Leave it to "America loving" Fox Nation to seize upon Michelle Obama's weekend address about the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls - and use it as a racial dog whistle to suggest that the First Lady is in some kind of secret solidarity with the kidnappers.
I'd like to know what Fox Nation editor (and O'Reilly Factor producer) Jesse Watters really thought when they came up with that headline. That Mrs. Obama was more concerned about the feelings of the Boko Haram and Muslims than in getting the girls back? That doesn't make sense because she could have just kept silent. That she was revealing her solidarity with Nigerian Muslims? Or was Watters just looking for an excuse to race bait without mentioning that maybe Mrs. Obama carefully worded her remarks so as not to inflame the situation and endanger the girls further?
We don't know because the actual article merely has the video and text of Obama's remarks. However, the inflammatory headline is Fox Nation's/Watters' creation, judging from the dailymail.co.uk article it came from. That article has the innocuous title, "US first lady condemns kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls." Apparently, that was too positive a message about Mrs. Obama to leave as is. Unlike the way Watters' Fox Nation left as is the headline of its Cliven Bundy-supporting post, "The Case For A Little Sedition," e.g.
But the Fox Nation readers heard the dog whistle and replied in kind. Check out a few of the "barks" below.
Watters must be so proud of this latest embodiment of the Fox Nation mission statement:
This is a place for people who believe we live in a great country... We believe we should enjoy the company and support of each other, delighting in the creativity, ingenuity, and work ethic of one and all, while observing the rules of civility and mutual respect and, most importantly, strengthening our diverse society by striving for unity.
Lay off the hooch before you type.
Two things which you can NEVER accuse FoxNoise (and FoxNution) of refraining from doing.