Back by popular demand, the Fox News Outrageous Quote Of The Week. From now on, each Sunday, we will present a selection of contenders from which you, our readers, are to select the most outrageous. It’s a tough job but we know our readers are up to it!
Here, in no particular order, are this week's candidates:
Penny Nance on Fox & Friends: “You know, the Age of Enlightenment and Reason gave way to moral relativism. And moral relativism is what led us all the way down the dark path to the Holocaust… Dark periods of history is what we arrive at when we leave God out of the equation.” (5/2/13)
Sean Hannity: "The Obama presidency is very much in peril." (5/2/13).
Niger Innis on Hannity: "The Mountain Dew commercial was “Mickey Mouse” compared to “the signal that is sent to black America, to all Americans, when the President of the United States has as his BFF an unrepentant former drug dealer. And I’m talking about a guy named Jay-Z.” (5/2/13)
Bill O’Reilly: “Violent crime … everywhere is driven by the minority precincts. So therefore, it is not a gun control issue, it is… a race issue.” (4/30/13)
Bill O’Reilly: “Colmes, shut up! Shut up! Alright?” (4/30/13)
Andrea Tantaros: “So I’m just wondering, at 15 years old, is the Obama daughter, Malia, going to go on birth control? Are they gonna put her on birth control? Because he’s very concerned with contraceptives and pharmaceuticals that are going in the mouths of everybody else’s 15-year-old daughter."
When Dubya took office, both Jenna and Barbara were of legal age. Of the Obama daughters, Malia won’t reach legal age until 2016—about 6 months before Obama leaves office.
Presidential children who are legally minors should be absolutely off-limits when it comes to press coverage except in the most tangential sense (eg, a picture of the children with one parent or the other on vacation), and I’m willing to extend this protection to the children of Presidential and VP candidates (unless the candidate deliberately inserts a child into the campaign spotlight—though the real criticism should be levelled at the candidate’s decision and less at the child). But if the child is over 18 or once the child turns 18, the gloves can come off—although, any “attacks” should really be for what the “child” has done or is doing (such as the Bush daughters’ partying and underage drinking) rather than the “his/her parent is the President so he/she is evil by extension” ploy that we see so frequently with the right-wing noise machine and their enablers.
She should be more concerned about whether Palin’s offspring are on birth control.
But Tantaros’ quote is simply evil.
If toe-sucking Dick Morris were still employed at Fux Noise, he would be a contender every week.
I voted for Andrea Tantaros quotation. Leave his daughters out of your hate for the President, Andrea.