How to be a fool in one easy step: Criticize candlelight vigils and benefit concerts for the victims of Islamic terrorism. That step was taken recently by Fox News Radio personality Todd Starnes, whose commentaries are routinely published by FoxNews.com.
In his 07/04/17 rant, Starnes writes, “You cannot win over the heart of the Muslim jihadists with candlelight vigils and benefit concerts.”
Seriously, what kind of fool belittles candlelight vigils and benefit concerts for the victims of Islamic terrorism?
Such events benefit those who grieve, those who need healing. In no way do such events hinder the ongoing fight against Islamic terrorism.
Granted, this isn’t the first time that Starnes said something foolish. In June 2015, Business Insider quoted Starnes as saying, “Warner Brothers announced they will remove the Confederate flag from atop one of the most famous cars in television history. Maybe they could just paint a rainbow flag on top and rename it ‘The General Sherman.’ He culturally cleansed the South too. Just ask the good people of Atlanta.”
Sure, putting and end to slavery may be cultural cleansing in Starnes’ mind . . . Oh, forget it.
Anyway, Starnes’ comment about candlelight vigils and benefit concerts reveals that he is no Paul Harvey. Unlike Starnes, Harvey had class.
By the way, ABC News reports the following:
“The One Love Manchester concert held Sunday night to benefit the victims of last month’s attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, is being hailed as a triumph. Between text message and online donations, the show — which featured performances by Grande, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, The Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay and more — raised $3.49 million, the British Red Cross announced.”