Oh, and we’re too obsessed with the internet to recognize the danger, too.
Bill O’Reilly "just asked" in his Talking Points Memo last night if President Obama is being “humiliated” by Speaker John Boehner. Unlike Fox’s Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith, who blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for accepting Boehner’s invitation that snubbed Obama, O’Reilly found nothing not to like:
O’REILLY: “Talking Points” dissents (from Wallace). I want to hear what Netanyahu has to say. ...The Israeli intelligence agency—the Mossad—one of the best in the world, so Mr. Netanyahu has information about Iran. He and his nation are directly threatened by terrorism and Iran. Thus they have to be deeply involved in what’s going on. Thus, it’s important for all Americans to know what Benjamin Netanyahu knows.
O’Reilly has departed from the usual Fox script of supporting new Republican sanctions against Iran while Obama is negotiating with them. He reiterated last night the importance of doing “everything possible to make a nuke deal” with Iran. “Let’s put the saber rattling aside for five months. Don’t antagonize them,” he urged.
However, O’Reilly made sure nobody thinks he’s going soft on Obama or Muslims:
O’REILLY: That being said, many Americans have no confidence President Obama will ever confront Islamic terrorism. … We have no coordinated strategy to defeat the jihad. We know where the killers are and they sit there committing atrocities all day long in fact, some might surmise that the White House is actually afraid of the Muslim world.
O'Reilly didn't say what he thinks Obama should do that he’s not already doing other than say Fox’s magical “Islamic terrorism” words. Because besides negotiating with Iran, O’Reilly must surely know Obama is doing plenty to fight terrorism of all stripes.
But whatever the solution, O’Reilly seems to think it’s the fault of most Americans that Obama is getting away with this “nonsense”:
O’REILLY: The reason the White House gets away with this kind of nonsense is that the American public, by and large - not you guys, you guys care - but the American public by and large doesn’t care to know what’s going on. The Iran issue is under-covered. People do not pay attention in general to complicated situations.
… Here is the truth in 2015. Immigration authorities are still asleep. Anyone can get into this country and while our intelligence certainly has improved, public interest in terrorism overseas and the dangerous Iranian situation is almost nonexistent. Instead, American citizens are fixated on personal matters, as you heard, and an obsession with the Internet.
The jihadists know this. They know they can pretty much do anything and America and the west will not respond directly. By drones, that’s it. ISIS doesn’t fear the U.S.A. and certainly Iran is pushing us to the wall. Sadly, the President doesn’t seem to be very engaged.
So that’s why Boehner’s slap in the face of Obama is A-OK with O’Reilly. So that we can hear what Netanyahu has to say – as if we couldn’t otherwise.
O’REILLY: So let Netanyahu speak his mind. Let him spell out the danger he sees to the world. That will be instructive and maybe, maybe some Americans will finally pay attention—probably not.
It’s hard to know which O’Reilly thinks is a bigger threat: Iran or the internet.
Watch it below, from last night's The O'Reilly Factor.
" . . . in fact, some might surmise that the White House is actually afraid of the Muslim world."
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Excuse me? That is all that FNC preaches all day every day. Be afraid America, be afraid! Then they turn around and accuse others of being afraid?
I don’t believe for a second that the Whitehouse or it’s occupants are afraid of the Muslim world, but not for Faux’s lack of trying to influence every viewer to be terrified of the Muslim world.
Again, Billdo talking out both sides of his face and doing what he says he doesn’t allow on his show…speculating!
“O’REILLY: The reason the White House gets away with this kind of nonsense is that the American public, by and large – not you guys, you guys care – but the American public by and large doesn’t care to know what’s going on.”
EXCUSE ME BULLY O’LIELLY: has it EVER occurred to you that the majority of the American public might be FINALLY wising up to your constant fearmongering and war drum banging, especially after that TOTAL DISASTER in Iraq that, in my opinion, is one of the PRINCIPAL factors leading to the creation of ISIS? Didn’t you EVER learn this ancient proverb in school like most THINKING Americans have (including me)? :
“Fool me once, shame on you — fool me twice, shame on me”
Maybe Obama should have bought a ranch to clear brush on- Now THAT’S stopping terrorism!
Sure he is, BillO — that’s why Osama bin Laden and Mummar Khaddafi are dead, and KSM is in prison . . .