Fugelsang defends Al Jazeera America against ‘right wing insanely fake Christian hate-monkey trolls’

John Fugelsang defends Al Jazeera America [Current TV]

The Raw Story

Even though he will not be part of Current TV’s transition into Al Jazeera America, Viewpoint host John Fugelsang still insisted on defending the nascent network against the right-wing trolling that has followed its impending launch.

“Even though I work for Current, I was getting called a terrorist on Twitter every day by the jackal pack man-children of Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy site,” Fugelsang said he told network executives. “I even met Herman Cain a few months ago — he tried to explain that by being a U.S. ally, Qatar is just trying to lull us into a false state of security so they could do something.”

In the end, Fugelsang argued, the Islamophobia behind the “right wing insanely fake Christian hate-monkey trolls” is not going to matter.

“They’re gonna launch, the channel will evolve and grow, and the people who really believe Obama’s really a Muslim will also believe coddling the wealthy, cutting programs for the poor, invading countries that never attacked us and hating those who are different are Christian,” he said.

He also revisited his past criticism of the hate directed toward the company’s home-base of Qatar, a U.S. military ally visited by then-President George W. Bush in 2003. And while he acknowledged that the network’s Middle Eastern broadcasts contain elements of homophobia and anti-Semitism, the same could be said of Fox News.

“I know you guys are easily confused; most of you think “Rwanda” was J.J’s sister on Good Times,” Fugelsang said to conservatives. “But Al Jazeera America represents something more than news that isn’t profit or ratings driven — they represent foreign investment in a country where the two-party system outsourced your jobs. They represent facts over opinion and they represent our cultures coming together just a little more, whether you bigots like it or not.”

Watch Fugelsang stick up for Al Jazeera America, aired Monday on Current.


Malkin on London attack: British ‘brought it on themselves’ by not deporting Muslims

Michelle Malkin speaks to Fox News

Great Britain is a democracy Ms. Malkin, let’s start from that premise?  Those guys did horrific things yesterday and there’s no defense for their actions.  Whatever their fate, they will deserve it.  However,  to put every Muslim into the same category is just plain ignorant.

The Raw Story

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin on Wednesday asserted that the British people “brought it on themselves” after an apparent terrorist used a meat cleaver to hack a soldier to death in London.

Following Wednesday’s horrific slaying, Fox News host Sean Hannity speculated that President Barack Obama would have refused to call the incident a “terrorist attack.”

“What do you need to have? Neon lights that say, ‘Islamic jihad,’ ‘Islamic jihad?’ I mean, duh,” Malkin agreed. “They were screaming at the top of their lungs, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ and repeatedly swore in the name of Allah that they would continue to fight against us.”

“And in large part, unfortunately, in British culture, among the progressives there, they brought it on themselves in some ways because of lax deportation policies, and an unwillingness to screen out and profile Islamic militants who are now doing this in a homegrown manner on British soil,” she added. “It’s tragic.”

Hannity, however, suggested that greater access to guns could have prevented the attack.

“And also it does bring into question gun laws,” the Fox News host opined. “If the soldier had been able to protect himself and defend himself, which people all over the media in this country bragging about the fact, well, people don’t have guns in England.”

“Well, do you know who did have a gun? One of the assailants had a pistol!” Malkin exclaimed. “And everyone else was unarmed! Completely!”

Prior to being shot by police, the terrorist suspects also expressed the sentiment that the British people were to blame for the attacks.

“The only reasons we killed this man … is because Muslims are dying daily,” one attacker was caught on video saying. “This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for tooth.”

 Watch this video from Fox News’ Hannity, broadcast May 23, 2013.



Politically Correct ‘Pandering’: Malkin Trashes Holder On Fox For Warning Against ‘Stigmatizing’ Muslims


Speaking to the Anti-Defamation League on Monday, Attorney General Eric Holderdiscussed the Boston Marathon bombing and warned against “misguided acts of retaliation” and stigmatizing groups of people. Michelle Malkin joined Megyn Kelly on Fox on Tuesday afternoon, criticizing Holder for insinuating prejudice against the Muslim community when, she said, such “misguided” intolerance hasn’t actually occurred.

