Less than two weeks ago, Fox & Friends was portraying public service workers as “takers” draining the coffers of the “makers.” It’s a common refrain on Fox. But now, in the wake of the awful shooting massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut public school, those “takers” were held up as heroes last night.
Last night, in a segment called, Stories of heroism emerge amid tragedy, at about 5:40, mentioned “the custodian being a hero” and “the lengths to which people went to protect these children was pretty, pretty amazing.”
Later, at about 9:00, he talked about some of the narratives that had grabbed him:
A custodian that was running up and down the halls doing everything that he could do to warn people. We have a teacher – numerous stories of teachers that were hiding kids in closets and doing everything they can do – and locking doors and putting them in the lavatories and locking doors.
He played a clip of the teacher talking about taking her kids into a bathroom and barricading the door.
These heroes are the same people Fox makes a point of smearing day after day, night after night – in an effort to get them to forego pay raises and pension benefits so that Fox Newsies and their one percenter cronies won’t have to pony up more in taxes.
Says the one who just wrote:
“You people cant manage to push aside your intolerance for anyone you disagree with for more than a day before mocking others during something this horrific."
Even though there are no death threats posted in this thread . . .
I agree, I’m Mad! . . . but, enough about FoxNation.com:
FoxNation readers think Trayvon Martin got what he deserved
http://www.newshounds.us/fox_nation_readers_think_trayvon_martin_got_what_he_deserved_07212012 FoxNation finds Arlen Specter’s death “inspiring”
FoxNation thinks it’s cool that harry Reid was hospitalized after accident
FoxNation “honors” Rosa Parks with violent death wishes for President Obama
“Hey FOX. When am I going to read about a Vulture Capitalist or a Banker protecting someone other than themselves?”
Answer: when you see cows dancing the bossa nova Robert.
Give the foxies ten days and they’ll be back on message.
PS: A reminder: the Foxy dictionary calls people with off-shore accounts “makers”. That’s outright perplexing.
In fact, it’s so out of character for them to say something nice about teachers that I had to wonder if someone put the Fox News’ logo on another channel.
Rest assured — in another week or so, when the Newtown shootings pass from the news cycle, the Faux sNooze pundits will gleefully resume their demonization of teachers, service workers, and all union workers . . .
Takers vs. Makers, on it’s face, is an irrelevant comparison as the 2 are not at all related. Have you ever heard the expression “..it was a make or take proposition”?