One thing I’ve come to dislike in politics almost as much as anything else is the bad-faith argument, and specifically Fox News personalities like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. They are constantly outraged about things they don’t actually give a sh*t about. It’s the whole Fox News shtick: whataboutism combined with bad-faith arguments, all designed to avoid having to address the merits of their own President. The entire “the Obama Administration was investigating the Trump campaign” is a bad-faith argument. Hell, birtherism was a bad-faith argument; no one with half a brain actually believes that bullshit. I don’t like bad-faith arguments when the Republicans do it, and I don’t like it when the Democrats do it.
Last night on Fox News, Jeannine Pirro predicted something bad would happen to Joe Biden in the next two months and he wouldn’t even be on the ticket.
"Something is going to happen before the election and he's not even going to be on the ticket" — Jeanine Pirro predicts something horrible will happen to Joe Biden in the next 2+ months pic.twitter.com/dVQ3ImHfb3— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 12, 2020
I am waiting for #FoxNews to fire Jeanine Pirro for her— E Jean (@EJean52732601) August 13, 2020
threatening on-air remarks that she "felt" something was going to "happen" to @JoeBiden before the election.
You should denounce such remarks and insist she be taken off the air.
You won't which is how you are a failure! https://t.co/bteb4LFeOQ
An empty threat against the life of Joe Biden is not what’s going on here. What’s going on here is that Jeannine Pirro is trying to scare Fox News viewers into believing that the harmless, old-white guy leading in all the polls might die, and then what happens? Fox News wants its viewers to think that it’s inevitable that a Kamala Harris will be put in charge of the country, and while they can deal with Joe Biden running America, the thought of a Black woman running the country terrifies them.
That is all this is. Jeannine Pirro is not threatening Joe Biden. She’s trying to scare her viewers into believing that a Black woman — from Oakland, no less! — could become the President. I know a few Fox News viewers — family members — who have grown somewhat disillusioned with Trump, and probably wouldn’t mind the stability and lack of drama that comes with Joe Biden, but the thought of Kamala Harris running the country would terrify their racist asses. Jeannine Pirro is playing exactly into that.
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