Just when you think Fox can’t get any more vile in its pro-Trump bias, D-list celebrity and Trump supporter Scott Baio hit a new low.
Last month, Baio said on Fox Business’ Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton, that President Obama, is either "a Muslim sympathizer or he’s a Muslim." Instead of banning him, host Bolton now wanted Baio's opinion on the Democratic National Convention.
Bolton began the discussion with a clip of Lena Dunham joking at the DNC that, “According to Donald Trump, my body is probably, like, a 2.” America Ferrera added, “According to Donald Trump, I’m probably a rapist.”
Bolton sneered, “Hollywood actors Lena Dunham and America Ferrera took shots at Donald Trump last night. So they reflected what they assume he thinks of them.” Then Bolton asked Baio, “What was your impression?”
Baio responded with his nasty comment about Chelsea Clinton and her father, former president Bill Clinton:
BAIO: Going on those comments. They’re going after Donald Trump. I’m wondering if anybody backstage or on stage actually went up to Chelsea Clinton and said, “Hey, how do you feel, being a young woman, how do you feel that your dad was accused of rape and how do you feel that he had many, many, many affairs behind your mother’s back?”
Bolton did not push back. Instead, she noted that people felt uncomfortable with the start of Bill Clinton’s speech.
Baio doubled down on his nastiness:
BAIO: It’s so easy for the media to ask Ivanka Trump about her dad, who’s never been accused of anything like that. But nobody asks Chelsea Clinton about all the allegations about her dad. I find that so interesting and so hypocritical.
Actually, that’s not true. Alternet recently reported, “A Third Woman Alleges She Was Sexually Assaulted By Donald Trump.” Also, Trump’s first marriage broke up because of his extramarital affair.
Bolton did not correct the record. Instead, she gave Baio an invite back on her show.
BOLTON: Well, Scott when you’re in New York, you’ll sit beside me. I like what you said about being American does not equal getting free stuff. That was fantastic and we thank you for delivering that line. It is an important one. Especially for younger people to hear.
Watch the bias below, from the July 27 Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton.
“I will withhold my opinion until I hear from that other Fux Noise expert commentator and professional underwear model Antonio Sabato.”
That cracked me up.
Fox has real, paid, actors on Faux News to sow the over used hyperbole that can just as easily, if not more so, be asked of the orangutan they nominated for the GOPs candidate for President!
Maybe Baio should be trying to clear the taint from his own party before trying to play the big shot?!
As pointed out below, his type of questioning should also be asked of the ‘entertainers’ and former CEO of the network he’s appearing on, as Alies, the Fox News “talent” and Trump, have many sordid issues beleaguering their past relationships with the opposite sex.
Glass houses Chachi! Glass houses!
“The Definitive Guide To Every Hillary Clinton Conspiracy Theory (So Far)”
In hindsight, #DemsInPhilly missed a grand opportunity to mock this Clinton conspiracy nonsense. Get some of their Hollywood comedic pals to do an SNL style skit. They could mock The Donald as dreaming about all the crackpot right-wing Clinton conspiracies of the past.
Some to consider:
- Lets start with [my personal favorite] the Hillary White House Condom Christmas Tree.
- How about Hillary majoring in Lesbianism at Wellesley [and start a new one Chelsea is the love child of Bill and a space alien from Area 51].
- Then there’s the Clintons used the Arkansas governor’s mansion as a drug drop [and maybe even a meth lab? – why not?].
- That clever Hillary ran her own secret [well, to all except right-wingers who are astute enough to spot black helicopters] black ops police force?
- Oh, speaking of black helicopters, Fox News contributor K. T. McFarland is linked to a conspiracy involving Hillary, her house, and black helicopter surveillance.
- K. T, et al have a right to be nervous since Hillary has murdered more people than the Mafia.
And those are the more rational conspiracies. Did you know before secret Muslim Obama plotted to hand over America to his brothers in ISIS the Clintons were behind a secret plot to overthrow America and turn it Communist? Yep, that was actually a thing.
I could go on but just read Mother Jones. Does one laugh or cry? Because stupid people voting for Trump are being fed some of this conspiracy bulls—t and obviously believe it.
Take the story that Hillary Clinton was fired from the legal staff of the House Oversight Committee on Watergate, investigating the malfeasances of the Nixon Administration. This is a right-wing trope we’ve heard for years, and it’s based on contradictory claims made by Jerry Zeifman, who was the Chief Counsel. The problem is that Zeifman’s statements not only contradict themselves but have been debunked by other people on the same committee. They note that Zeifman did not fire Clinton, that she didn’t do anything along the lines of the criminality he has alleged, and that even if he’d wanted to fire her, he couldn’t have done so. Further, it’s noted that Zeifman has stated issues with pretty much everyone else he worked with on that committee and people being asked about his reliability tend to say that he doesn’t have it. (Basically, his book and accounts of what happened add up to sour grapes by him more than anything else.) But this story gets repeated ad nauseum by right wingers all over the place, as recently as yesterday by Rush Limbaugh. And in the last few months, we’re even starting to see left wing supporters of Bernie Sanders citing this as an example of her supposed untrustworthiness, etc.
And that’s the problem – the lies get to the point that even left-wingers think they’re true. Which points to the importance of a site like this – to keep calling them out on this stuff. I swear that it’s like playing “Whack-a-Mole”, but if we don’t keep doing it, these lies will continue to be resurrected.
FBN is ‘fair and balanced’ just like their parent propaganda factory so I’m sure Richard missed Deirdre’s question about that. 😉
The phonies at Fox News aren’t even trying anymore. Even the droolers who watch nothing but have to be shaking their heads in disbelief.
When Fonzie jumped over a shark on water skis, that inspired the phrase. But Happy Days had jumped the shark long before that. Happy Days jumped the shark when they hired a young actor named Scott Baio to play Chachi. A character that did not belong in the 1950s upper Midwest universe. He had long hair and an attitude that was unreconizeable for that time period. But it did fit for southern California in the mid 70s. His character was awful. Way too smarmy. Not funny.
So someone should walk up to Scott Baio and ask him," So, how does it feel to be the bad actor that killed Happy Days? ".