After last week’s slam dunk for Megyn Kelly, I think you’ll find this week’s crop of nominations a whole new kettle of fish. We’ve got three Bill O’Reilly nominations: defending Kelly’s “white Santa” remarks; his prediction that same-sex marriage will destroy traditional marriage, and his comparison of his journalistic career to serving in the military. But we’ve also got plenty of Duck Dynasty outrageousness, slobbering over Dick Cheney and a few shameless attacks on President Obama. So dust off those thinking caps because you're going to need them!
This week’s nominees are:
Bill O’Reilly, defending Megyn Kelly’s infamous “Santa was white” comments:
“Ms. Kelly is correct. Santa was a white person. Does that matter? No. It doesn’t matter. The spirit of Santa transcends all racial boundaries. It’s a spirit based on generosity, kindness to children and magical moments. But for those who despise the Fox News Channel, there’s nothing magical about anything we do here.
…Because they cannot defeat us on the media battlefield, the far left seeks to demonize Fox News as a right-wing propaganda machine and a racist enterprise.
Bill O’Reilly: “We went down this road of marriage equality, that’s the euphemism...and what it is going to lead to is a fundamental dissolution of marriage in this country.”
Martha MacCallum: “The sign interpreter wasn’t the only fake at the Mandela funeral. Obama and Cameron were posing as world leaders.”
Dr. Marc Siegel to Dick Cheney: “You have always been known as the steadying hand in a crisis. You’re the person that people want to go to when there’s a crisis.”
Andrea Tantaros on the Obama administration’s policies in the Middle East: “They’re actually enabling and helping the jihadists rise up.”
Bill O’Reilly, after being chided by Military Religious Freedom Foundation’s Mikey Weinstein for calling military members cowardly because they preferred to remain anonymous in their complaint about nativity scenes at Guantanamo Bay: “Cut him off, he’s a jerk. I covered four wars with a pen, OK, Mr. Weinstein? So don’t impugn my courage ever again. You’re a weasel.”
Mike Slater likening Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson to Martin Luther King:
In 1958, a young boy wrote a preacher a letter, saying that he’s struggling with homosexuality. And this preacher wrote back, “Son, don’t worry, there is a solution to your problem.” That preacher was Martin Luther King Jr.
Richard, do you hate Martin Luther King, Jr? …I guarantee you that Martin Luther King Jr. loves that boy just like the Robertson [family]. …The point is the Robertson family loves everyone. That’s the point here.
Todd Starnes defending Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson: "If Phil Robertson had been twerking a duck, he would have gotten an Emmy."
Mike Huckabee, suggesting President Obama is on the same gay-rights page as Phil Robertson: “When anyone says something that holds to the same position that Barack Obama held in 2008 when he, at the Saddleback Church with John McCain, made it cvery clear, that he opposed same sex marriage and he said he did so because he was a Christian and because of his biblical views. Well, if that position was OK in 2008, how come it isn’t OK in 2013 or 2014?”
I believe that one of the wars he’s referring to is the Falklands. LOTS of danger there, eh?
Speaking as a vet, Fuck you, Bill.