Levy: ISIS Put 'Islamic' in Its Name, Isn't Hiding Its Extremism
The "Outnumbered" panel today slammed outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder for mocking Fox News' coverage of "Islamic extremism."
While speaking at the National Press Club Tuesday, Holder said that the channel is overly preoccupied with the use of the term "radical Islam" when discussing the Islamic State.
“We spend more time, more time talking about what you call it, as opposed to what do you do about it, you know? I mean really," Holder stated. "If Fox didn’t talk about this, they would have nothing else to talk about, it seems to me. Radical Islam, Islamic extremism…I’m not sure an awful lot is gained by saying that. It doesn’t have any impact on our military posture."
"It doesn’t have any impact on what we call it, on the policies that we put in place," Holder added. "What we have to do is defined not by the terms that we use, but by the facts on the ground. So I don’t worry an awful lot about what the appropriate terminology ought to be.”
Andrea Tantaros said that it was "really cheap" for Holder to make those comments about Fox.
"I thought it was really cheap for Eric Holder to stand up there and slam Fox News for standing around and just talking when he's leaving an administration that all they do is stand around and talk," Tantaros remarked.
Andy Levy added that the administration "makes no sense."
"They sit there and talk about the root causes, but how do you talk about the root causes if you don't call something what it is?" Levy asked. "It makes absolutely no sense. And they make it easy for us. They call themselves the Islamic State, they put 'Islamic' in the name! They're not hiding it!"
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