Do we have a slew of outrageousness for you tonight! We've got comments about the "narcotics" otherwise known as the U.S. monetary policy, the "magnificent" government shutdown, Bill O'Reilly's psychoanalysis of President Obama and oh, so much more! So put your thinking caps on, dear readers. Because while many can be nominated, only one can be the Fox News Outrageous Quote Of The Week.
And the nominees are...
Ann Coulter: “I think the shutdown was so magnificent, run beautifully. I’m so proud of these Republicans.”
Bill O’Reilly psychoanalyzing President Obama: “The president is a sensitive man and is furious with people attacking him personally. The Muslim stuff, the birth certificate, the socialist stuff. The president internalizes that and despises those who dispense it. Therefore, he’s on a mission to destroy the hard right.”
Dana Loesch, unable to recall any incendiary rhetoric from Tea Party members of Congress: “The name calling and the incendiary rhetoric... (Democrats are) the only people I’ve seen engaging in it. …If there has been, I would be kind of surprised.”
Howard Kurtz, glossing over Sean Hannity’s phony Obamacare victims: “Now Sean Hannity is an opinion guy, no question about it. So he’s not in the same category (as reporters). But could it be said that various news outlets were pushing their own agenda during this 16-day debacle?”
Allen West: “The president does not share that same experience that young men such as myself and women have seen and understand, what the Ku Klux Klan represents in this country, especially if you grew up down south.”
Sean Hannity, proving there’s no difference in his mind between being a cable news host and a partisan activist: “Senator (Mike Lee), if they continue to attack you because you were very brave – …and history’s gonna prove you right on this. I promise I’ll do everything I can do – We’ll go out to Utah, we’ll have a big Tea Party out there. We’ll remind them why you were elected. How’s that?”
Jessie Jane Duff, retired Marine, complaining about proposed unisex hats for female Marines: “We have had standards changed left and right with this administration. ...We are looking at women becoming men. And females like myself, who did 20 years, supporting the Infantry, supporting those air wing units, will become obsolete.”
Brooke Goldstein: President Obama “has a worldview that Islamist terrorism doesn’t exist.”
Frank Roache: “America has a drug problem. The street name for the drug is QE (The Fed’s quantitative easing program). The addicts are stock traders and the pushers are the Federal Reserve, and it’s a real problem, and you can see every time we get a weak data point like we had today on non-farm payrolls, equities just rallied, metals rallied, buy bonds, sell dollars, it’s the same trade over and over again. It’s just a bunch of addicts hooked on Federal Reserve activity.”
Megyn Kelly’s “fair and balanced” opening question to Obamacare “architect,” Ezekiel Emanuel, “My question is whether you believe the president was intentionally misleading or just grossly mistaken” about the Affordable Care Act?
Chris Wallace, saying that freedom of worship “is one of the founding principals of this country. …There are questions about the level of commitment to this principal on the part of the Obama administration.”
Poor Matt…..he really doesn’t get the fact that HE is the laughs on this site, regardless of which name he chooses.
That said, while I don’t think Kurtz said the dumbest thing, I’m voting for him, because the point of his show is to point out and shame the same comments he was defending, for seemingly no other reason than that someone on his network made them.
That alone almost triples how ineptly he made his case if Hannity wasn’t protected under the Ailes banner.
Thanks for the tip Matt!