"Fox and Friends" takes a teachable moment and turns it into treason, because children playing football have seen people shot by police and are upset about it?
September 20, 2017

You can always expect the co-hosts of Fox and Friends to take jingoism as far down the rabbit hole as it can go.

During today's program, they focused on a report about a football team made up of third graders playing at a private club who were curious about the protests in St. Louis and asked their coach about it.

Orlando Gooden, the coach discussed the situation and explained what Colin Kaepernick did to protest as a quarterback of the SF 49ers and the kids wondered if they could do it.

The coach notified parents and got approval for a "teaching moment" so he let the kids kneel down during the National Anthem.

Doocy, Earhardt and Kilmeade were not pleased.

Doocy said the wife of the coach did post it on Facebook and the parents were on board.

Ainsley Earhardt discussed their ability to comprehend what they were doing and then was shocked the parents went along with this.

"But they don't really know the background of the National Anthem at that point, but for the parents to be on board, wow."

The National Anthem is a poem about a battle during the War of 1812, Ainsley. It's set to the tune of an old English Tavern song, "To Anacreon in Heaven," a song about drinking and rollicking good times. "

Brian Kilmeade was very disturbed by it all and said, "Yeah, you’re never too young to disrespect the country."

The white supremacist country that lets cops shoot unarmed black people, obviously. That's not America, that's a fake America Fox News pretends exists so their old white audience continues to watch.

The entire segment ignored what the kids and Colin Kaepernick are actually protesting, as has much of the coverage in the media generally.

But it gave Brian Kilmeade an opportunity to pout about 'Murica.

Poor pouty baby.

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