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"Fair And Balanced" Fox Nation Urges Parents to "Sound Off" Against Obama's School Address

Reported by Ellen - September 4, 2009 -

The latest example of blatant anti-Obama hate mongering on Fox Nation (Fox News' website that boasts about its tolerance and love for civil discourse) is its latest top headline that encourages parents to "sound off" about Obama's upcoming address to school children. You'd think that conservatives who care about family values and education would be pleased that Obama plans to speak to our country's young students about staying in school and the importance of education. But when you're dedicated 24/7 to undermining every thing the opposing Party's president does, you'll grab anything and not just oppose it but turn it into incendiary rabble rousing. Predictably, the Fox Nation article offers one side, the anti-Obama side, only. Its one quote is inflammatory suggesting Obama's address is about "socialism" and "indoctrination."

When you click through from the home page, you get this one-sided summary of the situation:

Regine Gordon doesn't want her 6-year-old son to hear from President Obama next week. Gordon, of Tampa, Fla., is among a growing number of parents across the country who are troubled by the president's plan to address elementary, middle and high school students in an online and televised speech Tuesday. "It's a form of indoctrination, and I think, really, it's indicative of the culture that the Obama administration is trying to create," Gordon told FOXNews.com on Thursday. "It's very socialistic."

It's not until you click through to the full article on Foxnews.com, that one would find out, several paragraphs down, that "White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said... the president's speech will not be a policy speech, but is intended to encourage kids to work hard and commit to school."

It's absolutely outrageous that a group would actually use a president's speech to school children to whip up hatred. Who's really using the children to indoctrinate here? But it's even more outrageous that a national "news" network would aid and abet the effort.