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2013-08-28 09:37:22 AM  
this is not surprising in the least bit.
 
2013-08-28 09:59:57 AM  
Is there anyone out there who doesn't honestly think Fox News is racist and pandering to racists?

Look, there's a reason Fox panders to this trash.  Racists are stupid people, and it's really, really easy selling things to stupid people.  I'm sure the hoveround and reverse mortgage companies have been looking forward to this week for a while now.
 
2013-08-28 09:59:58 AM  
yeah, us white folk are so persecuted!  I feel oppressed!
 
2013-08-28 10:07:36 AM  
It's not just Faux News though. I have a nasty habit of clicking DrudgeReport a couple times a day and, pretty much since the Zimmerman verdict, they've tried to trumpet any black-on-white crime as a hate crime.  Previously, DrudgeReport seemed to be the go-to place for the cellphone videos of black-people-behaving-badly in fast food restaurants and malls.

It seems like the right has had a campaign to set back the civil rights movement for at least a few years now.
 
2013-08-28 10:20:32 AM  
They know who their viewers are. They also know how they respond. As a lot of those viewers also tend to gravitate towards shock radio, Fox News knows that if they can be shock TV, they'll get, keep and retain their viewers.

All about consumption and keeping people afraid. That's it. You Fox News viewers should know this.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-28 10:23:49 AM  
Racists are a big market.  There is a reason that the Southern strategy worked so well, and there is a reason that Rush Limbaugh is the highest paid talk radio host.
 
2013-08-28 10:31:11 AM  

vpb: Racists are a big market.  There is a reason that the Southern strategy worked so well, and there is a reason that Rush Limbaugh is the highest paid talk radio host.


surely there are fewer and fewer with every passing year.
 
2013-08-28 10:37:08 AM  

ManateeGag: yeah, us white folk are so persecuted!  I feel oppressed!


I got oppressed 6 times on my drive into work.  It's hard being whitey.
 
2013-08-28 10:40:53 AM  
dad?
 
2013-08-28 10:42:10 AM  

nekom: ManateeGag: yeah, us white folk are so persecuted!  I feel oppressed!

I got oppressed 6 times on my drive into work.  It's hard being whitey.


Tell me about it.  I was working in the garden yesterday and was persecuted for not wearing sunblock on my pasty white skin.
 
2013-08-28 10:45:28 AM  

FlashHarry: vpb: Racists are a big market.  There is a reason that the Southern strategy worked so well, and there is a reason that Rush Limbaugh is the highest paid talk radio host.

surely there are fewer and fewer with every passing year.


Yes but like a bacteria that is exposed to antibiotics the ones that last the longest are the strongest and most virulent
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-28 10:50:51 AM  

FlashHarry: vpb: Racists are a big market.  There is a reason that the Southern strategy worked so well, and there is a reason that Rush Limbaugh is the highest paid talk radio host.

surely there are fewer and fewer with every passing year.


I guess, but they seem to have made a come back about five years ago for some reason.
 
2013-08-28 11:03:37 AM  

vpb: FlashHarry: vpb: Racists are a big market.  There is a reason that the Southern strategy worked so well, and there is a reason that Rush Limbaugh is the highest paid talk radio host.

surely there are fewer and fewer with every passing year.

I guess, but they seem to have made a come back about five years ago for some reason.


I feel like something changed then, but I can't put my finger on it.
 
2013-08-28 11:06:56 AM  

IntertubeUser: It seems like the right has had a campaign to set back the civil rights movement for at least a few years now.


Between this and their 'war on women' campaign, it sure looks like their outreach attempts are working!!!
 
2013-08-28 11:07:42 AM  
I feel like something changed then, but I can't put my finger on it.

I tried once. The Secret Service nearly broke my wrist.
 
2013-08-28 11:11:35 AM  

LasersHurt: vpb: FlashHarry: vpb: Racists are a big market.  There is a reason that the Southern strategy worked so well, and there is a reason that Rush Limbaugh is the highest paid talk radio host.

surely there are fewer and fewer with every passing year.

I guess, but they seem to have made a come back about five years ago for some reason.

I feel like something changed then, but I can't put my finger on it.


