There is no denying that the American media landscape is rife with hyperbole at this point. In fact, it’s hard to witness even a few moments of cable “news” without being completely showered in unbelievable comparisons and outright vitriol in 2021, and this ever-angsty ethos has now found its way out of the newsroom and into politics proper.
The latest symptom of this unkempt rage comes to us from a Democratic political action committee who have decided to take aim at Fox News.
A recent video by the progressive MeidasTouch PAC calls on viewers to reject the GOP while comparing Republican leaders and Fox News figures to militant preachers and radical clerics, accusing them of fueling “the biggest terror threats.”Advertisement - story continues below
The fresh 80-second clip, published Sunday, was released in a tweet marking a decade from the killing of the late notorious terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
“Today, the biggest terror threats we face are homegrown, being fueled by GOP leaders and their propaganda networks,” the tweet reads, before calling on “all patriotic Americans” to resign from the GOP.
And it gets worse:
While flashing images of war and terrorists, the video begins by stating that, “In every country torn by strife, violence, and hardship, men and women are drawn to extremist leaders, promising to take on the enemies of their people.”Advertisement - story continues below
The video then displays a Confederate flag, Branch Davidian leader David Koresh and Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
“In America, some of our lost souls respond in a similar way to the call of influential voices,” the clip continues.
The video then flashes images featuring Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson, Jeanine Pirro, and Sean Hannity, as well as Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera.
“But instead of militant preachers or radical clerics, every single night in America they can listen to our own angry advocates of division and conspiracy,” it continues. “Confused, angry people hear the call of these voices, and take on the camouflage of warriors to threaten, and even kill, civilians.”
The controversial content can be seen below:
10 years ago to the day, America killed Osama bin Laden.
Today, the biggest terror threats we face are homegrown, being fueled by GOP leaders and their propaganda networks.
We call on all patriotic Americans to resign from the Republican Party.pic.twitter.com/nd0JZaIegG
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) May 1, 2021