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Mon Jan 12, 2015, 04:32 AM

Fox News 'terror expert' says everyone in Birmingham is a Muslim: Twitter reacts with #foxnewsfacts

Steve Emerson, described as a terrorism analyst, also told Fox News that parts of London have a Muslim police force who 'attack people if they don't dress according to religious rules'.

He told the American network: "In Britain, itís not just no go zones, there are actually cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim, where non-Muslims simply donít go in."

=snip=

The interview was roundly mocked on Twitter, under the hash tag #FoxNewsFacts.

@nikkidholliday summed up the mood on Twitter, saying: It's things like #foxnewsfacts that make me proud to be British, what a fantastic response.


Full article with lots of tweets: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fox-news-expert-says-everyone-4962092

And here's the feed which is still going very strong lol: https://twitter.com/hashtag/foxnewsfacts?src=hash

A couple of my faves...



Islamification of Britain continues as popular bingo chain forced to change name to Mecca #foxnewsfacts

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Reply Fox News 'terror expert' says everyone in Birmingham is a Muslim: Twitter reacts with #foxnewsfacts (Original post)
Turborama Jan 2015 OP
Violet_Crumble Jan 2015 #1
KMOD Jan 2015 #10
Turborama Jan 2015 #20
Violet_Crumble Jan 2015 #45
Denzil_DC Jan 2015 #23
malaise Jan 2015 #2
Enthusiast Jan 2015 #7
malaise Jan 2015 #8
Enthusiast Jan 2015 #17
malaise Jan 2015 #18
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2015 #21
Enthusiast Jan 2015 #26
PatrynXX Jan 2015 #40
Blue_Tires Jan 2015 #43
shenmue Jan 2015 #3
freshwest Jan 2015 #4
drynberg Jan 2015 #5
Enthusiast Jan 2015 #6
JHB Jan 2015 #9
Scuba Jan 2015 #14
SomethingFishy Jan 2015 #49
SomethingFishy Jan 2015 #50
Doctor_J Jan 2015 #11
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2015 #29
Doctor_J Jan 2015 #34
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2015 #12
ProfessorGAC Jan 2015 #16
SMC22307 Jan 2015 #42
Scuba Jan 2015 #13
Douglas Carpenter Jan 2015 #15
justiceischeap Jan 2015 #19
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2015 #22
Turborama Jan 2015 #24
LineReply !
Turborama Jan 2015 #25
nxylas Jan 2015 #27
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2015 #28
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2015 #30
47of74 Jan 2015 #37
Pacifist Patriot Jan 2015 #31
Contrary1 Jan 2015 #32
47of74 Jan 2015 #36
DeadLetterOffice Jan 2015 #33
renate Jan 2015 #38
47of74 Jan 2015 #35
Turborama Jan 2015 #39
Denzil_DC Jan 2015 #41
SMC22307 Jan 2015 #44
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2015 #46
Turborama Jan 2015 #47
yurbud Jan 2015 #48
Fred Sanders Jan 2015 #51
yurbud Jan 2015 #52
Fred Sanders Jan 2015 #53
Politicalboi Jan 2015 #54

Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 04:46 AM

1. OMG! So funny! I couldn't stop laughing...

Out of so many hilarious ones, I liked this one slightly more than the rest:

'In England, we call them bins rather than trash cans, in honour of Osama bin Laden. #foxnewsfacts'

on edit: No, this one just took top spot

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:24 AM

10. That tweet is brilliant

 

and hilarious

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 10:13 AM

20. LOL, love it! Here's a recent one that made me LOL....



(Sincere apologies about not getting back to you, btw. Things have been super duper hectic here with the new baby and his very jealous sister. I've been meaning to and never got around to it. Sorry )

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Response to Turborama (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 13, 2015, 07:35 AM

45. Ha ha! I missed seeing that one...

Hey, no probs about getting in touch. I know what it's like with a new bub. My best friends have got one too and I know from that and from past experience with my own how hectic it is. Add to that a jealous sibling and I imagine the hectic factor would shoot into the stratosphere

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 12:03 PM

23. That was my absolute favorite of the hashstorm

(which we were discussing in an earlier thread).

