Another week, another crop of outrageousness from Fox News. This week’s candidates for the Outrageous Quote of the Week involve Dick Cheney, the liberal media, the IRS scandal, World Cup soccer and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Dust off your thinking caps and help choose our next “winner”:
And the nominees are...
Dennis Michael Lynch, claiming that his anti-immigration films “played an instrumental role in stopping the Senate immigration bill from getting through the House.”
Bill O’Reilly, decrying liberal media bias:
“But for the 50 percent of us, who do not pay attention, who do not know very much about their country, media bias is devastating. Because once people think that a person is bad or good, that impression usually remains. For example, there are a whole lot of Americans who don’t like me. I know it’s unbelievable. They don’t like me. But when we asked them why, they don’t really know. They have heard things. Maybe Whoopi Goldberg said something negative.”
Steve Doocy, validating a high school student’s allegation that the school website is censoring conservative websites: “It looks like somebody is blocking half the political spectrum.”
Ben Shapiro’s conspiracy theory that the lack of evidence tying President Obama to the IRS’ supposed targeting of conservatives only means he’s that much more guilty:
“It’s a Mafia-esque organization…There never has to be a direct order. The president doesn’t have to order (IRS’) Lois Lerner to crack down on conservative groups. All he has to do is go out there and talk about how terrible conservative groups are. And you have to have a few senators write a few letters to the IRS. And then lo and behold, the IRS does exactly what it is that he wants, then the president expresses outrage and then time goes by and they all turn into “phony scandals.”
Dick Cheney, fear mongering that President Obama's policies will result in a nuclear terrorist attack:
As we’ve seen this proliferation of terrorist organizations, there’s also the problem of proliferating nuclear capability. We’ve now got the terrorist Taliban organization in Pakistan conducting a big raid on Karachi airport. Why do we care about Pakistan? Well, they have 50-100 nukes. And if you combine the terrorists with the ability to get their hands on a weapon of some kind, then obviously, we’re gonna see a very serious situation.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, lavishing praise on Dick Cheney's fear mongering:
I applaud again him being vocal. He could be sitting back and enjoying retirement but he’s not. Because he feels a sense of obligation and responsibility to this country, I believe, to his dying day. And that is to be admired. I want to hear from him because he was in a position of getting all the intelligence reports and still having access and privy to what’s going on internationally – real time reports versus what we’re able to get through the media. And what I’m telling you is, I think that he is genuinely concerned. What other motivation could he have?
Bill O’Reilly, predicting that Obama's falling poll numbers spell trouble for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: “(H)ere’s the reality of the situation. If you don’t please your core audience, you lose some of it, alright? And that’s the fact. So they’re gonna have a harder time pleasing them with the disintegration of the liberal establishment.”
Dr. Keith Ablow’s conspiracy theory about World Cup soccer:
I’m suspect. I’m suspect because here’s the thing: Why at a time when there are so many national issues and international issues of such prominence? I’m a little suspicious - yet another bread and circus routine.
…I think this is a way to distract people. …This is like Rome. I can see why Obama would love (it). …I think it’s interesting that at a time when there’s so much to pay attention to of such great import, people are playing games more than ever.
Ann Coulter, calling the decades-old rape case in which Hillary Clinton got a lenient plea deal for a client she thought guilty, “bigger than Benghazi.”
Brian Kilmeade, attacking President Obama for focusing on climate change: "I would say, if you really are Al Gore-ish and you want to make that your passion? Wait ‘til you get out of office! Because you have crisises (sic) … to attend to. …It is almost treason for him to be focusing like this. You could not have more challenges than he has."
Megyn Kelly, suggesting how Republicans can punish Attorney General Eric Holder for not appointing a special prosecutor in the IRS matter: “Could you stop paying him? Some folks have said, ‘Why doesn’t Congress just somehow stop paying him?’”
That had me laughing my head off considering the President is at some 44% and Cheney left office at some 13%!
I wish Wallace would have pointed that out, but journalism is not strong suit at the Faux News channel.