Last week, author Mallory Factor appeared on Fox & Friends. The main purpose of the visit seemed to be to suggest that unions were “calling the shots” at the Democratic National Convention. And, of course, to demonize President Obama.
During the discussion, Gretchen Carlson brought up the North Carolina AFL-CIO’s “Hug-a-thug” booth, an attempt to poke fun at and dispell some of the harsh rhetoric toward unions.
But Factor was too interested in smearing to appreciate any other kind of humor. He explained to Carlson:
Well, uh, the Hug-a-Thug… well, they call themselves “thugs,” and, uh, I just want to know if our Thug in Chief is gonna be there. Obama, because he is the thug in Chief- he really represents these unions. Hug-a-Thug is, you go to a booth and get hugged by a union guy.
Ok, guess which part of that was both unnecessary and tactless? Hint: It’s in bold.
Could you imagine the fallout if CNN or MSNBC showed up at the RNC and staged interviews like this about Romney? Or if a Huffpo reporter trotted out Michael Moore just to make such a comment about Paul Ryan? No, seriously… imagine it.
Yet nobody on the curvy couch even blinked an eye at such a comment, much less challenged it.
I’ve never been to FoxNation and don’t plan to go any time soon. Just bought a new pair of shoes.
And yes- MSNBC is far more professional than Fox News could ever be. They fire people for comments Fox News applauds fairly regular- and usually in the same day. Hell, even CNN has a couple up on them, the only one of thier major offenders they didn’t end up firing was Dana Loesch.
What’s Fox News got, besides showing Beck and Gibson the door when people stopped watching? They certainly weren’t fired over image problems…
We like bamboozled voters who think rMoney will hug them because they’re poor.
1. GWB WAS a moron, and probably still is (although the GOP of today makes him look like fucking Einstein!)
2. GWB was NEVER spoken to or about in the same manner ON A MAJOR NETWORK as Obama is on a regular basis.
Oh, I don’t have to imagine it — MSNBC suspended Mark Halperin when he called President Obama a “dick”:
Then again, MSNBC is an actual news network.
Hell, it should be no surprise that curvy couch crew didn’t blink an eye — they didn’t blink an eye when Rush Limpballs called the President “an incompetent man-child”, and the First Lady “the First Linebacker”, and “Moochelle” . . .