Monday, January 12, 2015

The Islamophobic Wingnut Media

Over at Media Matters, one of the few Internet sites that keeps an eagle eye on Fox News and other wingnut media, there's an extensive list of Right-Wing Media's Worst Islamophobic Rhetoric, and it contains some lulus:

  • Fox's Eric Bolling: "Every Terrorist On American Soil Has Been A Muslim." On the June 6, 2012, edition of Fox News' The Five, host Eric Bolling advocated for police surveillance of Muslims and falsely claimed that "every terrorist on American soil has been a Muslim."
  • Fox's Brian Kilmeade: "Not Every Muslim Is An Extremist, A Terrorist, But Every Terrorist Is A Muslim." On the October 15, 2010, edition of Fox News Radio's Kilmeade & Friends, host Kilmeade defended his Fox colleague Bill O'Reilly's statement that "all terrorists are Muslim," asserting that "Not every Muslim is an extremist, a terrorist, but every terrorist is a Muslim. You can't avoid that fact." 
    [Note: These are of course "mistakes", i.e., flat-out lies; see When is a Terrorist Not a Terrorist?, my post from the other day about rightwing terrorists.]
  • Fox's Sean Hannity Likened Use Of Quran In Congressional Swearing-In Ceremony To Using Mein Kampf. On the November 30, 2006 edition of Fox News' Hannity & Colmes, co-host Sean Hannity likened Rep. Keith Ellison's (D-MN) intention to use a copy of the Quran during his congressional swearing-in ceremony to the use of the "Nazi-bible," Mein Kampf.
There's more, all of it equally stomach-churning. Be sure to check it out.