Condemning Carter Brings FNW Together: 'He Should Have Stopped A Few Books Ago'

How does Jimmy Carter know when he's outstayed his welcome on the international stage? When even Jane Hall, the genial liberal of Fox News Watch, suggests it's time to turn him out to pasture. Carter's latest book, an anti-Israel diatribe incitingly entitled "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" brought this evening's panel together - in criticism of the 39th president.

Lefty Neal Gabler took the first shot, noting the way Carter went after Jewish critics of his book: "he's criticizing book reviewers of his book for being too Jewish, which I think is very odd."

Said conservative commentator Cal Thomas: "Carter has pretty much enjoyed a free ride on the Middle East because of Camp David and the great media celebration of that. I think it's time to confront him a little more about the content of his ideas."

But it was the normally mild-mannered Jane Hall who got off the line of the night:

"Maybe he should have stopped at a book a few books ago."


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