It's that time of the week again when we turn to you, our readers, to help us choose the Fox News Outrageous Quote Of The Week. Once again, we have several finalists: Dennis Miller smearing Sandra Fluke, Sean Hannity with some national security advice for President Obama, Lauren Ashburn on the supposedly phony controversy of the Redskins name and many more. So get out your thinking caps...
This weeks nominees are:
Geraldo Rivera, talking to Bill O’Reilly about his Super Bowl interview with President Barack Obama: “It was the president of most of the white guys in America – that’s you – and Barack Obama, the president of almost everybody else.”
Martha MacCallum, explaining why she’s perfectly happy for (other) people to be locked into jobs just for the health insurance: “What’s uniquely American is that people tend to want to work more, work harder, make as much as they can for their families. Some people work 2 and 3 jobs to make ends meet, and that is a value that has been considered for a long time to be something, you know, that has merit.”
Sean Hannity, with some advice for President Obama over an unconfirmed report that Iran plans to send some warships near the U.S. maritime borders:
Why doesn’t the president issue a very clear ultimatum: “You come into American waters, we’re gonna blow your. Ships. To. Smithereens. We dare you.” What would be so hard about doing that?
…We need a Cuban missile blockade. Tell the Iranians, if they come near our waters, we’ll blow them out of the water!
Lauren Ashburn, ridiculing the supposedly fake controversy over the Washington Redskins’ name: “Washington itself is a city and all the horrible stuff that’s going on in Washington is more offensive to many people than Redskins. They should just take out the ‘Washington’ and not the Redskins.”
Dennis Miller, discussing Sandra Fluke, “You know what, Sandra? There are women who work two jobs. You know what their birth control is? They’re too tired to do it when they get home. Alright? Now, we’ve come to a point where… now women choose to be helpless single women.”
“Mommy blogger” Elizabeth Esther, complaining about a kindergarten classroom rule that all kids should get a Valentine: "You can’t make life 100% fair. And why not let them experience a little bit of that, like, “Wow! OK!” while they’re young, while the stakes are low, rather than, you know, they’re 20 years old and they’re still expecting everyone to give them a Valentine’s? …I understand the intention is good but it’s impractical and it ends up blowing up."
Andrea Tantaros, discussing Democrats who want to address income inequality: “They're essentially picking pockets …almost like poverty pimps …Like the rat catcher… wants to keep rats running around because or else he wouldn’t have a job, it seems like that’s what they’re trying to do here.”
Clayton Morris, complaining about a Michigan health care center that banned Fox News in its waiting room, “It’s like China.”
Greg Gutfeld, ignoring right-wing extremism in order to attack some anti-tar sands activists: “Wacky threats from eco-maniacs are nothing new. Lucky for them, their goals are sanctioned by the media academic complex, who never seem to mind extremism if it serves their faculty lounge assumptions. Crazy always gets a pass, as long as it’s progressive, but the Tea Party? Now those are the extremists. Those tricorn hats could take out an eye. You could get food poisoning from the potato salad!”
Tucker Carlson: “Oh, the academy, the BASTION of free speech. Is there any place in America where it’s squelched so regularly as a university?”
Steve Forbes: “Coal is getting cleaner, coal is cheap, let the markets work. It’s freedom.”
They also have switched from pensions and profit sharing plans too 401K retirement packages. No golden parachute for the “regular” employee who’s been busting his/her ass, for 20 years, to make the company profitable, but, for the guy that runs the company into the ground? Here’s a boatload of cash and thank you for your 2 years of service!
The bleach must be affecting her brain even more than usual.
I’d love to know what MacCallum’s 2nd job is.