Media Matters Launches Fight FOX Campaign

Kyle-Anne Shiver
Well, well, well look here what just popped up in my email.  It's a memo from Media Matters President, Eric Burns.  Yes, of course, I subscribe to Media Matters.  One must always keep one's enemies close. 

Our boy Eric has decided that the one lone TV voice crying in the wilderness in often dissenting fashion to our Dear Leader is one lone voice too many and has decided to launch a "Fight Fox" campaign.

"Dear Friend," Eric's letter begins, "Since President Obama's inauguration, Fox News has officially abandoned its already dubious standing as a news organization and is now engaging in outright political activism, completing its transition into the 24/7 media wing of the far-right conservative movement."

Of course, Eric neglects to mention that all the other networks blatantly refuse to even cover any stories which might shed a tiny bit of critical light on the Dear Leader's foibles, a tactic which by the way, is driving viewers away from them in droves and will eventually either force them to start doing their real jobs or be forced to fold.  Or they might get bailed out by the Dear Leader with our money and continue on as one fully integrated entity:  the BHO network. 

But in the meantime, Media Matters will attempt to subdue the rabid Fox and get him to keep his mouth shut.  As Eric wrote to me and all his other little friends:  "Fox isn't going to change on its own. We have to expose the network for what it is. We have to fight back."

Now exactly what is it that has Eric Burns and the other Media Matters nannies so upset with Fox News?

Here's what Eric said in his letter:

"Led by resident demagogue Glenn Beck, Fox has spent much of the year openly advocating against the Democratic Congress and White House. Beck and Fox aggressively promoted and encouraged attendance at the anti-Obama Tax Day tea parties in April and subsequent follow-up events, including this past weekend's 9-12 protest in Washington, D.C. During the August congressional recess, Fox hosts frequently lauded and encouraged the health care town hall disrupters. And now, emboldened by the resignation of White House green jobs adviser Van Jones, Beck and Fox have launched an all-out witch hunt against Obama officials and nominees."

Here's my translation:

1.  They're so scared they're all "we-weed up" and about to wet their little panties. 

2.  The 9/12 protest knocked their little sockies off.  Seeing conservatives use the same tactics they've been using for the past 40 years to get their way, knowing how well the protests work, has them all running around like ninnies in their undies.

3.  They know Jones is just the tip of a huge, ugly iceberg of their own types hiding under the covers up there on Penn Avenue and they need to nip this truth-spree in the bud.  The ACORN revelations of the past week have also got to be quite worrisome.  They sense someone pulling the covers off the whole dirty bed up there.

That about sizes it up.  They understand we're not sitting home anymore like complacent children while they and their fellow leftists cut the innards out of this Country and serve them up on a silver platter to professional rabble-rousers (them) and their politician enablers.

 They've seen the enemy and it is us, not Fox.  But they don't have the clarity yet to know that.  Tsk.  Tsk.  Makes you almost feel sorry for them.  But not quite.

Eric wants me to enlist at least 10 of my friends to subscribe to his Media Matters alerts and donate money to help him Fight Fox News.  Here's my alternative suggestion.  How about at least 10 of you readers write to Fox News, mention Media Matters new campaign and ask them to turn up the heat full blast. 

Anyone who runs for president with an aversion to heat has applied for the wrong job and not even an asbestos suit will save him from the rightful burning glare of a betrayed public. 
Well, well, well look here what just popped up in my email.  It's a memo from Media Matters President, Eric Burns.  Yes, of course, I subscribe to Media Matters.  One must always keep one's enemies close. 

Our boy Eric has decided that the one lone TV voice crying in the wilderness in often dissenting fashion to our Dear Leader is one lone voice too many and has decided to launch a "Fight Fox" campaign.

"Dear Friend," Eric's letter begins, "Since President Obama's inauguration, Fox News has officially abandoned its already dubious standing as a news organization and is now engaging in outright political activism, completing its transition into the 24/7 media wing of the far-right conservative movement."

Of course, Eric neglects to mention that all the other networks blatantly refuse to even cover any stories which might shed a tiny bit of critical light on the Dear Leader's foibles, a tactic which by the way, is driving viewers away from them in droves and will eventually either force them to start doing their real jobs or be forced to fold.  Or they might get bailed out by the Dear Leader with our money and continue on as one fully integrated entity:  the BHO network. 

But in the meantime, Media Matters will attempt to subdue the rabid Fox and get him to keep his mouth shut.  As Eric wrote to me and all his other little friends:  "Fox isn't going to change on its own. We have to expose the network for what it is. We have to fight back."

Now exactly what is it that has Eric Burns and the other Media Matters nannies so upset with Fox News?

Here's what Eric said in his letter:

"Led by resident demagogue Glenn Beck, Fox has spent much of the year openly advocating against the Democratic Congress and White House. Beck and Fox aggressively promoted and encouraged attendance at the anti-Obama Tax Day tea parties in April and subsequent follow-up events, including this past weekend's 9-12 protest in Washington, D.C. During the August congressional recess, Fox hosts frequently lauded and encouraged the health care town hall disrupters. And now, emboldened by the resignation of White House green jobs adviser Van Jones, Beck and Fox have launched an all-out witch hunt against Obama officials and nominees."

Here's my translation:

1.  They're so scared they're all "we-weed up" and about to wet their little panties. 

2.  The 9/12 protest knocked their little sockies off.  Seeing conservatives use the same tactics they've been using for the past 40 years to get their way, knowing how well the protests work, has them all running around like ninnies in their undies.

3.  They know Jones is just the tip of a huge, ugly iceberg of their own types hiding under the covers up there on Penn Avenue and they need to nip this truth-spree in the bud.  The ACORN revelations of the past week have also got to be quite worrisome.  They sense someone pulling the covers off the whole dirty bed up there.

That about sizes it up.  They understand we're not sitting home anymore like complacent children while they and their fellow leftists cut the innards out of this Country and serve them up on a silver platter to professional rabble-rousers (them) and their politician enablers.

 They've seen the enemy and it is us, not Fox.  But they don't have the clarity yet to know that.  Tsk.  Tsk.  Makes you almost feel sorry for them.  But not quite.

Eric wants me to enlist at least 10 of my friends to subscribe to his Media Matters alerts and donate money to help him Fight Fox News.  Here's my alternative suggestion.  How about at least 10 of you readers write to Fox News, mention Media Matters new campaign and ask them to turn up the heat full blast. 

Anyone who runs for president with an aversion to heat has applied for the wrong job and not even an asbestos suit will save him from the rightful burning glare of a betrayed public.