EDIT- NOTICE OF NON-INFRINGEMENT: THIS SHORT CLIP FROM FOX NEWS WAS UPLOADED FOR “FAIR USE” PURPOSES OF ANALYSIS/CRITICISM ON A PUBLIC ISSUE. IN ADDITION TO THE TEXTUAL CRITICISM I PROVIDED BELOW, UPLOADING THIS SHORT CLIP ALLOWED HUNDREDS OF OTHERS TO COMMENT AND CRITICIZE, INCLUDING MANY FROM THE NETHERLANDS WHO OTHERWISE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE THIS CLIP AND PARTICIPATE IN THIS IMPORTANT DEBATE.
In part of a special series on the secularization of Europe, Fox News ran this segment trashing the Netherlands. The clip uses Fox News’s frequent method of attributing its judgments to “some observers” and “people.” One such quote from about halfway through the segment:
“They have become what some observers say is militantly secular, ridiculing anyone who holds religion as important and shunning all public displays of faith.”
And be sure to stay tuned for this quote at the end that typifies the Fox News approach:
“After euthanasia and infanticide, the next move in the Netherlands is probably a suicide pill, not for those who are terminally ill, but just tired with life. While it hasn’t been legalized and is probably still several years off, people are already talking about the idea.”
Notice how this last assertion that “people are already talking about the idea” is self-authenticating…