They were discussing the Satanic Temple’s proposed monument on Fox Business News a few days ago — because Fox doesn’t do business news correctly, either — when guest Bernard McGuirk said something crazy:
“They should be able to put the statue up, and then they should be shot right next to it, and then we take it down.”
Alan Colmes at least responded to that comment, though I felt he downplayed it, but the other panelists (and the host) just ignored it. (They were too busy complaining about how the monument is promoting “evil” and is somehow “anti-Christian” — both of which are untrue, according to every single article ever about the monument.)
How could the panel and host just let a comment like that slide?!
I guess they think Jesus approves of killing those who hold views with which you disagree.
If an MSNBC panelist made a similar remark calling for the gunning down of a minority religious group, it would be the leading story on every Fox News show for days, and they wouldn’t let up until the panelist was fired.
McGuirk and Fox have yet to even mention a slap on the wrist.
The Satanic Temple is, not surprisingly, demanding an apology — and they sure as hell deserve one:
With such serious commentary reaching the network’s vast number of viewers, there is real and legitimate concern for the safety of temple members. According to the legal counsel representing The Satanic Temple, “Such incitement to violence is reckless and possibly criminal.” In light of such examples as the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, the pressure given to Martin Bashir to resign and Bill O’Reilly’s harsh and mocking criticism of Dr. George Tiller, it could be considered hypocritical of the network to not take these kinds of statements seriously.
You know, considering how many people Satan kills in the Bible, compared to God, the Satanists sure come out looking pretty good: