The only thing more disturbing than Ted Nugent "joking" about going “varmint hunting today in downtown New York" was the appreciative laughter from the Fox News cohosts.
During a visit to the Fox & Friends Curvy Couch this morning, Nugent and his wife answered softball questions from diner customers in Michigan.
The first question was, “When’s your next hunting trip?”
Nugent replied, “I’m varmint hunting today in downtown New York.”
There was hearty laughter off screen.
Cohost Brian Kilmeade quipped, “We’ve got plenty to shoot at.”
Cohost Pete Hegseth added, “Drain the swamp in Manhattan as well.”
Cohost Ainsley Earhardt, perhaps in an effort to suggest Nugent was not talking about shooting people, added, “There are more rats here than there are people.”
Whatever Nugent meant, he has a long history of violent rhetoric that the three cohosts conveniently ignored. In fact, they seemed to endorse it here.
Yet Fox never stops whining about liberal rhetoric. Fox has even blamed Black Lives Matter for “inspiring” violence. Heck, Fox even suggested that Hillary Clinton’s support for Black Lives Matter helped kill police officers.
But Ted Nugent’s violent rhetoric suggesting Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton be shot? No problem to Fox! Ditto for Nugent’s use of Nazi-like rhetoric when he referred to President Obama as a “sub-human mongrel.” I’ve yet to see Fox complain about Nugent’s birtherism, either.
Today's softball interview continued for several more minutes. The next question was, “Would you consider running for office? You’d be well supported in Michigan.”
That allowed Nugent to boast, unchallenged, about his patriotism and how he has “that pulse” of the “real, working-hard, playing-hard Americans in the asset column.”
Watch all three Fox cohosts suck up to Nugent, even as he suggests violence below, from the May 19, 2017 Fox & Friends.
An American hero??
What specifically made him ‘an American hero’?
Was it when he crapped his pants for a week so that he could fail the draft physical, thus avoiding the Vietnam War?
Or maybe it was when he received oral sex from a 12-year-old Courtney Love?
How about the time he threatened the lives of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama?
Yeah….he’s quite the hero.
I do believe he knows that making comments that will give him attention is what he craves, and it works most of the time.
I was lucky. I turned 18 in 1975 and the war had just ended and of course, the draft ended about three years before. So I never had to make a decision like several of my friends older brothers did.
I will admit that I did enjoy Ted’s music in the 70’s. I hated disco. But, like I enjoy John Wayne movies I don’t agree with their right wing politics. Don’t forget, John Wayne avoided service during World War 2, so I guess that just shows what a great actor he was in convincing others that he was the All-America soldier.
Like the pro-Ted comments here, Ted only likes to get a reaction.
Here’s more information on Ted Nugget’s draft evasion. http://www.newshounds.us/2007/08/26/proof_ted_nugent_is_a_draft_dodger_will_hannity_keep_defending_him.php
2. He wouldn’t last ten minutes, as the “varmints” would get his lame ass first. – NYC ain’t what it used to be. let’s put it this way, if you we’re born and raised in NYC and over 40, I wouldn’t FU@K with you. Any other varmint is a poser. That’s the word for it isn’t it?
3. el84 has an infantry (airborne) MOS (anti-war, though), and laughs at Ted’s posturing every time. – If your saying you we’re in the service than we all owe you thanks for that. Period.
Well, some reasons are excusable, and some are self serving and should be exposed.
Do you know what the reason was?
And- for the record, the word Conservationism has been hijacked but the weak minded. there’s nothing conservative in those blogs you’re reading and certainly nothing truly conservative in an outlet like a Fox news.
I’m certain that New York city can’t wait to have you pull out a gun.
Neither can I.