There was a time, just a few short years ago, when the most bilious aspects of Fox's channel-wide insanity was concentrated in the rants of its evening demagogues, but since Obama began his presidential run, the hosts of its supposedly lighthearted morning program have a set new standard for over-the-top lunacy. From falsely accusing the President of having been trained in a school devoted to Wahhabism to recently worrying about sombrero-clad Uighers attacking American tourists in Bermuda, it appears that whatever microchip kept these talking point robots in check is malfunctioning like a Pepsi-soaked Blackberry.
Take, for example, this morning's rant from regular Fox & Friends host, Brian Kilmeade. Discussing a study from Scandinavia that showed that married individuals appear more capable of fending off Alzheimer's and dementia than divorcees, Kilmeade insisted that the real reason for the study's results must be the "pure genes" of the Swedes. Nevermind that the study didn't compare non-Swedes with Swedes, Kilmeade couldn't stop himself from taking this opportunity to share his medical wisdom like a drunken uncle at a Mississippi family reunion.
According to "Doktor" Kilmeade:
"We are — we keep marrying other species and other ethnics and other ... See, the problem is the Swedes have pure genes. Because they marry other Swedes .... Fins marry other Fins, so they have a pure society."
Of course, on Fox, making an argument that borders on a call for eugenics doesn't provoke nearly as much hostility as, say, arguing for universal health care or habeas corpus. Rather, on a channel that has repeatedly accused Obama of promoting fascism, parroting the racist rhetoric of actual fascists gets shrugged off as silly morning banter!
Haha! Just grab another cup of coffee, Brian. IOKIYAR.