Hypocrisy Watch: FOX reporter cares deeply about the liberty of those who agree with him

First, the headline:

(Article by Dickie “Drive-by” Nixon, republished from https://scholarsandrogues.com/2016/06/20/hypocrisy-watch-fox-reporter-cares-deeply-about-the-liberty-of-those-who-agree-with-him/)

” ‘Hell No!’ Cashier refuses to serve Trump backers

Shannon Riggs and her cousins were famished after attending a Donald Trump rally last week in Richmond, Va., so they decided to drop by Cook Out – a regional restaurant chain known for its tasty burgers.

The group was decked out in Trump swag – from T-shirts to those iconic red hats emblazoned with the campaign’s slogan: “Make America Great Again.”

But apparently the cashier at the Cook Out in Colonial Heights does not believe Trump can make America great again. Nor do they believe his supporters deserve to eat Cook Out hamburgers.

Riggs explained what happened during the June 10 incident to television station WTVR.

“As soon as we got to the window, someone inside said ‘Hell no! I’m not serving them,’” she recounted.

They were denied service simply for being Trump supporters!”

How can this happen in America? Well, read the rest of the story to see how it all turned out. (Hint – the company did what they should have done and this isn’t really a story at all.) But for now, let’s have a look at the journalism, which you know is going to be really special because it’s FOX News.

A friend wondered yesterday in a Facebook entry how these folks, denied their constitutionally guaranteed right to fast food, felt about other egregious denials of freedom. Such as, I don’t know, the whole Kim Davis shitstorm. (Which, by the way, would be a great name for a band.)

I have no way of knowing how these particular Trump supporters feel about marriage equality (I mean, I’d bet my house, sure, but that ain’t proof). However, there might be a way to ascertain whether there is hypocrisy at work in the story in another spot.

The writer here is a guy named Todd Starnes, and he feels strongly enough about fairness and balance that he’s willing to resort to exclamation points. I did some snooping and found this from his coverage of the aforementioned Kim Davis controversy. Let’s examine some selections. First, a tonal foreshadowing:

Liberty Counsel, the public interest law firm that represents Davis, says forcing her to issue same-sex marriage licenses violates her religious beliefs. But the courts don’t seem interested in that argument.

Now let’s sink our teeth into the meat of the story a little more:

The mainstream media and the activists have been ruthless.


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