Friday, April 16, 2010

Hannity spanked for tea party hanky panky

So happy Hannity didn't get away with this. His planned Cincinati tea party fundraiser disguised as a live on site broadcast was abruptly cancelled at the 11th hour.

Media Matters led the WTF chorus yesterday when news of the event emerged. Though it's long been clear that Fox is a quasi-sponsor of the Tea Party, this one really crossed the last line of propriety.
"Unequivocally, from our standpoint, this is wrong," declared Kevin Smith, president of the Society of Professional Journalists. "For a news organization to charge people for access, then take that money and roll it over to a political action group that they cover quite a bit."

Smith added, "It has gotten to the point where you cannot delineate between Fox News and the Tea Party movement - it is incestuous. There is a clear conflict of interest here."
Today the Cincy Tea Party founder is pissed, saying he had a deal with Fox and everybody was fine with it until Media Matters flagged the obvious ethical breach. He joins a long line of serial liars and unethical "journalists" that have been targeted by MMFA. Got to love it.

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Anonymous Montana said...

The simpleton Birthers along with the Tea baggers are the same whiners that were crying when the McCain/Bailin ticket lost. Now that their yelling and screaming failed to stop the health care debate and the bill from passing they are crying again. Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. The Republicans are good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. Instead of participating in the health care debate of ideas the Republicans party turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy roots). In my opinion the Republican Waterloo loss was caused by the party allowing a small portions (but very loud) of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to take over their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions). The Birthers and the Tea party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although some Republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe most of them, having no game plan/ vision for our country, are just going along and fanning the flames. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits. But they now claim they have changed, come on, what sucker is going to believe that? All I can say to you is remember Waterloo.

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Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I think it's very sad Monatana that the GOP allowed itself to get hijacked by the extremists. Certainly most of the conservatives/Republicans that I know personally are not like that. I think it will eventually marginalize the GOP to the point of destroying the party if they continue to pander to the crazies. I consider that a bad thing. The duopoly is already bad for good governance. Last thing we need is a one party system.

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