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Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Truth About the Fox News Tea Parties

 
On April 15th, FOX News' "fair and balanced" network utilized it's considerable promotional resources to promote the Fox News 'Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party' rallys.


In a gesture of unprecedented participation by a news organization in a political protest, Fox news personalities broadcast live as keynote speakers and hosts at various tea party events alongside several Republican politicians. Glenn Beck, Neil Cavuto, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Fox & Friends,
In a gesture of unprecedented participation by a news organization in a political protest, Fox news personalities broadcast live as keynote speakers and hosts at various tea party events alongside several Republican politicians.


Of course FOX News and their 'non-sponsorship' sponsorship had little to do with the formation of the Tea Party events [ 1 ]. They merely ran promotion and public relations.

The principle organizers the local Tea Party© events were actually the lobbyist-run think tanks Americans for Prosperity [ 2 ], former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey's FreedomWorks [  2  ], and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's American Solutions [  2,  3,  4,  5  ].

in an interview with FOX News' Greta Van Susteren, Newt Gingritch went so far as to say, "I think the tax day tea party movement, which is actually Americansolutions.com, is helping with a great deal." (Emphasis added.) [  1,  2  ].


 

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10 Comments:

At Fri Apr 24, 03:23:00 PM, Blogger Jang-chub Ozer said...

A tea cup tempest?

 
At Fri Apr 24, 11:47:00 PM, Blogger ThoughtCriminal said...

Do electric sheep dream of AstroTurf?

 
At Sat Apr 25, 05:10:00 AM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

i think they should have more like THC parties -- perhaps then they would have been stoned ehough to go away - forever

 
At Sat Apr 25, 09:25:00 AM, Blogger Lisa said...

I was at the doctor's office the other day and they have two t.v.s going. both were tuned in to Fox News. No wonder Americans are so ill-informed.

 
At Sun Apr 26, 02:27:00 PM, Blogger Tengrain said...

Just like the ride at Disney land, always spinning.

This is really terrific stuff, Dr. Z. I'm just starring at it slack jawed.

Regards,

Tengrain

 
At Tue Apr 28, 10:24:00 AM, Blogger Michael Hart said...

What tengrain said; you make brilliant look easy.

 
At Tue Apr 28, 08:00:00 PM, Blogger BAC said...

Why didn't I think of Astro-Turf ... my job could be so much easier!


BAC

 
At Tue Apr 28, 10:12:00 PM, Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Tengrain said...
Just like the ride at Disney land, always spinning.
LOL, good one.

 
At Wed Apr 29, 09:55:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Jang-chub Ozer: Ha! More like a temper tantrum in a tea cup! :o)

ThoughtCriminal: With relish! And mayonnaise. ;o)

Distributorcap: When I want people to go away forever, I call Germaine Gregarious! She's better than vanishing cream.

Lisa: Jeepers! I think that you are going to the wrong doctor!

Tengrain:Thank you, Tengrain! You are very kind. **blush**
Michael Hart: Thank you as well, Michael Hart! I don't know what to say...

BAC: You are above that sort of thing, BAC. You are grassy to the roots! :o)

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator: Thanks, Jon! FOX News makes me dizzy...

 
At Fri Sep 11, 02:36:00 PM, Blogger dbp9000 said...

I agree with your statements, but you need to give references, not just put footnote indicators with no footnotes.

 

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