The Fox News outrageousness ran a wide gamut last week. We’ve got some jaw-dropping lies about the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act, racial profiling from Geraldo Rivera, a new race war from Bill O’Reilly, sexism from Brian Kilmeade and foreign policy finger-pointing, with quite the racial tinge – from Donald Rumsfeld. And more! So get ready to do some serious thinking and help us determine Fox News' Most Outrageous Quote Of The Week!
The nominees are…
Judge Andrew Napolitano with a very creative interpretation of the Affordable Care Act and contraception: “As everybody knows, the Affordable Care Act requires anybody that employs 50 or more people to provide health care for them. That includes contraceptive services. Contraceptive services means contraception, euthanasia, and abortion.”
Donald Rumsfeld using an unfortunate – some might say “outrageous” – choice of words while complaining that the Obama administration has failed to get a status of forces agreement in Afghanistan. “A trained ape could get a status of forces agreement. It does not take a genius. And we have so mismanaged that relationship."
Congressman Jim Jordan, apparently thinking the IRS has no more important task than to speed up its release of documents to the Republicans’ partisan investigation – even though the law requires that citizens’ personal information be redacted: “Megyn, there are 2400 employees in the Chief Counsel’s office, the lawyer’s office at the IRS. Put some of this lawyers on this full-time. After all, think about this! Even the Democrats, some Democrats admitted this. This is about First Amendment rights to political speech. Free speech rights. This is as basic and fundamental – as important – of paramount importance as anything in the country! So put some lawyers on this, work round the clock, and get us the information!”
Geraldo Rivera just loving the racial profiling: “Usually, the politicians who are robbing on the Democratic side tend to be ethnic politicians, as in these cases. You know, the Asian, the Chinatown guys taking money from the Chinatown boss in San Francisco, the black mayor of Charlotte, you know, so there’s another politically correct reason to skip over their real identification as Democrats, there’s no doubt and it is undeniable.”
Andrea Tantaros, channeling Rush Limbaugh: “I hate to break it to “The New York Times,” there’s no women’s right in the (First) Amendment. There’s a First Amendment right. And frankly, to have women and assume there’s a woman sitting in the finger painting department of Hobby Lobby who is so upset she can get these other forms of contraception, but she can’t afford a $20,000 or $30,000 or $40,000 Plan B abortion pill, should probably worry about getting another job to pay for it. It’s not our responsibility for the woman in the cross stitching section to fund and subsidize her sex life. If it was so important, the administration could figure out another way to get her a check directly.”
Bill O’Reilly, ratcheting up his race war against Congresswoman Barbara Lee, after she condemned him for calling her a “race hustler”: “So not only is she a pinhead, a race hustler, she’s a liar. That’s who we have representing a California district. Barbara Lee.”
Brian Kilmeade, advising women lawyers to flaunt their physical attributes in court: “If you could try a case, and you have an asset, which is a great body and a great figure, you’ve got to do everything you can do to be successful, so if it means somebody in the jury is going to be swung to your side because of the fact that you work out …then go ahead and do it.”
Peter Johnson, Jr., slobbering over the “Constitutional Madness” brackets created by a GOP Senate candidate, which purports to show constitutional violations by the “lawless” Obama administration. “This is a lollapalooza of constitutional violations...and outright ignoring the Constitution.”
But Rumsfeld was good too. BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES!
So many choices!
This is one of those difficult weeks so no matter how you vote there is no wrong choice.