Stephen Colbert The Media

Conspiracy Theory

It’s hard to put into words how dumbfounding this is. You’ll just have to watch this Fox News panel discussing Al Jazeera’s move to the U.S.

Daftari: Apparently they’re expanding to 8 cities. One of them being Detroit, Michigan. Detroit, Michigan is a large ex-pat community of Muslim-Americans where sleeper cells have been detected. You can Google this. You can find out all this information.

If you follow Lisa Daftari’s advice and Google “Detroit Sleeper Cell,” what you’ll find is a tale of three men who were wrongfully charged by the Bush Administration. Their convictions were later thrown out after a review of the case revealed that the lead prosecutor withheld evidence from the defense and deceived the jury.

So there you have it — Al Jazeera is involved in a plot that is somehow connected to a not-really-a-sleeper cell uncovered in 2003.

Absent something more relevant or at least more recent to latch onto, Fox News can always smash the glass and pull out the “Emergency Muslims.”