“But I also want to make clear that — just as we will pursue relentlessly anyone who would target our people or attempt to terrorize our cities — the Justice Department is firmly committed to protecting innocent people against misguided acts of retaliation,” Holder said. “As Americans, we must not allow any group to be stigmatized or alienated. We must not tolerate acts of hatred. And we must reaffirm every day — through our actions as well as our approach — that justice and public safety are not in tension. They rely upon one another.”

Holding up the text of Holder’s speech, Kelly highlighted how he spent majority of the speech devoted to the retaliation aspect. Though Holder didn’t explicitly speak about the Muslim community, Kelly and Malkin inferred as much from the attorney general’s implications (and, obviously, from the recent discourse about the issue).

Malkin expressed “disgust” and “befuddlement” at Holder’s remarks and the “warped priorities” of the Obama administration. The “pandering to the politically correct grievance mob” isn’t a new phenomenon, she argued. Their logic also contradicts the “say something, see something” idea, Malkin added.

“That’s the big life,” she asserted. “They don’t want you to say anything about these Islamic jihadi threats.”

“If there was some epidemic of retaliation against Muslims in the wake of what we saw two weeks ago, okay,” Kelly jumped in. “But there hasn’t been.”

Holder, she added citing Mark Levin, appears to be drawing moral equivalence between the attack and ignorance about Muslims. Malkin agreed, citing groups that have claimed a “climate of intolerance” and sought to find evidence of systemic discrimination.

In reality, she added, the administration “should be praising America for showing the kind of fair-mindedness and restraint in response to these terrorist attacks that you never see from the jihadis or the jihadi apologists themselves.”

Take a look, via Fox News:

15 People Who Think Google [Was] Honoring Hugo Chávez

Yep, they really thought that…


Hugo Chávez was the socialist president of Venezuela; Cesar Chavez was a labor leader and civil rights activist. See the difference?

Some conservatives outraged over Google’s choice to feature a Cesar Chavez doodle instead of something Easter-related were especially angry because they mistook Cesar Chavez for the far more polarizing Hugo Chávez. March 31 is Cesar Chavez Day, not the late Hugo Chávez’s 86th birthday, as some have claimed.

It didn’t help that conservative Twitter watchdogs Twitchy, led by Michelle Malkin, misidentified the Google doodle in question as Hugo.

Here’s Michelle Malkin tweeting a link to the post.

The headline was changed a few hours before Malkin tweeted the link.

The headline was changed a few hours before Malkin tweeted the link.

But the hyperlink remains the same.

But the hyperlink remains the same.

Several people apparently missed the correction.

Several people apparently missed the correction.


According to google, Hugo Chavez’s 86th birthday is more important than Easter#reallynow


On resurrection Sunday Google scum bags honored Hugo Chavez a murderer and Dictator human waste… Great job Google Hell is hot DYK


Happy Easter to all. Hallelujah, He has risen! Very sad to see Google honoring Hugo Chavez today and not the Savior of all mankind.


So, on Easter Google chooses to honor Hugo Chavez. How does that make you feel?


It appears that Google views Hugo Chavez more important than Easter according to their #Google artwork today #Easter


I love how Google is honoring Hugo Chavez on their homepage. On Easter. #wow


Our Savior has arisen and #Google wants to honor #HugoChavez sad very sad…


Hugo Chavez being honored on google today, I guess tomorrow it will be Jim Carrey!


Google chooses Hugo Chavez over Jesus Christ today… Have you chosen something or someone over Jesus Christ?


#Google you people r pathetic excuse for American. Dishoring this day & offending you users with this Hugo Chavez crap! How dare you? Losers


#Google, I get that maybe your company doesn’t celebrate #Easter, but Hugo Chavez on your search page? A least put an American flag!


Google is trusting on Hugo Chavez to be their Savior & Redeemer. LOST!


