World Affairs Brief, April 14, 2017 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).
This Week’s Analysis:
North Korea Next on Trump’s Target List
Trump Supporters Upset with his Attack on Syria
Bill O’Reilly Discredits Himself Again
Tillerson Threatens Russia
CIA Complicit in Iraq Use of Chemical Munitions
Trump Makes more Compromises
William Norman Grigg, R.I.P.
Preparedness Tip: Raising Rabbits
BILL O’REILLY DISCREDITS HIMSELF AGAIN
No, I’m not talking about the explosive scandal revealing that Bill O’Reilly is a sexual predator at Fox News, just like his former boss Roger Ailes. I’m talking about O’Reilly, the inveterate conspiracy denier. I find him the most arrogant commentator I have ever witnessed.
After Trump made his misguided attack on a Syrian airbase, O’Reilly presented a litany of facts and quotes backing the establishment line blaming Assad—presenting them as irrefutable facts. Then, not wanting to leave out the opposing opinions Fox News listeners are accustomed to expect, he poisons the water first to make sure no one believes the venerable Ron Paul. He prefaces the Paul quote by impugning the sanity of anyone who doesn’t believe the official account. See the video here:
[O’Reilly] “Most sane people support the missile attack last night. Sane is the key word here.”
FMR. REP. RON PAUL (R-TX): “It doesn’t make any sense for Assad under these conditions to all of a sudden use poison gasses. I think there is a zero chance he would have done this deliberately.”
[O’Reilly] “The former congressman apparently believing Assad was set up by somebody.”
Indeed, he was—by the rebels the CIA supports and arms with chemical weapons just for these kinds of purposes, necessary to manipulate soft-hearted presidents who mistakenly think they have Washington all figured out. …
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If they have to repeatedly say they’re the “no spin zone” …