From her tweets, she seems a pretty cool person.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 04:47 AM

2. Nice report here -Fox News Fail Muslim claim

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 07:20 AM

7. Love those comments.

Kind of sad that UK viewers recognize the network as little more than a source of propaganda while in the US millions of people actually believe Fox is fair and balanced.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 08:59 AM

8. Did you hear Chris Wallace implying that Paris was an American

capital before correcting himself and saying Western capitals rather quickly. That spoke volumes for me re arrogance and assumptions despite their abysmal ignorance about the rest of the planet.
If the French had heard the crap paraded on both FOX and CNN, they would have a march against stupid RW bullshit.

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:48 AM

17. No, I didn't see it. I make a point of not hearing their garbage.

Last edited Mon Jan 12, 2015, 10:33 AM - Edit history (1)

It's scary that so many give them an audience. I used to kind of harbor contempt for the pre-WWII German people. I always thought, "How could you have been so foolish?" Now I understand. It can happen here. It is happening here.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:53 AM

18. We don't have their cable channel

but since NFL was on Fox when I turned on while making coffee they must have been having a repeat on their regular Florida channel. Rove was on the panel but I switched to BBC in the middle of George Will chatting some BS.

I agree with you - it can happen anywhere if enough people either buy the propaganda or switch off.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 11:35 AM

21. I was shocked to read that 3 million people watch O'Reilly...

in an article about DISH and Fox fight over fees, it mentioned that.
Fox has a huge audience.....
very depressing to contemplate.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 12:57 PM

26. It is depressing to contemplate.

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:28 PM

40. wonder how those Freedom Fries are doing over in the Faux Lunch room N/t

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 13, 2015, 02:51 AM

43. Well, lets be honest -- A lot of them over there regularly watch Sky News

which is only a shade or two better than Fox here...

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 05:34 AM

3. "Cornwall is actually a wall, made out of corn"

-from the Twitter feed.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 05:34 AM

4. Faux, the fact-free faith-based network. They decieve those who want to believe their lies.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 06:13 AM

5. So...how many of Faux's True Believers are buying Emerson's Crapola? Good Opportunity

For a little "Fact Checking", no?

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 06:37 AM

6. Fox "News"! What would they have without the lies? Nothing!

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:06 AM

9. 'Terror expert'. Nice work if you can get it.

Kinda like talking to people's dead relatives. Tell your audience what will stoke their hopes/fears, and ignore all the times you were completely wrong:
Apr 01, 1993
SoundBites

Second Opinion


Being a terrorism expert means never having to say you're sorry. After the World Trade Center bombing, Steven Emerson of CNN's Special Assignment Unit filed an "exclusive report" (3/2/93) announcing that unnamed "law enforcement officials...suspect the bomber or bombers may be from one of the former Yugoslav republics." Three days later, after Mohammed Salameh was arrested in connection with the bombing, Emerson was writing for the Wall Street Journal op-ed page (3/5/93) as an expert on the radical Islamic fundamentalist threat. The disappearance of the Serbian menace was not explained.
http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/soundbites-51/

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Response to JHB (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:32 AM

14. Work for any Republican campaign and you are instantly an expert on everything.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:28 PM

49. I've actually been thinking of becoming an asshole for a year...

Just to see how much money I can make... I mean James O'Keefe goes on the internet every few months and begs for money for his next "undercover film" and people hand him 50 grand...

I could probably get rich if I were an asshole.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:25 AM

11. I wonder why they are allowed to get away with this

 

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 03:41 PM

29. FOX "News" defended their lies in court by claiming they weren't REALLY "news".

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 06:32 PM

34. I forgot about that

 

how bizarre that their zombies believe every word of it

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:27 AM

12. There's panic on the streets of London. There's panic on the streets of Birmingham...

 



What an ultramaroon.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:46 AM

16. Always Good To See A Bugs Bunny Reference

Bugs is a personal hero.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 13, 2015, 02:31 AM

42. Could life ever be sane again? (n/t)

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:31 AM

13. "If Fox News ran a corrections column it'd need a whole other channel."

 

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:40 AM

15. Birmingham's religous demographics in real life



Birmingham's religions

The city's population estimated at 1,073,045

Christian: 494,358
Muslim: 234,411
Sikh: 32,376
Hindu: 22,362
Buddhist: 4,780
Jewish: 2,205
Other: 5,646
No religion: 206,821
Religion not stated: 70,086
Source: Census 2011

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-30773297

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 10:05 AM

19. I hadn't followed this story so when I saw the headline, I thought he was talking about Alabama

not the UK. Doh!

