Alan Dershowitz’s claim that “nobody should regard” Donald Trump “as having been impeached” was the winner of our last Outrageous Fox Quote of the Week poll. You can view the full results here. But make sure to check out and vote in this week’s poll, right after the jump.
This week’s nominees are:
Steve Doocy, defending Trump’s Super Bowl congratulations to Kansas for the Chiefs win when the team is from Kansas City, Missouri:
Kansas City is in Kansas, and it is also in Missouri. It's like the difference between the New York Giants, I mean the Giants are -- people call them the New York Giants, but they're in New Jersey.
I mean, patriotism is back. People weren't kneeling at the Super Bowl yesterday, right?
Martha MacCallum, after Donald Trump was caught on video disrespecting the national anthem during the Super Bowl:
[Y]ou’re talking about a slice of video which might have been, you know, an awkward moment. I’m gonna chalk it up to that because I’ve always seen the president standing with his heart over his, with his hand over his heart when the anthem is played. So, I think any one of us, you know, one moment of, second of video that’s a little bit distant is pretty hard to use as a broad sweep of someone’s character and patriotism.
Tucker Carlson, on Romney’s vote to convict Trump:
A lone Republican, as you may have read, defected and joined the Democrats.
That senator shall go unnamed on this show, on the grounds that silly moral preening should not be rewarded with the publicity it is designed to garner.
Charles Payne, on Nancy Pelosi ripping up Trump’s State of the Union speech:
Many say that when Speaker Pelosi ripped that speech, she was actually ripping [the honorees] and ripping their achievements as well.
Tom Shillue, suggesting that Pelosi ripping up Trump’s speech was worse than his “grab ‘em by the p***y” video:
Has he ever done anything in the ballpark of ripping up a speech like that on TV? I'm trying to think of the worst thing Trump has ever done, including that tape of him from NBC. What has he done that is lacking in decorum more than that?
Jeanine Pirro, rhetorically addressing Romney:
You really are stupid.
Mitt, you’re full of it.
You simply despise Donald Trump. Your jealousy of this man is a constant rage burning within you because you can never rise to the heights that he has. Because guys like you fold like wusses. And you don’t have any selflessness or the ability to think about others as Donald Trump has thought about making America first. And, by the way, you’re an embarrassment.
I have an idea. You need to be removed from office. How about you get the hell out of the United States Senate?
Cast your vote below, the poll will remain open until 11:59 PM ET, February 16, 2020.
May the worst quote win!
Martha as the undeserving and hence deserving of some stroking. Next time perhaps.
And I do find it most ironic to note that so many of the loudest voices of hatred are eager to be perceived as devout, even pious. The sort of hatred and intolerance broadcast daily on Fox(not)News belies any such claim.
In response to a comment on a previous thread:
Yes, Fox(not)News is available by satellite throughout the world but most of the viewers are anglophones in hotels who need their daily dose of hatred and fake news. The Sky channel in Italy cannot air such rabid hatred because we have laws against hate-speech (at least on the books). Fake news is available on Berlusconi’s Mediaset network but it has been losing ground. It’s main contribution to the boob-tube industry is a plethora of low-bar quiz shows and lots of scantily-dressed ladies during prime time. Mysteriously or not, the gents are fully dressed (coat and tie) and not particularly handsome. Perfectly T-wordian.
- ‘little’ as in small, shrunken, shrivelled…