Monday, June 09, 2008

Fox Questions Obama's "Terrorist Fist Jab" - Is Howie Mandel a Jihadist?

UPDATE: E.D. Hill on June 10th apologized for the characterization of the fist pound as a "terrorist fist jab," according to TV Newser. It's also been reported that on the same day Fox News announced that E.D. Hill's show "America's Pulse" had been canceled, but she is apparently going to be reassigned somewhere within the company.

A Fox News Channel reporter did a segment last week on Barack and Michelle Obama's fist bump, or pound, by saying, "A fist bump? A pound? A terrorist fist jab? The gesture everyone seems to interpret differently."

Huh? Since when is the fist pound, a staple of hip-hop greetings and baseball players, among many other people, a "terrorist fist jab"? The reporter, E. D. Hill, did not explain her remark, or repeat it again during her interview with a "body language expert," who also made no reference to the gesture as being anything but a greeting.

But if this fist pound is some kind of sinister greeting, what does that mean... hey, Howie Mandel the "terrorist fist jab" many times in each episode of "Deal of No Deal"!

Should Mandel be declared an enemy combatant? What about the mysterious "Banker"... is he some kind of jihadi financier? And if Howie gets sent to Gitmo, do all the models with the briefcases have to go, too?

I'm sure Fox will sort all this out for us... thank God they're on the case and keeping us safe from dangerous game-show hosts!

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