We've got a wide range of outrageousness for you to choose from this week: Predictably, Fox News talking heads made a big deal out of Michael Sam's kiss and were busy stirring up more animosity toward Muslims. But we also had some outrageous comments about race, the minimum wage and - oh, yes - Benghazi. A good selection awaits your consideration and vote, dear readers!
And the nominees are...
Gavin McInnes, discussing the punishment of football player Don Jones, after he tweeted a condemnation of Michael Sam’s gay kiss: “You can ridicule Christians and no one gets mad because – I don’t know – we tolerate it but gays seem to be the least tolerant group in modern America. It’s almost like Sharia law here.”
Megyn Kelly to Rep. Mike Rogers, in a discussion about the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls that was a thinly-veiled excuse to bash Muslims: “What do you make of the fact that some of these Muslim groups have come out and - at least on paper – condemned this Boko Haram. Is that meaningful or is that cover?”
Bill O’Reilly, discussing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s op-ed about combating racism: “A call for all Americans to seek and expose racism is …a vigilante situation. Again that’s dangerous. And if you study history you know that’s what totalitarian regimes do—seek out opinions they don’t like and punish them. It’s apparent that political correctness has taken deep root in this country. Conservatives and Republican students are targets on some college campuses. They’re objects of derision in much of academia. In the media it’s more of the same—political correctness dominates.”
Shannon Bream, "just asking" conservative guest Dinesh D'Souza if we might all die if we don’t use terminology offensive to Muslims: “How worried are you about the issue of political correctness as we try to responsibly identify those who are behind these acts of terrorism accurately. …When we see that certain manuals and government publications are scrubbed of certain words – I mean, can we go after things and target the right people if we’re afraid of using certain words?”
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, discussing foreign policy and international threats: “In Washington today, nobody wants to take anything seriously that threatens us. …The Obama administration just wants foreign policy to go away. “
Dallas talk show host Amy Kushnir, explaining one reason why she was so upset about Michael Sam’s gay kiss after he was drafted into the NFL: “ESPN used it as an opportunity to put out shocking video. …It bothered me that they used this as an opportunity to promote their left-wing agenda, in my opinion.”
Bill O’Reilly, baselessly suggesting that liberal pundit Eleanor Clift is senile because she believes it’s incorrect to say Ambassador Christopher Stevens was murdered when he died of smoke inhalation in the “safe room” at the CIA compound in Benghazi: “This isn’t personal. She’s elderly, alright? And I don’t know if she has a full grasp any more of what she’s actually saying. …Everyone knows that (Stevens was murdered) except for Eleanor Clift.”
Jonathan Hoenig, discussing protesters for a higher minimum wage, “Only robbers make demands. If these people think their work is worth $15 an hour, they should go out and find a job that pays them $15 an hour. …People have no right to a job at any wage. And in fact, the higher minimum wage is discrimination against exactly these low-skilled people, it doesn’t allow them to begin to build the skills to earn that higher wage.”
Gary B. Smith, discussing ObamaCare: “It’ll fail just like Communist Russia did, but that’s basically what we have. We have Communist Russia in the 50s, where we have this forced march to whatever the Obamacare gurus say the doctor you can go to.”
Cast your vote below.
Bildo wins for either of his ridiculous statements.