It’s a question that’s so baffling to even comprehend that I just have to accept that there are millions of willfully ignorant people in our country. But it still drives me up a wall to know that the conservative entertainment network constantly broadcasts crap that’s so utterly ridiculous or false that no other cable “news” network can even come close to their level of absurdity – and yet Fox News remains the most-watched cable “news” network in the nation.
So I thought I’d put together a collection of some of the absolutely ludicrous, disgusting and flat-out stupid things that have been said or done on the network just in these last couple of years. Liberals can’t be the only ones who realize how insane some of this stuff is, right? I’d love to hear some conservative feedback on some of this idiocy.
Like a few weeks ago when Andrea Tantaros said that healthy school lunches were “causing mental problems.” To say something like that isn’t wrong, ignorant or misguided – it’s just stupid.
Here’s a good one: Back in March, Bill O’Reilly tried to claim that Fox News isn’t conservative. To be able to say that with a straight face proves he’s perfected the art of lying to millions of people.
Or what about that time the idea was pushed that schools making up “snow days” were really part of a much larger plot against Christianity and religion. No, seriously, that happened.
We can’t ignore the time when Outnumbered co-host Kennedy Montgomery proclaimed that we should do away with public education because it just teaches “meaningless liberal crap.”
Who remembers when Tucker Carlson proclaimed that Christianity ended slavery, or the time when John Stossel said that we don’t need FEMA because Walmart will come and save us whenever catastrophic disasters strike?
Sadly, it gets worse.
Not too long ago, Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy said that the massively popular children’s movie Frozen was actually a secret plot to emasculate men. Sadly, that’s not a joke.
Then there was the time that Stacey Dash actually bashed children living in poverty. I’m sure she was just looking out for their best interests.
Perhaps one of my favorite rants of all-time came back in December went Andrea Tantaros went off on some bizarre “America is awesome” tangent. Apparently she was upset that anyone might dare point out anything negative that this country has done or continues to do. She literally said the word “awesome” four times in couple of short sentences – very professional.
We also can’t forget the time that their “medical expert,” Keith Ablow, basically said that every country on the planet needs to adopt our Constitution and we should go to war with any nation that refuses.
And I can’t even properly put into words just how insane this six minute fear-mongering rant was, nor can I begin to convey just how completely ludicrous the entire network acted during the big “Ebola scare” late last year. I wonder how many times they’ve apologized for all of that nonsense since then?
Then we can’t forget the infamous “boobs on the ground” remark by Eric Boiling. Amazingly he kept his job, proving that it’s practically impossible to get fired from Fox News, no matter how disgusting you are – even if you praise the “success” of Japanese internment camps.
Perhaps one of my “favorite” segments I wrote about came when the female-centered Outnumbered show basically had all of the female hosts defending males when it came to the public sexual harassment of women.
I could honestly do this all day. Where it’s been Ablow calling Michelle Obama fat; Boling challenging all Muslims to a holy war; Tucker Carlson saying poor people are lucky because they’re fat; Lauren Ashburn attacking President Obama for being a good father; or Greta van Susteren saying the president makes her want to slit her throat, it is absolutely astonishing that anyone can take Fox News seriously.
And the worst part is, these stories are only what we’ve covered in the last couple of years. I could literally write multiple books mocking just how absurd Fox News has been since they first launched in 1996, and especially since around 2007 when they really decided to go off the rails.
I think anybody with the ability to think and process information can see from this list that Fox News is nothing more than a fear-mongering conservative entertainment network. The fact that they’re still allowed to call themselves “America’s Most-Watched Cable News Network” should make each and every one of us cringe.