The "Fair & Balanced" news network never wastes an opportunity to attack the president even when it relates to the horrific massacre of school children in Connecticut. After word got out that some children, who had written to the president about gun violence, will be with President Obama when he discusses his proposals for making schools safer, the right wing immediately attacked. Fox Nation featured a thread with Rush Limbaugh's accusation that the president is using human shields. It also has Michelle Malkin's article and Fox's Chris Stirewalt's articles in which they essentially say the same thing. The wall of geniuses on last night's The Five were full of high dudgeon about the news. While the curvy couch potatoes on Fox & Friends were more measured, they advanced the Fox propaganda meme that the president is exploiting kids for his own agenda. (They also offered a suggestion as to how to get around the new NY gun laws). But these clowns have either forgotten or are ignoring the fact that their beloved George W Bush did the same thing and, as far as I know, nobody on Fox cared!
Last night, on The Five, Eric Bolling said that the event was "offensive." Kimberley Guilfoyle said it was "in bad taste." And this morning Steve Doocy asserted that "the best way to keep children safe is to keep them out of politics." Brian Kilmeade used the opportunity to work in a plug for what the right wing think is the ultimate solution to the problem: "If you are going to talk about keeping those kids safe, don’t you also have to talk about doing what Staten Island did in a lot of areas, putting some armed guards in their school, what New York City does in a lot of schools, metal detectors before the kids come? Because having gun control is just one small element of it.” (Hey Brian, Columbine has an armed guard!)
Gretchen Carlson whined about an "imagery" problem: "These are the kids that actually reached out to him so that’s their defense, that they’re using those kids. But let’s face it, politics is all about imagery and I’m not saying it’s necessarily right, but it’s going to be the image that’s going to be sent around. It’s that picture, right? It’s going to look like these kids are standing behind what the president’s going to be proposing.”
Once again, Steve Doocy raised the question of whether he's an idiot or just plays one on TV: "Can you imagine, Gretch, if one of those kids, because if they wrote to the president concerned about what was happening in the news, said, ‘Hey, Mr. President, what’s the deal with the debt? I’ve been hearing a lot about the debt ceiling. What’s my family’s share? I’m just a kid, I understand when I’m a grown up it could be hundreds of thousands of dollars. Could you guys please cut spending now?"
If Fox were truly "fair & balanced," somebody should have mentioned that George W Bush had a child standing beside him when he signed the "No Child Left Behind Bill." After he vetoed, in 2006, a bill authorizing stem cell research, he did a press event with the parents of children conceived from frozen embryos and the actual "snowflake" babies whom he held while posing for the cameras. Golly gee, shouldn't those babies have said, "Hey Mr. President, what's the deal with these wars that are costing us a lot of money in blood and treasure? And how come there's a $248 billion dollar deficit. Thought your tax cut would have solved that!"
Anyway, once again we ask, have they no shame!
If there was even a grain of consideration left for the viewpoint of Fox News in particular and conservatives in general, it is now gone, evaporated, annihilated—by those heartless, soulless, lying, manipulative subhumans themselves.
I just linked the top hit, Google it for a better one if this doesn’t satisfy you.
The NRA didn’t just drag Obama’s kids into this as props for that ad- Many people believe that the way it’s presented it actively targeting them. Obama hasn’t made a case for whether or not he believes this is the case, but he thinks the ad is “cowardly” in it’s best light.
How much do you wanna bet that, assuming the NRA’s stunt doesn’t get IOKIYAR silence from the talk show hosts, they’ll be on the NRA’s side of this? The newsblocks are being really mealymouthed with this, but they’re implying that they’re on the NRA’s side… so why not just assume any mention a talk host gives it will outright side with the guns?
Not like their history gives us a case to doubt that- Even the hosts who claim to be for some extent of gun control have yet to side against the NRA when there’s no getting around their name.
I’m only mentioning this because, in terms of who offends you the most on this, she’s my clear winner. I’ve seen this woman laugh at rape victims, and she dedicated an entire segment once to mocking a woman that was battered into a coma. But she’s gonna pull out crocodile tears while saying kids who are concerned about their safety getting a national voice is a bad thing?!
No offense, but that trumps both these videos.
Can someone please tell that to Liz Cheney?