Less than a week after Fox host Andrea Tantaros ridiculously fear mongered about Ebola-infected Africans going to witch doctors, Tantaros has come up with a new fear mongering pretext. This one is just as bogus as her last one: America is too broke to fight an outbreak.
You may recall that last week, Tantaros concluded that U.S. public health works will not be able to deal with Ebola because sick Africans might go to witch doctors instead of a hospital:
I don’t think we can trust them to give us the accurate information. …We are not equipped to handle this. …I’ll say it before. I’ll say it again: in these countries they do not believe in traditional medical care. So someone could get off a flight and seek treatment from a witch doctor who practices Santeria. This is a bigger fear. We’re hoping that they come to the hospitals in the U.S. They might not!
On today’s Outnumbered, the show’s “#OneLuckyGuy,” John Stossel was something of a voice of sanity as he said that there are far more important things to worry about:
The regular flu kills thousands and thousands of people. There’s so much other stuff: driving a car in the rain, promiscuous sex, drinking too much. There are real things to worry about. This distracts us from that.
However, as Stossel also shot down the “overhyped risk being pumped by news media like us,” he took a gratuitous sexist swipe at his co-hosts. He said the overhyping was being done by “especially you women who are more scared of Ebola than men.” He acknowledged, “I’m being really sexist here.” But it was met with a chorus of appreciative giggles, not objections, from the ladies. Even though it’s not just women overhyping the fear on Fox.
Tantaros – who once urged people to punch Obama supporters in the face – responded with her latest excuse to ignore public health experts and promote xenophobia and hatred for President Obama:
Why isn’t it better to be safe and not sorry? …This was a story in August and when the president said that it’s not gonna come here, he was in Martha’s Vineyard. A lot of the things that we are doing now, he should have done then. And look, I get it. Not everyone’s gonna contract Ebola. There’s no need for hysteria.
…It’s like the fence jumper. One fence jumper, OK. Five fence jumpers – what if five people at one hospital come contracted? You can shut down an entire hospital – and, by the way? We don’t have the money. I know that they think that we have so much money. This country is broke. It is broke. And I don’t think we’re prepared to handle this if it escalates beyond this in a way that they say that they are.
So rather than look for ways to increase our public health budget, Tantaros thinks barring West Africans from the country is the way to go. Maybe she got her medical know-how from the same place Donald Trump did. Maybe from a witch doctor.
And, by the way, Tantaros’ economics know-how is lacking, too. Rather than being broke, the federal government posted a $70.5 billion budget surplus in June. The deficit has dramatically shrunk since President Obama took office, too. Of course, nobody mentioned that on Outnumbered.
Watch Tantaros' latest nonsense below.
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The Tortoise is not the sharpest thorn on the rose. She is really stupid. If you run into this dumb broad quiz her. You will be shocked.