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Newt Gingrich crawled onto Fox last Thursday evening and proclaimed to his boy-toy Sean Hannity that he had lost his f*cking mind by saying, "Western civilization is in a war, We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported. Our forces should be used to systematically destroy every Internet based source, and frankly if we can't destroy them through the Internet, we should destroy them with kinetic power using various weapons starting with predators and frankly just killing them."

Not to be out-crazied, Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump agreed that it's not just isolated ISIS attacks anymore because "we" are now in a World War.

I know ... I know ... Fox's over-riding agenda is to scare the sh*t out of the old folks hooked on their cheap crank, but c'mon ... World War Three? Seriously?

What in the hell happened to make grown men bark like mad dogs trying to scare the moon away?

A truck driver, who "became depressed" when his wife left him, snapped and drove through a crowd of over 3,000 people in Nice, France, killing 84 people before the police shot and killed him.

The killer's name was Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. That's all the Fox-crazies needed to know. In fact they're poised to lose their sh*t the moment they hear the magic name "Mohamed."

Now the gomers huddled around their TV machines warming their hands on the hate glowing from the screen won't hear Trump, Gingrich, Hannity, or O'Reilly walk back their howling war cries ... because they won't. That's not what they do. Their job is to stoke the fire.

On March 18, 2003 Bill O'Reilly declared on Good Morning America, "And I said on my program, if -- if -- the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush administration again."

Well ... here's how Bill apologized.

In February 2004 O'Reilly was back on ABC's Good Morning America and said, "Well, my analysis was wrong and I'm sorry ... I was wrong. I'm not pleased about it at all."

But what about the promise to "never trust the Bush administration again"? O'Reilly weaseled out by saying, "I am much more skeptical of the Bush administration now than I was at that time."

But the day after his "apology," O'Reilly told his Fox audience that the controversy was cooked up by the "left-wing press" who "used my words to hammer the president."

For anyone keeping score, Donald Trump lies 91% of the time, Hannity lies 78% of the time, and O'Reilly is off the charts.

Peter Hart from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting filled an entire book with O'Reilly's lies. The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly.

In the introduction, media scholar Robert McChesney wrote, "What struck me most, and should bring pause to everyone who reads this book, is the cavalier manner in which O'Reilly routinely lies, exaggerates, and misstates the truth. It is one thing to make misstatements on a daily TV program; that is going to happen under the best of circumstances. But O'Reilly does so repeatedly and shamelessly. O'Reilly's disinterest in truth, in principle, in interrogating his own assumptions and in intellectual consistency is little short of breathtaking."

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