Last night’s Justice with Judge Jeanine Jeanine took Fox’s fear mongering about gun regulations to a whole new level when it promoted the comments of Wisconsin sheriff David Clarke, Jr. He recently “assured” citizens that he would never enforce any Obama-administration order to seize their guns because that would bring on “the second coming of an American Revolution, the likes of which would make the first revolution pale by comparison.” Rather than point out that President Obama has not proposed any such order, Jeanine Pirro opened the segment with a cover of the Beatles’ song, “Revolution." FoxNews.com called the segment, “Second American Revolution on the horizon?” Then Pirro went on to suggest that any new gun laws could lead to a second American Revolution.
In addition to his “revolution” comments, Clarke has come under fire for releasing a taxpayer-funded radio ad which, according to Politico, includes the line, “With officers laid-off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option.”
From Wisconsin’s PostCrescent.com:
In the spots, Clarke suggests the public can’t count on quick enough police response to an emergency 911 call, and should consider getting gun training “so you can defend yourself until we get there.”
… Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan Jr. said the sheriff’s ads did not qualify as something that promotes general welfare and safety and were an inappropriate use of public money.
“This has nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with self-promotion,” Weishan said.
But at least in this segment, which apparently continued a prior discussion with Clarke, Pirro didn’t go into that controversy. Nor did she point out that Clarke’s “revolution” remarks were made on the Alex Jones show. In case you don’t know the name, conspiracy-theorist Jones is too crazy even for Glenn Beck.
Sheriff Clarke didn’t just get a warm welcome and the treatment of a credible guest. Pirro gave her implicit endorsement to his inflammatory rhetoric in her introduction:
This week (Clarke) warned that enforcing any gun laws that would deprive Americans of the right to bear arms could lead to a second American Revolution.
Sheriff, you’ve been very vocal and by the way I absolutely agree with you. If you wait for 911, you know, then shame on you. You’ve got to arm yourself and defend yourself once you educate yourself. Well, what’s this whole idea of a second revolution? Where’s that coming from?
Clarke said he had been talking (on Jones’ show) about the feds going into people’s homes and “disarming this country.” He added, “Just read the Declaration of Independence. You know, it’s right in there.”
Pirro could be heard murmuring her agreement as she called the “whole idea of it,” presumably meaning any gun regulation, “preposterous.”
For “balance,” her other guest was Stephen Halbrook, billed as “outside counsel to the NRA.” Halbrook compared gun regulations to Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, saying, “registration means confiscation.”
Over the top? Not for Pirro.
“Would not be surprised to find out that his wife Wendi Deng…”
My nickname for her is “WENDI DUNG” — and she and her husband will be in PLENTY OF IT if the Brits convict Herr Goebbels II of any criminal wrongdoing in that phone hacking scandal.
It has to be of interest now that Fox ratings are falling.
Yes, mlp! — the goobers are THAT stupid:
He added, “Just read the Declaration of Independence. You know, it’s right in there.”
Rightwingnuts: still crediting things that are in the Constitution with being in the Declaration of Independence — and still not realizing the Declaration. Contains. No. Laws.
Everything is going according to plan! I Rule America!!!
Remember, I’m just asking.
That’s right, Jeannie — shame on us for relying on the fire, police, and emergency services our tax dollars are supposed to fund …
Close….but not quite.