You're suggesting it has to do with usurper being elected but in reality it was when the Tea Party (was Taxed Enough Already).  Study it out.
 
2013-08-28 11:13:52 AM  

LasersHurt: vpb: FlashHarry: vpb: Racists are a big market.  There is a reason that the Southern strategy worked so well, and there is a reason that Rush Limbaugh is the highest paid talk radio host.

surely there are fewer and fewer with every passing year.

I guess, but they seem to have made a come back about five years ago for some reason.

I feel like something changed then, but I can't put my finger on it.


hmmm... yes, almost as if the president is near. or at least became near in january of 2009.
 
2013-08-28 11:16:27 AM  
White grievance and racial resentment is big business.
 
2013-08-28 11:25:20 AM  

Vodka Zombie: Is there anyone out there who doesn't honestly think Fox News is racist and pandering to racists?

Look, there's a reason Fox panders to this trash.  Racists are stupid people, and it's really, really easy selling things to stupid people.  I'm sure the hoveround and reverse mortgage companies have been looking forward to this week for a while now.


lol...don't forget the gold dealers and mattress companies.
 
2013-08-28 11:32:56 AM  

FlashHarry: vpb: Racists are a big market.  There is a reason that the Southern strategy worked so well, and there is a reason that Rush Limbaugh is the highest paid talk radio host.

surely there are fewer and fewer with every passing year.


Home schooling, good sir. Home schooling. There will plenty of unjustified, ignorant hate for "those people" for years to come, whoever "those people" turn out to be.
 
2013-08-28 11:34:01 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: Vodka Zombie: Is there anyone out there who doesn't honestly think Fox News is racist and pandering to racists?

Look, there's a reason Fox panders to this trash.  Racists are stupid people, and it's really, really easy selling things to stupid people.  I'm sure the hoveround and reverse mortgage companies have been looking forward to this week for a while now.

lol...don't forget the gold dealers and mattress companies.


God I wish I would have invested in a pre-packaged dried food company a decade ago, they must be making money hand over fist off the preppers these days
 
2013-08-28 11:34:27 AM  
It's like when a fat man says " I need some food,  i'm starving"
 
2013-08-28 11:36:11 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: Vodka Zombie: Is there anyone out there who doesn't honestly think Fox News is racist and pandering to racists?

Look, there's a reason Fox panders to this trash.  Racists are stupid people, and it's really, really easy selling things to stupid people.  I'm sure the hoveround and reverse mortgage companies have been looking forward to this week for a while now.

lol...don't forget the gold dealers and mattress companies.


And Depends.
 
2013-08-28 11:39:23 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: White grievance and racial resentment is big business.


They're the biggest race baiters around...yet, they accuse everyone else of being race baiters.
 
2013-08-28 11:40:51 AM  

ManateeGag: yeah, us white folk are so persecuted!  I feel oppressed!


At Starbucks, this morning, they were out of Splenda, and told me I had to use Sweet and Low or Equal instead. The oppression I felt is worse than ten Bataan Death Marches over the Trail of Tears to the Holocaust.
 
2013-08-28 11:42:32 AM  
I heard Hannity giving out a litany of black-on-white crimes yesterday.  You know what I noticed from his spiel?  He used the word 'arrested' several times.

As in "Christopher Lane was attacked by three kids who were arrested two hours later." or "The miscreants who attacked an 80 year old vet last week have been arrested" or "Some bully somewhere who beat up a white kid has been arrested and is in jail now."

The difference between Trayvon Martin's death and all the examples that Hannity mentioned was that in Hannity's outrages - the police and the law actually gave a shiat.  Lane's killers were in handcuffs in less time than it took the Sanford police to give up on finding Trayvon's next-of-kin and in less time than it took for them to say 'fark it, we don't need to properly collect evidence'.  Conservatives wonder why Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton don't seem to care when white kids get attacked and murdered by black kids but it's real simple.  They don't get involved because they don't need to get involved.
 
2013-08-28 11:43:27 AM  
The GOP did that math and they know they simply cease to exist without the racist base. They also need 80% of the white vote to remain relevant at all, because they have all but given up on minority outreach.

This is the ground work.
 
