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Megyn Kelly Pimps Teabagging Troubadour, The Artist Formerly Known As Jon David

Reported by Priscilla - May 23, 2010 -

Along with being “America’s Newsroom,” Fox “News” is the media headquarters for the Tea Party movement. Fox has reverentially covered any and all things Tea Party related. They followed the Tea Party express, covered Tea Party rallies, and never wasted an opportunity to give free face time to those connected to the Tea Party. As the “Church Lady” would say, “isn’t it special” that Megyn Kelly (whose new set shows that she’s got legs and knows how to use them) would promote the new Teabagging singing sensation, whose song, “American Heart” has become the new teabagging anthem. And in doing so, some of the same old right wing propaganda memes about librul Hollywood were worked into the discussion. Woody Guthrie, whose songs promoted the American workers' travails during very tough times must be rolling over in his grave if he catches the strains of a melody written for oppressed, affluent, and mostly white Americans!

On Wednesday, May 19th, America Live opened to a video of two guys whose music wasn’t exactly “American Idol” material. The camera then panned to Megyn Kelly who was watching the monitor and who looked positively enraptured. She nodded her pretty, blonde head and said about the caterwauling, “that is a beautiful song” and described it as “the unofficial anthem for the Tea Party.” She quoted Sarah Palin’s comment that it “is an amazing love song for America” and Curt Schilling’s comment that “it’s as powerful as anything he ever heard.” (Obviously his musical acumen is a bit limited). Even John Bolton has praised this song. As noted by Kelly, the former UN Ambassador said that “foreigners need to hear this if they want to know how America really feels.” As the painful notes played in the background, Kelly explained that the writer has just “come out” – no, not as gay, heaven forbid, but he is now revealing his real identity. Heretofore, he went under a nom de plume, Jon David; but now he has revealed himself to be Jonathan Kahn. Megyn explained that he is a Hollywood screenwriter and asked why he kept his true Teabagging identity a secret.

He said “what people don’t realize is that the one industry that sets the cultural tone for this country despite being, like in a weird way, it’s a microcosm for America because they come to Hollywood to because they believe everything is possible.” He wasted no time in articulating the propaganda when he said that folks don’t believe that “it’s become an incredibly intolerant place.” (Want some cheese with that whine!) He made the same assertion that we hear, over and over, from Andrew Breitbart that if you are a conservative and “not completely in lockstep" with the “ideology of the majority” you’re a victim of intimidation and “the threat of the loss of work.” Kelly “found it interesting” that Kahn says that “art is protected under the First Amendment while the artist is not.” She asked if he “feared more retribution.” (Zing, more agitprop) He claimed that there has been “a deafening silence” from the left since the article came out. What article is that, you ask. Why it’s an article in the Murdoch owned Wall Street Journal. (And you thought they only did finances!) He blithered something about how dangerous it is when people make a choice about being silent. Kelly reiterated that the song was “so beautiful” and added that it was posted on the Fox website. She urged her audience to listen to it because “it’s so beautiful” especially the lyrics and “how it makes you feel about this country.” Megyn asked the meaning of these lyrics: “They say our reputation needs a new coat of paint and a delicate melody.But I say I like the bruises, ’cause a melody don’t mean a thing if we don’t have the strength to say.” Ready for more agitprop? Not suprisingly, Kahn said that when he wrote it, “there was a lot of apologizing going on” and the “denial of American exceptionalism.” (a core belief of the right wing). He noted that it was based on the poem “Chicago.” (ROFLMAO – you mean the one written by that “commsymp” Carl Sandburg!) He claimed that “too many people are afraid to stand up and say “I love living here.” He told a tale of a girl from LA who doesn’t like this country but couldn’t identify a better country. Kelly effused again when she said that he really brought home “the message.” She read another lyric in which he said “I won’t apologize.” (Agitprop anybody?). She said, one more time, “beautiful melody.” She repeated that the video can be watched on Fox News.com. She said that it caused some “folks on our team to tear up.” (Awww).

Comment: Funny, Megyn didn’t mention that the WSJ article reported that Kahn’s sister in law thinks he’s a “right wing nutjob.” And, as I said, Kahn’s whining about librul Hollywood reminded me of Andrew Breitbart. Well lookey here – in the WSJ, Breitbart, in speaking about Kahn says, "His dilemma is the dilemma of countless people in my life." It turns out that Breitbart has been a “mentor” to Kahn who writes for Breitbart’s “Big Hollywood” blog. Anyway, move over Lee Greenwood, there’s another patriotic tear jerk in town!

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