The Donald Trump cheerleaders on Fox News seem to be getting more outrageous every day. But maybe they have to if they want to defend a candidate like Trump. Check out this week’s crop of nominations for Outrageous Fox Quote of the Week and figure out which one is the most outrageous. If you can.
And the nominees are:
Trump’s honorary NY Co-chair, Carl Paladino, smearing Gold Star Father Khizr Khan:
“If a man chooses to advocate against Mr. Trump on his whole Islamist thing… obviously, he’s in league with them [terrorists] if he’s advocating for them.”
Sean Hannity, attacking CNN’s Brian Stelter after he called out Hannity’s irresponsible, unprofessional and unethical smears of Hillary Clinton’s health and his “unpatriotic” promotion of Donald Trump’s “rigged election” conspiracy theory.
“It’s sort of like this little pipsqueak, Brian the stenographer for Jeff Zucker—unreliable Media Matters sources, over at CNN—you know, lecturing me because I raised a question about Hillary’s health, how dare I question that? Or how dare I point out that it’s a little odd to me that 59 districts in Pennsylvania in 2012, not one vote for Romney. 59 districts, I’m sorry, but that seems odd to me.”
Donald Trump doubling down on his African American outreach:
“The unemployment rates, everything is bad. No health care, no education, no anything. No anything and poverty is unbelievable. And then I said, ‘Hey, wait a minute. Vote for me, what do you have to lose? I can’t do worse.’”
Rudy Giuliani, “backing up” his accusation that there are “several signs of illness” in Hillary Clinton:
“So, go online and put down Hillary Clinton illness, take a look at the videos for yourself."
Heather Mac Donald, distorting Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s support for Black Lives Matter and depicting it as undermining civilization.
“We shouldn’t be surprised when you have the president of The United States and the leading Democratic contender for that office constantly telling blacks that they are being preyed upon out of the most vicious racism by the cops. We shouldn’t be surprised we have outbreaks, assassinations of officers and outbreaks against the very foundation of a civilized society, which is people’s livelihoods, property and lives.”
Trish Regan, discussing problems in the inner cities:
“How do you solve it when a woman may prefer to be married to Uncle Sam than married to the father of her child because it’s easier, less headache and you get a pay check every week in the form of welfare?”
Cast your vote below! Voting will remain open until just before midnight, on August 27.
“I’m a journalist who interviews people who I disagree with all the time.”
— Sean Hannity, 2008
“I never claimed to be a journalist.”
— Sean Hannity, 2016
Sean’s Trump cheerleading is so shrill WaPo is writing articles like “Sean Hannity, Trump’s spin ‘Doctor’” about it. I read elsewhere speculation he’s trying out for a post-election job with Trump now that an Ailes-less Fox News is souring on him. Whatever.
Sean’s overall partisanship deserves my vote today regardless if his quote is absolutely the most outrageous. Today is a coin flipper selection anyhow.