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Fox News contributor Erick Erickson responded to President Obama’s press conference addressing the Islamic State by asserting that he understands why “so many” believe Obama “is a closet Muslim jihadist sympathizer.”

On August 28, Obama held a press conference to deliver remarks the Islamic State and recent developments in Ukraine. During his statement, Obama explained that U.S. airstrikes have allowed Kurdish forces to push back the extremists, but added that more needed to be done with allies to root out the “cancer” that is the Islamic State:

As I’ve said, rooting out a cancer like ISIL will not be quick or easy, but I’m confident that we can and we will, working closely with our allies and our partners. For our part, I’ve directed Secretary Hagel and our Joint Chiefs of Staff to prepare a range of options. I’ll be meeting with my National Security Council again this evening as we continue to develop that strategy. And I’ve been consulting with members of Congress, and I’ll continue to do so in the days ahead.

Despite Obama’s strong condemnation of the Islamic State, Erickson said on his radio show that “I don’t believe Barack Obama is a closet Muslim jihadi sympathizer. But I now - today, after this press conference — totally understand why so many of you think he is.” Erickson repeated the incendiary comment on Twitter: 

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Erickson’s inflammatory remark is the latest in a long line of extreme rhetoric from the Fox contributor. In 2012, Erickson called Obama a “composite Kenyan” on his blog RedState. He also has a history of sexist and homophobic comments: Erickson labeled Texas state lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis ”Abortion Barbie” and claimed that gay people need to “overcome” the “struggle” of homosexuality.


From the 08.28.2014 edition of WSB’s The Erick Erickson Show:


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Pamela Geller busted for hypocrisy yet again. 

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Fox News Guest Apologizes to America for Black People’s ‘Idiotic Behavior’ in Ferguson (Video)

Fox News host Keith Ablow defended his attack on First Lady Michelle Obama’s weight, telling Politico that it was “hypocrisy” for her to act as a “role model” on diet when she “has not been consistently a picture of fitness.”

Ablow came under fire for his comments on the August 12 edition of Fox’s Outnumbered, where he argued that Michelle Obama is not a credible voice on school nutrition because “she needs to drop a few” pounds. Even one of Ablow’s colleagues at Fox, Janice Dean, criticized his remarks, tweeting “please keep your comments about women ‘dropping a few’ to yourself.”

Nevertheless the next day Ablow told Politico that he was “not taking food advice from an American who dislikes America” and ”has not been consistently a picture of fitness”:

"I do dislike hypocrisy and I really do believe that people speaking about diet should be role models themselves, and I’m not sure if the First Lady is that role model," Ablow said in an interview.

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"I’m not taking food advice from an American who dislikes America, who in many photographs during her tenure as First Lady is obviously not fit, and who has a record of saying things that show that she’s two-faced," Ablow said Wednesday. “This should be obvious, I don’t know why it isn’t.”

Ablow is standing by his commentsand saying that people “should be less sensitive about talking about [weight].”

One reason for his criticism, he says, relates to consistency.

"It happens to be the case that the First Lady during her tenure has not been consistently a picture of fitness," he said. "That’s all, it is just a fact."

Michelle Obama has made fighting childhood obesity a cornerstone of her time in the White House, helping to put in place federal school lunch standards that emphasize healthy eating.

h/t: Hannah Groce-Begley at MMFA



Fixed Noise commentator Todd Starnes embarrasses this country yet again by slandering President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for the events in Ferguson, Missouri:

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A Fox host says that Michelle Obama is too fat to be credible on nutrition: "How well could she be eating? She needs to drop a few."

And people wonder why women obsess over their weight, rather than focusing on actual nutrition. The sad reality:

U.S. women already put too much pressure on themselves over size. We don’t need irresponsible media outlets like Fox to worsen that mindset.

From the 08.12.2014 edition of FNC’s Outnumbered

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

Today in Bryan Fischer stupidity: On both his radio show and his OneNewsNow column, he DEFENDS ISIS’s reasoning that the Yazidis are “devil worshippers.”

The Raw Story:

Christian radio host Bryan Fischer is in agreement with the Muslim extremist group Islamic State (ISIS) that a minority religion in Iraq is made up of “devil worshippers.” And he’s irate that Presdient Barack Obama is authorizing a humanitarian mission to help the Yazidi people, who are stranded and dying of thirst after ISIS launched an attack on them, Right Wing Watch reported.

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According to the Christian Science Monitor, the Yazidis were not allowed the option given to Iraqi Christians of converting or paying a “tax” for practicing their faith. Instead, ISIS condemned the group to death.

“They consider us infidels so they are killing us and taking away the women,” Iraqi Parliament member Vian Dakhil, herself a Yazidi, was quoted as saying. Fischer apparently shared ISIS’ belief that the Yazidi religion’s emphasis on seven angels, including one who refused to bow to Adam, is an allusion to the devil.

Besides criticizing Obama on his radio show, Fischer also wrote an online column blasting the Yazidi faith.

Justin’s Political Corner, via Right Wing Watch:
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer is outraged that the U.S. is intervening in Iraq to stop ISIS, who has been attacking Christians and other Muslims throughout the country.

Fischer believes that President Obama only intervened to stop the extermination of the Yazidis, who practice an ancient religion yet are considered by ISIS fighters and others to be “devil worshipers.” He began today’s edition of “Focal Point” by railing against Obama, saying the president only decided to launch airstrikes in Iraq in order to defend “devil worshipers.”

“They go after devil worshipers and all of the sudden the entire weight of the United States government is sent in there to relieve them and to avenge them,”he said. “Those are the Yazidis.”
“In a rare point of theological accord, both Muslims and Christians agree that the archangel revered by the Yazidis is in fact the Prince of Darkness,” he writes in his column today. “The New Testament describes him this way,” “Satan (who) disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Cor. 11:14), eager to deceive the gullible into believing that he is good rather than evil. The Yazidis have fallen for his lies.”

Brandon Stephens (@iamredsky) says what needs to be said about Fischer and folks like him:

From the 08.08.2014 edition of AFR’s Focal Point:

See Also: Justin’s Political Corner: Bryan Fischer Agrees With ISIS That Yazidis Are Devil Worshipers And That’s Why Obama Defends Them

(cross-posted from JGibson at Daily Kos

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