One of Fox News's prominent Trump cultists believes his Dear Leader should enact the Bush-era torture protocols domestically against those he views as undesirables. And why not? What's the good of turning the US into the richest banana republic in the world if you can't torture citizens who've brought themselves to the attention of the federal Special Squads and regular law enforcement? Don't you dare call it fascism!!
The perpetually concerned chunk of vomitus Tucker Carlson gets mention in the piece as well, teeing up a question which provided the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security with an opportunity to muse about locking up demonstrators for unspecified 'conspiracy' charges.
'Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade: We Need to "Interrogate" Antifa Like We Did to Al Qaeda'
The US is blessed to have such a beacon of patriotism and righteousness as Fox News to remind the world of all that is good and just about America.Fox News host Brian Kilmeade ramped up the network’s rhetoric against protesters against police brutality on Tuesday, calling for law enforcement to lock up left-wing activists and “interrogate them almost like you would al Qaeda.”
With protests flaring up over the Labor Day weekend—some featuring violent clashes between far-right, pro-Trump groups and antifa, the loosely affiliated, leftist anti-fascist movement—Kilmeade appeared Tuesday morning on the Fox Business Network to demand more action against antifa protesters.
“We’ve seen over 100 days of protests in Portland,” Fox Business host Ashley Webster wondered aloud. “It has been another weekend of violent protests in Seattle. The Michigan GOP headquarters building was vandalized with anti-police statements. I want to know, it becomes increasingly frustrating, when does this end?”
Kilmeade, meanwhile, immediately replied that the demonstrations could come to an end when police officers “are empowered to stop it” and mayors use federal resources to combat it. At the same time, he called for protesters to be treated as enemy combatants of the state while implying that they should be tortured.
“When we start convincing these antifa—these law enforcement officials to not let the antifa individuals go,” the Fox & Friends co-host exclaimed. “Sit there, lock them up, and interrogate them, almost like you would al Qaeda because they are undermining our country the same way these Islamist extremists were doing it.”
“We were dead serious about that,” he continued. “We’re not dead serious about this.”
Kilmeade calling for enhanced interrogation techniques on American protesters comes on the heels of Fox News star Tucker Carlson’s months-long campaign to push the Trump administration to designate social justice movement Black Lives Matter and antifa as domestic terror organizations.