@YoungCons Google’s home pages is Hugo Chavez on Easter. wow just wow…#reasonsihateliberals


So on Easter Sunday, google has a picture of Hugo chavez up???? That doesn’t make sense


Why is google commemorating Hugo Chavez…appalling

For people still confused about the difference between Hugo Chávez and Cesar Chavez, try Google. Or Bing!
Correction: Michelle Malkin’s tweet came after “Hugo Chávez” had been changed to “Cesar Chavez.” An earlier version of this post misstated the timing. (3/31)


What kind of nazi, commie tyrant would do a photo op with kids?

I love  ‘…

America Blog

Right-wingers like Matt Drudge and Michelle Malkin are terribly upset that President Obama had children at a photo op yesterday about gun violence in America.

In fact, the President was joined by four children who wrote him letters after Sandy Hook, so they were relevant to the event:

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Malkin called the photo opp “child abuse.” Whereas Drudge likened it to Hitler and Stalin using children as props in photos and drawings. Drudge even showed images of Hitler and Stalin with kids to get the point across.

drudge stalin

drudge hitler


Which got me wondering: What other nazi tyrants used children as props in presidential photo ops?

nancy reagan kids


And here are some more:

Comrade Ronald Reagan.

Comrade John Boehner.

Comrade Mitt Romneyand againand againand again.

Comrade Paul Ryan.

Comrade George W. Bushand againand againand againand againand again.

Comrade Giuliani.

Comrade Ron Paul.

Comrade McCain.

Comrade Santorum.

Comrade John F. Kennedy.

Comrade Jimmy Carter.

And here’s Comrades Teddy Roosevelt, Taft, Reagan (again), Harding, W. Bush (again), Clinton, Reagan (yet again), Nixon, Ford, Kennedy, Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hoover, Coolidge, Garfield, Taft, HW Bush, and Lincoln.

And Comrade Warren Harding:

Via Mother Jones

Phew. I’m glad we cleared that up.

Swastika Found On Obama Campaign Office In Colorado

Between the gun shots, swastika graffiti and Romney’s total lack of deference to the POTUS in the last debate,  it appears that some far-right fringe nut jobs seem to think it’s open season on President Obama.

I still have to wonder about the mindset of people who have no respect for the Office of the Presidency or the man holding that office.

Shame on all those who wish to do harm to our country and our POTUS in the name of hatred.

The Huffington Post

A swastika was found painted on the window of President Barack Obama’s campaign office in a Denver, Colo., suburb late Thursday.

The black Nazi symbol was found by building owners painted outside a window of the office, located in the Denver suburb of Conifer, 9News.com reported. The office opened recently in the Jefferson County hamlet.

The Jefferson County sheriff’s office did not immediately return a request for comment. 9News.com reports that Obama’s campaign has not commented on the incident, which comes a week after a shot was fired into a window of Obama’s Denver campaign office.

In 2009 during a Tea Party rally held to oppose the stimulus package on the day Obama signed the bill, a participant waved a sign bearing a swastika in the “O” of Obama’s name. The sign holder had a picture taken with conservative activist Michelle Malkin and was reportedly on stage when then-state Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry (R-Grand Junction) spoke.

The swastika incident occurs two weeks after an Obama supporter in Tulsa, Okla., who had an Obama sign on his lawn reported receiving  a death threat from a neighbor. Kyle Counts, a 27-year-old law student, told HuffPost that the neighbor engaged him an argument after seeing the sign and then yelled the threat, which was captured on video.

UPDATE: 7:55 p.m. — Scott Lorditch, a volunteer at the Conifer office, told The Huffington Post that when he arrived at the office on Friday, staffers told him the vandalism occurred overnight. Lorditch said that Obama lawn signs in front of the office were also shredded. He said that while he did not see the damaged signs, when he arrived the signs were no longer in front of the office.

Politico’s: Week in one-liners: Kimmel, Christie, Newt


The top quotes in politics …

“Mr. President, Salaam.” — Comedian Jimmy Kimmel addressing POTUS at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

“As my stepfather always told me, ‘It’s a boy-eat-dog world out there.'” — President Barack Obama joking at the dinner.

“There’s a wild and crazy man inside of there just waiting to come out.” — Ann Romneydescribing her husband.

“He might be able to convince me.”  — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the Romney veepstakes.

“America may not forgive you for it, but God will.” — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on “oops moments.”

