Fox News Labels Shakira A Liar on AZ Immigration Law

Shakira is now an enemy of Fox News

Fox News went on the attack today against Colombian pop singer Shakira, because she was in Arizona yesterday speaking out against that state’s immigration law. This morning on Fox and Friends Brian Kilmeade said, “We know her hips don’t lie, but we aren’t so sure about her lips.” Because the singer dared to criticize a Fox News supported policy, she now joins LL Cool J on their enemies list.

Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:

Fox and Friends mockingly introduced video of Shakira in Phoenix yesterday stating her opposition to the law. She said, “I’m in opposition to this law because it is a violation of human and civil rights. It goes all human dignity, against the principles of most Americans that I know…I don’t want to this law tarnish what this country stands for. We can not let fear and injustice take over.”

Steve Doocy of Fox News framed Shakira as from Columbia and hating the idea of the law. Of course, this is Fox News, so that wasn’t enough. Brian Kilmeade also called her a liar. He said, “We know her hips don’t lie, but we aren’t so sure about her lips.” According to Fox as any opposition to the Arizona law based on civil rights is a lie, and Shakira is a liar for stating her belief that this law is a violation of American principles.

Shakira is not your usual self absorbed pop star. She is a UNICEF global ambassador. She has been honored by Oxford for her work on the issues of children and education, and she has been honored by the United Nations for her work on behalf of children, education, and social justice, but yet gets labeled a liar for stating an opinion that Fox News disagrees with. This is what passes for “Fair and Balanced” in the right wing media.

The Colombian singer now joins LL Cool J as the two newest members of the Fox News enemies list. With each of these attacks against celebrities who criticize them, Fox News is moving closer to establishing an acceptable entertainers list for their audience. How long will it be until they start a wing that endorses all books, movies, and television for their audience? Fox News knows that the biggest threat to their campaign of misinformation is education, which is why any high profile people that disagree with the Fox News position must be labeled liars.

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33 Replies to “Fox News Labels Shakira A Liar on AZ Immigration Law”

  1. @Tom, Thanks for the catch. It has been fixed. That’s what I get for just assuming that spell checker was wigging out over a proper noun.

  2. “Fox enemies list”? Damn – what can I do to get in on THAT????

    It seems to me that being on Fox’ enemies list would be a badge of honor, showing to the world that you are a reasonable, caring human being, with an IQ higher than your shoe size, and someone who bears more resemblance to Christ’s teachings than the majority of “Christians”.
    But that’s just me…

  3. this is ridiculous, How it is possible that a channel is hateful, fulfill their responsibility report and nothing else!!

  4. Everyone’s in a tizzy over this, yet no one has read it. CNN had an article today about how the LEGAL immigrants are FOR this legislation. Arizona may be a luddite state, but they’ve got illegals crawling out of every orifice and they’re just sick of it. And no one has yet to say anything productive about illegals being productive for America, nor why being illegal should have any special weight. It’s all the same vitriolic rhetoric, only this time, the manure is from the left instead of the right. Glad I’m an independent.

  5. @rev, They will never get rid of the illegal immigrants because doing so would mean replacing them with legal residents who would have to be paid a better wage, so the AZ is political pandering and racism disguised as problem solving. You are trying to tell me that the meat packing industry and agribusiness which both illegal immigrants just to name two sectors will ever support a national law like Arizona’s? If you want to solve illegal immigration go after the people who give jobs to illegal immigrants. Remove the jobs, solve the problem.

  6. @Jason Easley,

    it hast been fixed:

    “Steve Doocy of Fox News framed Shakira as from Columbia and hating the idea of the law.”

  7. @rev,

    This is simply inaccurate. I should know, I lived in Los Angeles for long enough and we had a huge problem with illegal immigrants.

    No one is saying that there is not a problem. There is a logical approach to be taken to this problem — but this bill is not it.

    And one of the biggest problems is that there is not the man power for this kind of policing — esp with the cutbacks. Los Angeles certainly can’t afford to do this!

    Where is that money supposed to come from? The right wants lower taxes than the already lowest taxes in years — so tell me, how should we pay for this?

    As usual, some people are trying to sell giving away our rights as Americans because there is a problem. Sounds a lot like “WMD”.

    Among logical people, the AZ bill is not even Constitutional.

  8. @Jason Easley, OR legalized them and give them fair benefits. Regardless of, no race, ethnicity or nationality should ever be treated this way. The government has certain branches to deal with the problems that this nation has, let the INS deal with what they have to deal… this law is only going to provoke the very well matter of abuse of power that is well managed in this country (ex; GWBush) in the law enforcement of AZ.

