Why is Fox News hosting Scheuer to comment on bin Laden?

››› ››› JEREMY HOLDEN

Despite his previous statement that "[t]he only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States," Fox News turned to Michael Scheuer to discuss a recently released audio message of bin Laden apparently endorsing the failed Christmas Day attempt to bomb a Northwest Airlines flight. Scheuer has also previously suggested that President Obama is guilty of treason and that the Obama administration is "pro-terrorist."

Fox News plays apparent bin Laden tape, asks Scheuer to comment

From the January 25 edition of Fox News' The Live Desk:

TRACE GALLAGHER (co-host): U.S. authorities are now working to authenticate the message. Michael Scheuer is the former chief of the CIA's bin Laden unit. So I guess, Michael, if I listen to this thing correctly, he's not taking responsibility, claiming responsibility for this failed Christmas Day bombing, yet he certainly is endorsing it and praising it.

Previously on Fox: Scheuer claims country's "only chance" was for bin Laden to "detonate a major weapon" in U.S.

Scheuer: "The only chance we have as a country right now is" for bin Laden to "detonate a major weapon" in U.S. Scheuer, whom Fox News also hosted on December 28, 2009, and January 7 to discuss the attempted bombing of the Northwest Airlines flight and the response of the Obama administration, previously said during an appearance on Glenn Beck, "The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States."

Scheuer has repeatedly made outrageous comments about the Obama administration. Scheuer previously suggested that President Obama is guilty of treason, stated that White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel wants terrorists to attack the United States, and asserted that the Obama administration is "pro-terrorist."

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