Fox News is tired of Atheists "They don't have to live here"

The phrase "under God" is being challeged in the Massachusetts supreme court. Hear what Fox News' "The Five have to say and what I have to say to them... Ori...

Comment by Warren on November 7, 2013 at 12:14pm

Fox news doesn't have to broadcast, esp their views

Comment by Nerdy Keith on November 7, 2013 at 8:03pm

The fact that they don't even know how "under God" came about just shows how bad Fox news functions as a news provider. Can't really call it bad research, it just lacks research. There should be a standard of what is and is not acceptable standard of broadcasting news. 

Comment by SteveInCO on November 7, 2013 at 10:48pm

There should be a standard of what is and is not acceptable standard of broadcasting news.

Dead wrong.  There's that first amendment thing in the way.  You know, the same amendment we rely on to protect our rights to be atheists.

Comment by Ryan Reaves on November 7, 2013 at 11:06pm
all extremes must exist with an opposite extreme. in some ways you could argue that radical environmentalism or atheism could not exist if it was not for the kind of people to gravitate to fox news. Our culture is really good at polarization, and i think it creates an atmosphere that is really good at pushing the envelope in all directions.
Comment by Brendan on November 8, 2013 at 9:03am

Fox News selflessly providing material for John Stewart, Stephen Colbert and any other comedian looking for new material on the all round intellect of dumbasses.

Comment by Unseen on November 8, 2013 at 9:19am

Fox News has one or two liberals (and even they are fairly eccentric liberals), but mostly it's conservative ass clowns.

On the evening news commentary show, The Five, Bob Beckel functions as the panel's lone "liberal." And many of his views are liberal, but there are times when he goes nuts and makes comments like these:

Beckel initially evoked controversy in August 2011 when he implied on air that he had held back from criticizing his Fox News colleague Sarah Palin. He agreed with The Five co-host Greg Gutfeld when Gutfeld said he felt awkward making negative comments about Palin, because “it's like [badmouthing] a co-worker.” “I know exactly what you mean,” Beckel added. “I'll be honest, I've pulled my punches.” Both Gutfeld and Beckel later said they were joking, however.

In December 2010, with reference to Julian Assange while on Eric Bolling’s show Cashin' In (on the Fox Business Network), Beckel commented, “This guy’s a traitor, he’s treasonous, and he has broken every law of the United States. And I’m not for the death penalty, so [...] there’s only one way to do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch.”

On April 16, 2012, Beckel appeared on Hannity with Jennifer Stefano and Neal Boortz. After Stefano claimed that the Head Start Program, which aims to help poor children, did not work, Beckel replied, “You don’t know what the fuck you're talking about!” Beckel did not realize the show was back from the commercial break, and initially refused to apologize. When persuaded that the show was, in fact, live, Beckel apologized for his choice of language, but stood by the overall intent of the statement.

In April 2013, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Beckel commented that visas should be denied to students who emigrate from Islamic countries. Beckel later apologized for his statements.

In August 2012, Beckel reportedly offended some Jews when he referred to Jewish Americans who had participated in a Mitt Romney fundraiser in Israel as “a bunch of diamond merchants we don’t know the names of.”

In November 2012, Beckel concluded, while commentating on the San Francisco public nudity ban live on Fox News, that most nudists were, as children, “probably gang-banged, I don’t know!” and then proceeded to laugh about his comment and saying, “they were probably sexually assaulted, I don’t know!”

In February 2013, Beckel made the statement that rapes on campus don’t really happen and asserted that victims of date rape aren’t going to “take a gun out and shoot [their] date.”

Comment by Diane on November 8, 2013 at 6:41pm

And people wonder why some atheists are angry. 

Comment by Dylan Blaine on November 8, 2013 at 11:47pm

If they're tired of us THEY don't have to live here.

Comment by James Cox on November 9, 2013 at 12:42pm

Don't worry about it too much. If they are pissed off, that means we have finally gotten their attention, 'no more little, unimportant, and harmless atheists'. They now have to fight for their intitlement to harrass.  

Comment by Bouncy Edhel on November 11, 2013 at 7:31pm

That has pretty much ticked me off. I have a little brother in elementary school and imagining him being forced to say that pledge would make me scream! UGH!

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