The people over at Fox are pissing their pants with glee that the shooters in the latest gun massacre in America were Muslim. They weren’t sure how much longer they could ignore the fact that a right-wing, pro-life Christian waged the last terror attack on America.
Steve Doocy and his guest Peter Johnson lead their audience to the teat of fear this morning, where their viewers latched right on and will now nurse like gluttonous little piglets. Unfortunately, most of us know the consistency of the turds all that consumed fear creates.
To be perfectly clear, the motive in yesterday’s shooting has not be fully discovered and it certainly hasn’t been released to any media outlets. But, that didn’t stop the gang over at Fox & Friends from throwing out pure speculation while using terms like “truth and transparency,” two things Fox News fans have a difficult time recognizing, at all.
Peter Johnson, a Fox analyst, started with concerns about this attack being “whitewashed” as workplace violence. Because, one really must throw out the bait for conspiracy theorists and Trump supporters. Of course “The Man” is going to attempt a massive cover-up of what really happened. Because, Benghazi! #ThanksObama.
He then continues, “Is this a typical workplace violence attack or is this a Jihadi Jane and Joe?”
Are we really going to throw out the word “typical” like this? Is it really “typical” that a person enters a room full of their co-workers and starts knocking them off one by one with a semi-automatic weapon?
Peter Johnson says, with all the buzz words – all of them:
The key here for Americans is truth, transparency, and speed. Because if this was a terror attack, or a terror-inspired attack, or an ISIS-inspired attack, Americans need to know. America’s defenses, and police officers, and FBI, and all of these agencies need to understand that, politically, it’s a firebomb for this White House to admit that there was a terror attack, or that there was a homegrown ISIS terrorist with another foreign national who committed this. The political implications are disturbing for this president.
And then, in the most
non-political political statement he could make under the guise of not rushing to judgment, Johnson says:
But, if you look at the dots, if you start to connect them in a way that’s rational and reasonable, and not political, based on simple things we know about terrorism, simple things we know about criminal justice, then it leads ineluctably and inescapably to that one horrible conclusion, terror. Is it based on politics? Is it based on religion? Is it based on hate? Is it a literal war on Christmas?
A LITERAL war on Christmas? Are you kidding me?
The only War on Christmas I’m aware of was in a story written by Dr. Seuss, and no one died.
Look, there is a possibility that this was a terrorist attack at the hands of a radical muslim. It’s even possible that the authorities may tie it to ISIL. It could be based on politics, religion or be a terrorist attack at the hands of a disgruntled worker. We don’t know.
What we do know is it happens far too often in the United States of America.
Watch Fox Analyst ask if the latest mass shooting is the literal war on Christmas via Media Matters:
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