Is Fox Dumb or Dangerous? (video)

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It's difficult to overstate how fatuous, how wrong, how disingenuous, dangerous and moronic this "report" is. Yet also how transparent, comedic and embarrassing at the same time.

A Fox reporter, in a segment entitled Is Hezbollah At All Linked to Al-Qaeda? says (VIDEO):

"... Two distinct groups, one common goal: the complete destruction ah... um... de... pruh... uh... democracy and all that is Western; Hezbollah and Al Qaeda, two fierce terror networks, both led by radical Islamic extremists..."
Let me answer the question of links: No. Of course not. The reporter even has trouble reading the asinine script -- perhaps she's saying in her head: Is this for real?

But this is a calculated and repugnant move to promote our entry into the war -- or at least for Americans to rally behind the administration's idle and childish stance while people die on both sides of the conflict.

How do I know? Why am I such a big shot? Reading.

From last week's Washington Post:
Nasrallah has only disdain for bin Laden and the Taliban. In April, an al-Qaeda cell in Lebanon tried to assassinate him. And the late al-Qaeda chief in Iraq this spring condemned the Shiite movement as an "enemy of the Sunnis"...
They're different sects in a state of open hostility -- at best. Al Qaeda tried to kill him. Not to mention that although Nasrallah openly despises Israel he doesn't harbor the same megalomaniacal anti-Western hatred of the bin Laden flavor. He's able -- in his public rhetoric at least -- to separate the acts of the Bush Administration from American civilians:
"What do the people who worked in those two [World Trade Center] towers, along with thousands of employees, women and men, have to do with war that is taking place in the Middle East? Or the war that Mr. George Bush may wage on people in the Islamic world?" he asked me. "Therefore we condemned this act -- and any similar act we condemn."
But let's be honest here; one look at Fox's graphic tells you what's going on. They expect viewers to be lured into the question of connections far enough to allow the photos of Nasrallah and bin Laden (both Arab Muslims) to suggest an operational connection.

In other words: to let racism do its thing. The same way most didn't know (and didn't care anyway) that 15 of 19 of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis.

They're all towelheads anyway, right? (More AlterNet Video Here)

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