Our Fox News Outrageous Quote of the Week poll is back! Not surprisingly, Fox News has been as outrageous as ever. For your consideration this week, we've got Benghazi outrageousness, of course, along with some shocking comments engendered by Donald Sterling's racist rant. Plus nostalgia for firing squads, lies about abortion and ObamaCare and climate change as something that doesn't "actually matter." And more. Got your thinking caps on? Ready? Set? Go...
Note: Any writing in italics is my emphasis.
And the nominees are:
Fox Nation on Donald Sterling: “Report: Clippers Owner Caught in Racist Rant Is A Democratic Donor.”
Charles Krauthammer showing a certain hostility in his interpretation of affirmative action: “Look, this is a country with affirmative action… where the big fight is whether you should give advantages to people who 50 years ago were instantly disadvantaged and legally disadvantaged.”
Erick Erickson, tweeting about the botched execution in Oklahoma: “If we could just go back to hangings or a firing squad, we wouldn’t have to wring our hands over how humanely we execute savage murderers.”
Bill O’Reilly, discussing Donald Sterling and racism with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: “Do you respect your country? Do you love your country?”
Anna Kooiman, defending a Fox producer’s request that a scientist not discuss climate change during a segment about the future: “(T)he things he talked about were actually quite interesting, right? Robots driving your cars in the future, replacing unhealthy genes with healthy genes so that you can cure diseases – things that actually matter!”
Brian Kilmeade, urging viewers to attack the scientist who tweeted about being asked not to discuss climate change and about other negative impressions of Fox & Friends: “If you don’t like the way he handled his appearance here… start tweeting at him. Let him know how you feel. …He’s actually insulting the viewers as well as the anchors.”
Ed Henry having a convenient, GOP-friendly memory lapse when asked by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney what inspired the anti-American demonstrations in Cairo that the CIA said also inspired the anti-American demonstrations at the American compound in Benghazi. (Answer: It was the anti-Muslim video Fox wants you to think the Obama administration used as an excuse to cover up the truth.) “There was… Cairo, I don’t remember specifically, there was a.. um...”
Sean Hannity’s despicable attack on Jay Carney: “Hey, remember Baghdad Bob? He’d be proud. This presidential mouthpiece, he’s either delusional or a really well-trained pathological liar. ”
Harris Faulkner, cutting away from President Obama’s press conference with Angela Merkel untill there’s a question about Benghazi: “We know that the next question that’s coming up is from a German reporter. We are not anticipating that that would be about the situation with Benghazi, which is breaking news since the President has been talking, really. So if in fact somebody throws him a question on this topic, we’ll go back to that joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.”
Mike Huckabee, discussing Seattle’s May Day protesters: “I just think they’re spoiled brats. They’re spoiled brats. They need a good kick in the behind. I don’t know that that would be the appropriate way, that would get one arrested …but…”
Tony Sayegh’s big fat lie about abortion and ObamaCare: “Under President Obama we have seen a radical expansion of abortion services, it’s made it’s way into Obamacare and it’s made it’s way into the mandates that individual companies and private companies now have to provide for abortion services and contraception through these mandates.”
Cast your vote below.
But Pirro gets my vote just because she’s such a hag.
- Hannity, for claiming that Carney should act like a journalist instead of a spokesperson (it does boil down to that, doesn’t it?); sheeesh; and
- Faulkner as a perfect example of how the foxies will happily ignore reality when ordered to do so. Only the foxies are supposed to be journalists not spokespersons. It’s clear to me that the top floor at FNC is still trying to work out a palatable way to whitewash Putin’s role in the Ukraine situation. Until then, it’s going to be wall-to-wall Benghasi.
Finally voted for Hannity in protest against such an egregious example of wilful ignorance. I truly believe that that man would claim the world was flat if Ailes told him it was.
Off topic: I wonder what’s happened or happening to Murdoch? Antoinette?
I went with Faulkner because the Henry stupidity and ignorance was so expected and passe’.