In case you haven’t heard, the Senate finally released the long-awaited “CIA torture report” the other day, and opinions on the matter have been in no short supply. And as to be expected, conservatives have been out in force with some downplaying the report while others have gone as far as to try to defend it.
Or if you’re Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros, apparently you just believe that America is “awesome” no matter what we do and this report is nothing but President Obama’s attempt to make America “not awesome.”
No, seriously, look at her actual quote:
“The United States of America is awesome. We are awesome! But we’ve had this discussion. We’ve closed the book on it. The reason they want the discussion is not to show how awesome we are. It’s to show us how we’re not awesome. They apologized for something. They don’t like this country. They want us to look bad and all this does is have our enemies laughing at us.”
She literally said the word “awesome” four times in one short rant.
Well, during last night’s The Daily Show, Jon Stewart brilliantly mocked Tantaros’ “professional” proclamation about the “awesomeness” of America by pointing out that the Obama administration really doesn’t want us to have this discussion (because what president wants to have to defend the horrific acts made under the previous administration) and saying of her comments, “That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.”
He then went on to belittle Tantaros’ comments with correspondent Hasan Minhaj as they pointed out how America is “awesome” for putting an end to horrific events in our history that we were responsible for ourselves, such as slavery, denying women the right to vote and torture.
Her comments were absolutely laughable. Here we had Tantaros, a supposed “professional” on Fox News (someone who’s featured on several of their programs frequently), discussing a very controversial report on our interrogation tactics used during the Bush administration while our country was at war – and she’s talking about it like she’s some immature 15-year-old.
Or perhaps she’s just watched the Lego Movie a few times too many.
Then again that level of idiocy feeds right into the hands of the typical Fox News viewer. People who really believe that anything and everything we do as a nation is justified, even if those actions are some of the very same for which we condemn other nations.
Watch the segment below via Comedy Central: