Q. When is a national news organization NOT behaving in a "fair and balanced" manner?
A. When they're Fox News, of course!
They've given up completely their weak-assed attempts to be a credible news organization with their obvious promotion of the so-called "grassroots" Tea Party movement. The graphic above (via Christy Harden Smith at FireDogLake) indicates Fox News has deserted their charade of journalism and simply become what we always knew it was: a conduit for astroturfing and GOP propaganda.
Meanwhile, isn't the vast majority of their so-called "grassroots" in line for the first substantial tax break in nearly a decade? Assuming this is a populist movement, that is.
Listen, nobody is a fan of taxes. But if this is a huge middle-class tax protest, where were these people for the last 8 years when Bush awarded the top 5% income earners with huge tax breaks while borrowing to finance a war he started on false pretenses? Didn't that upset them at all? Why are they just getting riled up NOW?
Because, there's no "they" there. This whole "Tea Party" thing is simply a corporate sham, counting on the brainwashed conservatives who have listened to Limbaugh, Hannity, and Cavuto long enough for the rational areas of their brains to rot away completely from lack of exercise. The few morons who are dumb enough to show up at these events will be those very same people who would suffer the most if we continued the Bush economic practices. If they still possessed cognitive functioning, they'd realize this on their own.
I'm looking forward to the enormous entertainment potential of tomorrow's "protests". It's going to be fun to watch.