2013-08-28 11:43:52 AM  

cubic_spleen: Lionel Mandrake: Vodka Zombie: Is there anyone out there who doesn't honestly think Fox News is racist and pandering to racists?

Look, there's a reason Fox panders to this trash.  Racists are stupid people, and it's really, really easy selling things to stupid people.  I'm sure the hoveround and reverse mortgage companies have been looking forward to this week for a while now.

lol...don't forget the gold dealers and mattress companies.

And Depends.


Discerning seniors prefer "Oops, I Crapped  My Pants!"

t3.gstatic.com

("Imagine this pitcher of iced tea is a gallon of your feces...")
 
2013-08-28 11:46:16 AM  

Karac: I heard Hannity giving out a litany of black-on-white crimes yesterday.  You know what I noticed from his spiel?  He used the word 'arrested' several times.

As in "Christopher Lane was attacked by three kids who were arrested two hours later." or "The miscreants who attacked an 80 year old vet last week have been arrested" or "Some bully somewhere who beat up a white kid has been arrested and is in jail now."

The difference between Trayvon Martin's death and all the examples that Hannity mentioned was that in Hannity's outrages - the police and the law actually gave a shiat.  Lane's killers were in handcuffs in less time than it took the Sanford police to give up on finding Trayvon's next-of-kin and in less time than it took for them to say 'fark it, we don't need to properly collect evidence'.  Conservatives wonder why Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton don't seem to care when white kids get attacked and murdered by black kids but it's real simple.  They don't get involved because they don't need to get involved.



Plus, wasn't one of the Christopher Lane suspects white?
 
2013-08-28 11:47:06 AM  
A TV station doing crazy shiat to get ratings?

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR WORLD!?!?
 
2013-08-28 11:48:51 AM  
Bill O'Reilly lectured Winfrey for playing the "victimhood card" and Sean Hannity appeared in front of a large graphic blaring "OPRAH OUTRAGE" as he tried (but failed) to use the news of her upcoming Presidential Medal of Freedom Award to insinuate that President Obama was rewarding her supposed racial animosity.

That sounds about right.

Hey O'Reilly, need some more ice tea, MFer?
 
2013-08-28 11:49:14 AM  

cman: A TV station doing crazy shiat to get ratings?

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR WORLD!?!?


a) it's more than a TV station - it's the #1 cable news network in the country
b) it's more than just "doing crazy shiat" - it's actively race-bating.
 
2013-08-28 11:49:22 AM  

stoli n coke: Karac: I heard Hannity giving out a litany of black-on-white crimes yesterday.  You know what I noticed from his spiel?  He used the word 'arrested' several times.

As in "Christopher Lane was attacked by three kids who were arrested two hours later." or "The miscreants who attacked an 80 year old vet last week have been arrested" or "Some bully somewhere who beat up a white kid has been arrested and is in jail now."

The difference between Trayvon Martin's death and all the examples that Hannity mentioned was that in Hannity's outrages - the police and the law actually gave a shiat.  Lane's killers were in handcuffs in less time than it took the Sanford police to give up on finding Trayvon's next-of-kin and in less time than it took for them to say 'fark it, we don't need to properly collect evidence'.  Conservatives wonder why Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton don't seem to care when white kids get attacked and murdered by black kids but it's real simple.  They don't get involved because they don't need to get involved.


Plus, wasn't one of the Christopher Lane suspects white?


Only if you accept the liberal bias of reality.
 
2013-08-28 11:51:00 AM  

stoli n coke: Karac: I heard Hannity giving out a litany of black-on-white crimes yesterday.  You know what I noticed from his spiel?  He used the word 'arrested' several times.

As in "Christopher Lane was attacked by three kids who were arrested two hours later." or "The miscreants who attacked an 80 year old vet last week have been arrested" or "Some bully somewhere who beat up a white kid has been arrested and is in jail now."

The difference between Trayvon Martin's death and all the examples that Hannity mentioned was that in Hannity's outrages - the police and the law actually gave a shiat.  Lane's killers were in handcuffs in less time than it took the Sanford police to give up on finding Trayvon's next-of-kin and in less time than it took for them to say 'fark it, we don't need to properly collect evidence'.  Conservatives wonder why Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton don't seem to care when white kids get attacked and murdered by black kids but it's real simple.  They don't get involved because they don't need to get involved.


