The backlash against Fox News’ “terrorism expert” Steve Emerson keeps on coming. Today, it came from none other than British Prime Minister David Cameron. And he didn’t mince words.
As I reported last night, Emerson – and Fox News – have become the laughing stock of the internet over Emerson’s ridiculously false allegation that Birmingham, England is so “totally Muslim” that “non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.”
But as the U.K.’s Independent notes, the actual interview is more alarming than amusing. Host Jeanine Pirro never challenged a word Emerson said and expressed admiration over his prior ridiculous statement on Fox, that “Europe is finished.”
Prime Minister Cameron wasn’t laughing either.
Speaking to ITV News earlier today, Cameron said:
When I heard this, frankly, I choked on my porridge and I thought it must be April Fool’s Day. This guy’s clearly a complete idiot.
Now, he started with an apology. That’s not a bad start. But what he should do is actually look at Birmingham and see what a fantastic example it is of bringing people together of different faiths, different backgrounds and actually building a world-class, brilliant city with a great and strong economy.
The hilarious #FoxNewsFacts twitter feed is still trending. A few recent examples below:
You can watch the full segment of Fox’s “Birmingham is totally Musim” below, from the 1/10/15 Justice with Judge Jeanine show.
They scrape the bottom of the barrel to bring buffoons like Emerson on the network. Real tv executives would never hire this old hack in the first place.
NOTE TO FOXIES
What would you say if we told you this worthless network is controlled totally by mob-type, Irish-Catholics?