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(Huffington Post)   Fox & Friends takes 7-month-old footage and tries to pass it off as today's OWS protest, with host Steve Doocy adding that "it almost looks like happened last week in Libya and in Cairo"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 16
    More: Asinine, Steve Doocy, Occupy Wall Street, Fox News, Libya, Occupy protests, Steven Crowder  
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2012-09-17 05:08:22 PM
9 votes:
this is why you will lose, republicans. when you have to lie and cheat and otherwise breitbart things to make a point, you know your fundamental position is corrupt and rotten.
2012-09-17 05:18:35 PM
4 votes:
Low-Information news for Low-Information voters.
2012-09-17 10:01:08 PM
3 votes:
except that's not at all what happened subby.

ironic that your headline is written in the style of Fox news.


nowhere did they try to pass that video off as happening today.

I'm all for laughing at Fox, but subby's headline is bullsh*t.

subby should've just went with the 'real story' that is linked to, that Fox is comparing last year's OWS movement to the events of last week in Libya and Cairo.

that is laughable enough, no need to give them more rope.

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2012-09-18 06:15:41 PM
2 votes:

Dafatone: I am someone who believes I am more intelligent than most wealthy people, and yet I believe that it continues to be their responsibility to help and to form their ...

You know, government would probably work better if half of our elected officials weren't dedicated to making government suck.


"When the government is run by a political party committed to the belief that government is always the problem, never the solution, that belief tends to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Key priorities are neglected; key functions are privatized; and key people, the competent public servants who make government work, either leave or are driven out."

- Paul Krugman


"Conservatives cannot govern well for the same reason that vegetarians cannot prepare a world-class beef bourguignon: If you believe that what you are called upon to do is wrong, you are not likely to do it very well. As a way of governing, conservatism is another name for disaster."

- Michael Wolfe
2012-09-18 01:19:19 AM
1 votes:

Aussie_As: quisph: Aussie_As: fusillade762: Aussie_As: fusillade762: You're assuming that they know what the true impact of Tea Party policies would be on their tax bill. I don't think most rank-and-file Tea Partiers are that well-informed. All they need to do is believe that it would lower their tax bill. They don't have to be right to be selfish.

That's a very interesting point. I hadn't thought about it from that angle. There must be quite a few Tea Partiers who don't even pay tax, but are looking forward to the day they get a tax cut.


There's also the relatively deluded "I'm not rich now but someday I might be" angle.
2012-09-18 12:28:34 AM
1 votes:
But they didn't say that "this was footage from last year". So, they were counting on people thinking the footage is current because they were comparing it to events last week. Plausible deniability. "You just assumed..."
2012-09-17 11:56:56 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Aussie_As: fusillade762: Steven Crowder used the anniversary as an opportunity to contrast Occupy unfavorably to the Tea Party movement.

the Occupy movement "is entirely based on selfish motives" and "based on wanting more free crap."

As opposed to the Tea Party who take to the streets for completely philanthropic motives.

In a lot of red states, aren't the Tea Partiers, through their calls for smaller government and reduced taxation, effectively calling for substantial cuts to their own states from the Fed? It's not selfish. Stupid, on the other hand.

The major beneficiaries of the policies associated with the Tea Party won't be the folks doing most of the rallying. They'll be the wealthy shareholders of large corporations. Like News Corporation, parent of Fox News, for example. They've certainly taken advantage of the generous efforts of the conservative white folks who've happily attended Tea Party rallies.

True. But their ostensible reason for existing is "Taxed Enough Already", it's right there in the TEA part of TEA Party. How is claiming you want to pay less taxes not selfish?


Even as a left-winger, I would have to concede that not all taxes are good and not all government spending/redistribution is ideal. Any taxation measure needs to be imposed as a measure of last resort, although of course many excellent programs are funded through taxation. My point though is that a lot of the folks doing the actual rallying and electing Tea Party Republicans probably wouldn't find their tax bill being very different, but their own communities and districts would face a lot of hardship if there was less Federal money being thrown at them. The very people who actually own Fox News would be MUCH better off though. So many Tea Partyers are not being selfish because they and their communities will be paying just as much of the price of their policies as other communities who receive more than they pay back when it comes to tax dollars.
2012-09-17 10:52:42 PM
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Gretchen got punked.


Man, talk about a wasted opportunity. This guy had a chance to Colbert her for the entire interview and instead he just giggled into the camera like an idiot and the whole segment was a bout of awkward fail.

He should have prepared better.
2012-09-17 10:22:16 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Steven Crowder used the anniversary as an opportunity to contrast Occupy unfavorably to the Tea Party movement.

the Occupy movement "is entirely based on selfish motives" and "based on wanting more free crap."

As opposed to the Tea Party who take to the streets for completely philanthropic motives.


In a lot of red states, aren't the Tea Partiers, through their calls for smaller government and reduced taxation, effectively calling for substantial cuts to their own states from the Fed? It's not selfish. Stupid, on the other hand.

The major beneficiaries of the policies associated with the Tea Party won't be the folks doing most of the rallying. They'll be the wealthy shareholders of large corporations. Like News Corporation, parent of Fox News, for example. They've certainly taken advantage of the generous efforts of the conservative white folks who've happily attended Tea Party rallies.
2012-09-17 09:59:56 PM
1 votes:
To be fair, being compared to last year's Ride the Lightning OWS protests really is flattering to this year's Reload OWS protests. They shouldn't be complaining.
2012-09-17 09:39:33 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: this is why you will lose, republicans. when you have to lie and cheat and otherwise breitbart things to make a point, you know your fundamental position is corrupt and rotten.


I am always reminded of this quote when people talk about crap like this "What did you expect? "Welcome, sonny"? "Make yourself at home"? "Marry my daughter"? You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons."

I don't feel so safe that Obama will be re elected
2012-09-17 09:35:22 PM
1 votes:
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2012-09-17 07:57:56 PM
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Gretchen got punked.


I'm pretty sure she enjoys a cockmeat sammich of Steve Douchebag and The Brown Haired Tool Who is not Steve Douchebag on a daily basis.

The value of that show is -1,000 and it plays on so many government TVs it makes me sick.
2012-09-17 07:55:54 PM
1 votes:
I don't think these people are smart enough to have shame. Either that, or they're making enough money and their souls are shallow enough that they just don't care.
2012-09-17 07:38:28 PM
1 votes:
Surprised they didn't just use footage from Cairo.
2012-09-17 07:32:57 PM
1 votes:
I don't know why, but "Doocy" just sounds like the right name for that guy. Almost like it's a ready-made insult for someone who acts retarded. You know, "Jeez Dave, quit acting all doocy."
 
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