Notorious Islamophobic far-right radio host Dana Loesch is stepping up to the plate to make Pamela Geller, Brigitte Gabriel, Frank Gaffney, and the Islamophobia Lobby happy by demonizing Huma Abedin, a Deputy Chief of Staff and aide to Secretary of State (and possible 2016 Presidential contender) Hillary Clinton.
At least two prominent CNN personalities (Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper) have grilled Michele Bachmann's baseless conspiracy theory of tying Abedin, Keith Ellison, Grover Norquist, and other Muslims to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Nevertheless, TeaNN contributor Loesch repeated the false claim by Bachmann without challenge on her radio show.
From the 07.19.2012 edition of KFTK's The Dana Show:
Next up, at last Thursday's FreePAC, with Glenn Beck and a few other prominent Conservatives, she stated that "the media is supposed to be our watchdog, not Obama's lap dog."
Guess what, Dana, the mainstream media is the lap dog of the 1% corporatists and NOT Obama or the Democrats.
Next up is Loesch's berating of a Christian conservative caller who opposed Chick-Fil-A's anti-LGBTQ policies on The Dana Show.
From the 07.24.2012 edition of KFTK's The Dana Show:
And lastly, she went on ABC's This Week to tell more grade-A lies to the national viewing audience.
From the 07.29.2012 edition of ABC's This Week:
ABC again invited CNN contributor and conservative pundit Dana Loesch to be part of its This Week roundtable, even though she has promoted a conspiracy theory that her CNN co-workers described as "McCarthy-like."
On her radio show earlier this week, Loesch promoted the fringe idea that Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin "is essentially a member of the female version of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Muslim Sisterhood." The comment was the subject of a letter circulated by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) attacking Abedin.
Similarly, Loesch attacked a caller to her show this week who said she opposed Chick-Fil-A management's stance against gay marriage, telling her that "I know you hate Christ." Loesch claimed that as a supporter of marriage equality, the woman could not be a Christian. Polls over the last decades have shown declining opposition to same-sex marriage among evangelicals, and among Americans in general.
But Loesch nevertheless repeated the claim on This Week, saying, "obviously the CEO is a Christian, people are shocked that he's for traditional marriage? It just doesn't make sense to me."
She also repeated Fixed Noise's false claim that "Obama is harming small businesses."