Fox News helped promote more fear in America by giving a platform for a Texas Sheriff spewing "ISIS American invasion" conspiracy theories and then asked for advice on how we protect ourselves form the Quran carrying marauders as well as how Obama should handle them in iraq. As usual Elisabeth Hasselbeck did her hyperbolic best for Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter to promote his theories.
Gary Painter, Sheriff from Midland County, Texas, warned Fox & Friends’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck that not only was ISIS poised to sneak into the U.S through the porous Texas-Mexico border, but that based on evidence he’d heard of, “Muslims” were already being smuggled across. He presented no evidence that the alleged Muslims were connected to ISIS or any other terror group.
“Are you saying that ISIS is ready to come across poised to perhaps execute what they have threatened to do, attacks on the United States, drown us in our own blood?” Hasselbeck asked. “Is that what you’re saying?”
“I’m saying the border is wide open,” Painter replied. “We have found copies, or people along the border, have found Muslim clothing, they have found Quran books that are laying on the side of the trail. So we know that there are Muslims that have come across, have been smuggled in the United States.”
The Sheriff has found a Quran, so ISIS is planning an invasion of the US. He's not saying it, but he's saying it. That's Fox newsspeak for any conspiracy theory they promote. It's just like the "some people say," motif that their hosts use quite often. As for his advice to President Obama on how to handle ISIS:
Painter; If they show their ugly head in our area, we’ll send them to hell. And I think the United States needs to get busy. And they need to bomb them, they need to take them out.
I would like for them to hit them so hard and so often that every time they hear a propeller on a plane or a jet aircraft engine that hey urinate down both legs. When you do that hen you've accomplished a lot.
Isn't that easy? All we have to do is make them go wee-wee down their legs. That certainly will do the trick.
Sheriff Painter also got to fill out two conservative fears in his questionnaire card for Fox by promoting an ISIS attack on US soil is imminent while also checking the box on immigration that the Cersie Lannister of talk radio approves of.
By the way, is there a confirmation on this new ISIS threat from anyone?
When reached out to by the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the FBI did not comment or provide a statement about the terrorist reports Painter claims to have received.