No sooner had the news broken that ISIS had beheaded British aid worker David Haines than Fox was ready to blame President Obama for it.
At 9 PM ET, Jeanine Pirro opened her show with the announcement that President Obama had just released a statement about Haines’ death. 16 minutes later, Fox’s “neutral” military analyst (and seething Obama hater) Bill Cowan was called up for Fox News duty. Sure enough, he was armed with ammunition to use the awful incident against President Obama.
Pirro asked Cowan for his reaction - and he got right to it:
Well, judge, this was a kind of in your face to our president and an in your face to (British prime minister) David Cameron. I don’t think the president said anything the other night that scared ISIS in the least. They want to stand up and show us that. I don’t think the president said anything that made any of our potential coalition partners feel that confident about how much we’re in the game.
Later, Cowan said, “It takes time to put a coalition together. It takes time to get the Iraqi security forces re-equipped and re-prepared to go back to battle. It takes time to get the Syrian opposition together. We don’t know how much time all of this is going to take. But we do know one thing. While it’s taking time, ISIS continues to consolidate and recruit by the thousands. It just makes our problem worse.
The other guest, Oubai Shahbandar piled on by fear mongering: “You let ISIS consolidate, they’re going to be here in New York.”
It turns out Shahbandar has quite a colorful background. It includes accusations of forgery, email threats, plagiarism from neo-Nazis and more. But he’s also a neo-con Muslim. So he was introduced merely as a senior advisor to the Syrian Opposition Coalition.
“How many more people have to be beheaded before the message is loud and clear. …We can’t delay. Air strikes must happen.” Shahbandar said. Dick Cheney would be so proud.
Pirro went back to Cowan, asking if ISIS has an Achilles heel. No, Cowan doesn’t think so at this point. Then it was back to Obama bashing and a suggestion that that, too, is Obama's fault:
The president should have announced the other night the immediate commencement of devastating, relentless airstrikes on every known or suspected ISIS target in Iraq or Syria. And that would have at least got us off on a path where we could start seeing other things fall together and maybe make a dent on ISIS but we’re not. We’re just a few strikes here, a few strikes there. Zero impact on the big picture.
But Pirro wanted more Obama bashing. “Colonel, does that surprise you?” she "asked."
No, of course, it didn’t. “He just doesn’t want to be a man of action,” Cowan said.
Watch the politicization of a tragedy and a national security threat below, from tonight’s Justice with Judge Jeanine
I think you just made the comment of the week!
I realize I don’t watch FoxNoise (that’s why I rely on NewsHounds—to do the watching for me) so I don’t know if the network has covered any of the “dress code” stories being imposed on female students but, given the level of attire so many of the FoxNoise females* wear, I’m guessing they don’t. It would be kind of difficult to harangue about how teenage girls being surprised at being punished for not adhering to a school’s dress code policy when the female FoxNoise talking head wouldn’t pass that same dress code policy. I mean, girls are told they can’t wear this or that because “they’re distractions to the male students” but why else do the FoxNoise females select their wardrobe if NOT to distract their male viewers?
FOR EVERY ACTION, THERE IS A REACTION!
In the same way, when you push any group of people around long enough, SOONER OR LATER THEY WILL PUSH BACK!
Saudi Arabia beheadings
Won’t hear this on Fox “News.” Can’t upset the Saudi His Royal Headache, who is part-owner of the parent company of Fox “News” Channel.
Who is really funding Isis?
You will hear crickets from I Dream of Jeanine. Don’t want His Royal Headache to complain to his close buddy, Ruthless Rupy.
“The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), now threatening Baghdad, was funded for years by wealthy donors in Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, three U.S. allies that have dual agendas in the war on terror.”
Saudi Arabia? Did they say, Saudi Arabia? We didn’t hear this on Fox “News” Channel. Ruthless Rupy does business with a man from Saudi Arabia.
A good topic for the masses to discuss on national and local talk radio on Monday and Tuesday. Since the Fox “News” cafeteria Catholics are too afraid to bring up Saudi Arabia’s connections to ISIS, the masses will. Name names.