Our old “friend,” Donald Trump, won himself yet another place of dishonor last week when his smear of Haitian immigrants won last week’s Outrageous Fox Quote of the Week poll. Who will win this week’s poll: Rep. Steve Scalise, Bill Hemmer, Jesse Watters or Tucker Carlson?
You can read TFG’s post, his competition and the full poll results here.
This week’s contenders are:
Steve Scalise, refusing to acknowledge whether or not Joe Biden is the legitimate president:
CHRIS WALLACE: So, you think the election was stolen?
SCALISE: What I said is there are states that didn’t follow their legislatively-set rules. That’s what the United States Constitution says, and I think there are a lot of people that want us to get back to what the Constitution says we should be doing, not just with elections, with a lot of other things too, and then there are some people that want to just ignore what the Constitution says and do their own thing.
Bill Hemmer, introducing a video in which Republican operatives in Virginia, complaining about critical race theory, were presented merely as "concerned parents":
Tempers flaring, Fairfax County, Virginia, parents pushing back against efforts to keep them silent, defending the right to speak out about what is taught in their kids’ schools.
Jesse Watters, defending a pilot who refused to get vaccinated with a falsehood:
[M]any of these [COVID] vaccines, they include fetal tissue from the unborn.
Tucker Carlson, upon being asked to explain Fox’s COVID vaccine policy after he claimed it’s not stricter than President Biden’s (it is):
I’m not qualified to speak for the company on this because I don’t run the company and I’m not, you know, I’m just an employee of the company.
Cast your vote below. The poll will remain open until the evening of October 25.
May the worst quote win!
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It’s really time for voters throughout the world to reject the flashy candidates who run on anger and hatred. The recent municipal elections in Italy have given me a lot of hope: after years of electing the likes of Berlusconi (our own, sort of watered down version of Trump, elected not once but four times: oh the shame!), the new crop of mayors and council members may appear to be a bit colourless, but they were elected on the basis of issues not fake news and emotions. Attempts by our own RWingers to rile up the base fell somewhat flat. Now comes the hard part and I’m pleased to note that the new mayors/councils have healthy majorities for getting things done. A revolution in our politics: Hudathotitpossible?
I do see your point about Hemmer – unlike unhinged hotheads like Carlson, Pirro and the Ingraham thing, his polished presentation and boyish looks make the poison he is pouring into the willing dupes’ ears so much more insidious. The evil of Fox ‘News’ has many faces.
However, ever anxious to help the underdog, my vote went to Billy Hemmer on the grounds that an omission is still a lie. Tucker’s omissions are more serious, of course, but it’s time to give the little liars a chance at the spotlight.
This is not a threat, but if asked, I would make an exception to my lifelong opposition to the death penalty. 700,000 souls cannot be swept under the carpet.