The audience for Fox News' "Dayside" sank to a new low on Tuesday (August 8, 2006) during discussion of the fighting along the Israeli-Lebanese border.
Egged on by substitute host Steve Doocy (or Doocey as the chyron spelled it at one point), the audience literally laughed at the suffering of Lebanese civilians caught between Hezbollah and Israeli bombs.
Doocy was interviewing Tania Mehanna, a senior war correspondent for Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, when he chided Lebanese civilians for not standing up to Hezbollah fighters whom he said are positioning rockets in front of their homes. 'I think I'd be angry as Hezbollah," Doocy said.
Listen to Mehanna's answer and to the audience response.
Later, a man in the audience claimed that Arabs have made up the idea that Israel is bombing Lebanon.
What?!! Did you hear that last guy? Haha.
This reminds me of something I saw one of the Protestant channels. I think it was The 700 Club or something. The man on the television was trying to show how blessed the Jews were in all this. He asked the question why Israel had suffered only a handful of dead and wounded, while the Lebonese were suffering much more. It had nothing to do with the fact Hezbollah has no guided missles and mostly small arms to fight and Israel dose! No, it must mean the modern state of Israel is choosen by God.
Stunning, I'm speechless.
Ah yes, expendable Arab lives.
Faulty construction? That was truly bizarre...