It was called the “most powerful” speech of the entire 2016 DNC. That isn’t an exaggeration because it’ll be remembered for decades to come, even if only in political circles. It was so good, that even some Republicans applauded it as a “damning indictment” of their current idiot troubadour of conservative America, Donald Trump.
Khizr Khan, a Pakistani-born father of a Muslim-American war hero who was killed in Iraq, burned the house down in an absolutely blistering attack on Donald Trump and the Republican party’s embrasure of Islamophobic bigotry.
Khan and his wife stood on stage, barely managing to keep their emotions in check, as he conducted the brutal take-down of Trump and his circle of clueless worshipers. It’s the kind of thing that everyone needs to watch, at least once, because you’ll never forget it.
However, if you were watching Fox News, you’d never have known it happened. Fox deliberately censored their coverage of the DNC to block out this amazing moment of television history. The moment the speech started, we got a split screen showing two people who were not identified in any meaningful way, with all the audio going to the other side of the screen as they played anti-Hillary BENGHAZI BENGHAZI BENGHAZI attack ads and general commercials for unimportant things.
Soon, they even abandoned the split screen, as if the sight of two Muslim-Americans speaking at the podium was too offensive for their viewers. Eventually, they ran out of commercial trash and had to return to the convention coverage, where Megyn Kelly quickly dumped into pre-recorded footage screaming about “dangerous immigrants” invading the U.S.
Fox News really does love nothing better than a story about a soldier that was killed in action to use as fodder on their “news” shows. It’s their go-to shiny object to hold viewers in thrall for ratings. Now, when we have the case of a real war hero instead of a lying murderer like Chris Kyle, they suddenly cut to commercial and/or play over his story with some disrespectful split screen gimmick.
They couldn’t make it more obvious. They don’t care about our troops. They only care about dead troops, and then they only care about them if they can be used to attack Democrats or President Obama. It’d be funny if it wasn’t so grossly offensive.
You can watch the footage of the lead up to the speech below, and how they suddenly find everything to do except show the speech once it starts. Remember it when Fox talks about how much they support our troops and the sacrifices they make.
The main portion starts at about 2:00.
Featured image via video screen capture