Paris Mayor Threatens to Sue Fox News Over “No-Go Zones” Comment

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo to Sue Fox News for "No-Go Zones" Comment

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo to Sue Fox News for “No-Go Zones” Comment (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is threatening to sue Fox News after “terrorism analyst” Steve Emerson claimed there are “no-go zones” in Paris, as their are in Birmingham. There is virtually no chance that Fox News will be sued in the U.S., but there is a law from 1881 in France that they could sue on those grounds for the insult.

Mayor Hidalgo leveled the threat during an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday. She said, “When we’re insulted, and when we’ve had an image, then I think we’ll have to sue, I think we’ll have to go to court in order to have these words removed.”

Hidalgo added, “The image of Paris has been prejudiced, and the honor of Paris has been prejudiced.”

Fox News terrorism expert Steve Emerson apologizes for no-go zones comment

Fox News terrorism expert Steve Emerson apologizes for no-go zones comment

Emerson, who claims to be an expert on Islamic extremist groups, appeared on Fox News “Justice” show, hosted by Jeanine Pirro, following the Paris terrorist attacks. He claimed that Birmingham, which is located 100 miles from London, was a “totally Muslim city where non-Muslims don’t go in.”

Steve Emerson also said, that in “parts of London there are actual Muslim religious police who beat and actually wound seriously anyone who doesn’t dress according to Muslim religious attire.”

Prime Minister David Cameron dismissed Steve Emerson as an “idiot.” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is digging in on the assertion that no-go zones exist, even when confronted by CNN correspondent Max Foster in London on Monday.

Fox News personalities have been apologizing profusely since the network was ridiculed on social media for the comments.

Here’s Steven Emerson’s full interview on “no-go zones:”

Watch Bobby Jindal dig in on “no-go zones” comments:

Mike Huckabee to Quit Fox News Show As He Considers 2016 Presidential Run

Mike Huckabee to Quit Fox News Show As He Considers 2016 Presidential Run

Mike Huckabee to Quit Fox News Show As He Considers 2016 Presidential Run (Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will announce the end of his Fox News show as he considers a 2016 presidential run.

Huckabee wrote in a letter to his supporters, “I won’t make a decision about running until late in the spring of 2015, but the continued chatter has put Fox News into a position that is not fair to them.”

“The honorable thing to do at this point is to end my tenure here at Fox so I can openly talk with potential donors and supporters and gauge support,” he added.

Mike Huckabee is expected to say “goodbye” on “Huckabee” on Saturday night. He was a longshot for the nomination when he first ran in 2008 and he’s still a long shot in 2016.

Mike Huckabee: More Freedom in North Korea Than in United States

Mike Huckabee:  More Freedom in North Korea Than in United States

Mike Huckabee: More Freedom in North Korea Than in United States (Credit: Wikipedia)

It seems that the slate of potential Republican presidential candidates will do and say anything to appeal to the fringe element in the party.

Fox News personality and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who appeared at a New Hampshire event(#NHFreedomSummit), is quoted as saying: “I am beginning to think there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States,” citing TSA patdowns. Um, really?

Since he knows so much about North Korea, he should move there. The fact is, Mike Huckabee owes every American an apology for such inflammatory rhetoric.

Twitter exploded over Mike Huckabee’s North Korea comment:

Melissa Harris-Perry on Megyn Kelly’s White Santa Remark: No Wonder US Has Racial Divide

Fox News 'Golden Girl' Megyn Kelly Under Fire for White Santa and Jesus Remarks

Fox News ‘Golden Girl’ Megyn Kelly Under Fire for White Santa and Jesus Remarks

Fox News’ “golden girl” Megyn Kelly is under fire for recent comments that Santa Claus and Jesus are white. Jon Stewart, Don Lemon and others openly mocked her racially-tinged comments. Despite walking back her remark that Jesus Christ was white, while still maintaining that Santa Claus has ‘verifiably’ white skin, the backlash continued. Shorter version of this mess — Megyn Perry is against a black Santa…..

