Fox guest Kevin Jackson said Kenya is Obama's "home country" and suggested he’s a secret Muslim. Can you guess which smear got challenged by the host?
You may recall that last night, Megyn Kelly and her favorite Christian extremist, Tony Perkins, suggested that Obama’s off-hand one liner, that he gets concerned by “less-than-loving expressions by Christians,” sends some kind of anti-Christian message to our enemies. Today, America’s Newsroom followed up with more inflammatory attacks. In the name of Christianity.
JACKSON: Barack Obama is constantly decrying Christianity. …He never talks badly about what’s going on with Islam. And on the day that he was doing that, 147 Christians were killed in his home country. So what is he talking about?
That caused host Bill Hemmer, who blatantly put his thumb on the anti-Obama scale in this segment, to interrupt: “His home country?”
Jackson backtracked: “Well, the point is, where he supposedly has origins, has roots. I’m not trying to say he’s not American.” Riiigghhht.
“Alright, clarification noted there,” Hemmer said. Then he moved back to bashing Obama as an American anti-Christian. “He saves all the Christian comments for the Christian prayer breakfasts? You see a pattern here?”
Guest Julie Roginsky began to explain that Obama spent “99%” of his speech “talking about the positive aspects of Christianity, the positive teachings of Christ.” But Hemmer – who said, “I did not hear the entire message” – repeatedly interrupted to “ask,” Roginsky, “Did he say anything about the 150 who were killed at the school in Kenya? Did he say anything about the Christians who were killed in Tunisia in the art museum? Did he say anything about the Coptic Christians who were beheaded in Libya? Did he say anything about the Christians in Mosul who have been run out of that town?”
Each time Roginsky tried to answer, Hemmer interrupted to “ask” about another incident. Of course, had Hemmer really wanted to know – as opposed to using his “questions” as agitprop - he could have viewed Obama’s remarks in their entirety and found out without badgering Roginsky.
But wait, there’s more. Despite his “home country” fail, Jackson now tried the “not really Christian” tack.
JACKSON: He misused the history of the Crusades (at the National Prayer Breakfast) – which because Barack Obama knows nothing about history – and yet again used an opportunity to decry Christianity. But then he wants us to believe he is a Christian. You can’t have it both ways.
There was no pushback on Jackson this time.
As if to affirm Jackson’s dog whistle, FoxNews.com called its video of the segment, “Is Obama trying to have it both ways on Christianity?”
Hemmer piled on. “Why? …Where is this coming from?” he “asked” Roginsky. “I just asked you a number of things that were not mentioned.”
Watch the unfair, imbalanced discussion below, from today’s America’s Newsroom.
Right, Kev — ‘cause, nothing says "I’m a secret Muslim", better than celebrating Passover in the White House:
But Hemmer – who said, “I did not hear the entire message” – repeatedly interrupted to “ask,” Roginsky, “Did he say anything about the 150 who were killed at the school in Kenya? Did he say anything about the Christians who were killed in Tunisia in the art museum? Did he say anything about the Coptic Christians who were beheaded in Libya? Did he say anything about the Christians in Mosul who have been run out of that town?”
Earth to Hemmer: President Barack Obama is the Chief Executive of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — not Kenya, Tunisia, Libya, or Iraq . . .