Plus, wasn't one of the Christopher Lane suspects white?


One was white and the other was mixed-race I believe.
 
2013-08-28 11:51:34 AM  

FlashHarry: cman: A TV station doing crazy shiat to get ratings?

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR WORLD!?!?

a) it's more than a TV station - it's the #1 cable news network in the country
b) it's more than just "doing crazy shiat" - it's actively race-bating.


Its a TV network. TV networks care about ratings first. They will do what they can to get more eyes on the tube. More eyes=more ad revenue.

Race baiting is something that gets people riled up no matter who does it, thereby getting the eyeballs they want.

Simple, really, economics always wins out
 
2013-08-28 11:52:17 AM  

FlashHarry: cman: A TV station doing crazy shiat to get ratings?

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR WORLD!?!?

a) it's more than a TV station - it's the #1 cable news network in the country
b) it's more than just "doing crazy shiat" - it's actively race-bating.


But Fox News isn't the Mainstream Media you silly.
 
2013-08-28 11:52:55 AM  
The best one was Megyn Kelly losing her shiat when Kirsten Powers rightly mentioned the "scary black people" thing FOX was ginning up after the New Black Panthers flap.

Kelly freaked out just a little too much, which means Powers was actually right, for once.
 
2013-08-28 11:53:23 AM  

cman: FlashHarry: cman: A TV station doing crazy shiat to get ratings?

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR WORLD!?!?

a) it's more than a TV station - it's the #1 cable news network in the country
b) it's more than just "doing crazy shiat" - it's actively race-bating.

Its a TV network. TV networks care about ratings first. They will do what they can to get more eyes on the tube. More eyes=more ad revenue.

Race baiting is something that gets people riled up no matter who does it, thereby getting the eyeballs they want.

Simple, really, economics always wins out


Why aren't they all race baiting then?
 
2013-08-28 11:54:20 AM  
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2013-08-28 11:55:56 AM  
Well, they were at least right when they said that the Christopher Lane case was nothing like the Trayvon Martin case. Christopher Lane was an innocent person who was the victim of a terrible crime, not an attacker who was killed in self defense.

There's not really any evidence that either case had anything to do with race though.
 
2013-08-28 11:56:00 AM  

vpb: FlashHarry: vpb: Racists are a big market.  There is a reason that the Southern strategy worked so well, and there is a reason that Rush Limbaugh is the highest paid talk radio host.

surely there are fewer and fewer with every passing year.

I guess, but they seem to have made a come back about five years ago for some reason.



In the immortal words of LL Cool J:

"Don't call it a comeback. [They've] been here for years".
 
2013-08-28 11:56:04 AM  

Fart_Machine: stoli n coke: Karac: I heard Hannity giving out a litany of black-on-white crimes yesterday.  You know what I noticed from his spiel?  He used the word 'arrested' several times.

As in "Christopher Lane was attacked by three kids who were arrested two hours later." or "The miscreants who attacked an 80 year old vet last week have been arrested" or "Some bully somewhere who beat up a white kid has been arrested and is in jail now."

The difference between Trayvon Martin's death and all the examples that Hannity mentioned was that in Hannity's outrages - the police and the law actually gave a shiat.  Lane's killers were in handcuffs in less time than it took the Sanford police to give up on finding Trayvon's next-of-kin and in less time than it took for them to say 'fark it, we don't need to properly collect evidence'.  Conservatives wonder why Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton don't seem to care when white kids get attacked and murdered by black kids but it's real simple.  They don't get involved because they don't need to get involved.


Plus, wasn't one of the Christopher Lane suspects white?

One was white and the other was mixed-race I believe.


In reality, one was black, one was mixed-race and one was white.

But, in right wingnut land, all three were black.
 
2013-08-28 11:56:55 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: cman: FlashHarry: cman: A TV station doing crazy shiat to get ratings?

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR WORLD!?!?

a) it's more than a TV station - it's the #1 cable news network in the country
b) it's more than just "doing crazy shiat" - it's actively race-bating.

Its a TV network. TV networks care about ratings first. They will do what they can to get more eyes on the tube. More eyes=more ad revenue.

