Fox News Snowflakes just can’t stand the idea that the current season of Homeland has responded to criticism of its negative depiction of Muslims by aiming for a more nuanced portrayal in its current season.
On Fox & Friends this morning, the Curvy Couch Crew played a clip of Homeland’s Mandy Patinkin praising the “monumental” contributions of Muslims to the world and saying that the show is trying to be “part of the cure” now. He explained that the storyline for this season, Homeland's sixth, has “the white men in government and the military establishment” as the bad guys.
Ever on the prowl for an excuse to suggest that whites are the real oppressed class in America, the Fox News cohosts declared this bit of Hollywood good will and sensitivity as an insult to them. And, even though this was Easter, a day you’d think Foxies would show a little Christian spirit, they instead responded to Patinkin’s comments by giving a virtual kick to the Muslim community.
Transcript below via Media Matters (with my emphases):
PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): So what you want to think is that maybe that Homeland wants to develop a plot and they’ve got seasons and different things. What is discouraging to hear is that there’s a political agenda behind that plot. It’s like we’re going to make sure that we’re politically correct. We’re going to make sure that we portray the white man as racist and the military as wrong. I’m fine—plot lines are plot lines and Hollywood is Hollywood, but when they try to ram political agendas down our throats and then they admit it with Chuck Todd, that’s a whole another thing.
ABBY HUNTSMAN (CO-HOST): There is not a show that I watch today that doesn’t have a political agenda, to be totally honest.
JON SCOTT (CO-HOST): They’re going to run the Boston Marathon tomorrow, right? Do we remember who the bombers of the Boston Marathon were? I mean—just an aside to the Muslim community, if you don’t want to be portrayed in a negative light, maybe don’t burn people alive and set off bombs and things like that.
HEGSETH: Yeah, and point out the radicalism, and say that’s not me. Which is something a lot of people have talked about, but you don’t have to do it by being politically correct and saying “Oh, it’s the white guys that are wrong too.”
Fox News contributor Mo Elleithee called these comments "embarrassing."
Former contributor Tamara Holder agreed:
See why they are embarrassed below, from the April 16, 2017 Fox & Friends, via Media Matters.
And just like that I was HOOKED with a capital HOO. I could not believe this was an actual news channel (which, of course, it isn’t).