Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Justin Trudeau Potches* FOX "News"
Usually it's just up to us conscientious Americans to call out the right wingers here for their bald-faced and, later, uncorrected lies. But we cats are happy to report that the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada has joined the fight.
Eager to prove that the jackass who shot up a mosque in Quebec City wasn't a Trumpster, FOX "News" rushed to tweet the erroneous information that the shooter was Moroccan. In fact, the Moroccan was not the killer but a misidentified witness. The alleged perp, Alexandre Bissonnette, is — bien sûr — as French Canadian as they come.
The PMO wasted no time firing off a letter to FOX, not just to demand a correction but to scold them for their hate and fearmongering.
"Canada is an open, welcoming country that stands by its citizens," the letter said. "We are a nation of millions of immigrants and refugees, of hundreds of cultures, languages and religions bound by one unwavering, unshakable belief: We are stronger not in spite of our differences, but because of them."
FOX's tweets, the letter went on, "dishonor the memory of the six victims and their families by spreading misinformation, playing identity politics, and perpetuating fear and division within our communities."
FOX backed down: "We regret the error." They also claimed that they'd deleted the tweets. Although there's some dispute about that, we cats still PURR at Justin Trudeau and his staff — for their sharp claws, and their speed in wielding them. Bien joué, nos amis!
*TRANSLATION: Yiddish for "to bitch slap," of course!