Race baiting is something that gets people riled up no matter who does it, thereby getting the eyeballs they want.

Simple, really, economics always wins out

Why aren't they all race baiting then?


They aren't?

Betwixt the Breaking News of celebrity break-ups and how we need to invade Syria, you will find a lot of race baiting on the other news entertainment networks
 
2013-08-28 11:57:58 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: cman: FlashHarry: cman: A TV station doing crazy shiat to get ratings?

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR WORLD!?!?

a) it's more than a TV station - it's the #1 cable news network in the country
b) it's more than just "doing crazy shiat" - it's actively race-bating.

Its a TV network. TV networks care about ratings first. They will do what they can to get more eyes on the tube. More eyes=more ad revenue.

Race baiting is something that gets people riled up no matter who does it, thereby getting the eyeballs they want.

Simple, really, economics always wins out

Why aren't they all race baiting then?


To a degree they do. There is no shortage of missing white girl, black men are scary stories in the local and national media. Fox is just at the cutting edge of race baiting. A race baiting innovator if you will.
 
2013-08-28 11:58:15 AM  

cman: HotWingConspiracy: cman: FlashHarry: cman: A TV station doing crazy shiat to get ratings?

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR WORLD!?!?

a) it's more than a TV station - it's the #1 cable news network in the country
b) it's more than just "doing crazy shiat" - it's actively race-bating.

Its a TV network. TV networks care about ratings first. They will do what they can to get more eyes on the tube. More eyes=more ad revenue.

Race baiting is something that gets people riled up no matter who does it, thereby getting the eyeballs they want.

Simple, really, economics always wins out

Why aren't they all race baiting then?

They aren't?

Betwixt the Breaking News of celebrity break-ups and how we need to invade Syria, you will find a lot of race baiting on the other news entertainment networks


When it comes to race baiting, no one comes close to the right wing fear mongering complex.
 
2013-08-28 11:58:17 AM  
That Salon article was a nifty little piece of race-baiting its own bad self.
 
2013-08-28 11:58:38 AM  

Vodka Zombie: Is there anyone out there who doesn't honestly think Fox News is racist and pandering to racists?

Look, there's a reason Fox panders to this trash.  Racists are stupid people, and it's really, really easy selling things to stupid people.  I'm sure the hoveround and reverse mortgage companies have been looking forward to this week for a while now.


I'm pretty sure it's only a fringe group of FOXNews haters that think Fox is racist. Racism is generally shunned by the vast majority of Americans, yet, of cable news viewers, FOXNews tops the charts.
 
2013-08-28 11:58:41 AM  
FlashHarry:

vpb: Racists are a big market. There is a reason that the Southern strategy worked so well, and there is a reason that Rush Limbaugh is the highest paid talk radio host.

surely there are fewer and fewer with every passing year.


Not necessarily... They're still making more. Between the rise of Fox News, AM radio, and internet echo chambers, there's always fresh young racists being made. A crap economy with money tight all around doesn't help, that always leads to "us vs. them" thoughts among those hardest hit, and low social mobility in tight times just helps harden the walls of the echo chambers.
 
2013-08-28 12:00:25 PM  

cman: HotWingConspiracy: cman: FlashHarry: cman: A TV station doing crazy shiat to get ratings?

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR WORLD!?!?

a) it's more than a TV station - it's the #1 cable news network in the country
b) it's more than just "doing crazy shiat" - it's actively race-bating.

Its a TV network. TV networks care about ratings first. They will do what they can to get more eyes on the tube. More eyes=more ad revenue.

Race baiting is something that gets people riled up no matter who does it, thereby getting the eyeballs they want.

Simple, really, economics always wins out

Why aren't they all race baiting then?

They aren't?

Betwixt the Breaking News of celebrity break-ups and how we need to invade Syria, you will find a lot of race baiting on the other news entertainment networks


They don't make it a theme for the entire channel.

Or maybe you can point out how they're doing that? Please don't be lazy and say some nonsense about Al farking Sharpton.
 
2013-08-28 12:00:28 PM  
Race only matters to Fox News and right wingers if they can point out black on white crime.

In ALL other cases, you are racist for pointing out race.

Who is surprised by this? This is right wing/Fox News playbook for forever...
 
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