“An absolute manic rampage.” — Meghan McCain on how commentator Michelle Malkin reacted after she complimented Sandra Fluke.

“A truly wild ride.” — Former House speaker Newt Gingrich describing his presidential run.

What Everyone Needs To Know About The Smear Campaign Against Trayvon Martin (1995-2012)

Trayvon Martin, as he appeared on his actual Facebook page

The smear campaign against Trayvon Martin started at the Sanford Police Station on February 26, 2012.

It started when the Sanford Police tested Trayvon for drugs and alcohol posthumously.  It started when they left his body in the morgue for three days as a “John Doe”, although they had his cell phone and they could have canvassed the complex to see if anyone’s child was missing.

It started when they let George Zimmerman go with possible forensic evidence on his clothing.

The smear campaign continues as listed by Think Progress’ article below…

Think Progress

Over the last 48 hours, there has been a sustained effort to smear Trayvon Martin, the 17-year old African-American who was shot dead by George Zimmerman a month ago. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, said, “They killed my son, now they’re trying to kill his reputation.”

Thus far these attacks have fallen into two categories: false and irrelevant. Much of this leaked information seems intended to play into stereotypes about young African-American males. Here’s what everyone should know:

1. Prominent conservative websites published fake photos of Martin. Twitchy, a new website run by prominent conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, promoted a photo — purportedly from Martin’s Facebook page — that shows Martin in saggy pants and flipping the bird. The photo, which spread quickly on conservative websites and Twitter, is intended to paint Martin as a thug. As Twitchy later acknowledged, it is not a photo of Trayvon Martin. [Examiner]

2. The Sanford Police selectively leaked irrelevant, negative information about Martin. The authorities told the Orlando Sentinel this morning that Trayvon was suspended from school for ten days “after being found with an empty marijuana baggie.” There is no evidence that Martin was under the influence of drugs at the time of his death, nor would prior possession of marijuana be a reason for killing him. It’s unclear what the relevance of the leak was, other than to smear Martin. [Orlando Sentinel]

3. On Fox News, Geraldo said that Martin was dressed “like a wannabe gangster.” Bill O’Reilly agreed with him. The sole evidence is that Martin was wearing a hoodie. Geraldo added that “everyone that ever stuck up a convenience store” was wearing a hoodie. [ThinkProgressThe Blaze]

4. Without any evidence, prominent right-wing bloggers suggested that Martin was a drug dealer. Right-wing blogger Dan Riehl advances the theory, also advanced in a widely linked peice on a site called Wagist. There does not appear to be any evidence to support this claim whatsoever. [Riehl World View]

5. Without any evidence, a right-wing columnist alleged that Martin assaulted a bus driver. Unlike Zimmerman, Trayvon has no documented history of violence. This allegation continues to be advanced by a blogger on the Examiner even after the real reason was leaked to the police and confirmed by the family. [Miami HeraldExaminer]

6. Zimmerman’s friend says Martin was to blame because he was disrespectful to Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s friend Joe Oliver said that Martin would not have been shot to death if Trayvon had just said “I’m staying with my parents.” Of course, Zimmerman was not a police officer, and Trayvon had no duty to tell him who he was or where he was going. [NBC News]

The final part of the effort to smear Trayvon Martin is to link him and his supporters to irresponsible fringe groups like the New Black Panthers and marginal provocateurs like Louis Farrakhan. Threats by these groups are serious and should be investigated, but they have nothing to do with Martin or his supporters. The leader of the effort to associate Martin with these groups is Matt Drudge. You can see how he is framing the story today here.

Ultimately, whether Martin was a perfect person is irrelevant to whether Zimmerman’s conduct that night was justified. Clearly, there are two different versions of the events that transpired on February 26, the night Trayvon was killed. There are conflicting statements by witnesses and conflicting evidence as to who was the aggressor. Zimmerman has the right to tell his side of the story. But his opportunity to do this will come in a court of law after he is charged and arrested. In the meantime, Zimmerman’s supporters should stop trying to smear the reputation of a dead, 17-year-old boy.

