So we’re a few days into the new decade, and maybe you’re saying to yourself, “I wonder how long it’ll be until someone on TV, probably Fox News, says something really, really racist.” Too late, sucka. It already happened, on Fox News, in a big way. Lt. General Tom McInerney appeared on Fox News on January 3rd to suggest that all Muslim men, ages 18-28 be strip searched before being allowed to board a plane. [h/t Mediaite, via TP.]
This is so racist that even the Fox News host was like, “woah nelly, let’s all slow down here and figure out some code words or something we can say so it’s not so goddamn obvious.” Enjoy this wonderful beginning to the decade below.
Lt. General Tom McInerney was also involved in the Pentagon’s military analyst program, whose purpose was to place paid military spokespeople on news programs to help ratchet up support for the Iraq war. David Barstow of the New York Times won a Pulitzer for his work uncovering the program.
He would also love to bomb Iran, for fun and profit. As he said on The O’Reilly Factor in 2006:
“And I can lay out a campaign today that will take Iran down very quickly.”
Basically, Barack Obama must move to the center and make compromises with McInerney the Great to please the Davids Ignatius and Brooks. Let’s all hope that Obama has the courage to establish a seperate but equal security line for Muslims.