Many people would consider the “news” Fox reports on to be right-wing extremist terrorism, but that’s not what the Department of Homeland Security was talking about when it released a report recently stating that radicals of the right were a clear and present danger inside the borders of America.
In a scathing rebuttal, Fox actor Eric Bolling read a script that stated that there were no recent examples of right-wing extremist terrorism in America.
Unfortunately, facts don’t corroborate Bolling’s lines, as usual. According a CNN analysis of the report:
The Homeland Security report, produced in coordination with the FBI, counts 24 violent sovereign citizen-related attacks across the U.S. since 2010.
The government says these are extremists who believe that they can ignore laws and that their individual rights are under attack in routine daily instances, such as a traffic stop or being required to obey a court order.
They’ve lashed out against authority in incidents such as one in 2012, in which a father and son were accused of engaging in a shootout with police in Louisiana, in a confrontation that began with an officer pulling them over for a traffic violation. Two officers were killed and several others wounded in the confrontation. The men were sovereign citizen extremists who claimed police had no authority over them.
Apparently Bolling was sleeping the day Jerad and Amanda Miller went on a killing spree in the name of ‘Murican freedom.
Fox spun the claim by comparing home-grown terrorism to ISIL, accusing the President of shying away from the real threat.
For a national “news” organization, Fox is way behind on learning the difference between “foreign” and “domestic.”
It doesn’t really matter how foolish they sound. It doesn’t matter that their dumbass report has probably mobilized another new troop of whack-jobs determined to fight the gub’mint. They get their ratings, America gets dumber, and more people vote Republican.
H/T: Media Matters | Image:Screen Capture From Video