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Mon Jan 12, 2015, 09:47 PM

Fox "Terrorism Expert" Steve Emerson Says Listening to His Own Words Is "Like Waterboarding"

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Steve Emerson, Fox's "terrorism expert" who's been ridiculed mercilessly, along with Fox News, on the Twitter hashtag #FOXNEWSFACTS and by UK Prime Minister David Cameron for his claims that the UK city of Birmingham is "totally Muslim," is at it again.

He went on Sky News to apologize for his earlier remarks. It ... didn't go so well.

Steven Emerson, Fox News pundit and "terrorism expert", has likened listening back to his incorrect comments on Birmingham as "like waterboarding" in another gaffe today.

While speaking on Sky News Mr Emerson apologised for his "inexcusable error" after he described Birmingham as a city that non-Muslims "simply don't go" into, but then caused further controversy by saying "hearing it over when you played it was like waterboarding I guess".

When it was mentioned that some people may find that analogy offensive Mr Emerson replied "I didn't mean to offend anyone...I deserved to have experienced the pain of listening to it over again".

(Original article plus video here (warning: autoplay ad): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11341426/Fox-News-terror-expert-Listening-back-Birmingham-Muslim-error-like-waterboarding.html )


Video with no ad here: http://news.sky.com/story/1406714/fox-commentator-gaffe-like-waterboarding

He also claimed to have received numerous death threats. I've no idea whether that's another of those #FOXNEWSFACTS.

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Reply Fox "Terrorism Expert" Steve Emerson Says Listening to His Own Words Is "Like Waterboarding" (Original post)
Denzil_DC Jan 2015 OP
DeadLetterOffice Jan 2015 #1
Denzil_DC Jan 2015 #2
staggerleem Jan 2015 #4
Denzil_DC Jan 2015 #6
Quasimodem Jan 2015 #7
RobertEarl Jan 2015 #3
Botany Jan 2015 #5
tanyev Jan 2015 #8
ThoughtCriminal Jan 2015 #9
TrollBuster9090 Jan 2015 #10
LiberalAndProud Jan 2015 #11
oberliner Jan 2015 #12
SeattleVet Jan 2015 #13

Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 10:56 PM

1. And the stupid just keeps falling out of his mouth...

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Response to DeadLetterOffice (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 11:21 PM

2. He seems fond of using "waterboarding" as a casual turn of phrase.

From an interview about GITMO on his own site:

ALEX WITT: Meanwhile President Obama defending his decision to close down the prison at Gitmo moment in a wide ranging interview with c-span. That airs later today. Steve Emerson, Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism joins me now. Good morning, good to see you.

STEVEN EMERSON: Good morning. I think I should have done waterboarding with some vodka. That might have woken me up earlier.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 13, 2015, 12:28 PM

4. Because, in the world of Faux News ...

 

... Waterboarding isn't torture - it's good, clean fun!

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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 13, 2015, 03:42 PM

7. I say waterboard Emerson.

Steven can com back later and apologize for the making another "terrible error," now that he's got the hang of it.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Mon Jan 12, 2015, 11:29 PM

3. I can relate

 

Every time I somehow get conned into having to sit through some foxnews, I feel like I am being tortured.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Tue Jan 13, 2015, 12:36 PM

5. Keep talking idiot

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
Abraham Lincoln

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Tue Jan 13, 2015, 06:07 PM

8. I don't know about his expertise in terrorism, but he's certainly an expert in idiocy.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Tue Jan 13, 2015, 09:19 PM

9. I wonder if the CIA considered that technique

Watch this Fox News pundit talk!


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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Tue Jan 13, 2015, 11:21 PM

10. News Flash: Hannity Quips That He'd Listen To Steve Emerson's Drivel for Charity.

Then chickens out, and hopes nobody remembers what he said.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Tue Jan 13, 2015, 11:30 PM

11. How does one become "an internationally recognised expert on terrorism"

Is it enough to just emboss it on your resume? Seriously, what are Mr. Emerson's creds? Because David Cameron said about him, "This guy is clearly a complete idiot." And I think he must be either expert or idiot, but not likely both. Either way, he's absolutely tone deaf.

Idiot.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Tue Jan 13, 2015, 11:32 PM

12. I would love to know how he got where he is today

 

Does he know someone?

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Wed Jan 14, 2015, 01:38 AM

13. If it's like 'waterboarding' to listen to his own words...

how does he think his statements make the *rest* of us feel? After all he's had a lifetime to listen to his own crap, and has most likely gotten used to it.

We, on the other hand...

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