Fox never came right out and said President Obama is to blame for the terrorist attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis, Tunisia today but by juxtaposing the subject with criticism of Obama, it was certainly implied.
Fox host Martha MacCallum, supposedly one of Fox’s “objective news” hosts, couldn’t have been more helpful in turning the Tunisia attack into an Obama bash. She said in her introduction, “Critics continue to raise concerns about President Obama’s lack of strategy in this fight and former Vice President Dick Cheney laid into it in a big way as we’re gonna show you in just a moment.”
As if Obama had anything to do with the purported subject of the discussion, “Why Tunisia is a ‘key target’ for terror attacks.”
Peters spent a few moments explaining that Tunisia is a “key target” for ISIS because, according to him, Tunisia “has actually been a success story” from the Arab Spring. “Their democracy kinda, sorta works,” Peters said. “Islamic State and others cannot tolerate that.”
But before long, he was smearing Obama. “These are barbarians to whom Marie Harf wants to give jobs,” Peters sneered. That’s quite a distortion of what Harf said about an economic component to combatting terrorism. But MacCaullum didn’t point that out. She murmured supportively instead.
Then she posted Cheney’s anti-Obama quote with the obvious intention of soliciting more Obama attacks from Peters:
[T]here’s been a basic fundamental belief since the end of World War II that United States leadership in the world produces a far more peaceful, less hostile world and greater prosperity… It’s going to take a lot to rebuild the damage that has been done over the past few years, because we’ve actively conveyed to the world the notion - this president has - that we no longer believe that.”
“What do you think about that, Ralph?” MacCallum “asked” about the quote.
That was all the encouragement Peters needed:
PETERS: I think that’s essentially right. …There’s no question that President Obama has done tremendous damage and he’s done it for a variety of reasons. …One, because he’s been in a left-wing milieus all his life, I believe his worldview is farther to the left than even President Obama himself consciously realizes.
Secondly, like a good little leftist, he never studied history. ...If you do not know history, you are prey to the leftwing dogma that America is bad. And all you hear is, ‘Ooh, slavery. Ooh, we dropped atom bombs. Ooh, Vietnam. Ooh, we support those Israeli imperialists.’ And I think that’s really Obama’s worldview, that America has done more harm than good.
It’s hard to beat Peters for hating on America. But, of course, MacCallum didn’t note it. Instead, she murmured supportively again as Peters continued.
PETERS: “Jimmy Carter grew in office. This president hasn’t and it is costing us very dearly. …We’re no longer regarded as a really dependable ally, as a force. We’re not regarded as courageous. …We have to be trusted by our allies. And we have to be feared by our enemies. And if we are not feared by our enemies, you get the world that Obama has created.
Further suggesting that Obama was somehow responsible for what happened in Tunisia, MacCallum closed by saying, “And as you say and as the former vice president says, that influence is not felt any more and that creates a real vacuum. Ralph Peters thank you very much.” She sounded very appreciative.
Fox loved Peters’ comments so much, they were highlighted online on Fox News Insider.
Watch it below, from today's America's Newsroom.
And again, we have to listen to DICK CHENEY as an expert?! He’s an expert on fucking things up – and profiting handsomely in the process.