Sunday, April 04, 2010

Rachel Maddow Calls Bull-Pucky on Fake Republican Outrage.

Rachel Maddow takes us through two of the most recent large scale lies which have been pushed relentlessly on Fox News. On both Acorn giving prostitution advice to a guy dressed as a pimp, and the Climate-gate scandal, Fox have been found to have pushed stories which have now been completely debunked.

She then lists the outrageous amount of bull that the Republicans are indulging in. "Let them eat fake", she says. As Maddow points out, dissent is the life blood of any democracy, but she adds two rules which must be applied:

Two things disqualify you from this process. You can't threaten to shoot people, and you have to stop making stuff up.
Climate-gate, Acorn, death panels.... it's all bull and the list goes on and on and on.

As Rachel says, "It's the triumph of fake politics, outrage or advantage gleaned from something which is not real."

But Fox don't care. As long as they can keep their viewers angry, it's mission accomplished.
Ailes shared a message of his own: The country faced tough times, he said, and Fox News was one of the only news outlets willing to challenge the new administration.

"I see this as the Alamo," Ailes said, according to Beck. "If I just had somebody who was willing to sit on the other side of the camera until the last shot is fired, we'd be fine."

The Alamo? That sounds "fair and balanced" doesn't it?

Related Articles:

California A.G. Says ACORN Workers Didn’t Violate Law in ‘Pimp’ Tapes.
Brown’s statement in the announcement is highly critical of Rightwing activists James O’Keefe III and Hannah Giles, who posed as a prostitute and her law school boyfriend in the videos posted on Rightwing media mogul Andrew Breitbart’s “Big Government” website last year and played extensively on Fox News, as well as other non-partisan media outlets.

“The evidence illustrates that things are not always as partisan zealots portray them through highly selective editing of reality,” says Brown in the statement. “Sometimes a fuller truth is found on the cutting room floor.”
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