A few nights ago on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart mocked Fox's ginned-up outrage over Al Gore's sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera. Stewart rightly nailed the "controversy" as Fox's "first boner of the year." He went on to say, "This won't be a four-hour erection, or will it?" That was funny and great enough. But then he penetrated to the core of the hypocrisy.
While Foxies sputtered about the anti-Americanism of Al Jazeera, they conveniently ignored how their own boss, Rupert Murdoch, has a stake in the Saudi media conglomerate, Rotana - mostly owned by Saudi Prince Waleed bin Talal, who is also a part owner of Fox News parent company, News Corp. If you think Al Jazeera is anti-American, check out the clip that Stewart found from Rotana.
And is it just me or did Fox stop attacking Gore after Stewart aired this?
Congratulations, dipstick. You win hands down in the hate and anger contest that wasn’t even close.
Now, for $50, who wants to tell me what Al Risasta, Newscorp, and Rotana all have in common- Besides Rupert Murdoch?
If you said Middle Eastern interests that all of Newscorp outlets are very vocal in protesting when people who don’t fit into Murdoch’s agendas pursue them, give yourself $50.
Oh, BTW… if Joshua wants to talk hypocrisy further? Fox news can’t stop crying their pro-gun rants, but Fox and Newscorp US are the only two outlets that refused to sponsor SHOT 2013. You know who made the biggest bid? NBC.
And Fox News viewers used Fox Nation to worship the ground GE was built on for it. They won’t even pretend they want to ask why their own team, the ones that said they were the only ones on the gun owner’s side… wouldn’t even try. That’s how selective their outrage is.
As for any alleged hypocrisy (and if you’re going to use such big words, try to spell them correctly, ‘kay?), it’s completely off-base considering the fact that FoxNoise is partially-owned by a MUSLIM—a fact that FoxNoise NEVER bothers to mention to its viewers. Hypocrisy is actually the last thing to which FoxNoise needs to use as a basis for criticism. Perhaps the name “Sean Hannity” rings a bell when it comes to hypocrisy? Or the name “Bill O’Reilly?” (The latter guy, for instance, loves to come off as a “traditional family man” but he’s had to reach a financial settlement with a woman who accused him of sexual harassment—while he was married—and he’s currently separated from his wife. He’s also constantly complaining about all the “left-wing vitriol” and how “intolerant” the left is of others but he certainly has no problem spewing venom at those who disagree with him and he has no use for anyone who promotes tolerance for things with which he disagrees.)