Think Progress has an earlier report on Trayvon Martin:  What Everyone Should Know About Trayvon Martin (1995 – 2012)

Fox News’ Racist Comments About Whitney Houston’s Death Are “Disappeared”

To me, those comments by Fox News readers on Whitney Houston’s death were among the most horrific racist rhetoric that I have ever seen…

Little Green Footballs – Charles Johnson

Here’s a great post at Balloon Juice by “Soonergrunt,” reacting to our post Sunday about Fox News commenters and their ugly racism: Why We Fight.

This is Why We Fight. This is the nature of the opposition. I live amongst these people here in what they proudly refer to as “the buckle of the bible belt” and I’m here to tell you that John’s post of last week was right on the money. You need to read their sites—Fox News, Free Republic, Lucianne.com, Michelle Malkin’s site, and others. See what they say to each other when they think they aren’t being watched. The palpable hatred and violent fantasies will make you sick, but you need to know what they want, and you need to keep seeing it in their own words. It’s one thing to say “we read them so you don’t have to” but it’s entirely another to make you all see that you do, in fact, need to. In a few days after this thread is dead, some conservatives will post here claiming that it’s all projection and fantasy, just like they did with John’s post last week. None of that will change a thing. If you’ve ever wondered why I dump shit all over the sorry-assed conservatrolls we have here, it’s because there is no fundamental difference between them and the people quoted above. Their world is the world that our little trolls would make, and people such as they deserve only contempt.

Lest you or anyone accuse me of nitpicking, I am specifically calling out the commenters on those sites. But I’ll note that there’s a reason that racists and bigots frequent sites like Michelle Malkin’s site (which is actually pretty ironic) and Freeperland and Fox.

If you love this country, you need to know and you need to fight for it. If you want a better future for your children, you need to know and you need to fight for it.

Well said. This is why I post these excerpts; not because I enjoy reading this ugly garbage, but because it needs to be exposed. One reason why it’s gotten so incredibly horrifying to read comments at right wing sites is because nobody holds these people accountable. In some cases, site owners are just tolerating this sickening racial hatred, but in many others they’re absolutely doing their best to incite it.

Meanwhile, I received at least a dozen tweets and emails from right wingers claiming that I had faked the post, because they couldn’t see any comments on that Fox News thread.

I know it won’t make even a tiny dent in the right’s armor of denial, but here are a couple of screenshots showing that yes … there are comments for that article. Since the Fox News site uses Javascript to display the comments, it’s possible that people who can’t see them are using incompatible browsers or some sort of extension that’s blocking them.

Mario Piperni: A Conservative Media Gone Mad

Mario Piperni appears really annoyed with the conservative media, as well he should…

This one was easy to predict.

The hate-filled and quite unintelligent Pam Geller:

“The teleprompter is speaking *yawn* The teleprompter is taking credit for the killing. Every other word is I.”


“Gd bless our troops. Obama can puff himself and shamelessly strut like peacock, but hats off to the US military that has been relentless, dogged and brave for ten years in their mission to kill that devout bastard.”

The equally deranged Michelle Malkin:

“Leftists are swarming Twitter to chastise any conservatives who dare give any credit to President Bush for his resolve and role in leading the post-9/11 counterrorism/national security response to the worst attack on American soil.”

“Meanwhile, Democrat hacks are burning the midnight oil making this All About Obama.”

Laura Ingraham:

Jason Mattera:

And here was a headline on the Drudge Report.

If this stuff wasn’t so sick it would be funny. Here was an opportunity for Americans to find common ground. The man responsible for the death of three thousand innocent people on 9/11 was no longer. And one can be sure that on that fateful day in 2001, no one was looking at the dead and counting Democrats and Republicans.  They were simply Americans killed at the hands of a lunatic. What a sad state of affairs that Americans find themselves so divided that every event instantly becomes so politically charged.  The cause of that division is an easy one to call – a conservative media that has become so unhinged that it has lost all sense of honesty and journalistic integrity. As for the sheeple who give heed to these people, they really don’t know any better.

I don’t know how you stop the haters from hating. Maybe you just can’t.  Americans will just have to wait another 40 or so years until demographic forces make the Republican party an irrelevant and obsolete entity.