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TomCat S (123)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 6:51 am
How many times have you studied the Republican Ministry of Propaganda, aka Fox, seen an interview of someone purported to be just an everyday taxpayer, homeowner, worker, parent, or whatever to later find out that the person was a ringer, a paid professional activist there with the sole purpose of brainwashing sheeple with the Republican party line? I have all too often. This time they presented a Tea Party Media Specialist as an upset mom.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 7:44 am
Tom, I have Tea Party friends that actually can talk sense, and I love them. Now the teabaggers have lost their brain cells somewhere. Where does Fox dig up these people?

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 8:51 am
How brain dead do you have to be to take money to be a sheep?

Carol H (229)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 10:28 am
noted, thanks Tom

Mike S (86)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 2:56 pm
Noted and shared. Thanks Tom.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 5:32 pm
The saddest part is most of the Tea Party supporters are not even paid to betray the best interests of their children. They are just foolish enough to follow anybody that comes along who is not the people they hate. Ironically, the terrorists that hate you because you are free are the Tea Party Terrorists. They terrorize Americans by disrupting the media with propaganda predicting horrible results if we don't give them what they want. People should have to prove what they say is true, lying has become so common on media like Faux News.

Toni C (508)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 7:06 pm
Noted, and thanks, Tom. Why doesn't this surprise me? The Tea Party and Repug-nuts have to throw one of their ringers in there because the normal everyday folks won't follow their agenda... and how are they spread their b/s if they don't? Wonder who's idea this was... Faux News?

TomCat S (123)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 3:32 am
Bo, Fox finds them at the end of a sweet appearance fee.

Jason, you have to be in ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-ad shape.

Thanks Carol and Mike.

John, the ones who are bright enough to know better are well paid for their duplicity.

Toni, I hthing it's more that their normal sheeple will come across as ignorant. This professional had polish.

Morgan Getham (5)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 8:31 am
Well, maybe our experience is atypical, but here in this university town most of the Tea Party types are university affiliated in one way or another (faculty mostly, some students) with strong philosophical libertarian leanings. They are joined with a strong smattering of farmers from the rural areas around here and a bunch of senior citizens who have seen the purchasing power of their fixed incomes decline so drastically under the big-spending inflationary policies of both parties. ( A decade ago, when some of them retired, gas was under $1.50 a gallon. Today it's about $4.00. NOBODY'S pension today is more than a few percent higher now than it was in 2001, let alone more than doubled. They blame both parties for undermining the dollar because they know enough economics to figure out that you can't just go on printing dollars out of thin air without it taking its toll.)

Arielle S (313)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 9:02 am
Believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see - ESPECIALLY if it's on Faux !

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 9:10 am
Morgan, Let's look at a chart and see if it backs up the "both parties are the same" theory, k?

If every one knew the truth, no one would vote republican. Somalia is Libertarian. Give that up right now. We need laws to protect the people.

Laffin A (2)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 9:28 am
The sheeple who voted in the repulitard clowns on the basis of less government are going to be very surprised when their social security, medicare and medicaid disappear. How long can they tread water?

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 9:41 am
Here's something interesting from the video posted below the article:

She was presented as "a parent who refused to let her daughter to participate in the program", making it entirely clear to all viewers that she was selected for her view on the matter. I also find it overwhelmingly likely that, with her history of activism, she was likely the one who first informed FOX of the story.

It's also incredibly obvious that the live interview was preplanned for reasons entirely separate from the smoothness of her responses. The interviewer knew that she had contacted the school regarding the matter. I understand this is actually entirely normal for live interviews on all broadcast news as the last thing they want is to have their time taken up by the interviewee getting stumped or pausing to formulate a response.

Piece of advice: If you want to criticize a group, use sources which are biased in its favour. If you can pull reasons to attack it from those rather than from sources which have decided to attack it before looking at the issue, then you can actually avoid being dismissed as a drone parroting its opponents' party-lines. For example, if you want to attack the Tea Party, use Tea Part sources to do so. If you want to support it, use something that calls them "Teabaggers".

. (0)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 11:55 am
noted with thanks, Tom! The Tea Party and Repugs will find out come the next election that not all Americans are idiots!

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 2:29 pm
Thanks, but is this why the children can't read?

H Nick H (1826)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 9:10 pm
Noted and shared. I'm shocked that Fox would try to decive US. NOT!

TomCat S (123)
Monday April 25, 2011, 5:02 am
Morgan, at the end of the Clinton Administration we had a surplus budget. Bush and the Republicans blew it out of the water and crashed the economy. Most of Obama's discretionary spending has been to mitigate that damage. There are some tea-partiers left from the original libertarians, but the Republicans took over the organization and transformed then to Republican brownshirts.

Good link, Jason.
Excellent question Laffin.

Stephen, what could be more pro fox than Fox video?

Pauls, I do hope so,

John, I think that may because, especially in red sytates, children are now taught WHAT to think, not HOW.

