13
Jul
08

Fox Spews: fare for the unbalanced

This post dedicated to my dear friend Trish in California, who wishes they would have a moratorium on campaigning until two months before the election just to give everyone a break.

A fellow blogger recently commented on the wordpress.com forums that she has saved SO. MUCH. TIME. not paying attention to American politics. Or French politics, for that matter, even though she was born there.

Well, I’m sorry. Much as I’d like it to be otherwise, what happens in US politics affects your life, whether you live in the States or not. Neocon foreign policy, where diplomacy is dead and pre-emptive war a God-given right? That hasn’t affected anyone’s life? Got on a plane lately?

And much as I’d also like it to be otherwise, I can’t vote for the man I’d like to win in the upcoming presidential election. But I can spread the word on how awful the smears have been against Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. Nasty Larry’s still stinking up the joint, but not many are paying attention to him.

Fox News on the other hand gets millions of viewers, and those people are being fed a streak of racism and lies about the couple.

Watch this video to see how Fox is doing it. Then sign the petition. Oh, and hope you’ve┬áhad a great weekend.


6 Responses to “Fox Spews: fare for the unbalanced”


  1. July 13, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    I definitely signed the petition…
    I’m really glad all of this is going on right now, simply because it is opening our eyes to how acceptable it still is to act, outwardly, racist; it is showing us how much of a problem racism still is in our society (whether or not we live in the U.S. – many of us follow the U.S.). Thank you for directing us to the petition.

  2. 2 TC
    July 15, 2008 at 2:54 am

    Will try again tomorrow. Computer won’t open. XOTC

  3. July 15, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Yes, and then there is the matter of the recent New Yorker magazine cover. While many who are inclined toward noncritical acceptance of propaganda don’t read the New Yorker, you can be certain that cover will hit the internet and be passed around as “proof” of this or that.

    I can’t help but wonder if there isn’t a certain irony here: that some folks who actually support Obama weren’t involved in the decision to go with the cover. Sometimes, cleverness and subtlety get in the way of common sense.

    Linda

  4. July 15, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    I was talking about that cover with a friend today. I love it! It’s pure satire, making fun of the idiotic claims that Obama and his wife are terrorists. But of course the right is full of people happy to be fed bullshit watching Fox who are going to lap it up.

  5. July 23, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Fox News is not one of the things that I miss from the States.

    Surprisingly, you run across Fox in strange places – Sweden for example. Seems really out of place in liberal Sweden, maybe they’re using it as a warning of what can happen when things go really, really wrong.

    Enjoying your site!

  6. July 23, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Free Man – and welcome! I’m putting your blog in my reader and will be looking at it more when I get back from holidays. Thanks for your comment!

    In Sweden you probably watched Fox in a hotel room, right? If that’s the case, I’d have complained to management. :-)


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