What do Osama bin Laden, President Woodrow Wilson and Matt Damon all have in common? If Fox News is to be believed, all three hate America.
Over the past 15 years, anchors and commentators on the network have leveled the “hate America” charge at over 100 people, places, and organizations, VICE News found in an extensive review of Fox News broadcasts. The list includes violent extremists and despots, but also celebrities, academics and even entire countries. It’s sometimes unclear to what extent the “hate America” accusation is serious or playful.
We went through the TV news archives and Fox News transcripts and assembled every example we could find of the network outright accusing or implying that people, places, or organizations hate America. We compiled many of them into the video above. And we've included every group or person that Fox News suggested hates America in an alphabetized list below.
People who are “against cap and trade”
Ahmed Abu Khattala
Ahmad Khan Rahami
Barack Obama Sr.
All of [Barack Obama’s] friends
University of California, Berkeley
Black Lives Matter
Citizens of Benghazi
Celebrities who won’t perform at presidential inaugurations
The Democratic base
The mainstream of the Democratic Party
People who have “dominated” the European government
“Folks” in the Middle East
The freaks that Glenn Beck’s grandfather told him about
Grade school history curricula
Guantanamo Bay detainees who were rightfully imprisoned
Guantanamo Bay detainees who were wrongfully imprisoned
“Something about” Islam
Kim Jong Il
Lee Harvey Oswald
Rebel forces in Libya
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
The Muslim Brotherhood
The New Black Panther Party
The New York Times
The Nobel Committee
Osama bin Laden
People who hate Donald Trump
People who are “nuts”
People who hate pie
People who go shopping on Thanksgiving
“Rhetoric” on Al Jazeera
Advocates of socialism
“Subversive” commentators on TV
Therese Patricia Okoumou
“Most of” the members of the United Nations
“A lot of” young people in America
This article originally appeared on VICE News.