The other day on Outnumbered, Fox commentator Andrea Tantaros said this about ISIS and the possibility of “dialogue” with them.
Remarking about the brutality of the ISIS terrorists who beheaded journalist James Foley, Tantaros said, “You can’t solve it with a dialogue. You can’t solve it with a summit. You solve it with a bullet to the head. It’s the only thing these people understand.”
Is any part of that wrong?
The Asian American Journalists Association has a problem with it, though. They want an apology from Tantaros.
— Annie Z. Yu (@anniezyu) August 27, 2014
For journalists, the Association sure missed a huge fact. I saw the segment. Tantaros was clearly talking extemporaneously about ISIS and jihadists, not all Muslims everywhere for all time (too many of whom fail to stand up and denounce the jihadists in their midst and in their pulpits, out of a mix of fear and tacit support). She noted that historically, going back to the days of President Jefferson and the Barbary pirates, Muslim raiders have attacked Americans. That’s simply a fact. It’s not in our politically correct history books anymore, but that doesn’t make it any less true.
Again, though, Tantaros was talking about jihadists and radicals in the wake of the Foley beheading.
Question: Why is an ethnic journalist association even defending a religion?
Are they playing a race card in the name of a religion?
If you go over to the AAJA apology demand page (the URL of which includes the politically correct smear “islamophobic”), take a look at the video clip they have embedded. It bears the MMFA logo in the upper right corner. That’s the leftwing Media Matters outfit, which exists to bother Fox and defend the left. AAJA captions the video as “Video Source: Media Matters” without ever identifying what MMFA really is. MMFA is an anti-Fox News, hard left, unfair and totally biased vipers’ nest.
Question: Why is the Asian American Journalists Association carrying water for a hard-left agitprop outfit?
Is there some undisclosed background arrangement? What’s going on here?
The AAJA seems to have taken its cue to attack Tantaros from Media Matters. The Association needs to apologize for that and disclose any relationship that it has with MMFA, if there is one. If they don’t, they have no credibility.