I’ll admit that I’ve used some hyperbole when discussing Fox News, but that’s just the nature of writing. But I’m serious when I say that the segment I just watched from Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro is probably the most outrageous thing I’ve ever seen from the network.
And, yes, that includes Eric Bolling’s recent segment where he essentially said it’s time for our government, and Americans in general, to start profiling all Muslims.
But this rant by Pirro is possibly the most over-the-top, fear mongering pile of garbage I’ve ever seen. Don’t get me wrong, I think everyone should watch every second of it. Not because it’s filled with content people need to know about, but because you can’t grasp the absurdity of it without actually seeing it for yourself.
Before discussing the part which proved how ridiculous this woman is, let me summarize the entire thing for you:
- ISIS is the worst thing humanity has ever seen.
- The government can’t protect you.
- The Obama administration is incompetent.
- Start buying your end of the world supplies now.
- Be afraid, be very afraid.
That’s generally it. And no, I’m not exaggerating. In fact, I’m probably underselling it a bit.
But the one line that really proved just how outlandish this was came at the very beginning when Pirro had the nerve to say that, in ISIS, the United States is facing the “single biggest threat in her more than 200-year history.”
Yes, she’s telling all of us that ISIS poses a bigger threat to the United States than:
- Nazi Germany (which took over most of Europe)
- The Empire of Japan (which bombed Pearl Harbor)
- The Soviet Union during the Cold War (which parked nuclear weapons 90 miles off our coast)
And she specifically pointed out that ISIS is a bigger threat than what we faced during WWI, WWII, Pearl Harbor and 9/11.
I’m sorry, but if you honestly believe that, for lack of a better word, you’re an absolute idiot.
Look, I fully believe that ISIS is a threat. I’ve even said that I believe using ground forces isn’t a matter of if, but when. This is an extremely dangerous group that is unlike any other terrorist organization we’ve ever seen.
But for anyone to sit there and claim that with ISIS the United States is witnessing its biggest threat ever – even bigger than Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union or the Empire of Japan during WWII – is so outrageous it’s actually laughable.
Nazi Germany damn near took over an entire continent. We’re not talking about a slightly organized group of Islamic radicals commandeering military equipment they’ve seized in Iraq and Syria. Oh, no. Nazi German was an empire built on racism and genocide. An empire that clearly had its sights set on global domination.
To put it into perspective, though estimates vary, World War II itself is credited with anywhere between 50 and 80 million deaths. For a war that lasted just 6 years and 1 day that averages out to between 23k-36k deaths per day, every single day – for six straight years. Just let that sink in for a moment. Could you imagine that kind of death toll being reported on nowadays?
The fact that Pirro was actually a judge terrifies me, because this woman is clearly unhinged. Well, that’s even if she believes the nonsense she spews. While she dismissed the notion that her over-the-top ISIS rhetoric was meant to make for “good television,” one can’t help but wonder if these comments are nothing more than her pandering to the viewers that she knows tune in to her show.
Watch the segment below via Fox News: