In yet another Fox News segment purporting to fight the war on terror via talking points, Sean Hannity used the horrific attack in London near a military barracks as a pretext to attack President Obama. The excuse last night was Hannity’s hypothesis that, unlike British Prime Minister David Cameron, Obama would not have called the incident a terrorist attack. But Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin took it a step further by actually blaming liberals for the attack. Hannity, of course, didn’t utter a peep in objection.
Hannity said, “I did notice that the prime minister, David Cameron, did say that this was a terrorist attack. …Why do I doubt we would have said that in this country?”
As if that is a significant issue. But no premise is too flimsy for Malkin to start in with her special brand of hatriotism:
Well, I agree with you. I think it’s because political correctness in so many ways has been the handmaiden of Islamic terrorism not only in this country but in many PC countries around the world. …It’s barbaric, it’s evil, we need to call it what it is. And in large part, unfortunately, in British culture, among the progressives there, they’ve brought it on themselves in some ways because of lax deportation policies and an unwillingness to screen out and profile Islamic militants who are now doing this in a homegrown manor on British soil.
In fact, there's reason to doubt Malkin's assessment. The New York Times reported:
Britain has suffered more than any other country in Northern Europe from Islamic terrorist plots in recent years, and it has worked assiduously to prevent more. Security officials have said that at any given time they are tracking hundreds of young men in extremist networks.
But instead of challenging Malkin's outrageous and outrageously insensitive remark, Hannity gave it his tacit approval by asking, “Is it wrong in this country that we don’t recognize and call things what they are?”
Sadly, the liberal guest, Fox News contributor Leslie Marshall, first responded in typical Fox-Democrat fashion. Instead of immediately condemning Malkin’s comments as unacceptable, Marshall first tried to posit herself in Hannity’s and Malkin’s camp by saying she agrees that the Obama administration should have called Fort Hood a “terrorist attack.” But really, Marshall ought to know that that’s beside the point. And in doing so, she gave undeserved legitimacy to Malkin’s and Hannity’s criticisms.
However, Marshall did quickly redeem herself by saying, “What bothers me is that we really get into semantics.” Noting that what happened at both Fort Hood and in England was that lives were lost, she continued, “And Michelle, I really think that it’s terrible for anybody to say that any political group in Great Britain or here wrought murder upon ourselves.” Marshall went on to say that what matters is that murder was committed and that murderers “need to be punished accordingly.”
Although viciousness and contempt are Malkin’s stock in trade, her widdle feewings are vewy, vewy sensitive to anyone uttering anything less than half as antagonistic as what she dishes out. So as Marshall spoke, Malkin made her ugly faces and jeered, “You sound like Hillary Clinton.”
Then, after mocking Marshall by imitating Clinton, Malkin sneered, “It is not word games to call things what they are. The only people who play word games when it comes to identifying Islamic militant terrorism are you and your ilk.” Really winding herself up into a self-righteous lather of venom, Malkin spat, “The problem is that those kinds of PC policies, lax immigration policies, refusal to do Islamic militant profiling has – yes – led to dead bodies in America and around the world. The sooner we reckon with it, the safer we ‘ll be.”
Marshall responded by calling it “very interesting” that Malkin is proposing to run the United Kingdom instead of David Cameron. Marshall continued, “Unlike you just did with me and liberals, I will never take a paintbrush and make a broad sweeping generalization of a religion, a broad sweeping generalization of a political group or parties or entities.” She was talked over by Malkin and then interrupted by Hannity.
Memo to Marshall: If you don’t like broad, sweeping generalizations of political groups or religions, you might want to rethink your affiliation with Fox. Because broad, sweeping generalizations of liberals is kind of a specialty there.
But since Malkin thinks it’s so important to “call things what they are,” feel free to let her know what you think of her remarks. You can tweet her @MichelleMalkin. No reason to hold back, she wouldn’t want it!
3/23/19 update: Video available at Mediaite. Our original embed is no longer working.
In 500 words or less let us know why G.W. Bush allowed the 9/11 attacks on his watch.
And as for Hannity l bet he never called out the IRA when they were bombing us here in the UK in the 70s,80s&90s,ohl forgot they were white.
Just a guess, but — I think it has something to do with the fact that, no matter how many times she looks in the mirror, Ms. Maglalang will NEVER be the blonde, blue-eyed, white woman she imagines herself as . . .
@zaglossus: As an African American man, I’m going to exercise my right to bear arms at all times, because I feel threatened by the presence of Filipina anchor babies with loud voices, facial grimaces, and far-right political views . . . and believe I should be able to “stand my ground” against them.
And the UK’s being the subject of so much “Islamic terrorism” couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the way that country’s been the US lapdog with respect to so much misinformed involvement in the Middle East and Afghanistan, now could it? Or the fact that the UK was once the chief military and political power in so much of that region, including the time that allowed so much illegal Jewish settlement in Palestine, would have absolutely nothing to do with why so many Muslims might have a big hate-on for the UK either, now could it?
No. It’s all because of “political correctness”—that right-wing bogeyman that is so feared because it keeps people from being able to hate everyone openly and in a proper bigoted manner. And let’s face it, Ms Filipina Anchor Baby, that’s the ONLY reason you right-wingers loathe “political correctness”—because you no longer have the right to go on the airwaves and spout hate-filled epithets without repercussions. Of course, PC behavior actually benefits you, Ms Filipina Anchor Baby, because without it, you wouldn’t have a job because you’re too brown. It also benefits you because I can’t call you the many misogynistic terms that so accurately describe you and your vile, wretched maggot-infested excuse for a brain.
“Even Hannity for all of his issues, is not consistently sitting on the sheer levels of rage she seems to be trying to contain. On the other hand, as pointed out, Hannity never calls her on the hatefulness.”
Dear Kevin: That’s because Sean KKKlannity KNOWS DAMN WELL that the instant he calls out Michelle MalKKKin on her hatefulness, Jabba the Ailes will SHOW HIM THE DOOR IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS!
And Alex Jones says the Oklahoma tornadoes were the result of weather weaponry controlled by…….(You guessed it!): President Obama, aka the BLACK guy.
Michie is mum when it comes to Islam in the Philippines. Read this interesting gem.
The masses need to trace her family tree. It might contain a Muslim or two in the family.
NOTE TO MICHIE
You remind us of a Chihuahua. Short stature with a loud bark (our apologies to the Chihuahua).
The FOX attention to what happened in the UK reveals their increasing desperation at not getting a firm hold on anything that can stoke the fires of hatred for more than a few hours or days. Even the braindead will eventually have to stop and catch their breath. During which time, they may actually put their brains back in gear and start wondering about what they’re hearing on FOX.
Signed: Bemused (aka Polyanna)