The PJ Tatler

Epic Fail: Fox’s Roberts and Vittert 'Confused' about Chattanooga Shooter’s Religion

On Friday’s show, Rush Limbaugh correctly and hilariously mocked the media’s search for a motive in the Chattanooga recruiting station murders, including bringing back this still applicable skit from the short- lived ½ Hour News Hour on Fox (if only the rest of the show had been anywhere near this good).

ABC News has a rundown on the shooter, Mohammod Abdulazeez, a “typical American” young- person-who-goes-to-Jordan-on-sabbatical-to-get-away-from-evil-American-influences that is worthy of Rolling Stone’s pretty boy terrorist cover story profiling Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

But we expect that.  Even Fox News is not immune, however.

In perhaps the weekend’s most cringe-worthy exchange, John Roberts, doing his on-the-scene-trying-to-be-important-on-the-fly thing, offered up the “confusing” Breaking News that although Mohammod Abdulazeez “claimed to be a devout Muslim” he abused drugs and alcohol!

Back in the Fox News studio, Saturday anchor Leland Vittert dutifully responded, “Confusing indeed.”

Really?  Ever heard of THIS guy?

Yep, Mohammed Atta, one of the 9/11 ringleaders, famously went to a Vegas strip club before the attack, and not to load up on Diet Cokes so he would be nice and alert the next day.

I can’t decide which is worse, that John Roberts and Leland Vittert think that Muslims mostly live up to their religious dogma perfectly, or if they are just part of the media herd trying to cloud the issue of whether Mohammod Abdulazeez actually was one and his name was just a weird coincidence.

Funny how whenever Christians don’t exactly live up to their teachings, the media considers that typical.

Either way, for this exchange, Vittert and Roberts are in contention for the Dunce Cap comment of the week on Chattanooga.