Tea Party Boycotts Fox News For Being Too Liberal
By Egberto Willies
At first the piece from The Raw Story seemed like a joke, “Tea Party group boycotting Fox News for becoming ‘too liberal’”. When realizing it was in fact not a joke it was necessary to find out exactly why the Tea Party thought Fox News was going Liberal. Here is what the Daily Beast reported one of the participants in the boycott had to say.
Particularly after the election, Fox keeps turning to the left,” said Stan Hjerlied, 75, of Fort Collins, Colo., and a participant in the boycott. He pointed to an interview Fox News CEO Roger Ailes gave after the election in which he said that the Republican Party and Fox News need to modernize, especially around immigration. “So we are really losing our only conservative network.
In other words they are boycotting Fox News because Fox News decided to lay off the Benghazi lies. They are boycotting Fox News because Roger Ailes is “retooling” to prevent the total irrelevance of Fox News as a news organization.
Any expectation that Fox News is Liberal or has any affinity for the President should have been dispelled by the coverage they gave to President Obama in Israel. President Obama received the highest civilian Israeli award, the Israeli Medal of Distinction, and while that was being covered they were attacking the President’s commitment to Israel and his Affordable Health Care bill.
Aw, man. This gets better by the day. This really does sound like something Onion staffers would come up with.
[quote]A leader of the boycott, Kathy Amidon, of Nashville, declined an interview, instead directing The Daily Beast to a website, Benghazi-Truth. The website, a single-page, 23,000-word manifesto complete with multicolored fonts, supposedly incriminating videos of Fox News’s complicity in a coverup, and communist propaganda photographs, is kept by someone who identifies himself online as “Proe Graphique,” and who other members of boycott described as someone who works “in New York media.”
[quote]By way of explanation, the website reports: “People ask why not all mainstream media? Why just Boycott FOX? The answer, again, is that FOX needs the Tea Party/conservatives more than the conservatives need FOX after FOX turned left, basically selling out the people who made FOX successful in an attempt to earn an extra buck. FOX is extremely vulnerable to these boycotts while the rest of the MSM doesn’t need us at all, to speak of.”
[quote]“It is honestly because Fox is everywhere. If you are on Twitter, you click on a link, chances are it might go through Mediaite or Drudge, but it ends up at Fox because Fox originated the story.” He quickly clicks away, instead relying on Glenn Beck’s website The Blaze to stay informed.
[quote]“The more I research into Fox—I saw that they donate more to Democratic candidates than conservative or Republican candidates—I was like holy cow! Maybe they are just trying to snatch our pockets. Maybe they are just talking the talk, because it sure doesn’t look like they are walking the walk.”
Pretty soon even the Tea Party will be too lefty for some of these teabaggers.
Any day now they'll build their own Waco-style compound.
Anyone else think The Tea Party is two guys in a cold, cramped room somewhere in Nebraska?
[quote]The website, a single-page, 23,000-word manifesto complete with multicolored fonts, supposedly incriminating videos of Fox News’s complicity in a coverup, and communist propaganda photographs, is kept by someone who identifies himself online as “Proe Graphique,” and who other members of boycott described as someone who works “in New York media.”
I can't be the only one who nearly pissed their pants laughing at this?
We want our Fox news hacks to be just like our teeth: false, soaked, slippery and tea stained white.
[quote]Anyone else think The Tea Party is two guys in a cold, cramped room somewhere in Nebraska?
No. There was a parade float full of them in a St. Patrick's parade in a nearby city. About five of us booed them; they got a lot of applause from other parade watchers.
Ha! I love it! I hope they push Fox News over the edge. I'm telling you, the right wing is cannibalizing itself!
R12 it will be interesting to see who prevails. The more moderate ones or the Nazi wing of the party? Maybe this is the beginning our own pre-WWII Germany arena.
[quote]They want propaganda not facts.
So what is the problem here?
I like that OP calls it the Tea Pouty. FNC does criticise them now and when they do it I imagine all the Tea Pouty people's heads exploding from not knowing what to think.
FNC acknowledges that the GOP is in disarray and in danger of marginalisation; they said they're playing to three different parties within the GOP.
"...they said they're playing to three different parties within the GOP."
It's somewhat like the 'The Three Faces of Eve', with a whole lot more multiple personality disorders and a deep obsessive focus on the "black out".
I say, put them all is the same room, lock the door, and let them fight it out.
[quote]FOX turned left, basically selling out the people who made FOX successful in an attempt to earn an extra buck.
Sounds like some dirty hippy commie has a problem with the free market system.
If they abandon Fox News, what do they have left? Glenn Beck?
"FOX turned left, basically selling out the people who made FOX successful in an attempt to earn an extra buck."
If it said that Fox 'turned right', then we'd be screaming that those 'Bitches stole our hook!'
Now they only get their news from the guy at the gun club who agrees with them on everything.
“Tea Party Report” Anchor, Susie Sampson, joins David Pakman on his show to discuss the Tea Party’s boycott of Fox News for being “too liberal.” Does losing 20% of the main GOP news outlet’s audience mean trouble’s brewing in the Republican party? Sampson thinks it’s time for conservatives to “occupy Fox News” and kick out “all those Liberals” sitting outside.