Fox & Friends cohost Ainsley Earhardt tried to join in the Fox News pile on against Andrew Cuomo by flaunting her patriotism with a boast about the time “we defeated communist Japan.” Instead, she wound up flaunting her ignorance.
Just one day after apologizing for calling Vermont’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Christine Hallquist “that transgender,” Earhardt gave herself a new reason to apologize again: a shocking lack of knowledge about the history of the country she supposedly loves so much.
If you’ve watched Fox News lately, you’ve probably seen the poutrage over New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s remarks (later walked back) that America “was never that great." I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that Cuomo happens to be up for re-election in November.
"We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged," Cuomo added. "We will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping of women, 51% of our population, is gone, and every woman's full potential is realized and unleashed and every woman is making her full contribution."
As Raw Story noted, Earhardt asked viewers to weigh in on Cuomo (and keep their anger boiling):
“We want to know what you think,” Earhardt said. “We defeated communist Japan, radical Islamists. We ask our men and our women to go overseas to fight for our country and sacrifice so much for this great country so that we can be the land of the free, the land of the brave.”
Cohost Steve Doocy sort of corrected Earhardt by saying, “Communism and Japan and so many other things as well.” But, as The Hill pointed out, “Japan has never been communist and was under imperial rule during World War II.”
Watch Earhardt scold Cuomo for not loving America while she proves that her own love for country could use some improvement below, from the August 16, 2018 Fox & Friends, via Media Matters’ Bobby Lewis.
Ainsley Earhardt proudly remembers the time that the United States "defeated communist Japan," proving we are truly a Great country. pic.twitter.com/xFMHWtuQ8v— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) August 16, 2018
OOPS! My bad.
“So did the Trump/Republican tax cut that’s raining money on the rich and corporations make America great? The middle and under classes don’t seem to think so………”
Naturally EOF. That’s because us THINKING Americans in the middle and under classes (including me) KNOW DAMN WELL that, starting next spring (i.e. when it’s time to file out 2018 tax returns), WE WILL GET CLOBBERED WITH MASSIVE TAX HIKES! That’s because LOTS of popular middle class federal tax deductions (e.g. dependent deductions, student loan interest, mortgage interest, state and local taxes, etc.) are getting CAPPED OR ELIMINATED ALTOGETHER! Once again, this only proves the 100% PURE TRUTH inherent in Universal Tax Rule #1 from the Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Donald Barlett, James Steele, and David Cay Johnston: no matter how you slice it, when rich individuals and big corporations don’t pay taxes or pay less than their fair share, SOMEONE ELSE MUST MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE IN THE END!
This comedy of errors raises the question what is national greatness? Trump throws out the slogan “make America great again” but never explains what he means by it. Here Fox News seems to think winning wars makes one great. Had Hitler won WWII would the curvy couch bobble-heads be calling Nazi Germany great?
Based on Trump’s actions and his s—thole country comment one can assume greatness is a product of national wealth. So did the Trump/Republican tax cut that’s raining money on the rich and corporations make America great? The middle and under classes don’t seem to think so (nor the Republicans who aren’t running on it in the midterms).
Certainly in the Trump era of growing fascism America’s tradition of freedom and being a beacon to the rest of the world doesn’t contribute to our greatness. No, according to Trump, it just gets in the way of MAGA. Certainly Trump and his base fear non-whites so they can’t fathom America’s tradition of being a home to immigrants which creates a diverse nation as contributing to our greatness. 😖