I'm not sure how much more one-sided the Obama administration would have to be with their support of Israel in the wake of the escalating violence in the region, but apparently President Obama refusing to speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu until late this Thursday was enough of an excuse for Fox's Megyn Kelly to bring on Breitbrat Ben Shapiro so he could call President Obama a borderline Jew-hater.
If only that were the case. We've got a problem here in the United States when it comes to our support of AIPAC and of Netanyahu, but the problem is not whether any of our politicians have managed to sufficiently kiss BiBi's ass often enough.
Our friend Ellen over at News Hounds has more on the choice of Shapiro to discuss the topic in the first place:
Megyn Kelly turned to the discredited, no-smear-is-too-ridiculous Ben Shapiro tonight in a deliberate attempt to use the Israeli/Palestinian conflict to attack President Obama. Sure enough, he complied. In spades.
Just as she did with the Chicago violence yesterday, Kelly was obviously more focused on exploiting a bad situation for political gain than in actually discussing it. Otherwise, she would never have chosen Shapiro as a guest. According to Shapiro’s biography, he has no military experience, no foreign policy credentials and no Middle East expertise. That’s not counting Shapiro’s bogus attempt to smear Chuck Hagel as a recipient of funds from a non-existent “Friends of Hamas” organization. Or his ridiculous “race tape exclusive” exposing whom Obama hugged in 1990.
In any event, Kelly deliberately egged Shapiro on when she asked if there had been anything the U.S. could have done to avoid the military confrontation between Israel, Palestine and Hamas that they are on the “precipice” of. As if Shapiro is in a position to really know.
Predictably, he said there was. But rather than dwell on what steps the U.S. should have taken, other than to suggest the State Department should have threatened to withdraw aid from Palestine and not urged Israel to act with restraint, Shapiro moved quickly to smearing Obama:
This is an anti-Israel administration. It’s the first administration in American history that is obviously anti-Israel. It’s borderline a Jew-hating administration. …The daylight that has been created between the United States and Israel has emboldened Israel’s enemies and enemies of the United States.
Yeah, the conflict that's been going on there for ages is all President Obama's fault because he's "emboldened" the Palestinians. Give me a freaking break. Maybe when we start demanding something is done about these settlements and the extreme poverty and overpopulation that is sitting on Israel's doorstep, things will finally improve in the region.
In the mean time though, it's opposite-land as always over at Faux "news."