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article imageOp-Ed: Fox News host owes Obama apology for blame in Ray Rice incident

By John Presta     Sep 9, 2014 in Politics
New York - During its Monday episode of the Fox News show "Outnumbered," co-host Andrea Tantaros crossed the line on criticism of President Barack Obama. Tantaros essentially blamed Obama for Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice for punching his then-fiancée Janay Palmer
Fox News is once again out of line and it is time for management at the network to stop its one-sided, hate-filled "War on Obama" rants, bordering on racism. Tantaros said of the punching incident caught on tape, in an angry "Fox News" voice, "I wanna know, where is the President on this one?"
Inexplicably, not one word of compassion for the victim in the incident, Janay Palmer. Has the culture of anti-Obama hatred poisoned the hosts and the management at the Fox News network become so bad that it has no comment on the impact on the victim, and merely use it as yet another opportunity to bash Obama?
"My question is — and not to bring it back to politics but — this is a White House that seems to bring up a 'war on women' every other week. A White House that's very concerned about the NFL, concussions, etc., prescription drugs in locker rooms," Tantaros said. She also demanded that Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) should come out and condemn the actions of Rice, or she would be an "apologist for domestic violence."
Tantaros' tone is clear in tying Obama to one more thing and pin the blame on yet one more thing. Tantaros is a serial Obama-hater and a blatant Islamophobe. It is time for Fox News to stop broadcasting these anti-American, un-patriotic, racist tirades against the President of the United States.
Andrea Tantaros has a sordid history of hatred and racially-inspired tirades meant to stir up the older white males that regularly view Fox News, and particularly this broadcast. It is Tantaros who asked her radio show listeners to "Do me a favor and punch an Obama supporter in the face" last year.
Tantoros said, "This is Obama’s America. It’s like the Soviet Union. He said he’d change the country. He said it. He said it. He said it. And a lot of people voted for him. And if you see any of those people today, punch them in the face."
Later in that same broadcast, Tantoras backed away a bit. "To be clear, I didn’t say punch Obama in the face — you’re going to get me arrested with this type of government. If someone voted for him. If someone voted for him. If anyone that you know who voted for President Obama, smack him down, please."
Not only did she express hatred for President Obama, she is also inciting and encouraging violence and justifying it. Andrea Tantaros should apologize.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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