In case you don't recognize Michael Scheuer's name, he appears regularly on Fox News as a foreign affairs/Middle East expert. But in a recent column on his website, Scheuer suggested that the patriotic thing to do is kill President Obama and England's Prime Minister David Cameron. One day later, he appeared on the Fox Business Network to paint Hillary Clinton as a murderer discuss Benghazi.
On December 23, 2013, Scheuer wrote a lengthy diatribe against Obama and Cameron over their prosecution of the war on terror in the Middle East and via NSA surveillance and that of its British counterpart:
(T)he Obama administration clearly has no use for the U.S. Constitution in any venue, preferring to simply enforce the laws it likes and let the rest molder, while simultaneously shredding the 4th Amendment and attacking the 1st and the 2nd Amendments. That Eric Holder and Barack Obama have not been impeached, moreover, suggests that the impeachment provisions of the Constitution are a dead letter; that they apply only to individuals named Nixon; or that they do not apply to Black Americans supported by such towering giants of fatuousness as Oprah, Chris Matthews, Fareed Zakaria, Piers Morgan, and Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and their band of American-killing Viragos.
... (Obama and Cameron) will protect the growing power and durability of our Islamist enemies, while undermining the constitutional structure, the rule of law, and the civil liberties which, since England’s Glorious Revolution (1688-89), Anglo-Americans have built and defended against the despotic drift of their rulers with argument, protest, and — if at last needed — violence.
As they head further down the road of losing wars and wrecking Anglo-American liberties, Messrs Obama and Cameron and their supporters in all parties would do well to read the words of the great 17th century English republican Algernon Sidney, a man who was revered on both sides of the Atlantic, who greatly influenced America’s founders, and who was executed by the British Crown for what it described as sedition. “There must therefore be a right,” Sidney wrote,
“of proceeding judicially or extra-judicially against all persons who transgress the laws; or else those laws, and the societies that should subsist by them, cannot stand; and the ends for which governments are constituted, together with the governments themselves, must be overthrown. … If he [a political leader] be justly accounted an enemy of all, who injures all; he above all must be the publick enemy of a nation, who by usurping power over them, does the greatest and most publick injury that a people can suffer. For which reason, by an established law among the most virtuous nations, every man might kill a tyrant; and no names are recorded in history with more honor, than of those who did it. … They [the people] know how to preserve their liberty, or to vindicate the violation of it; and the more patient they have been, the more inflexible they are when they resolve to be so no longer. Those who are so foolish to put them upon such courses, do to their cost find that there is a difference between lions and asses; and he is a fool who knows not that swords were given to men, that none might be slaves….”
Either Fox Business wasn't paying attention or they didn't mind this rhetoric. Scheuer appeared on Lou Dobbs Tonight 10 days later, i.e. yesterday. As Media Matters described it:
During his January 2 interview, Scheuer accused TheNew York Times of publishing a series on the Benghazi attacks in order to protect Hillary Clinton, who he claimed "has blood on her arms up to her elbows for not being willing to protect the people who are representing us in Libya" and thus "killed those Americans and [the Times editors] have to kill that story or it is going to become mainstream for 2016." Dobbs responded, "Strong words from Michael Scheuer."
It's not as though Scheuer's off-the-wall hostility to Obama is unknown to Fox. In 2010, Scheuer suggested on The O'Reilly Factor that Obama traitorously allowed the Wikileaks document release to happen. in 2009, he argued to Glenn Beck that a major terrorist attack by Osama bin Laden was necessary in order to save our country from the Obama administration. in 2011, he told Andrew Napolitano that Obama is "a tragedy for America" who gets our "kids killed in wars" in order to "teach our little brown brothers how to vote and how to elect people."
So even if Fox was not aware of this latest Scheuer column, they have long condoned and even promoted Scheuer's unhinged rhetoric. Has he finally gone too far for the "fair and balanced" network? We'll see.
Video below, of Scheuer's January 2, 2014 appearance on Fox Business via Media Matters.
Working at the CIA for 22 years, also has a PHD in empire relations.
I bet the majority of people who completely oppose Mr Sheuer ideas don’t even have 2% of the knowledge required to understand the complications like he does.
These same people who talk against him have probably done a small bit of minor research on google/wikipedia and assume that they can talk of such issues like they are professional analysts on the subject, these type of people are only professionals in their own mind, nobody else.
Choose your term, but their inability to show even accidental respect to the Obama White House has gotten them thrown out repeatedly. It’s gotten to the point where they’re so known for being jackasses that they get pre-emptively shown the door when they’re not even hiding that they plan to not behave. And they still equate “You can come back when you grow up” with some kind of conspiracy to silence them.
Still nicer than me- I’d permanently ban serial offenders, which given the number of times Fox has had to be shown the door, pretty much assures they’d all be long gone.
Not much more to say, is there?
Yeah, let’s see what happens when they start letting their guests advocate assassination on the air, says Roger Ailes. Remind me again how he’s supposed to be a genius… Or even smarter than figuring out mixing Springer with political commentary is a ratings mine. Seriously, trying to figure that one out.
We get fox-nonsense, CNN, BBC and the NPR News hour down here. fox is 24/7, and doesn’t even have ads. Instead, they run “fox-extra” during those commercial times, and have little interesting tidbits on health and beauty tips, etc. They don’t want to lose the lame-minded to another channel, or worse yet, let them get out of their chair and turn them off. It’s sad.
They are greeting and thanking their viewers in Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, etc during these times; as there are apparently veins of fox-nonsense infiltrating ALL the right wing factions and expats around the world.
This is really sad. I do watch fox at times, as I want to see just what the seditious bastards are up to; and it is honestly 24/7 Obama-bash, ACA-bash, athiest-bash, progressive-bash, MSNBC-bash propaganda…NON stop.
How depressing. I can only watch for a short time before I have to get up and wash my hands from the slime and hate they exude. Such a disgusting network. But then again, I think MSNBC has lost their way and are attempting to become the pole-opposite to fox. That only shows they are stooping to their depth. Sad. I had hoped for better.