Last year, Rudy Giuliani, hoping to take some sort of cheap shot at President Obama, told a national television audience, “We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We’ve had one under Obama.”
Last night, Fox News’ Eric Bolling pulled a Giuliani.
Bolling, perhaps best known for his on-air racism, hosted a roundtable discussion on the Republican cable news network. When the subject turned to presidential “fear-mongering,” loyal Bushie Dana Perino said it was “ridiculous” to even bring up her former boss’ bogus claims about weapons of mass destruction and mushroom clouds.
Bolling had her back. (via Oliver Willis)
“Whether they did or didn’t, America was certainly safe between 2000 and 2008. I don’t remember any terrorist attacks on American soil during that period of time.”
No one on the panel interjected. The host then changed the subject.
For quite a while, many Americans connected the attacks of Sept. 11 to the phrase “Never Forget.” On Fox News, just two months before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, this has apparently been replaced with “Easily Forget.”
I mean, really. A paid media professional, hosting a nationally televised program on a top-rated news network, can’t remember any domestic terrorism from the entire Bush era? It’s one thing for, say, the anthrax attacks to skip one’s mind, but Eric Bolling has no memory of 9/11?
I realize he’s a shameless partisan activist. I also realize Bolling will say literally anything to try to make Republicans look better, even when they’ve failed spectacularly. But this gem has to belong in the Hack Hall of Fame.