Various Fox News hosts seem to have been getting themselves in a whole bunch of trouble recently, and have even been discredited as a result of some “foot-in-mouth” on-air comments that perhaps they shouldn’t have made.
Take for example Sean Hannity, a veteran anchor over at Fox who recently made some comments regarding alleged “no-go zones” in France, claims which have initiated a lawsuit from Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo who called the comments “libelous.”
And just today, the hosts of Fox & Friends, Charles Payne and Anna Kooiman, made some claims regarding the latest controversy over the American Sniper movie, and its depiction of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle as a hero.
The Fox team started by lashing out at former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) after his recent comments saying there was “a lot of intersection” between the Tea Party and the people who went to see “American Sniper” because they were “very angry.”
At which point Kooiman piped in with, “Damn right, we’re angry,” adding that filmmaker Michael Moore had asked on Saturday if hiding “on top of a roof” shooting people in the back was what Jesus would do.
Kooiman made the obvious distinction, that Kyle “was protecting a bunch of Marines” and not quite comparable to Jesus. As co-host Tucker Carlson added,
“It’s just funny, though, Michael Moore is now this theologian, citing Jesus in every public statement. I don’t remember him citing Jesus on abortion or gay marriage, do you? It’s so funny, the Christian Left gets almost no publicity, but, boy, are they annoying.”
Charles Payne totally agreed with his co-hosts, adding the following.
“Yeah, also known as atheists. When Michael Moore and these guys make these kinds of comments, it takes it completely out of context. It’s a pretty simple thing, you watch the movie, he saved American lives. And he went through a tough struggle to do it, but it was a job that had to be done.”
But Fox News host Charles Payne didn’t stop at that, as he continued to extoll the virtues of America, especially the fact it has “saved the planet,” according to him.
“Look at the death toll that we had protecting people in a different country because that’s what America does. We’ve been the world’s policeman, and guess what’s happened over the time we’ve become the world’s policeman. A billion people in other countries have moved into the middle class.”