Fox News and Long Beards

Fox News and Long Beards June 6, 2014

The father of the POW that was returned a few days ago in a prisoner swap with the Taliban grew a long beard in honor of his captured son. But the Fox News anchors — and I mean almost all of them — are flipping out about it, calling him a Muslim terrorist based just on the beard.

Funny how they think long beards are patriotic and American when it’s someone they agree with. And I’ll just leave this here:


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  • Trebuchet

    I’m getting a 404 on the second picture. Not sure if that’s for real, or just part of the general slowness I’ve been experiencing with FTB all morning.

  • robertfoster

    OMG, according to Fox News Duck Dynasty must be a terrorist organization! Send those bearded traitors off to Gitmo.

  • lldayo

    I didn’t know Jesus was a Muslim. I bet he wasn’t white either…

  • busterggi

    The Robertsons don’t have beards, thats duckweed.

  • To be fair, he must be a Muslin who hates America and everything it stands for. Because Obama.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @1. Trebuchet : “I’m getting a 404 on the second picture. Not sure if that’s for real,”

    Same here.

    Of course, when it comes to beards there’s ZZ Top and Abraham Lincoln* and, oh yeah, Jesus amonmg many other non-Muslim beardies as well.

    In addition to the fictional mostly heroic commander Riker, Dr Zarkhov and Commander Sheridan from various SF series also.

    * Plus Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B.Hayes & James A. Garfield – a hattrick of bearded POTUS’es from March 1869 till Sept 1881 – and all Republicans at that. Go figure.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!
  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    To be fair, this kind of hypocritical idiocy is in the job description. Because Roger Ailes.

  • cgm3

    No, no, Ed, the Duck Dynasty guys have whiskers! Thanks be to George Carlin for making that vital distinction.

  • karmacat

    This is a little bit of a tangent but there was a good op ed piece calling out Allen West for his remarks about the POW’s father and saying West is causing damage to the GOP

  • blf

    But Obama hasn’t got a beard!

    Probably to distract attention from Benghazi.

  • Trebuchet

    @10: I was SO disappointed that there weren’t open comments on that article! They’d have been spectacular.

  • John Pieret

    Just flipped open my dictionary to the entry for “hypocrites” and guess whose picture was there?

  • howardhershey

    You say tomato; I say to-mah-to. You say scary Muslim beard; I say patriotic whiskers.

  • Steve Doocy, the stupidest man in the world not named Brian Kilmeade.