of not championing free speech: “This is not exactly an administration that has protected free speech when it comes to certain people, like the filmmaker of the Benghazi video.”
By the way "free speech" Tantaros is also the woman who told her radio show audience that if they see an Obama supporter, “do me a favor, punch ‘em in the face.”
Tantaros later revealed that she changed the subject of her dissertation that “basically predicted” the rise of radical Islamism in France because she was “attacked with a friend in Nice by a group of radical Muslims.” So it's clear Punchy doesn’t walk the walk.
3. Use the attack to promote torture.
SHANNON BREAM: First of all, we have a very open visa process with France so don’t think this can’t show up here very quickly and very easily. And also, Senator Graham specifically going after the president for issues on detention and interrogation, saying that is why we have to have those policies in place because this was very organized.
4. Fear monger that the same attack will happen here because Mayor de Blasio and President Obama are not “pro police” enough.
TANTAROS: The question becomes… could it come here and it’s why the debate right now in New York and the relationship between the mayor and the police and our mentality that this country is taking, from the administration – an anti-cop mentality is so wrong at this time.
5. Fear monger that it will happen here because de Blasio doesn’t want to racially and ethnically profile.
BOLLING: You have a mayor who is pointing the finger at cops, saying, ‘Look, cops shouldn’t profile African American men, they shouldn’t do it.’ Well, should cops profile Muslims? Should cops profile Muslims within a range that frankly have been responsible for most of the terror attacks in this country and abroad? I would go on a limb and say yes, you have to give cops, law enforcement, that tool that they’ve used so effectively for so long.
…I think Mayor de Blasio pointing the finger at cops, taking tools out of their hands, for whatever, for whomever they want to stop and frisk, listen in to, it’s very, very dangerous…
6. And let’s not forget to smear Eric Holder…
BREAM: Just weeks ago, the attorney general… the top law enforcement officer in the entire country said, we’re gonna stop profiling in a lot of these cases. Most of those cases, that is gonna be taken out of the equation!
7. …Or progressives in general
TANTAROS: Profiling was highly effective because it was targeting mosques… There have been a number of terror cells that have been busted up. … but that surveillance in the mosques, I think it’s crucial and it’s leftist mayors like de Blasio and at the administration, progressives, that have taken those tools away at a time when we need them the most.
Watch it below, from today’s Outnumbered.
“How do this FOX network keep winning acclaim as leading news agency in the USA?”
Here’s your answer Ray: THERE ARE TENS OF MILLIONS OF LOW EDUCATED AND POSITIVELY DUMB AS ROCKS AMERICANS THAT TUNE THEM IN DAILY! Just like the Nazis did to the impoverished Germans in the 1930s, Faux Spews tells their viewers ONLY WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR — NOT THE TRUTH!