Boy, oh, boy, the new year certainly seemed to bring out the outrageousness on Fox News! This week, we’ve got a “stellar” lineup for our readers to consider. As you might expect, this week's selection includes some crazy talk about the Chris Christie scandal, but we’ve also got attacks on our social safety nets, an emphatic thumbs up for income inequality (yes, you read that right) and a ridiculous suggestion that Obama hates nuns. Plus a doozy from none other than Roger Ailes! And that's not all...
I think we can all agree that each one of these quotes is outrageous. But which one is THE MOST outrageous? The choice is up to you, dear readers!
Tucker Carlson, offering this “fair and balanced” comment about the Obama administration’s requirement that groups affiliated with a religious organization sign a form certifying that they are entitled to a religious exemption from ObamaCare's contraception mandate: ”(T)here is a new development in the White House battle against nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor. The White House, having failed to tame Al-Qaeda or get Syria under control, the White House has a new enemy.”
Ann Coulter: “(U)nfortunately for liberals, there is no racism in America. There is more cholera in America than there is racism. But they have to invent it.”
Charles Payne, arguing in favor of cutting social safety nets to liberal Tamara Holder: “I don’t know why you think helping someone, people who were born and dying on food stamps. I don’t know why you think that’s admirable. And yes… a lot of people are lazy and a lot of people are becoming lazier and we’re not doing people a favor, by the way.
Roger Ailes, looking to do for history what he has done for news: “I would like News Corp to form a history channel and let Bill (O’Reilly) work with me. I’d run it for him because I’d like history done correctly for a change. They’re not teaching the kids the real stuff.”
Katie Pavlich, smearing the Obama administration’s nominee to head up the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division by deliberately suggesting his legal representation of Mumia Abu-Jamal means he’s pro cop-killers: “The fact is now that we have a president who has nominated a cop-killer advocate to head up the Civil Rights Department in the Department of Justice …and that is something that should be taken very seriously.”
Elisabeth Hasselbeck gushing over Chris Christie’s handling of the George Washington Bridgegate scandal: “It’s sad, in some ways, to think of this as refreshing and different, right? That someone would come forward and actually be accountable and show true leadership. The good news is, in the minds of many, is that this could sort of clear the way for him moving into 2016.”
Bill O’Reilly, discussing the New York Times’ coverage of the Chris Christie scandal: “That paper is basically running the Democratic Party – the New York Times.”
Geraldo Rivera: “We love Chris Christie. I voted for him twice. He’s the Tony Soprano of politics in the good way. It’s like having the Mafia guy on your side. …I don’t mean to imply that he’s a gangster. But he’s a tough guy, he’s a no-nonsense guy. You want a Republican like him to fight against the squishy liberals.”
Jonathan Hoenig: “Income inequality isn’t a problem, it’s actually a virtue.”
But then I read Ann Coulter’s entry in “most outrageous” and thought I would go with her.
Then I read through all the others and my head was spinning from all the dishonesty. I went back through looking for “hanging chads” to help eliminate the pretenders and ended up going all the way back to Coulters dumb, outrageous, and intentionally provocative statement.
This is tough when all the straws are extremely short!
There will be enough scandalous gems to last all year long.
We choose Nixon Trainee Ailes because he is an over-the-hill clown who should have retired to an abandoned island years ago.
Coming down the pipe
1. Discontent at Fox “News.”
2. Biggest scandal leads to an arrest.
3. The Foxies are offended.
4. A Fox in the hen house.
Honorable mention to Ailes. I’d love to see O’Loofah’s version of Amer Hist he would teach to the youth.
This stuff reminds me of the North Korean actors who were obviously over the top “in their grief” over the death of Kim Jong Il. It’s laughable.
So don’t be pointing fingers at other media outlets, BOR, unless you plan on honestly evaluating your own network’s agenda and your position as a willing cog on the GOP machine. Yeah, I know – like that’s ever going to happen. LOL!