There is a trend in US conservative media to see terrorism everywhere – most recently, E.D. Hill, on Fox News, called the fist pound Barack and Michelle Obama shared “A terrorist fist jab” – come again?! Thankfully, FOX gave her the boot – but this is yet another attempt to point out how evil terrorists are taking over American society, and it’s simply ridiculous. It’s the same ridiculousness that has led wayyy too many people to actually believe that Obama is Muslim (in the US, this is still considered a flaw – and, unfortunately, not just for presidential candidates)
Reminds me of the recent absolutely inane uproar over the “hate couture” scarf that “terrorist loving” Rachael Ray sported in a Dunkin Donuts ad. It’s a paisley scarf…. Read here and here for thoughtful commentary on this “controversy” – and read here to see the insane reactions that The Scarf prompted in the conservative blogosphere.