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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Racism, what racism? It’s all the Devil’s fault. Send in the bees! These and other morsels of madness in “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. Fox & Friends

Making their triumphant return to this page (for the second week in a row), the team at Fox & Friends, and co-host Steve Doocy in particular, have demonstrated once again that they don’t have the slightest modicum of intellectual honesty when engaging with the uglier side of America, which was brought back to national attention after the tragic events in Charleston. Namely: racism.

Doocy got the ball rolling on the anything-but-racism narrative last week when he insisted that a white supremacist shooting up a historically black church might have been motivated by anti-Christian sentiment — as if there were no other churches in Charleston except for “Mother Emanuel.”

On Thursday’s edition of Fox & Friends, Doocy doubled down on his cretinism by submitting that racism did not exist in America anymore because Obama was elected.

“If we were a racist nation, Barack Obama would not have been elected president of the United States — twice. It’s a math thing,” Doocy insisted, proving two things: that he can count to two, and that some people never learn.

As Megyn Kelly once so memorably said: “Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better or is this real?”

Via Media Matters

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