2015 Year in Review—Wingnut Edition
The following was written by Terrance Heath for the Progressive Breakfast blog of the Campaign for America’s Future. It is reposted here with the permission of Roger Hickey, co-director of the campaign. Its mission statement is very much worth reading and available at: https://ourfuture.org/about-us/campaign.
“No Go Zone” on the Brain
In January, we learned that the biggest “No go zones,” are the one’s between wingnuts’ ears.Fox News terrorism “expert” Steven Emerson declared Birmingham, England, a “totally Muslim” “no-go zone.” The “no-go zones” myth bubbled up from the outer fringes of the of America’s wingnut fever swamps eight years ago and finally seeped into mainstream conservatism.
Prime Minister David Cameron called Emerson an idiot. “Le Petit Journal” found multiple instances of Fox News employees repeating the “no-go zones” claim, and had fun sending reporters to mythical “no go zones.” The mayor Paris threatened to sue Fox News…
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