Fox News dug up an old, white guy to defend Donald Trump’s attack on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. Too bad it was a ridiculous defense. But, hey, it's former baseball star Curt Schilling, a Trump supporter who's “serious about” running against Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren. So there’s nothing not to love if you’re “fair and balanced” Fox.
Fox host Neil Cavuto said about Schiling's potential run, “Lest you think that this is sort of a crackpot idea, remember they used to say the same about Scott Brown when he was vying for Ted Kennedy’s old seat.” Cavuto forgot to mention that Warren solidly beat Brown the second time he ran in Massachusetts, in 2012.
Schilling didn’t sound like the Trumpkin-est of Trumpkins. When Cavuto called him a “big Donald Trump fan, right?” Schilling replied, “I am a big American conservative, a Constitutional loving person, so I will be voting for Donald Trump.”
But everything Schilling said could have come straight from the mouth of a Fox News pundit:
CAVUTO: What do you think of all the dust up he’s gotten from these comments about Miss Universe, the weight, the women thing, what do you think of it?
SCHILLING: I think that in each and every one of our pasts, we’ve said things we regret, we’ve said things that we probably shouldn’t have said, but last I checked, nothing he said got four people killed in Benghazi, so I’m OK with that.
Cavuto later asked about Trump, “Did he go too far, did that debate hurt him, and if so how would you advise him?”
Schilling dismissed Trump’s awful debate performance by calling debates an “outmoded way to judge these people for president.” But, Schilling claimed, “The polls I heard, he was up after the debate.”
Schilling must have heard the unscientific polls that have been hyped on Fox, the ones Trump could have easily rigged.
After a few minutes promoting his hypothetical run against Warren, Schilling again proved he’ll be running on the white guy ticket. First, he did not disavow his comments about men’s rooms being “designated for the penis, women’s not so much.” Later, he called the Black Lives Matter movement “a lie.”
Watch Fox's 11-minute Schilling-for-Senator infomercial below, from the September 30, 2016 Your World.
Of course, what I’d love for Hillary to do when/if tRump brings up Benghazi is to turn it right back on him, and ask, “Well, Donald, since you seem to have all the answers, why didn’t you offer to testify before Congress and detail every single thing that you seem to believe I did wrong? I’m sure a man of your status would’ve been able to call up any of the GOP members on the Committee and gotten the opportunity to reveal everything you knew about Benghazi. Of course, that might’ve been embarrassing for you since you would’ve had to explain exactly how you knew anything about it. That would suggest the possibility of putting Americans at risk by bribing someone for classified or top secret information.”
Stick your fingers in your ears, put your blinders on and chant, “USA”.