Who knew Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson is an expert on terrorism and Islam? Well, at least to Sean Hannity he is. Robertson’s solution? More Jesus!
Robertson’s own bio says nothing about any expertise in terrorism, national security or Islam. But that’s no barrier for Fox News! This is, after all, the network that regularly consults Steve Emerson, whom British Prime Minister David Cameron just called “a complete idiot.” Fox also just promoted Nolan Peterson’s completely debunked claim that France’s “no go zones” are like Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hannity introduced Robertson's segment by suggesting that he is more credible on the subject of terrorism than President Obama: “So in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in France last week, is the world starting to wake up and realize the threat posed by radical Islamists? Certainly the administration still refuses to tell it like it is. Here with reaction, the patriarch of Duck Dynasty and the Duck Dynasty family, Phil Robertson.”
In the Kafkaesque world of Fox News, fighting terrorism seems to come down to what you call it. Hannity’s first “question” to Robertson was, “We have a president that can’t even utter the words ‘radical Islam.’ …It seems everybody’s walking around eggshells dealing with radical Islam. Why do you think that is?”
Robertson’s answer? “No Jesus.” Which means that Robertson thinks that atheists are akin to terrorists. And by “atheists,” Robertson apparently lumps Hollywood, Duke University and the Obama administration:
The Islamists, the terrorists, and this political correctism – atheism, basically. No Jesus with Hitler, Shintoists or communisms. Then this latest crop pops their head up. It’s just an ideology under the guise of a religion. …There’s no Jesus with them either. …And this political correctism, …the crowd that rose up that now fills the White House and Hollywood, the entertainment business, all of our institutions like Duke University… There’s no Jesus there.
…I’m sticking with Jesus, myself, man.
Nobody brought up where Jews fit into the picture. Instead, Hannity tried to steer Robertson toward more explicitly smearing Obama as anti-Christian: “But the point is, this seems like everybody’s walking on eggshells. The president won’t say ‘radical Islam.’ France? They tried to appease the Islamists in their midst, the Muslims. They let them separate. They let them have their ‘no go zones.’ They let them have their own neighborhoods.’”
But Hannity suggested that that’s what Duke University was trying to do by initiating a Muslim call to prayer (now rescinded). “Why would you do that?” Hannity “asked.”
”We’ve already lost Jesus as a nation, Sean. We’ve lost him,” Robertson said. “…We’ve walled him out of our schools, we’ve walled him out of our government, we just walled him off. …That’s why we have trouble, we’re having trouble labeling who we’re fighting over there because there’s no moral compass. There’s no Godliness here any more.”
Hannity pretended to be a friend of gays and lesbians – by using them to bash Muslims for killing them. Apparently, Hannity either forgot or didn’t care (or both) that he was talking to a homophobe who believes that gays deserve eternal damnation.
But Robertson showed his godliness by saying that gays will be fine if they just repent their sins and “be saved” and “then all you have to do is love God and love your neighbor.”
Robertson went on to say that our country was founded on Christianity “and that’s why we let other people of other faiths come in here.” I suspect Native Americans have a different view. And, by the way, don’t they live in their own “zones,” too?
But Hannity said admiringly, “I think you’re a pastor at heart. You have pastor all over you.”
Watch it below from last night’s Hannity.
Gee, Phil, I’m not sure about the other two, but the guy below sure seems to be one of your people.
Or maybe you’re one of his?
“What we have to fight for is the necessary security for the existence and increase of our race and people, the subsistence of its children and the maintenance of our racial stock unmixed, the freedom and independence of the Fatherland; so that our people may be enabled to fulfill the mission assigned to it by the Creator.”
- Adolf Hitler
Gosh, it’s awfully swell of those nice Christians to “let” us heathens live here.