It looks like Fox News may have insulted France more than President Obama’s decision not to attend the unity rally last weekend.
First, this week, we had British Prime Minister David Cameron calling Fox’s terrorism expert “a complete idiot” for his allegation that the city of Birmingham has gone “totally Muslim.” Now, a French TV show has demolished Fox & Friends’ “expert” who said that the no go zones in France reminded him of Iraq and Afghanistan.
France’s “Le Petit Journal” called host Elisabeth Hasselbeck and her guest, Nolan Peterson, “Barbie and Ken” and "Fox News clowns." The show also sent reporters – in protective helmets – to go investigate those no go zones with man-on-the-street type interviews.
People were asked such questions as whether they had seen anyone in Osama Bin Laden t-shirts – which Peterson said he had seen – but the answer was no.
Several people were asked if the neighborhoods reminded them of Iraq or Afghanistan. The looks were priceless.
You’re on a roll, Fox!
(H/T Raw Story)
2019 update: Video available here.
The global world learns Fox “News” spread lies. We give credit to Europeans for calling them to the carpet.
We recommend posting this video and PM Cameron’s to all conservative websites. Let them see for themselves that Fox “News” lies.
Our favorite comment is when the host called them “Fox News clowns.” They are clowns, including the senior executives and producers.
I went and looked it up. There are no “no-go” zones in France. That’s just made up. There are 571 (or whatever number it is) that have been designated “sensitive areas,” or words to that effect— which are like “enterprise zones” in American cities, for God’s sake! They’re low-income economically struggling areas where the French government is trying to improve things with tax breaks and the like. And yes, many (but not all) of them have a large Muslim population because they’re the least economically advantaged population in the country.
I first heard this on Hannity from some a***hole who was a “Jihad Watch” guest, which is a hate group, basically. But this whole lie quickly became an article of faith on Fox— er, that is until Hollande used the magic words “radical Islam,” and now apparently all has been forgiven.