Kelly hit back Friday night saying that the comments was intended to be a lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek discussion but that the humor was lost on some of her critics. Um, if we are talking about Fox News, it’s hard to figure out where comedy ends and racist rhetoric begins. Just look at their history? So, when they offend, Fox News tends to say it was lighthearted banter.

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry addressed Kelly’s comments in an open letter to St. Nick on her show Saturday. She said that it was an indication of how broad America’s race and class divide is that someone cannot envision him as anything but white.

Here’s how it all went down with Megyn Kelly:

Slate’s Aisha Harris wrote a thoughtful piece about the effects of cultural exclusion from such a dominant American symbol of childhood, and suggested that Santa Claus be transformed, not into a black man (good thinking, because Black Santa would get down exactly one chimney before getting shot in the face), but a penguin, “spare millions of nonwhite kids the insecurity and shame” that she remembers from childhood.

Of this essay about inclusion, Kelly says: “I kind of laughed and I said this is ridiculous. Yet another person claiming it’s racist to have a white Santa.”

Harris, it should be noted, did not say it was “racist to have a white Santa,” but rather that the notion that Santa can only be white “helps perpetuate the whole ‘white-as-default‘ notion endemic to American culture (and, of course, not just American culture),” i.e. it’s messed up to say that you can’t have a black Santa Claus, as well.

“For kids watching at home, Santa just is white,” Kelly continues, “but this person is arguing we should have a black Santa.”

Again, Harris actually isn’t arguing that at all (not that there would be anything wrong with a black Santa, any more than there’s a problem with an endless succession of white Jackson Fives). She wants him to be a penguin.

Some of the panel handles the subject with a surprising amount of nuance but, later on, Kelly answers their agreement by responding “Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change. Jesus was a white man, too. It’s like we have, he’s a historical figure, as is Santa.”

There is, of course, considerable disagreement about Jesus’ race and appearance, but her designation of Santa Claus as a “historical figure” dooms Kelly’s argument.

I am with Melissa Harris-Perry on the racial divide that exists in America. Who cares whether Santa Claus is white, black or pink? Besides, the last time I checked, there were no blue-eyed, blond-hair people in Biblical days.

Pro-George Zimmerman Fox News Hosts Now Throwing Him Under a Bus

Pro-George Zimmerman Fox News Hosts Now Throwing Him Under a Bus

Pro-George Zimmerman Fox News Hosts Now Throwing Him Under a Bus

It’s hilarious to hear Fox News slam Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, for allegedly assaulting Samantha Scheibe. They were only too happy to throw Trayvon Martin under the bus on the basis of race (though they won’t admit it) and now come to the rescue of the white damsel in distress.

Fox News’ “The Five” have now come to the conclusion that George Zimmerman’s latest arrest proves that he’s more dangerous than Trayvon Martin. What? Did I hear right? Eric Bolling added George Zimmerman to his list of “losers” that includes movie producer Harvey Weinstein and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. I didn’t realize Harvey Weinstein was out roaming around in his neighborhood acting like a wannabe cop and pulling guns on people.

Beck Beckel, the only voice of reason on the show, denounced Zimmerman saying, “This just underscores my point about–you allow a gun in the hands of a guy like this, who is psychotic obviously, in my mind it just proves to me once again that he shot and killed a poor teenage kid. And the guy should have been in jail for murder and not been allowed to go out there an terrorize this woman.”  He also said that when people like George Zimmerman have guns, you will find out that “they’re much more dangerous than Trayvon Martin ever was.” Amen to that.

Andrea Tantaros said that the fact George Zimmerman would continue to behave violently after the murder trial “points to a larger problem.” While Greg Gutfeld admitted that Zimmerman should no longer have access to guns, though he blamed the media for forcing people to take sides saying, “Either you’re for Trayvon Martin or you’re for George Zimmerman.”

Gee, I can’t wait to hear what Geraldo Rivera had to say, since he blamed Trayvon Martin for causing his own death by wearing a hoodie.

