Another week, another round of outrageousness from the "fair and balanced" folks at Fox News. This week's collection includes Fox Nation apparently mistaking NSA leaker Edward Snowden for a bug, Neil Cavuto gushing over the forecasts of a discredited climate-change denier and Todd Starnes getting the vapors over the Supreme Court's decision on gay marriage. Take a peek at this week's crop after the jump and cast your vote. Because while many Fox News quotes are outrageous, only one can be the Most Outrageous Quote Of The Week!
And the nominees are:
Fox Nation headline: Wikileaks Helps NSA Leaker Snowden Flea Hong Kong, Reportedly Seeking Asylum In Ecuador. (6/25/13)
Donald Trump, stuck on birtherism (with Fox's evident consent): “You know the only thing we don’t seem to get are the records from the president. Isn’t that interesting?" (6/24/13)
Father Frank Pavone demanding that Nancy Pelosi renounce her Catholic faith because of her pro-choice support and "quipping" that she should know the difference between "serving the public and killing the public." (6/23/13)
Neil Cavuto saying discredited climate-change denier Joe Bastardi provides "one of the best and more accurate reads of things that are going on up there than anyone I know." (6/25/13)
Sean Hannity mistaking wishful thinking for reality: "The most frequent words now used, according to Pew, to describe President Obama are, ‘incompetent’ and ‘liar.’” In fact, the most frequent word was "good/good man" and "honest" was tied with "liar." (6/25/13)
Dr. Keith Ablow, inspired by the Unabomber's pronouncement that liberals are "psychologically disordered." Ablow concluded that while the Unabomber's actions were "reprehensible", his theories “cannot be dismissed, and are increasingly important as our society hurtles toward individual disempowerment at the hands of technology and political forces that erode autonomy.” (6/25/13)
Laura Ingraham tweeting to Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, after she successfully filibustered Texas' anti-choice bill: "Which kids that you see on the playground shouldn't be there?" (6/27/13)
Chris Plante, on an Obama administration program to have libraries help Americans find information about and sign up for ObamaCare. "The librarians, creepy little East German, but using the children in a $37 million program in California to propagandize children in our school system with the plan of sending them home to convince their parents to come around to the point of view of the federal government on an unpopular program is sick. It’s crazy. I mean it’s Third World Banana Republic nuttiness.” (6/28/13)
Todd Starnes' tweets about the Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage: "Supreme Court overrules God" and "Won't be long before they outlaw the Bible as hate speech." (6/26/13)
So there you have this week's choices. Who will be the winner? It's up to you to decide!
The reason Plante and his cohorts on FauxNoise don’t want anyone learning about Obamacare is that once people do find out what’s involved in it, the whole thing becomes pretty popular. As long as they can keep the denizens of the FauxNoise idiocracy ignorant of the details of Obamacare, they can continue the “unpopular program” meme for years to come.
I think I’m going all out for Chris Plante…..not that he’s any less like-able than the usual suspects, but more because I believe in always giving new talent a break, even if it’s Nubian talent in ignorance.
You have it all backward Todd. The Bible will never be outlawed as hate speech. It’s the speech from those who use the Bible to justify their hate and bigotry to fit their political agenda.
You can believe or disbelieve anything you want. You don’t have the right to force your beliefs on others. It’s really that simple.