Remember when Fox Newsies loved democracy in the Middle East? That was when George W. Bush needed excuses for his invasion into Iraq. Now that democracy has actually spread there, not so much. Today on Fox & Friends, Laura Ingraham openly expressed a preference for Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak - and met with approval from host Steve Doocy.
In a discussion about cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Hamas, Ingraham said:
The Muslim Brotherhood? Well, we’ll see if they’re gonna be able to be honest brokers in any type of negotiation. I think any type of agreement for a cease fire is going to be probably brokered in Egypt. Mubarak would have been a much clearer and I think far more honest broker than (current president Mohamed) Morsi but we’ll see.
As she said that last sentence, Steve Doocy murmured “Sure” in agreement. He added, “The Arab spring has certainly changed a lot of stuff over there.” It was clear he did not mean it had changed for the better.