Fox & Friends joined with Islamophobic extremist Pamela Geller to make the shooting at her anti-Muslim event in Texas about President Obama. But this morning’s segment threw additional blame at Baltimore politicians.
As I posted previously, Geller has tried to play the free speech champion for hosting a deliberately provocative and inflammatory anti-Muslim event – and while “forgetting” how she has wanted to squelch Muslim free speech. Fox & Friends did their part for the effort when Geller made the first of at least two appearances on Fox today (she’s scheduled to appear on Hannity tonight, too).
Last night, Geller accepted no responsibility for her hate mongering. But she blamed President Obama for having “emboldened these savages.” Today Fox & Friends cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck prodded guest Steven Rogers for more of the same.
Rogers, described in the introduction as “former senior military intel officer on the FBI national task force,” has previously made at least one Fox-friendly accusation against Obama over terrorism. So Hasselbeck surely knew what she’d likely get when she “asked” Rogers, “What message was sent to the White House here?”
And Rogers complied. For Fox News bonus points, he combined the blame with some sensational fear mongering.
ROGERS: I believe last night a message was sent to the president of the United States and that message is, “Mr. President, this is how you draw the line in the sand. You use American power whether it be through your police departments or your military to destroy this enemy.”
…We are at war. And now the war, as we predicted many, many months, has come to the homeland. …I’m afraid that this may be the beginning of very troubled times for American in the homeland.
…The message was sent last night by the Garland, Texas police department very strongly. And every police department in this country should be fully armed to deal with terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, they’re not.
…And ISIS and terrorist organizations are listening to the politicians in Baltimore, the ones that are politicizing everything, the president of the United States wanting to disarm the police. The American people had better wake up. This may be a sign of the times to come.
Watch it below, from today’s Fox & Friends, via Media Matters.
No, me neither.
Any mention by Fox, how much revenue Geller’s organization will generate as a result of this incidents deliberate provocation and hopeful results of same finding the light of day?