There was this crazy interview on Fox news recently. You might’ve seen it on your social media news feed because the three-minute clip has become viral. The banner on the video reads “When Fox News Tries To Slam Bernie Sanders, And It Backfires”. If you watch the video it becomes apparent that the Fox News anchor and the interviewee, Thor Halvorssen, the founder of the Human Rights Foundation, are trying to talk about two different things. It’s almost as if they are two trains on different tracks but on a collision course. And watching the resulting train wreck unfold on live television is pretty amazing.
First of all, Fox News gets this guy Thor Halvorssen on-air to try to slam socialism. According to Forbes.com, Thor Halvorssen is a human rights activist and not a politician. All the guy cares about is human rights violations, especially the ones perpetuated by authoritarian dictators around the planet. The guy obviously has no problem with socialism. He keeps telling the interviewer that socialism isn’t necessarily bad. He even throws Norway, Sweden and Denmark at the hostess as examples of awesome socialist countries that do not violate human rights.
Watching the Fox News anchor then try to get this human rights activist to say that socialism is bad gets pretty funny. It’s a poorly veiled attempt at slamming Bernie Sanders because Bernie Sanders is a self-avowed democratic socialist. She keeps pushing and pushing this idea that socialism is bad and then it blows up right in her face.
Thor Halvorssen feels the Bern. He says it right there on live television, saying that he’s thrown a couple thousand dollars his way. That’s the train back caused by Fox News. They got the wrong guy to interview about Bernie Sanders. The interview gets a little tense and Thor Halvorssen picks up his pace to explain that Hillary Clinton and the Republican front runners support dictators. Dictators violate human rights, not socialism or Bernie Sanders, according to the founder of the Human Rights Foundation. And Fox News gets schooled on the fact that their leading candidates support dictators like Vladimir Putin. Find Halvorssen on Facebook to see what else he is involved with lately.