Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fox News's Response to the Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear

Fox & Friends on Fox News, which some people unfortunately think is a source of news, responded to the rally with a well-researched, well-thought out response to the message of the Rally to Restore Sanity.

Just kidding. They missed the point entirely and attacked Jon Stewart.

If you can't stomach the video, here are some of the extremely moronic things they said:
  • They claim Stewart attacks the right, then "attempts" to work the crowd into getting out to vote. But then they show a clip of him defending Tea Partiers and Juan Williams and not talking about voting at all. (In reality, the rally attacked all the stupid news networks, even NPR.)
  • They pretended not to know Colbert's name.
  • They claim he and Colbert are not news men, they're comedians. Reading the news every night on a news show makes you a newsman, goddamnit! Using their logic, it's good to know that Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are just DJs and not news men/political commentators.
  • They justify the large crowd by pointing out that Oprah and the Huffington Post bussed people in. I'm sure that's where they all came from. No way people could actually be fed up with the idiocy of 24-hour news networks.
  • They belittle the message and diminish it by (again) saying they're comedians. They also comment that he looks sharp in his suit, "just like a real newsman." So, to be a newsman at Fox, you need a suit and to not be a comedian.
  • Then they have a conservative comedian talk about the horrors he and Fox News went through while being at the rally, claiming there was more animosity there than any Tea Partiers would have (nevermind openly hating immigrants and homosexuals). This guy then missed the point of the rally (news networks don't help anyone anywhere ever).
  • They said they were surprised there wasn't more violence.
  • At the bottom of the screen it says "Thousands attend DC rally yesterday." No, it was over 200,000. That should say "Hundreds of the thousands attend DC rally yesterday."
  • They speculated that people only came for the bands.
  • Then they show Ozzy doing "Crazy Train" but of course they chose the one part where his singing is the worst.
  • Then they briefly show the duel between "Peace Train" and "Crazy Train" ... but completely left out the "Love Train" compromise.
  • Then they claim that Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) -- who sang "Peace Train" -- was involved in a Fatwa against Salman Rushdie, nevermind the fact that he never supported it. You see what they did there? They had a Muslim! Muslims are bad! Let's all ignore the part of the rally where they warned against treating all Muslims like terrorists. Furthermore, they acted like he just changed his name. He changed his name OVER 30 YEARS AGO.
Damnit, now I'm all pissed off. Time to vote.

1 comment:

  1. By the way, in the end, the subline about Texas beating the Giants was a rather ironic analogy.