Draft-Dodger Donald Trump’s Veterans Day Tweet Backfires As Slammed by ‘Haters’

Draft-Dodger Donald Trump's Veterans Day Tweet Backfires As Slammed by 'Haters'

Draft-Dodger Donald Trump’s Veterans Day Tweet Backfires As Slammed by ‘Haters’ (Attribution Unknown)

Carnival barker Donald Trump’s Veterans Day tweet backfires as haters unleash outrage over his jab. That’s considering he’s a draft-dodger who never served a day in the military. Trump tweeted, “Happy Veterans Day to ALL, in particular to the haters and losers who have no idea how lucky they are.” Yeah, he’s one of the lucky haters he’s deriding.

Fox News’ Juan Williams: Revs. Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson Caught Up in 1950s and 1960s

Fox News' Juan Williams: Revs. Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson Caught Up in 1950s and 1960s

Fox News’ Juan Williams: Revs. Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson Caught Up in 1950s and 1960s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fox News commentator says civil rights leaders like Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are still ‘caught up in the 1950s and ’60s and have made race a business.’ He believes the focus should be on the breakdown of the black family and the need for better schools, saying, “I would talk about drugs, I would talk about that whole thug life, gangster culture that is being encouraged.”

During an appearance on Fox Business Channel’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” Williams said, “On the other side of that fence, I understand there are lots of poor black people, poor people of any color in this country, who feel they never get heard from, and when a Sharpton or Jackson shows up, at least the media shows up.” I wonder if Juan Williams realizes that 86 percent of blacks disagree with the Zimmerman verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin?

Williams continued, “But I think it’s bad leadership when you don’t say to people, ‘Here’s what you can do to help yourself. Here’s why we can help you in terms of education, in terms of employment, in terms of family, in terms of faith to take the steps to get up that ladder of upward mobility and enjoy America and benefit from all that America has to offer.”

I am no fan of Jesse Jackson, but I don’t recall hearing about Juan Williams as a foot-soldier in the civil rights movement. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty wrong with Jackson, but Juan Williams hasn’t exactly reached out and helped the black community with regards to the breakdown of the black family, high incarceration rates of black males for petty offenses or pushed for better schools in the inner cities.

On a personal note, my son and his friends were racially profiled by an overzealous homeowners’ association board member in my subdivision. I would love to know how the breakdown of the black family relates to this incident, since my kids like in a two-parent household and he’s not a ‘thug.’ Fox News and all its lackeys, including the black ones, are painting a wide area in a single swipe of the brush. Not every black kid that gets racially profiled is a thug, a troublemaker, smokes marijuana and is from a single parent household.

Politico White House Reporter Joseph Williams Suspended for Saying Romney Only “Comfortable Around White People”

Politico White House Reporter Joseph Williams Suspended for Saying Romney Only “Comfortable Around White People”

UPDATE#1: Joe Williams tweeted on Friday that he was leaving Politico over his suspension and fallout.

It’s been a rough 48 hours for suspended Politico White House reporter Joseph Williams — first the suspension, now his Twitter account is in a protected status, was allegedly hacked. Joseph Williams was suspended for offensive comments he made on Twitter and MSNBC.

Joseph Williams dissed Mitt Romney on MSNBC yesterday saying:  “When [Romney] comes on Fox & Friends, they’re like him, they’re white folks who are very much relaxed in their own company.”  In other words, Mitt Romney is only comfortable around white folks. How many black people are in leadership roles in his campaign? One?

Here’s the penis tweet:

Politico Reporter Joe Williams Suspended for MSNBC Comments & Tweets

Politico issued the following memo:

“Joe has acknowledged that his appearance reflected a poor choice of words,” the continued. “This appearance came in the context of other remarks on Twitter that, cumulatively, require us to make clear that our standards are serious, and so are the consequences for disregarding them. This is true for all POLITICO journalists, including an experienced and well-respected voice like Joe Williams.”

Without getting in the muck, there’s plenty to go after Mitt Romney on, and not being rude. Self-deportation, out-sourcing jobs overseas, Romneycare, equal pay, etc.

Fox News’ Jesse Watters Confronts Rep. Maxine Waters on "Tea Party Go to Hell" Comment (VIDEO)

I have no use for Fox News, but I will admit, Jesse Watters’ video showing his confrontation with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) over comments she made about Fox News and the Tea Party, is hilarious because that’s the first time I have ever seen Mrs. Waters speechless on camera.