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 11:48 AM

22. "In Britain the weather switches between Sunni and Shi'ite....... #foxnewsfacts"

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 12:15 PM

24. LOL genius! Good find!

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 12:33 PM

25. !



Link for anyone who wants to retweet: https://twitter.com/gareth0108/status/554607001041637376

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 03:29 PM

27. This one seems to be quite popular

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 03:36 PM

28. Loved this one....

 

Barracks O'Bama ‏@P0TUS 3h3 hours ago

BREAKING: Patriotic Americans being forced by Muslim jihadists to wear burqas and burn their crosses. #FoxNewsFacts

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 03:54 PM

30. Loved this one too...

 

Chris Kennett ‏@chriskennett 13h13 hours ago

Islamic head coverings now prevalent across Britain #foxnewsfacts

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 07:59 PM

37. Yeah my brain hurts too...

...after a full day of Republican dumb fuckery.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 04:20 PM

31. As a long suffering Aston Villa supporter...

Twitter has kept me entertained all day with #FunNewsFacts

I howled at this one.

https://twitter.com/RobinWigg/status/554398238451965952/photo/1

and this one

https://twitter.com/Vee92i/status/554668736440201217/photo/1

Oh really, there are tons of clever people having a go at this one. Love it!

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 04:56 PM

32. Dancing is banned as Unislamic in the UK...



Dancing is banned as Unislamic in the UK and the Queen personally beheads those guilty of promoting it #foxnewsfacts

:large

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Response to Contrary1 (Reply #32)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 07:58 PM

36. These ceremonies...

"...used to involve the services of many young men dancing in the nude, waving their naughty bits in the royal counternance."

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 05:59 PM

33. As an avid jam maker, this one's my favorite:

Jam jars are now forced to convert to Islam by 'Moslim' extremists #foxnewsfacts

:

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Response to DeadLetterOffice (Reply #33)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 08:40 PM

38. I just saw that one too--brilliant!

I love the smell of Fox being mocked in the morning.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 07:56 PM

35. Emerson is a fucking idiot.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:08 PM

39. Breaking...

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:34 PM

41. Fuck me sideways, Emerson can't open his trap without more stupid tumbling out.

Steven Emerson, Fox News pundit and "terrorism expert", has likened listening back to his incorrect comments on Birmingham as "like waterboarding" in another gaffe today.

While speaking on Sky News Mr Emerson apologised for his "inexcusable error" after he described Birmingham as a city that non-Muslims "simply don't go" into, but then caused further controversy by saying "hearing it over when you played it was like waterboarding I guess".

When it was mentioned that some people may find that analogy offenive Mr Emerson replied "I didn't mean to offend anyone...I deserved to have experienced the pain of listening to it over again".


Video at link (Warning: article from The Telegraph with autoplay ad): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11341426/Fox-News-terror-expert-Listening-back-Birmingham-Muslim-error-like-waterboarding.html

#NOTAFOXNEWSFACT

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Tue Jan 13, 2015, 02:52 AM

44. Kitty jihad!

By Any Means ‏@Mo_mohamud1 ∑ 11h11 hours ago
#foxnewsfacts cats who convert to Islam are being brainwashed into jihad being told they will get 72 mice in heaven



https://twitter.com/Mo_mohamud1/status/554730448950403072




Aww, Hijab Kitty:

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 06:17 PM

46. Stung by the Emerson episode, Fox News turns to a REAL expert on Islam:

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #46)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 02:49 AM

47. LOL, I thought it was going to be Farage.



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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:22 PM

48. incredibly, this nitwit went on the BBC News to apologize:

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Response to yurbud (Reply #48)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:45 PM

51. Excellent. The American news media is an utter disgrace, and only semi-cloaks it's Islamophobia.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #51)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:56 PM

52. the Islamaphobic moment that got me in the Iraq War: "Are Iraqis READY for democracy?"

Like they were fucking monkeys that just evolved from swing from trees.

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Response to yurbud (Reply #52)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 03:58 PM

53. For American democracy as it exists now, who the fuck wants this mess? The goods are worn.

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Response to Turborama (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:02 PM

54. I liked this one and the Queen head cover

 

ELiSA ‏@think_freedom_ 5h5 hours ago
Unintentional satire Steven Emerson FoxNews via@Chris_Wilde:Heavy traffic reported in Birmingham today😉#foxnewsfacts "


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