Home Store In Memoriam Deborah Newsletter Forum Topics Blogfeed Blogroll Facebook MySpace Contact Us About

Fox News Back In The Anti-Obama Activism Saddle Promoting Tea Parties 2.0

Reported by Ellen - June 30, 2009 -

Lee Fang, at Think Progress reports that Fox News is gearing up to promote a second round of anti-tax, anti-Obama tea parties on July 4th. Like their predecessors on April 15, the "grassroots" protests are once again getting substantial assistance from the lobbyist-run groups Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks along with other right-wing groups. But, Fang notes, "While these lobbyist-run groups played a pivotal role in financing the logistics and coordination of the tea parties (in April), Fox News was certainly the megaphone for the movement." Fox News contributor Angela McGlowan is scheduled to appear at the Memphis protest.

Fang also pointed out that while so-patriotic-I-could-cry Glenn Beck was on Fox & Friends this morning promoting the upcoming protests, last year, in the final year of Bush’s presidency, Beck lectured Americans to celebrate July 4 by talking not about “our problems,” but by celebrating “what’s right about America.”