It’s been a while since I wrote about Todd Starnes, Fox News’ resident hysteric, who clutches his pearls and goes to the fainting couch with a case of the vapors at the drop of a hat. He has a radio show, which gives him a platform to go on inane tirades like this:
While admitting that attending the meeting may have been “downright idiotic” on Trump Jr.’s part, Starnes insisted that it was not illegal as he flipped out at the Democrats who are “foaming at the mouth” to have Trump Jr. executed and the “sniveling” Republicans who are not rushing to defend him.
“If the Democrats and the mainstream media had their way, Donald Junior would be tried, convicted and executed for treason,” Starnes ranted. “Tim Kaine and Maxine Waters would set up a guillotine right there in the Rose Garden. Off with his head! Or maybe they want him to die by firing squad. Is that what you Democrats want? Is that what you fake-newsers want?
“What about you Mika and Joe? Anderson Cooper? Don Lemon? Rachel Maddow? Do you want to pull the trigger? Do you want to take a whack with the ax?” he continued. “Or maybe you just want to get rid of the entire first family Romanov-style. What’s it going to take to satisfy your bloodlust?”
“These reporters, these Democrats, they disgust me,” Starnes fumed. “Jackals, foaming at the mouth, seething with fury and hatred for our president.”
He said while foaming at the mouth. But he knows who the real traitors are: The media, of which he is a part.
“You want to talk about treason?” he said. “Let’s talk about the army of reporters and far lefties and Democrats that are trying to take down a duly elected president of these United States. Let’s talk about that, because I’ve got news for you, folks in the mainstream media: It’s not going to happen. So all of you Democrats, and all of you liberal Republicans, and all of you fake-newsers, listen up: Don’t tread on me, you Trump-hating traitors.”
Don’t tread on me? Really? Are you capable of thinking beyond platitudes, Mr. Starnes?