Here’s what we know so far: 1). Brad Stine is a hypocrite who wears his religion on his sleeve, yet has no problem attacking President Obama for “faking” his religion, in contravention of that whole “lest ye be judged” Bible thingamagig in Matthew; 2). For the Foxy friends at Fox and Friends there is no low where Stine can’t go, unlike Hank Wilson, Jr., another celebrity out of his depths. From wherever the (still to be determined) Fox “News” Producer produced ex-carny Stine, it’s obvious he is still championed (you don’t really think Kilmeade, Carlson or Doocy book the guests, do you?). I thought we’d never see him again after last week’s train wreck, when he bet President Obama $1000 that he would not declare Jesus Christ as his Savior on tee vee and then decided the president was “faking” his religion. Whatever producer, booking Stine as a regular pundit was a Machiavellian masterstroke. The Foxy Friends are able to outsource all those Right Wing Talking Points to Stine, who rants like a street-corner crazy, while their hands remain clean. What’s more: it’s done in that aw-shucks, good, clean, morning fun happy talk, which disguises the fact that they are table-setting the Fox “News” Talking Points for the day. However, this week Steve Doocy forgot to leave all the agit-prop to Stine (or was simply reading off his teleprompter like a good little Foxbot) because of the 169 seconds in this segment Doocy used 56 (28 to introduce Stine and another 28 seconds spouting Right Wing Talking Points). This left Stine with a scant of 1:13 to push the meme du jour: Hollywood leans left. Stop the presses.
Ostensibly the topic was “The secret connection between Hollywood and Washington,” which allowed Stine to attack Hollywood and President Obama non-stop, until Doocy read his lines:
SD: Exactly right. So that award show last night, I couldn’t tell if it was the Oscars or a DNC fundraiser because a lot of those same people are the people who have contributed heavily to the president in the past and will in the future. And I saw one interesting thing. Yannow, all the airplay that the president did—that riff on Al Green—everybody played it on the nightly news, but nobody mentioned that that was a fundraiser for 38 thousand eight hundred doll—uhh, 36 thousand dollars per ticket. Nobody mentioned that, just the singing part.
You’d think they would want to hide their bias. However Stine’s not done. What he says next is the biggest lie he’s ever told, considering how Doocy just slipped in all that Right Wing spin:
BS: […] They’re not good reporters. Frankly it’s not good journalism when they’re not reporting the facts. [If I didn’t know better, I’d say he was describing Fox “News.”] They do it every time, but yannow what? It’s something we have to deal with. We have to find another way in. [Bearing false witness in 3…2…1…] We have to find a group that allows the real truth to be revealed and sometimes it’s Fox and that’s why I am here, my friend. At least we get objective reporting. [Comment: Was it “objective reporting” when Doocy said the Oscars resembled a DNC fundraiser? Let the people decide, I’ve always said that. Sorry. You were saying, Stine?] Let the people decide, I’ve always said that. [Then we agree. Suddenly Stine realized he didn’t use all his prewritten material, so he lurched back to bashing Hollywood.] Plus they’re actors, fer crying out loud. I mean, think about it: They spend their life pretending to be somebody else. Okay? They call it acting. We call it schizophrenia. That’s all I’m gunna say.
If only. Watch after the jump:
Or what about Tom Selleck? I wasn’t aware that Selleck REALLY worked as a private investigator (Magnum PI) or was a real ophthalmologist (Friends) or lived with a couple of other men and raised a daughter (Three Men and a Baby).
Now, I’ll grant that some conservative-leaning actors probably ARE a bit “schizophrenic” (Stephen Baldwin, Chuck Norris, Jon Voight) but Stine really needs to inform us of when and where he earned his degree in psychiatry or psychology (schizophrenia is a mental illness that can ONLY be diagnosed by a legitimate medical practitioner—the last three words least likely to apply to Stine).