Folks, we’re in The Twilight Zone. Donald Trump is the figurehead president, but the man who’s really running things is a straight-up, Lenin-loving anarchist. And, though much of the media (and Saturday Night Live) recognizes this fact and is treating these two accordingly, one network is staying true to the party line and being the good little propagandists they’ve always been.
That would be Fox News, of course.
Well At Least He Didn’t Behead Anyone (Yet)
Tucker Carlson got his panties in a twist on Wednesday night after an op-ed in USA Today compared Steve Bannon to militant leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The op-ed made the point that, though their ideologies may clash, the end result they’re seeking is frighteningly similar:
“Both harbor apocalyptic visions of a clash of civilizations between Islam and the West.
…Each man spins a narrative for his followers of sprawling conflict between believers of Prophet Mohammed and followers of Jesus Christ. ‘There is a major war brewing, a war that’s already global,’ Bannon warned an audience at the Vatican in 2014. A year later, Baghdadi said: ‘Oh Muslims … this war is only against you and against your religion.’ Each man proselytizes for this vision of war.”
Desperate to protect their Supreme Leader and the Republican party that is falling in line behind even his most insane actions, Fox News put together a silly little infographic to prove that Bannon is actually an OK dude.
Fox News going to incredible lengths to make Steve Bannon look good. pic.twitter.com/JNMEw8x68m
— Not My President (@missmayn) February 9, 2017
Or, to put it a bit more bluntly:
FOX NEWS: OK Steve Bannon may be a white nationalist but has he mass executed ~Christians~? Check fucking mate, crying libs
— BOO!(fin' a cold one with: ''the boys'')??? (@ChrisCaesar) February 9, 2017
He may be a Leninist who wants to see everything come crashing down around us, he may be an “apocalypticist” who believes we are heading for war (and, in some ways, are already in one) … but hey, at least he’s not THAT guy.
At least, not yet.
Featured image via screenshot from YouTube video