Fox News’ Latest Talking Point On Confederate Flag: Liberals Are No Different Than ISIS!

Fox News contributors Ralph Peters and Todd Starnes pushed the latest narrative that liberals are trying culturally cleanse history just like ISIS.
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In separate segments on Fox News Wednesday, contributors Todd Starnes and Ralph Peters came to the determination that those pushing for the removal of the Confederate flag from government property are exactly like ISIS. The reasoning both men used was that since ISIS is trying to destroy past history and “culturally cleanse” parts of Iraq and Syria, we can see the same thing happen in America if we allow liberals with their political correctness and self-righteousness to go any farther. In other words, asking states to take down a known symbol of racial hatred from public areas is exactly the same as a religiously fanatic terror group destroying historically significant cities and murdering people.

In a video segment posted online at Fox Nation, beady-eyed Christian armchair warrior Todd Starnes bemoaned the decision by Warner Brothers to removed the Confederate flag from the top of the General Lee, the car used in the television show The Dukes of Hazzard. The studio also announced they will no longer sell Dukes of Hazzard memorabilia in their stores or online. In Starnes’ opinion, the General Lee is an extremely important symbol of American culture and it is despicable that Warner Brothers is kowtowing to the terroristic American left.

After crying about other companies refusing to sell Confederate items and elected officials calling for the removal of flags and monuments from government property, Starnes then connects liberals with Stalin, Lenin and ISIS, claiming that they will eventually destroy the American flag while Republicans and conservatives sit on the sidelines.


“It’s only a matter of time before the cultural revolutionaries destroy films like Gone with the Wind and Forrest Gump and burn copies of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

Stalin and Lenin would be bursting with pride.

You know who else has been doing some cultural cleansing?

The Islamic State — bulldozing their way through history — turning Iraq’s heritage into rubble.

And mark my words – the left’s cultural crusade will not stop with the Confederate Flag. They will use the perception of racism and hatred to whitewash history and silence dissent.

And one day – very soon – I predict they will come after another flag — the one with broad stripes and bright stars. So don’t be terribly surprised when even Republicans stand idly by as they burn the Star-Spangled Banner.”


Below is video of the segment, courtesy of Fox News:



Meanwhile, during an appearance on America’s Newsroom, official Obummer blamer Ralph Peters also tried the ‘ISIS = liberals’ slipper on for size. In response to news that ISIS had destroyed ancient burial sites in Syria, Peters made the immediate comparison to the issue regarding the Confederate flag, as he said ISIS is “doing exactly, in their own perverted way, what the American left is trying to do, which is destroy the past so they can recreate it and build their respective utopias.”

Yes, read that again. That is just what Peters said in a supposed serious segment about the destruction of a historic city in the Middle East. This is what passes as earnest and intelligent discourse on Fox News.

Below is video of the segment, courtesy of Media Matters:


Justin Baragona is the editor and publisher of Contemptor. Prior to starting the site, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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