This story is very old, although I actually only encountered it today. Ran across the headlines of Jon Stewart blasting some FAUX News crony for what was referred to as "false patriotism."
Any time that I see some headlines where someone is blasted for false patriotism, my ears figuratively perk up, because there is just so much of that kind of superficial nonsense. Especially when that person making the argument (and usually a good one) is Jon Stewart.
Stewart does not disappoint, either. Here, Stewart is criticizing FAUX News, and Eric Bolling specifically, for railing against President Obama for anything and everything, even when their criticism was amazingly muted with the preceding president, who started an illegal and immoral war based on a false premise, all while fighting another costly war. All of that while providing massive tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and major banks and corporations, and there were numerous major scandals involving corporations with links to the Bush administration.
Yet, FAUX News gets all worked up when President Obama salutes with a coffee cup in his hands. This hypocrisy is even more pronounced when Jon Stewart shows evidence that President Bush once saluted troops while holding the handle of his dog's leash, as unwilling to put it down, apparently, as President Obama was to put down his coffee.
So fuck you and all your false patriotism.
When Bush took us to war, any criticism was shouted down as treasonous. But a president you don't like has the country poised on the same precipice? No transgression, no matter how immaterial and ridiculous, is too small to cite as evidence that this president isn't as American as you are.
Getting back to the coffee cup and the dog leash, he returns to these points by illustrating the lack of any criticism towards their guy, while brashly expressing their disgust and outrage with the other guy. Maybe it is a racial thing indeed. He sums up by illustrating just how full of nonsense the FAUX News pundits are:
So here we've got two presidents, both sending the United States to war citing the same legal authorities, both without any seeming exit strategy, and both holding shit in their hands while saluting our troops. But in their diseased minds, only one did that because he loved America; the other did it because he hated it. We'll be right back.
Jon Stewart to Eric Bolling: 'F*** you and all your false patriotism.' By BruinKid, Sep 26, 2014: