We’ve got five outrageous Fox News quotes for you to consider for our Outrageous Fox Quote of the Week poll this week. The topics include the 9/11 anniversary, black athlete protests, birtherism, voter I.D. laws and the explosion in New York this weekend. Check them out and cast your vote!
This week’s nominees are:
Eric Shawn, giving a gratuitous shout-out to Donald Trump during supposedly objective coverage of the explosion in New York City.
“Earlier this evening, you’ve got Donald Trump way before authorities came out, he called it a bomb.
I mean, Trump comes out and says it’s a bomb and lo and behold, guess what? It turns out it’s some type of device on the street of New York.”
Ainsley Earhardt, on the anniversary of 9/11:
“We should all be in church today praying for this country.”
Bill O’Reilly, complaining about black athletes, such as Colin Kaepernick, making civil rights protests during games:
“The kids are getting involved with this now so it’s gonna have to stop, I believe, and we’ll see.”
Bill O’Reilly, defending voter I.D. laws
“There never has been [evidence of disenfranchisement]. All of the states that say […] you have to show an I.D. and people say, 'Oh, no. You can’t do that. Oh, no, no, no. Then African Americans won’t —' I’m saying to myself every African American I know has an I.D. And not only that, the states that want that will send you an I.D., they’ll come to your house with the I.D. and ice cream. They’ll give you ice cream with the I.D.”
Mike Huckabee, excusing Donald Trump’s birtherism and trying to blame the Clintons, instead:
“But let’s keep in mind, at that time, Donald Trump was not a politician, he was not a political candidate. Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, they both were.”
Cast your vote below. The poll will remain open until Saturday, just before midnight.
The bomb thing is a nothing burger as well, though I originally jumped to a similar conclusion given uneven coverage on CNN. If you listen to Hillary’s full statement which is being hailed as more measured [and is in other respects], she referred to a bomb going off as well. Sure, Fox boasting over Donald ‘Nostradamus’ Trump shouting “bomb” in an election race is silly but so is some of the cable chatter that HIllary didn’t. I’d be a hypocrite to wag a finger at Fox’s propaganda while ignoring CNN’s.
For me, it’s a toss-up between O’Reilly and Huckabee. It’s a choice between O’Reilly’s shocking idiocy compounded by massive [willful] ignorance versus Huckabee’s bold-faced hypocrisy. Both are whitewashing bigotry. Since Huckabee is only a talking head guest, I’ll go for the ‘Harvard trained journalist’ filling a ‘no spin’ host chair.
Yeah, sure we should.
So we can be more like the religion warriors at Fox?
I wonder, do the prayers of non-whites have the same weight as the prayers of whites?