Turbanhead sends us word that Media Matters.org has posted a news clip from last Friday which clearly demonstrates why Fox News continues to be the cable news leader. It is from a program called “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” Cavuto in this segment is “interviewing” someone named Bo Dietl who is somehow important. As you watch I think you should keep in mind that this is your world he is ranting about. The title says so, remember?
Here is a quick summary:
During the June 23 edition of Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto, Bo Dietl, chairman and founder of the private investigation firm Beau Dietl & Associates, argued that the recent arrest in Miami of seven men on charges of conspiracy, which allegedly included plans to bomb the Sears Tower in Chicago, illustrates that “we can’t go off … where we are going with [racial] profiling.” Referring to the men as a “crew of mutts,” Dietl suggested that “[t]he people that are coming in to our country” are “like a cancer” and “[w]e need some chemotherapy now.” He further stated that law enforcement officials should “[g]o into your 7-Elevens or go into one of these stores that keep rotating young men who are Muslims,” and say “identify yourself.” However, when host Neil Cavuto asked if “racial profiling [would] have worked” in the case of the Chicago plot, Dietl responded that it wouldn’t, because “[t]hey look like Americans.” Dietl then added: “[M]y point is that the attack will come from a Muslim person,” so law enforcement should go to Muslim communities, “knock on the door,” and say “[w]e would like you to identify yourself…” [Link]
The drivel continues:
They’re, right now, in our bloodstream, right in our system. And where are they? They’re on the streets, on Atlantic Avenue, wherever the Muslim community is. You have 1.2 million Muslims around the world. They say at least –
CAVUTO: 1.2 billion.
DIETL: Two — two — 1.2 billion. There’s about 20 percent of them that are radical, fundamentalist. So, we are talking about –
CAVUTO: How do you know that many are?
DIETL: You — you have a following. You have these things called imams. They’re supposed to be religious figures. What they’re doing is, they’re bringing people over from Muslim countries over — and this is — this is facts -… [Link]
That last line was my favorite one.