Friday, August 27, 2010

Fox "News" Explained

Yes, the Venn Diagram of the Fox "News" view of President Obama, courtesy of the folks at Cracked. (Click to Enlarge.)

Yes, in the psychotic world of Fox "News", also known as the New (Soviet-Era) Pravda, President Obama is no less than a Satanic figure who embodies everything that the demented, elderly, white, right-wing clowns who watch it hate and fear. These clowns don't, however, always have the exact words or images by which to express their hatreds, so Fox does them a service by associating Obama with every threatening symbol they can imagine.

Think I'm exaggerating? Just try watching Beck or Hannity for five minutes and see if I am.

And then realize just how dangerous Fox "News" is to the well-being of our country.


Aaroncoal said...

Absurd. Fox News only scares you because they don't tote the liberal line. They seem conservative because they don't just spout liberal talking points.. I don't even find them conservative enough for my viewpoints... but I do enjoy their news coverage.. and apparently so do most people.

But to imply that they are racist, homophobic and xenophobic because they allow people with my viewpoint to tell our side of the story is stupid and inaccurate and it really hurts your cause more than helps it.

Joseph said...

Aaroncoal, Beck has compared President Obama to both the Nazis and the Communists repeatedly. That's a fact, whether you want to acknowledge it or not. Hannity, who runs a phony "veterans charity" that gives only 3% of its take to actual veterans, has REPEATEDLY said that Obama is anti-American, is sympathetic to the terrorists, and was in sympathy with the 9/11 attackers. O'Reilly shouts down anyone who tries to argue against his ultraconservative line and repeatedly has denigrated gays. Fox "News" won't tell you that one of their major owners is a Saudi prince. They won't tell you that their managing editor, Roger Ailes, is a right-wing, Nixon-trained hack who has said EXPLICITLY that his network will attack Barack Obama. Fox "News" angers me because it is, except for Shep Smith, a continuous flood of lies and slander against both the President and anyone to the left of Benito Mussolini. I will turn the volume of my attacks on Fox UP. They are simply the TV propaganda wing of the radical Right that is killing America, and I will NEVER yield to someone like Beck who was all but begging for a civil war to start ONE MONTH into Obama's term.

Peregrin said...

When the network was not quite on the air, but advertising the imminent arrival, I noted their slogans: We report, you decide. Fair and Balanced.

If only they had stuck with that philosophy, everything would be fine.

But it soom became apparent that they were anything but "fair and balanced." Nor do they want viewers to decide anything for themselves. It is pure propaganda, and it seems now that the ultimate purpose is to foment another civil war.

Rupert Murdoch will be satisfied with nothing less than complete destruction of America. I pity those taken in by Faux News. They are the "some of the people" who can be fooled "all of the time."