For years now, Fox “News” has suggested that there’s a war on Christians, Christianity, and the Christmas holiday, though the “proof” they usually supply to support such claims is tissue thin and downright laughable.
Such is the case with something Fox host Harris Faulkner said while hosting “Fox News Tonight” on Monday.
Faulkner told viewers, “For those of us who believe, we must be bold in our faith right now. When you gather in public spaces, pray thankfully over your food — even when the server gives you the stink eye or tells the manager that your peaceful grace is triggering them.”
She added, “I had it happen to me. I’ve been asked to leave a restaurant for openly bowing my head in prayer hands — in America. It’s all good. They don’t deserve my money anyway.”
Did that really happen? Hard to tell, especially since Fox is known to traffic in lies and conspiracy theories. That’s why they recently had to pay $787.5 million to Dominion Voting Systems for repeatedly lying about the 2020 election, which some of its hosts insisted was “stolen” from failed former president Donald Trump, despite there being no evidence to support such a claim.
Twitter users weren’t buying what Faulkner was selling.
Proving yet again that the biggest snowflakes on the planet are those on the political right end of the spectrum, they’re in full meltdown mode over at Fox News because an article from the Daily Beast dared to refer to Casey DeSantis, wife of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who is also seeking the 2024 GOP Presidential nomination as “Walmart Melania.”
Katie Baker wrote this about Mrs. DeSantis, and quite frankly, it’s on-point in more than a few ways:
The First Lady of Florida showed up on the campaign trail in Iowa this weekend wearing a ghastly black leather jacket—American flag on the front, an alligator and the silhouette of her state on the back, with the sneering words, “Where Woke Goes to Die”—that brought to mind nothing so much as the racks of a Red State big-bin store where it would be retailing for $24.99.
To be fair, Casey DeSantis wore the bomber to a charity biker rally and I’m sure the campaign intended it to be a viral moment, like Melania Trump’s infamous “I Really Don’t Care” coat that the former First Lady donned to check out the border crisis.
But it was the title of Baker’s article, “Casey DeSantis is the Walmart Melania” that drew the ire of the gang at Fox’s “Outnumbered,” where the discussion soon turned to how it was yet another attack on average Americans, though they failed to explain what’s “average” about either Ron or Casey DeSantis.
According to Emily Compagno, who was one of the guests on “Outnumbered,” Baker’s article was a slap at every American who struggles to make ends meet and therefore shops at Walmart.
“This is why it is so repetitively disheartening to open up the paper and read what people actually think of us. Us. We are the ones who put food on our table. We earn our income. We fly the American flag. We wear clothes from where we can afford proudly, and rightly so.”
“We disgust the elitist left. We disgust them by existing and by being proud of being American, being proud of being modest and humble and coming from humble beginnings and moderate ends.”
We? Who in the hell is Compagno trying to pretend she is? Because the truth is that she’s a wealthy attorney and TV host who can afford to shop anywhere she wants and probably doesn’t hang out around Walmart very much. After all, she has a net worth of millions.
Casey DeSantis, by many reports, is a conniving and cutthroat spouse who protects her husband because she sees herself getting ahead as a result of being his wife.
But here’s some free advice for Casey, Ron, and the gang at Fox: You’d better grow some thicker skin because the barbs are only going to get sharper from this point forward.
Or, as Harry Truman once wisely advised, If you can’t stand the heat, get the hell out of the kitchen.
We saw something today that millions of us never thought possible: A high-ranking Republican member of Congress went on Fox and actually told the host that she was lying about what she said.
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was a guest on “Sunday Morning Futures” when the host, Maria Bartiromo, began criticizing him for the debt ceiling bill President Joe Biden signed on Saturday.
“I want to go through some of the criticism of this bill because some people say it really was different,” she whined, complaining that the bill failed to eliminate funding for 87,000 new IRS agents. She also noted that she was upset the GOP didn’t get work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
But McCarthy was having none of it, telling Bartiromo, “Well, that’s not true, Maria. Maria, Maria, you’re saying things that are not true.”
McCarthy also bragged that he was proud of the fact that both Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) voted against the final debt ceiling package.
A clearly annoyed Bartiromo retorted, “To be clear, the bulk of that money is still in the bill that the president signed.”
How does a Fox host know she’s a lying liar? When then top House Republican tells her to her face.
Ever since Fox News wound up having to shell out $787.5 million to Dominion Voting Systems for lying about the 2020 election, it seems that hosts at the network have been much more willing to question the bullshit that their Republican guests spew.
Case in point, Fox News host Arthel Neville, who asked Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) why the GOP-controlled House doesn’t bother to investigate the hundreds of millions of dollars Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump made while Donald Trump was president.
The discussion began when Burchett noted that he believed the family of President Joe Biden had laundered at least $10 million while Biden was vice president.
That’s when Neville asked about the Trumps.
“But I do want to mention this, that absolutely, according to the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, on record, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump made up to $640 million while her father was in office, and they were official advisers to the president,” Neville noted. “If you would explain to our viewers why the Hunter Biden scenario is different.”
Burchett asserted that the earnings of Jared and Ivanka “were not hidden,” adding, “That was business dealings that they were doing, and they are business people. Whether it was, I think that that should be looked at as well.”
Neville: “So if the problem is corruption and compromise, wouldn’t any income of such of that substantial amount be problematic for our country while someone is in office and their family members are receiving those sorts of payments?”
The congressman replied, “I think so. There’s there should be no stone left unturned. But apparently, this is one that they refuse to even look at.”
Don’t hold your breath waiting on Republicans to investigate the many alleged criminal actions of the Trump family while Daddy Don was in office. They don’t plan to. Not now and not ever.
Now that most of the right-wing anger over Bud Light partnering with a trans TikTok influencer has begun to die down, conservatives have begun looking for another focus for their narrow-minded hatred and loathing.
And it appears that Fox News host Laura Ingraham has found the perfect candidate for conservatives to be enraged over: A non-binary transformer from the “Transformers” cartoon TV show.
Mediaite reports that Ingraham was in a lather Friday evening on her show.
“Now, as a parent, you often ask yourself what do my kids need?” Laura Ingraham told viewers. “A loving family, a roof over their heads, a life grounded in faith and freedom. But you probably never thought what they really really need is a non-binary robot. But that’s exactly what Paramount thinks they need because in Transformers: Earth Spark, that’s what they’re giving them. The series is made for kids ages seven and up, and here they are introducing a character named Nightshade last November.”
After Ingraham shared the “Transformers” clip, she began ranting yet again.
Oh my God! They’re teaching kids to be tolerant of others! It’s the end of civilization as we know it!
Memo to Laura Ingraham and her ilk: If you don’t want your kids to watch “Transformers,” then don’t let them. The rest of us aren’t as paranoid as you are.