Here’s Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade saying that Bowe Bergdahl’s father ‘looks like the Taliban’ because he grew a beard.
KILMEADE: “He says he was growing his beard because his son was in captivity. Well, your son’s out now. So if you really don’t no longer want to look like a member of the Taliban, you don’t have to look like a member of the Taliban. Are you out of razors?”
And not to let it go without mentioning; Kilmeade also implied that advocating for the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay is anti-American just before going on his short ‘you look like the Taliban’ rant. If that’s the case, there’s a lot of anti-American people out there including myself.
Meanwhile, Media Matters hilariously reminds us of Fox’s extensive experience with long beards.
— Media Matters (@mmfa) June 3, 2014
Bob Bergdahl’s political views are even less relevant than his son’s views in regards to his rescue from enemy captivity.
Update… O’Reilly also thinks the father “looks like a Muslim.”
“But it is Robert Bergdahl, the father, who is also engendering some controversy. He has learned to speak Pashto, the language of the Taliban, and looks like a Muslim,” O’Reilly said on his show. “He is also somewhat sympathetic to Islam, actually thanking Allah right in front of the president.”
So, if you’re a Muslim you are unworthy of rescue?