For those just joining us, Fox News’ morning show Fox & Friends is the lead paint of “news.” Donald Trump’s favorite executive time program has for years been making its viewers dumber, one segment at a time.
Late last week, Fox and Friends expressed sincere concern over the well-crafted questions Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has been peppering witnesses with during House committee hearings. Questions well above the grade of the usual posturing, harrumphing congressional haircut or Fox News talker:
NOT STEVE DOOCY: Somebody’s writing her questions. I saw the questions at Michael Cohen and saw the questions at Wilbur Ross. And there are some forces behind her, I think there’s a story there.
TWITTER COMEDIAN MIKE HUCKABEE: Well there very well could be. There have been some allegations she was almost like the Manchurian Candidate. Recruited, prepared. You know, I don’t know.
This is a perfect example of a Fox News interaction, a microcosm of conservative distrust for, well, the competent and sand of the country. This congressperson whom they absolutely obsess over, is suspiciously smart according to one of the co-hosts of America’s dumbest news program. It may indeed be a conspiracy, says the day’s chosen buffoon.
Some malevolent force must be behind this suspicious ability to ask not-stupid questions!
I could mock the obsession the Fox News right has with AOC (and I have), who the network has decided will be a major focus of their latest attempts to send their audience into spasms of pants-wetting terror. But it’s the particular accusation that’s instructive. They get really twitchy when someone in a position of power actually takes their job seriously.
Lord Dampnut’s bizarre, grievance-infused speeches, where he goes off on his inexplicable tangents and spouts demonstrably false nonsense get non-stop thoughtless praise from Fox hosts. Asking serious questions of Michael Cohen or Wilbur Ross, though? Something is amiss!
Incidentally, of course AOC gets help from her staff and from outside subject matter experts when it come to questioning witnesses. Because that’s the smart thing to do. Like Socrates said, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
The fact that Fox News finds this suspicious reveals why their network is filled to bursting with ignorant paste-eaters.
This is why Fox & Friends is the lead paint of news. Don’t watch it kids. Don’t lick that windowsill.