October 17, 2016

Donald Trump isn't the only right-wing culprit projecting his own shortcomings on opponents. This morning on Fox and Friends, Pete Hegseth sarcastically proclaimed,

'Like the Left not trafficking in truth? They're trying to cover it up because they have a different view of mankind.'

Reckless axe-thrower Hegseth denounced the 'Left' and then omitted a very important detail about Clinton's comments on Syrian Refugees.

HEGSETH: They're more interested in the political agenda than the TRUTH; especially when it comes to radical Islam.

EARHARDT: We should not allow radicals to come into this country. Yet Hillary Clinton, she wants to bring in 65,000 Syrian Refugees, even though she has said you can't vet them. Remember she said that four years ago?

HEGSETH: Of course, of course because they won't see the threat, they REFUSE to see the threat.

What did Secretary Clinton actually say about the 65,000 refugees, many of whom are women or children? Earhardt and Hegseth left off a very pertinent detail:

Excerpts of the 2013 speech... show that Clinton was, in fact, talking about Syrian refugees entering Jordan, saying, "Jordan, because it’s on [Syria's] border and they have hundreds of thousands of refugees and they can’t possibly vet all those refugees." Fox News has a pattern of misinforming about the United States' refugee vetting process and using Syria's refugee crisis to stoke Islamophobic fears.

The Fox and Friends crew made this exact same "error" on October 11, 2016, so this isn't the first time they've reported this fallacy on the air.

Totally not shocking that Fox News pushes a false agenda.

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