Posts tagged Tea Party

Fox has replaced the Sunday massacre with older stories about the Bergdahl prisoner swap, the Veterans Administration, and Hillary Clinton’s book release and presidential aspirations. The producers and editors at Fox News have never been shy about reporting acts of alleged terrorism, even before any evidence has emerged. But for this story they have refused to even refer to the crime as terrorism.

There are some obvious reasons why Fox would skew their reporting and ultimately remove this story from their news coverage. And all of them represent biases that are a long-standing part of what can be called the Fox News Creed: Racism, Guns, Anti-Government, and Tea Party.

First of all, the perpetrators are not who Fox’s racist producers typically profile as terrorists. Rather than being brown-skinned, Muslim, foreigners, the Millers are white Christians from Indiana. So not only would it run counter to Fox’s philosophy to implicate the Millers in terrorism, it would offend their 90% white, right-wing audience.

Secondly, the issue raises concerns about access to dangerous firearms. The NRA constituency at Fox is loathe to focus on such events that make the public uncomfortable with the wild west society that is favored by the gun fetishists and right-wingers who program and watch the network. Fox avoids or downplays most stories about gun violence, but jumps on any report that they can frame as an Obama attempt to repeal the Second Amendment.

Thirdly, Fox is well known for promoting some of the very same political ideologies as the Millers. They have featured guests who advocate secession from the United States, as well as armed resistance to federal law and authorities. An example of that is the recent Cliven Bundy affair where Jerad Miller just happened to show up threatening to use "the language of violence" against representatives of the Bureau of Land Management. Fox has also hyped Republican leaders, like Texas governor Rick Perry, who have made public statements that come just short of declaring secession.

Finally, the Millers’ association with Tea Party groups is something that Fox will work vigorously to excise from the public discourse. The Millers were supporters of the biggest Koch brothers-bankrolled Tea Party organizations (Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks), and openly espoused their anti-government views. It was only a matter of time before people who came to rallies with signs that said "We Came Unarmed - THIS TIME," would keep their promise of violence. Of course, Fox News also supports the same groups and views, and has been instrumental in creating and promoting the Tea Party. In fact, there would be no Tea Party without Fox News. Consequently, Fox is not going to risk alienating such a critical part of their audience.

So why haven’t the center-to-left organized boycotts of Fox News advertisers?


"I’ve lived my lifetime here. My forefathers have been up and down the Virgin Valley here ever since 1877. All these rights that I claim, have been created through pre-emptive rights and beneficial use of the forage and the water and the access and range improvements," Bundy said.

Clark County property records show Cliven Bundy’s parents moved from Bundyville, Arizona and bought the 160 acre ranch in 1948 from Raoul and Ruth Leavitt.

Water rights were transferred too, but only to the ranch, not the federally managed land surrounding it. Court records show Bundy family cattle didn’t start grazing on that land until 1954.

The Bureau of Land Management was created 1946, the same year Cliven was born.

Cliven Bundy is a liar.

The sermon that the Tea Party heard at church this morning. - Imgur

The sermon that the Tea Party heard at church this morning. - Imgur

cognitivedissonance:


This man is currently in the U.S. House of Representatives. And this is his official campaign account for the U.S. Senate.
I just can’t…


Stop feigning that indignation cripples you from identifying right-wing extremists for what they are. We all know that these people thrive on being petulant and reducing political opponents to abstractions. They lack a combination of character and capacity to debate the issues.
It should be noted it’s hard to qualify how the sophistry of Stockman’s opponent is any better:
Amazing what WH will do to distract attention from O-care— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) November 24, 2013

cognitivedissonance:

This man is currently in the U.S. House of Representatives. And this is his official campaign account for the U.S. Senate.

I just can’t…

Stop feigning that indignation cripples you from identifying right-wing extremists for what they are. We all know that these people thrive on being petulant and reducing political opponents to abstractions. They lack a combination of character and capacity to debate the issues.

It should be noted it’s hard to qualify how the sophistry of Stockman’s opponent is any better:

Hey, guys…it’s Leonidas! Leonidas has arrived on a very uncooperative horse to tell us to get rid of Obama. This Teabilly, posing as the hero of SPARTAAAAA, explains that he has come from the past to save America…from Obummer.

Watch This Teabagging Imbecile On a Horse Show Us Why Bath Salts Are Bad!

Damn, don’t you look good circling the drain, lady. You fill the GOP with all kinds of positive energy and great ideas.

Damn, don’t you look good circling the drain, lady. You fill the GOP with all kinds of positive energy and great ideas.

They are not born psychopaths but they have been ponerized. They have been so heavily influenced by psychopathic thinking that they now also act psychopathically too. For many, it’s join the club or be forever excluded. In a pathocracy, NOT acting this way will get you in trouble or broke.