September 21, 2014

Brit Hume wins the award for the false equivalency of the day with this bit of nonsense from this weekend's Fox News Sunday.

BRIT HUME: Well, consider the difference between the president's response to ISIS and his response to the Ebola outbreak. He's sending a large force, much larger than ISIS is getting, to deal with this Ebola outbreak.

Why is he doing? He's doing that I think because he believes that the United States is uniquely capable of mounting this effort against this disease.

The United States is undisputably uniquely capable of conquering ISIS, but he's not putting the full effort into that at all, which is why I think that the majority who doubt the efficacy of the strategy do so. They can see that this isn't a full-hearted effort, and so, as has been suggested earlier to the coalition partners or would-be coalition partners.

Yes, because sending humanitarian aid to help get a health crisis under control is exactly the same as escalating military intervention and inserting the United States into the middle of another country's civil war. Over at Faux "news" it doesn't matter, as long as the end result is that you get to lob insults at the President of the United States.

h/t Media Matters

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