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Fox News Host: “We Have Saved the Planet” with Wars like Iraq

Charles Payne

Charles Payne

Gawker perfectly summarizes the ridiculousness that is the most recent bout of #FoxNewsFacts.

via. Gawker, By Hudson Hongo

Remember the planet before America started invading parts of it? God, what a shithole. Just a total mess. Since then, though: pretty much perfect, right? That’s the improbable assessment Fox News’ Charles Payne delivered on Sunday while discussing criticism of American Sniper.

“It’s a pretty simple thing, you watch the movie, he saved American lives,” said Payne of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. “And he went through a tough struggle to do it, but it was a job that had to be done.” A mostly empty if not unfamiliar sentiment about the war in Iraq. Payne, however, was just getting started:

Look at the death toll that we had protecting people in a different country because that’s what America does. We’ve been the world’s policeman, and guess what’s happened over the time we’ve become the world’s policeman?

A billion people in other countries have moved into the middle class. We had India on TV earlier. If it wasn’t for Americans dying around the world, the rest of the world would be in abject poverty.

“We have saved the planet,” concluded Payne, “and if we go away as [the world’s] policeman, it’s going to be hell to pay for everyone.”

In most places—including the opinion page of The Wall Street Journal—America’s role as “the world’s policeman” is treated as a question, but to the Fox Business host, it’s just a neat fact. In case you were having trouble keeping track, here are all the accomplishments Payne attributes to American interventionism:

  • A billion people moving into the middle class
  • India being on TV
  • The rest of the world staying out of (?) abject poverty
  • The planet’s salvation

“So true,” agreed co-host Anna Kooiman.

[h/t Raw Story]

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  • Uğur Dinç

    Salaamun alaykum, I’m not from the US, so forgive my lack of familiarity, but this Fox News channel is supposed to be conservative Christian, right? Now, this lady (Anna Kooiman?) looks as if she is a temptress from a very secular movie that uses the cheap tactic of raunchiness to attract audience/customers. Is this the American right-wing conservative pious Christan understanding of how a modest Christian woman should dress like? I just want to say, “el oh el, really el oh el”. :))

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    It must get extremely uncomfortable though

  • Iman

    Talk is cheap.

  • Jekyll

    Did not Chris Kyle shoot looters after Katrina? Looters i.e. ‘black folks’..oh well guess he forgot to save the world form the likes of Payne.

  • HSkol the Redundant

    “We have nothing at all against Muslims – provided they act perfectly like Extremist/Literal/Fundamentalist Old Testament Southern US Christians, and quit wearing those flowing items of clothing that cover things. Whiteness is preferred though not required (conditions apply). Islam on the other hand …” #FoxNewsFacts

  • cmyfe .

    No words…

  • Trimmercastle42

    I don’t know what that fox news host was smoking, but I want some.

  • wjshelton

    WTF???

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  • Yausari

    Didn’t things got worse since the Iraq war? Save the planet? From what, Muslims? (If they don’t wanna say I’ll say it.) And no they didn’t! More like create threats from AND to Muslims.

  • mindy1

    Seriously?

  • Reynardine

    Two stuffed shirts and one who needs a shirt to stuff.

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