Fox “News” & Occupy Wall St. vs The Tea Party
Originally Fox News ignored the Occupy Wall St. (OWS) movement and the protests, but as they grew, Fox News saw an opportunity to make liberals look like idiots, and they took it. They proceeded to run clip after clip of protesters that they interviewed who were dressed in a way that would make conservatives uncomfortable, or protesters that had strange or misinformed opinions. Keep in mind that this “fair and balanced” “news” channel never ran any clips of the many interviews with nutty teabaggers who didn’t know their ass from a hole in the ground. Then again, Fox News and Glenn Beck almost single-handedly started the Tea Party that they claim was a “grass-roots organic movement.” I won’t get into the details of the many right wing organizations that helped to form and fund the Tea Party, but I will say that Fox News is trying to connect OWS to people like George Soros and the Tides Foundation while at the same time claiming that it is a disorganized movement and you can’t get a straight answer when asking protesters why they are there. The stupidity is mind numbing.
Speaking of mind numbing stupidity, when Fox does get a good, coherent answer when they interview protesters on the left, they don’t bother to air it. I guess it just doesn’t make for good TV. I know that other more liberal channels have done the same with teabaggers and other morons on the right, so I’m not claiming total innocence on the left, but I’m not claiming to be a “fair and balanced” news source either (though I may actually BE more fair and balanced than Fox, which is saying a lot because I’m pretty fucking liberal).
In any case, anyone can see that if there is a protest in which the majority of the participants are young liberals, there are going to be people who have some far-out opinions, there are going to be people who dress and do their hair funny, and there are going to be those who are just plain misinformed or under-informed. Wait, I just described the old, republican, christian participants of the tea party protests too…funny how that works.
I guess the main difference between the two is that one is made up of a bunch of religious, bigoted, asshole sheep, and the other is OWS. One cares about corporate interests because the politicians who they agree with religiously (and thus morally) told them that greed was a good thing, and that voting against their own best interests and in the interests of the untra-rich was the only moral plan of action. They can forget the poor, the hungry, the sick without healthcare. as long as they make a few thousand lousy dollars a year, they can sneer at those less fortunate, right? No. Wrong. Fuck you. Grow a heart, then a brain, then read the bible that you claim to believe in and see that the guy Jesus you worship was a liberal socialist who CARED about the poor, and the sick, and the down-trodden. You hypocritical, twisted right wingers make me sick. To literally forfeit helping those that need it the most in order to make those that are already more than comfortably wealthy to become ridiculously rich makes me ill. If that’s what you think America is all about, you’re an asshole. And if that ends up being all America is all about, you can fucking have it and your ‘freedom’ (as if no other country is ‘free’). Having no healthcare is a right I could do without. Paying larger fees, fines, and sales taxes in order to give the rich more tax breaks so they ‘create’ more jobs is just about the hardest thing for me to swallow, and its just as hard for me to see how anyone could support something so against their own best interests. Maybe its greed and a hope that someday they themselves will be rich, but they won’t. They will grow old and continue to vote for those that want to take away their medicare and social security, and then they’ll blame it on the liberals when they have nothing. These people are fucking stuck in their ways and don’t care to change. That’s one of the main reasons that Fox News is successful, it is one of the only places that religious, conservative, American idiots can go to hear what they want to hear.
This isn’t to say that the Democrats have been much better lately. They are all bought by the same corporations, and its a lose/lose situation, which is one of the things the Occupy Wall Street movement is all about in the first place. If I could attend, I would, but there isn’t anything going on in my area, and I couldn’t afford to quit my job and truly occupy anything because I’m a bitch to the system due to the fact that I have a family that I need to support and thus bills that have to be paid. Not to mention that I wouldn’t be able to drive there because The state revoked my license for a non driving offense (read previous blogs for details)…Yet another way that conservatives have stripped the rights of those Americans with whom they disagree or disapprove. This country is a joke, and conservative voters are the punchline.
The point is this: don’t call yourself “fair and balanced” (or even “news” for that matter) if you are going to deliberately push your conservative propaganda every chance you get. I would respect Fox News a lot more if they just admitted that they were a conservative opinion outlet like I admit that I’m a liberally biased son-of-a-bitch.
Until next time,