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Some things just never get old. Well, not if you’re Fox “News,” anyway. So no one was really surprised when President Obama visited Mexico and, right on cue, Fox & Friends regurgitated that oft-debunked old chestnut, the “apology tour.” Every time the president goes abroad and behaves like a grownup instead of embarrassing the entire country, you can be sure conservatives will be lined up to accuse him of groveling, cap in hand, to foreign enemies (all foreigners are the enemy, remember), eager to criticize and blame America for that country’s woes.

Of course since this was Mexico, the Fox hate machine was firing on all cylinders — after all, this is the country that takes all our jobs (while at the same time being lazy, not paying taxes and leeching off our welfare) and, perhaps most nefarious of all, is predominantly home to brown people… who don’t speak English.

Video of this nonsense is below, courtesy of Crooks and Liars.

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