Is there anything more hypocritical and disingenuous than Fox News talking heads whining about other people not loving America? Is there an hour that goes by on Fox without laying hate on Democrats, liberals, President Obama, the media, any combination thereof and/or others? I don’t think so. That’s bad enough. But Fox’ Ralph Peters can’t seem to go on the air without longing to see someone killed, whether it’s Edward Snowden, a U.S soldier captured by the Taliban (whom Peters suspected of deserting his unit), or war journalists. Yet Bill O’Reilly – putting aside temporarily his race baiting against African Americans - listened to Peters blame America and President Obama for making Bradley Manning hate America enough to leak thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks and only expressed a doubt as to whether or not Obama really hates America, too.
“America loving” Peters said:
Our culture, our education system, Hollywood, even talk shows have created this idea that our government is bad. Look at what kids learn or don’t learn in school. They learn about Hiroshima and Nagasaki, not about the Bataan death march. They learn about the evils of slavery, but not that hundreds of thousands of Americans died to end slavery. And the picture they get from K through 12 through grad school is that America’s somehow bad. I mean, clearly, Ed Snowden had that idea. Clearly Brad Manning figured, ‘Oh, America’s somehow evil.’ And we keep bombarding our children with the idea that our country’s not the greatest in the world but among the worst.
…President Obama still hasn’t figured it out. So how can you expect Bradley Manning to figure it out?
O’Reilly, kinda, sorta disagreeing, said about Obama “He comes at it, Obama, from, ‘Look, here’s the problem… and here’s how I want to solve it.' And his solutions, I think, are worsening our condition. But I don’t think he comes at it like, 'America’s a bad nation.'” But then, either because he didn’t want to alienate his America-loving viewers or because he genuinely wasn’t sure, O’Reilly added, “But I could be wrong on that.”
Billdo accused others of being “disrespectful” toward Pres. Bush, but clearly has a tolerance for disrespecting this President.
Some people say it’s because Pres. Obama is a Democrat, others say it’s because he’s black. I agree with both.
You would think that someone who claims that he’s an independent wouldn’t be so obvious that he’s not. He’s not exactly the Laurence Olivier of pundits when it comes to putting on an act.
Ergo, American foreign policy can be summed up in these words: “It’s OK to be a dictator, as long as you’re OUR dictator”