NOT for sure, Nick.

Carlene V (202)
Monday April 25, 2011, 8:00 am
Thanks Tom, love the pix too. We also have "bagger" friends, very Christian, very against abortion, think you can "counsel" a gay person straight, against gay marriage, stem cell research, and on and on. We have been friends for 40+ years and look beyond their "bagger" status. They watch faux noise every day, go to "bagger" conventions, so the coalition of baggers is still alive and kicking and I'm afraid most don't know what they're fighting for or against. I wonder how they'll feel if they lose their Medicare, SS, Medicaid, etc.

The majority of TB don't realize yet what is in store for them if some of these freshman reps get their way. All they hear is less government and taxes and don't get the fact it will impact them more than they know. I wonder if they ever think back to the last election when it was all about "jobs', jobs, jobs". I guess not.


Past Member (0)
Monday April 25, 2011, 8:50 am
I warned people about Karl Rove's college republicans years ago. Now, these indoctrinated rove borgs represent them. Tea baggers voted in young corporate fascists. How stupid is that? "You people" need to get your collective acts together, fast.

Patricia A (0)
Monday April 25, 2011, 12:49 pm
I am not entirely certain if the majority of people who watch that channel believe the nonsense either. It is just reflex/laziness. Or at least one would hope. The only thing I would add is that I hold much higher esteem toward sheep than those who swallow mass media news, Fox being the worst but the others are really not that much better. More truthful and less manipulated, but still the mass media misses the truly crucial coverage of what is happening in the US. We have "Watergate" happening everyday and the media reports on the royal wedding or Hilton;s latest fashion craze or how to cook a perfect steak. Just look at the pathetic representation of daily coverage by something like Yahoo home page, it is enough to make you stomach turn-total crap. Thanks for the article!

Wayne W (12)
Monday April 25, 2011, 12:50 pm
The increase in the price of gas is clearly the result of speculation and not a diluted dollar, same as when George Bush was President. The GOP should be rejoicing over gas prices because the cause is pure, unregulated, free enterprise and oil companies are making high profits. On the other hand, it's rigged gambling and perhaps it should be regulated by the Gaming Commission. What part of this process trickles down?

donald Baumgartner (6)
Monday April 25, 2011, 2:37 pm
I DON'T watch Faux "news", comedy, at best!!

William Y (54)
Monday April 25, 2011, 3:48 pm
I don't watch Fox news, if I want fiction I'll put on one of my DVD's.

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday April 25, 2011, 5:56 pm
I don't watch Fox News. Too many a-holes.

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Monday April 25, 2011, 7:31 pm
What is scarry, think of the number of Americans who do watch these lies and believe it is god given fact.. Now that can keep you awaike nites.

Audrey L (37)
Monday April 25, 2011, 7:45 pm
I thought it was a very catchy cute song praises should go to the person who thought it up. Too bad one kid is growing up in such a terrible environment when mom found the song inappropriate because she read something into it that wasn't there. There is nothing about corporations in it, but then again ONLY on faux would that be shown and they call it news, it is faux right wing opinion station and there is NO news. So glad I would never waste the time listening to their idiotic noise.Jon and Stephen get back from vacation, you are missing out of a lot of good material.

Ray M (0)
Monday April 25, 2011, 7:52 pm
Typical lies spit out everyday on FAUX news and hate radio. They knew exactly who this person was and should have told the audience who employs her. Sounds as if she's looking for her next job at the pants on fire republicon national network. Ah, yes, her big debut. She'll fit right in.

Past Member (0)
Monday April 25, 2011, 8:52 pm
in one way or another all schooling could be called indoctorated.history socialogy ect.i am not spelling good .lies lies lies is all we get from government anyways thanks

TomCat S (123)
Tuesday April 26, 2011, 3:04 am
Carlene, they are what neocons call "useful fools." I foresee the bottom of a bus in their future.

Jason, whom do you mean by 'you people'?

Wayne, nothing trickles down. It gushes up.

Nelson, I do for research purposes only.

So true, Hawkeye.

Audrey, I call them the Republican Ministry of Propaganda.

Exactly, Ray.

Thanks William.

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday April 26, 2011, 4:47 am
thanks noted i do not watch Fox news as is not based on truth

Pamela D (16)
Tuesday April 26, 2011, 7:26 am
I only watch Fox News to the point of getting a stomach ache (shich isn't very long), just to see what new lies they are apewing. Then I turn on MSNBC or CNN for some relief (thank GOD). But seriously, what can be done about their irresponsibility and dishonesty? I have tried blogging on their website and the posts were so over whelmingly ignorant, I couldn't stand it anymore. What can be done to hold them accountable?

Ancil S (175)
Tuesday April 26, 2011, 10:02 pm
I watch CNN most of the time,can't stomach "unfair and biased" Faux news!

TomCat S (123)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 4:08 am
As I said, I do only for research and never without a barf bag handy,
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