The hosts of Fox News don’t want white men to have anything to with political unrest, even if it’s only for a premium cable series.
“Fox & Friends Weekend” took issue with “Homeland” actor Mandy Patinkin explaining the thriller series aimed to be “part of the cure” for the negative portrayal of Muslims in the media.
“In the movies, it was cowboys and Indians and the Nazis, communists, you know?” Patinkin, who plays Saul Berenson on the spy show, tells MSNBC Friday, April 14. “Now, they’ve chosen the Muslim community.”
Patinkin said “Homeland” has tried to showcase “a different storyline where we’re helping [Muslims]” in the recently wrapped sixth season.
“[It’s] a storyline that shows in this case, in this year, in this season that maybe it’s the white men in the government and the military establishment that are the bad guys, not the Muslim community,” he says.
“Fox & Friends” co-host Abby Huntsman explained the season wrapped with a Muslim teen being framed for a government ruse.
“What is discouraging to hear is that there’s a political agenda behind that plot,” co-host Pete Hegseth says on the show Sunday, April 16. “It’s like, ‘We’re going to make sure that we’re politically correct, we’re going to make sure that we portray the white man as racist and the military as wrong … plot lines are plot lines and Hollywood is Hollywood, but when they try to ram political agendas down our throat and they admit it with [MSNBC host] Chuck Todd, that’s a whole other thing.”
“They’re going to run the Boston Marathon tomorrow, right? Do we remember who the bombers of the Boston Marathon were?” co-host Jon Scott asks. “I mean, just an aside to the Muslim community, if you don’t want to be portrayed in a negative light, maybe don’t burn people alive and set off bombs and things like that.”
“And point out the radicalism and say, ‘That’s not me,’ ” Hegseth says. “But you don’t have to do it by being politically correct and saying, ‘Oh, it’s the white guys that are wrong, too.’ “