So you who know my political views can probably figure out that I’m not exactly a fan of Fox “News”, however, I have to say that what has happened with them since the election is just amazingly humorous.
First off, I had predicted (granted, this was an easy prediction) that after Obama got elected, FN would completely revert everything they’ve done in the last 8 years. I’m sure you’ll all remember that for the last 8 years, those like me who didn’t really like the Bush administration, disagreed with what was done, and made it known were all labeled as traitors, and FN continued to ask us to “just support your president”. I will say that though I didn’t agree with the Bush administration, I tried my best to do just that. For the most part I granted them some slack while disagreeing with just about everything they did, and though I still made my opinions against them known, I didn’t buy any t-shirts that said “International Terrorist” or anything like that, and I even found myself standing up for G dub against my extremely liberal friends.
I realize that not many of my liberal cohorts did this, but I just want to make it known that I tried, dammit.
Now I obviously didn’t expect Fox “News” to meet me halfway on this, but the 180 degree turn around that they made has been even more so than I could have imagined. It’s like they’re trying to give the Daily Show fodder, with Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly almost word for word contradicting their “4 month ago” selves in the midst of their gas bagging, Glenn Beck having completely lost his mind, and all culminating in the FN sponsored and supposedly “spontaneous” teabag parties.
Sidenote, anyone else as amused as I was by the fact that FN avoided ever saying “teabag” and MSNBC referred to the parties as nothing but “teabag” parties?
But honestly, the hypocrisy of all the anchors is just stunning. Jon Stewart’s quote of “I think you’re confusing tyranny with losing” pretty much sums it all up. Anyone who honestly watches Fox “News” and doesn’t realize this hypocrisy needs to either have their head examined, or they have no interest in having a true democracy in this country.
And I’m sorry if this is a little too aggressive, but to anyone who watches Fox “News” and takes them seriously, just stop it. For the good of yourselves, our country, and everything in the cosmos, stop. If you’re someone who honestly does not like what the Obama administration is doing, and you want to make that known, please please please do. I support dissent now just as much as I did in the last 8 years, but the blatant ignorance of our media should not be tolerated, by the right or left.