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Fox News Admits Statements of Idiocy, Not Idiotic Statements

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Professor Gerund Metcalf, a grammarian from Bob Jones University, explains the critical difference between the phrases “act of terror” and “terrorist act”.

Professor Gerund Metcalf, a grammarian from Bob Jones University, explains the critical difference between the phrases “act of terror” and “terrorist act”.

New York—Chief among Fox News’ denouncements of President Obama’s foreign policy has been his response to the attack on the Libyan consulate, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens. According to the right-wing cable news network, the president misrepresented the attack on the consulate from day one when, during a Rose Garden speech, he labeled it an “act of terror”.

Appearing on Fox News with Sean Hannity, grammarian Gerund Metcalf of Bob Jones University claimed that calling the attack an “act of terror” is definitely not the same as calling it a “terrorist act,” which, as more evidence comes to light, it seems to have been. “For one thing, the phrase the president used contained the word ‘of’,” Professor Metcalf pointed out, “while ‘terrorist act’ clearly does not.” (more…)