    @Rev I am a legal immigrant and I am not for the law at all, not I doubt any immigrant would. We immigrants know what it is to try to come this country for a better future because we could not have that at our own countries. This country has a Pledge of Allegiance which I should remind every one it says: “with liberty and justice FOR ALL” not “for SOME”, this country stands in the eyes of the entire world of a beautiful clash of cultures and nationalities, and creating fear and forcing people to leave their homes, families, lives! is not the nation we ALL call our nation.

  9. Actually the real news here is that Fox News actually has an article that says that tougher immigration laws in the US would lead to an economy like that of Mexico:

    Hmm… I guess they want the economy to fail?

  10. Okay, liar might be too strong. I doubt she even knows what she’s talking about to be able to lie. Perhaps misinformed would be more appropriate. Maybe confused.

  11. @rev, I agree with that point. No one has read it, just following what everyone else says and taking it to extremes.

    And as far as liberty and justice for all Claudia, that doesnt mean that we have to pay billions for anchor babys and educations for illegal aliens.

    That is not liberty and justice for all, just a few million illegals.

  12. Gringos racists are so disgusting!! i suport shakira’s words, we make works thay you doesn’t want to do, we earn our money working hard, and some of you are able to call us, aliens, it, like if we were animals!!

  13. @Frank, Are you here illegally? if so, you are an illegal alien. its a legal term, not a racist term. Look it up.

    If you wish to leave and let us create legal sources of work for you to enter the country fine. if you wish to stay and take your chances fine. If you are here legally thats fine too

    Dont get wrapped up in the fact you think you make this country run. China does that.

    Dont think that everyone who is against illegal immigration is a racist. I am agaisnt illegal immigration because it costs us billions and billions of $$$ a year. I am unemployed and still have to pay for illegals.

  14. @Shiva, I’m in your country legally, but you won’t understand how does it feel! we produce money we are not a waste of money there is a huge difference;! thats my perspective!!

  15. No, you dont understand how it feels to have to pay for illegals healthcare, babys are qualified for SS the minute they are born, and the billions it costs because we have to educate them.

    There is a crisis in this country and many are out of work. its my opinion that illegal immigrants are one thing we can do without having to pay for.

    I am not against legal immigration at all. You live the same way i do. You make money and you help pay for the illegals through the taxes you pay.

    Dont put your self in the shoes of the illegals. You pay for them too. They are a drain on your ability to get ahead.

  16. ‘If you are getting ice cream with your kids, the cops can come up and ask you for your papers.”

    It is amazing how even the President of the United States can blatantly lie to the people. Here is a link to the bill if anyone is interested in the truth.

    Regarding Shakira, did anyone, before dropping F-bombs on Fox News, bother to ask whether or not her statement was factually correct?

  17. THIS IS SO RIDICULOUS FOX, YOUR AGAINST A LATINA WHO HAVE DONE A LOT IN MAKING A WORLD A BETTER WORLD. HER HIPS DON’T LIE AND HER LIPS DON’T EITHER BECAUSE YOU KNOW IT IS TRUE, YOU GUYS ARE BLIND, AS MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT SHAKIRA WILL LOSE FANS BECAUSE OF HELPING PEOPLE FIND PEACE, ALL THOSE PEOPLE WERE NEVER HER TUE FANS, YOUR GUYS SHOULD OPEN YOUR EYES EN SEE THE REAL WORLD, AND SEE THAT THOSE PEOPLE WORK HARD AND DONT HAVE RIGHT TO REQUEST ANY BENEFITS FROM THEM. THEY PAY TAXES AND THEY WORK IS JOBS WERE THEY CAN LOSE THEIR LIVES, AND JOBS THAT ARE LOW PAY BECAUSE MANY CITIZENS ARE SO LAZY TO DO. THESE PEOPLE ARE SUCCESSFUL ANS THAT WHY PEOPLE ALWAYS JUDGE THEM. I AM A CITIZEN AND WAS BORN IN SAN DIEGO AND EVERY TIME I SEE ALL THIS IMMIGRANTS WORKING HARD BREAKS MY HEARTH, IT HURTS ME WHY, BECAUSE I DO HAVE A HEARTH. NOT ONLY LATINOS MAKE CRIMINALS, MANY CITIZENS BREAK THE RULES TOO. YOU GUYS SHOULD THINK IT TWICE BECAUSE MY FAMILY ANS I AND FRIENDS AS CITIZENS WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO WORK HARD. AND FUCK YOUR CHANNEL, YOUR WILL ALSO LOSE AUDIENCE IF THATS THE CASE.

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