Eric Bolling is Fox News’ resident conspiracy theorist, but he may have outdone himself by spinning no less than three new conspiracy theories in the course of one show.
Through his appearances on various Fox News programs, Bolling has originated or promoted several conspiracy theories about President Obama. He adopted the long-debunked theory that Obama is attempting to create a one-world government through the United Nations, he speculated that Obama allowed the BP oil spill to prevent offshore drilling, and even after most of Fox had moved on, he hosted anti-Islam blogger Pam Geller to continued questioning about whether Obama was born in America. But on the September 25 edtion of Fox News’ The Five, Bolling managed to fit three separate conspiracy theories into one program.
First, Bolling declared that President Obama declined to meet with world leaders during the United Nations General Assembly to “create outrage” so that “people like us” would talk about that instead of the economy:
Next, Bolling applied the same conspiracy to Obama’s “bump in the road” remark, misleadingly claiming Obama was talking about the deaths of Americans in Libya and asserting that it too was a ploy to change the subject of public conversation:
Bolling then raised the possibility that Obama would conduct a military strike in retaliation for American deaths in Libya in an attempt to benefit his re-election: