I try not to get too too exercised by anything on the Murdoch network. I figure it's just a fact of nature: fish gotta swim, Fox gotta lie. Still, my high tolerance for smear and innuendo was overcome by "Fox & Friends" seizing on a story that Barack Obama attended an Islamic school when he was between six and eight years old and living in Indonesia:
Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy pointed out that madrassas are “financed by Saudis” and “teach this Wahhabism which pretty much hates us,” then declared, “The big question is: was that on the curriculum back then?” Later, a caller to the show questioned whether Obama’s schooling means that “maybe he doesn’t consider terrorists the enemy.” Fox anchor Brian Kilmeade responded, “Well, we’ll see about that.”
The Fox hosts failed to correct the false claim that Obama is Muslim. One caller, referring to Obama, said, “I think a Muslim would be fine in the presidency, better than Hillary. At least you know what the Muslims are up to.” Anchor Gretchen Carlson responded, “We want to be clear, too, that this isn’t all Muslims, of course, we would only be concerned about the kind that want to blow us up.” Obama is Christian, a member of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ since 1988.
The video from this story is even worse than the transcript; the smirking innuendo comes through loud and clear.
I can no longer ignore "the network that brought you falafelatio, five-to-the-noggin, and pre-pubescents prefering violent abduction to algebra." So in the spirit of tit-for-tat, I think it's time for this:
Presidential hopeful Samuel Adolf Brownback attended the radical Jesus Camp when he was a toddler, the Framed Report has can now reveal. Modeled after the way radical Muslims indoctrinate their young to terror and jihad, the program at the camp teaches worship of cardboard idols, the necessity of forming an "army of God," and the blessedness of dying a martyr in the fight for one's religion. Since his experience there, Senator Brownback (Christianist - KS) has continued to participate in quasi-fascist organizations dedicated to the establishment of theocracy in the United States.
Actually, the part about Brownback attending Jesus Camp isn't true (though that has never stopped Fox from pursuing a story). His middle name isn't Adolf either. I made that stuff up. But the part about his membership in a secretive group of Hitler-loving theocrats is on the money, and is considerably scarier than where Obama went to first grade.