We’re back! After a brief hiatus from last week, we’ve got a whole new collection of further Outrageous Quotes from the “fair and balanced” folks at Fox News Channel. Our latest crop, not surprisingly, is mostly centered on the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin case. But there were a few outrages on other subjects, such as Detroit and immigration, too. Check 'em out and cast your vote!
And the nominees are...
Fox host Jeanine Pirro: “There’s no question that the president crossed the line when he said, you know, ‘Trayvon could be my son.’"
Geraldo Rivera, still blaming Trayvon Martin and his hoodie for his death: "You dress like a thug, people are going to treat you like a thug. That’s true, I stand by that even in my own family. …That’s the reality. You don’t send your kids into the rainy night and then have them walk in back alleys in troubled neighborhoods and expect that a good result."
Sean Hannity: "Didn’t George Zimmerman date a black woman, take one to the prom?"
George Zimmerman’s brother, Robert, in answer to the question, “Do you ever think of the Martin family, the Trayvon Martin family?”
Absolutely. We expressed our condolences in a statement September of 2012. If I ran into Sybrina or Tracy (Trayvon’s parents), I would give them a hug. I would express my condolence, condolences to them. I’m inclined to believe George would do the same thing.
…Now, these things that surround Sybrina and Tracy: Mr. Crump, Ms. Jackson, these people who, who I think really exploited very pure grief - and other race profiteers like the NAACP, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, that’s how I see them. I wouldn’t give them a hug.
Former INS agent Michael Cutler, arguing against immigration reform on the grounds that it would stop the exploitation of undocumented workers:
If you give lawful status to a bunch of illegal aliens who are being exploited, guess what? They will no longer be willing to be exploited. They will demand to be paid on the books. They will have the right to expect that they will be treated equally as Americans, but more importantly, they will have an equal standing in a labor pool that’s already unable to find work. An alien who is naturalized or given employment authorization legally cannot be discriminated against, so they can get the same jobs that Americans desperately need to avoid losing their homes to foreclosure. It makes absolutely no sense.
Todd Starnes, before President Obama made his remarks about the George Zimmerman verdict and Trayvon Martin:
Why is the president silent? I believe it’s intentional. And I believe that the president’s not trying to divide the nation. I think he’s trying to tear it apart. …I believe that’s what this administration is doing.
Todd Starnes, after President Obama made his remarks about Zimmerman and Martin: "Obama’s comments today justify what I said on Hannity earlier this week. He truly is trying to tear our country apart."
Guest Dan Mitchell, depicting poor people in Detroit as pigs who caused the city’s insolvency: "When you have a very bad ratio of people who produce compared to all the people who have their snouts in the public trough, then you wind up with a financial disaster."
Republican “strategist” Brad Blakeman reacting to President Obama’s statements about Martin and Zimmerman: "The president incited – incited, any violence that takes place over this weekend by his comments that race was somehow involved."
Peter Johnson, Jr., “just asking” if the photo of Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone is “latest example of terror worship in popular culture.”
I’m sure this ‘indiscretion’ will be depicted as President Obama’s fault as well!
Father Spanky can’t wait to see him in the Altar Boy frock!