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Darkshine On May 05, 2010




Sydney, Australia
#1New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 06:00:45
Fox News guest calls for "Muslim-Only" lines in airports
A Fox News guest proposed having a "Muslims only" line for airport travelers, an idea that
"Dayside" co-host Mike Jerrick called attention to it so that viewers did not overlook the
proposal. Conservative radio host Mike Gallagher suggested the idea during a segment
Tuesday (August 15, 2006) with constitutional lawyer Michael Gross discussing racial
profiling. "Dayside" co-host Juliet Huddy set up the debate by noting that all terrorists
have been Muslim extremists, and Jerrick claimed that some people oppose racial profiling
as "politically incorrect."

"It?s not just a matter of political correctness, please," responded Gross. "It?s illegal, it?s
unconstitutional, unethical, immoral, it shouldn?t be done. We do not in this country
prejudge a person based upon their race, creed, color, country of national origin and it?s
wrong to do so and it addition it?s not effective. It doesn?t work. It actually perpetuates the
problem. That is, it separates us."

Gallagher responded that Gross's statements were "absolutely absurd" and claimed that
the Traffic Safety Administration is aggressively targeting uniformed members of the
military. "Let's have a Muslim-only line," Gallagher said, as Gross started to talk.

Jerrick asked Gallagher to repeat what he said. "It?s time to have a Muslims check-point
line in America?s airports and have Muslims be scrutinized. You better believe it, it?s time,"
Gallagher said, garnering tepid audience applause.

Gross attacked the proposal as "absolutely wrong" because "most Arabs are not Muslims,
most Muslims are not Arabs. You don't even have your facts straight. How would you feel
if we had a line for the Irish, which the English proposed during the IRA problems?" He
pleaded not to turn the United States into a "tyrannical, imperial country." Still, a woman in
the audience asked a question about being "politically correct" by not allowing racial
profiling.

Gallagher claimed that opposition to racial profiling amounted to not wanting to hurt
people's feelings. "Most Americans want prejudice. Let?s be prejudiced against those who
want to slaughter innocent American men, women and children. It?s time we start
exercising some prejudice and stop these bloody terrorists," Gallagher said, this time
drawing more robust applause.

The segment had all the attributes of a typical "fair and balanced" debate. Although Gross
was effective with his comments, Fox News did all it could to favor Gallagher. Jerrick's set-
up downplayed the significance of the issue by labeling opposition to racial profiling as
merely "politically incorrect" rather than unconstitutional, creating a larger burden for
Gross.

Then, when the two men first appeared on the screen, Gallagher's image was on the left
and Gross's on the right. When Gallagher complained, Fox News flipped the images to
accommodate him.

Nor did Huddy or Jerrick attempt to press Gallagher as to the specifics of the proposal.
How, for example, would the airport screeners determine whether someone is a member
of the Muslim religion? Or would Gallagher make all Arabs, including Christian ones, go in
the "Muslim-only line"? And how do we tell who is an Arab? Jerrick might have asked
Gallagher for these kinds of specifics when he asked him to repeat the proposal, but he
chose not to, making the idea seem more plausible and feasible than it is.

And when it came time for the wrap-up, Jerrick went first to Gross, allowing Gallagher to
go last so that his fear-mongering rhetoric could go unrebutted.







I think this is complete bulls***. I don't think I even NEED to say why.
brainfarmer On February 09, 2007




huddersfield, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 06:23:27
the title fox news always makes me laugh it goes against the trade descriptions act to call it a news channel
digidave On May 24, 2007




Townsville, Australia
#3New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 06:33:08
treat someone like an animal and that's how they'll behave

treat them like a criminal and that's how they'll beahve

treat them like a terrorist (disenfranchise them, alienate them, humiliate them, create a racial underclass) and guess what, that's exactly how they'll behave

like so many times before, our fear will undo us long before any external enemy
bravo_zulu On December 07, 2006




New Sodom, Indiana
#4New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 06:34:19
@digidave Said
treat someone like an animal and that's how they'll behave

treat them like a criminal and that's how they'll beahve

treat them like a terrorist (disenfranchise them, alienate them, humiliate them, create a racial underclass) and guess what, that's exactly how they'll behave

like so many times before, our fear will undo us long before any external enemy



Right, just like how we were afraid of Nazi's and they won the war.
herrkapitan On October 03, 2009




, Ireland
#5New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 13:44:07
It doesn't matter if you let them in the same line, a different line, a line with a red carpet. The extreme muslims intent on killing us all won't be offended.
alljive On March 03, 2007




trondheim, Norway
#6New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 13:50:51
@herrkapitan Said
It doesn't matter if you let them in the same line, a different line, a line with a red carpet. The extreme muslims intent on killing us all won't be offended.


Yup.
That's the truth right there.

The extremes won't be caught by this, wether they be muslim or not. Security is not increased by segregating one part of the population from another in airport check-in lines.



oh..and on a sidenote, somebody should sue fox "news" for their use of that word.
trillian On May 06, 2010




derbyshire, United Kingdom
#7New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 13:51:29
wow, a line for muslims. whats next then a line for pagans, a line for catholics who dont want to mix with the pagans. a line for the gays who dont want to stand with the straights? labels. does anyone serious really think that anyone who is going to bomb an aeroplane is worried about standing in the right line? i dont think so.
dujac On May 22, 2012




Hot Springs, Arkansas
#8New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 16:23:36
bravo_zulu said "we were afraid of Nazi's and they won the war"

which war?
el_diablo On December 19, 2008

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Maui, Hawaii
#9New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 16:28:06
What is this world coming to? I'm going to the moon. f*** this planet.
stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2008

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
#10New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 16:35:41
Yeah! Give them their own line.

Then maybe we can have "christians only" and "muslims only" drinking fountains. And Muslims can be forced to sit at the back of the bus. And beaten up for looking at "our women".

Wait a minute - haven't we already done this? Didn't an entire generation fight to stop this from happening? Maybe we should learn from history....
chantwotw On May 05, 2007




, Antarctica
#11New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 16:41:20
It wont happened, this is bogus, by Fox News, And as one of the member said, it would begin with that, and then, there is gonna be a line, of peoples, by religion, or gay, straight, and more. C.
bendover On November 25, 2007

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Muff, Ireland
#12New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 17:03:44
I'm all in favour of a line for terrorists only at airports.

s*** I'd be first in that very small line and first to get into the departure lounge.

People who come up with such stupid and racist suggestions should be just laughed at.
bravo_zulu On December 07, 2006




New Sodom, Indiana
#13New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 19:03:54
Why does everyone hate Fox news despite the fact they are no more to the right of center than NPR is to the left? They have conservative commentators, but their news coverage is as objective as any other.
jmo On April 29, 2021
Beruset af Julebryg





Yorkshire, United Kingdom
#14New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 19:07:36
@bravo_zulu Said
Why does everyone hate Fox news


becouse it is extremely biased, and news chanels shouldn;t be left wing or right wing, they should be totally objectional. Which Fox are not.
bravo_zulu On December 07, 2006




New Sodom, Indiana
#15New Post! Sep 03, 2006 @ 19:10:42
@jmo Said
becouse it is extremely biased, and news chanels shouldn;t be left wing or right wing, they should be totally objectional. Which Fox are not.


Thats exactly why the criticism of Fox news is all f***ed up. EVERY news organization, and I'm not being hyperbolic, has an editorial slant. People just rant about Fox because they slant right. I get my news from a lot of different sources, and the hard news coverage on Fox is no more skewed than it is on CNN, the NBC nightly news, the local paper, etc.
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