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Sarah Silverman Re-Brands Fox News as ‘Racism Engine’

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Posted on Jun 2, 2010
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Silverman calls Fox News names—news at 11.

Sarah Silverman’s no shrinking violet, as she recently demonstrated once again by launching a direct hit on the Murdochian empire that is Fox News, calling the cable news channel “a 24-hour-a-day racism engine” in her startlingly named new book, “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee.” A Fox News rep, however, was ready with some zingers to fire right back at the salty comedienne.  —KA

The Huffington Post:

“The entire Fox News Channel is a 24-hour-a-day racism engine, but it’s all coded, all implied,” she wrote (via NewsBusters). “Lou Dobbs used to scream on CNN about ‘immigration,’ not ‘filthy Mexicans.’ ”

“Sarah’s anger is understandable having recently lost her television show,” a Fox News spokesperson said in response.

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By call me roy, June 25, 2010 at 7:32 pm Link to this comment

Who cares? Sarah made fun of religion on her Comedy Central show. If you don’t like it quit watching it.
And everybody did quit watching. What a pudknocker this clown is?

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By Money is funny, June 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm Link to this comment

I am very familiar with her comedy. Her whole routine is based on being an airhead and saying provocative things. Everything she said was just filler leading up to “Filthy Mexicans”. If you look at all of her work you will see that she targets all races and ethnicities equally.

Lisa Lampanelli does this better.

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By samosamo, June 5, 2010 at 1:00 am Link to this comment



Not so fast ichar, I would be more leaning towards hollowing out
all the corporations on the planet, after all that is where all the
hoity-toity elite like to hang out as if there was some magical
protection afforded them there, and it would be tougher trying to
evade those private security contractors protecting their sorry
asses, then izrael would have to be next or maybe congress,
then all the religious institutions, especially those with real close
ties to the governments. Then there would be some very
satisfying work to be done giving the lobbyists their just desserts
and the main attraction the mainstream media. Then the vegans
and vegetarians can go, santa claus, tooth fairy, easter bunny,
the vatican, all new car and used car lots, and jesus h christ, we
cannot forget disneyland.

But it would be interesting to see the sea level rise about another
90 feet, a feasible possibility, that ought to really pack things
closer together and really make for interesting situations, some
tsunami producing earthquakes, several calderas erupting all
around the globe. Shoot there is enough natural things that
could keep us from having to lift a finger to do these things. Oh,
yeah forgot about the rise of diseases and havoc that would
cause and with the warming taking place, that is another large

So, take your pick or just sit around and see what happens next.

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By Maani, June 4, 2010 at 9:58 pm Link to this comment



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By samosamo, June 4, 2010 at 7:59 pm Link to this comment



Gee isstar what are you insinuating by watching madcow? I don’t
have tv in my house, the cows across the road are as docile as
one could want unless one of them is passing a calf. But I do
sympathize with hatin neolibs or neoanythings. You can keep
the cool aid, stuff probably tastes just like the shit it is.

There should be less hating or what some people call racism but
that won’t happen until the 7,000,000,000 person population is
pared down to under 500,000,000 or less and it needs to
happen yesterday.

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By samosamo, June 4, 2010 at 6:06 pm Link to this comment



Simple amazing, icechar hates silverman so much he had to take
the time to show it 3 times.

brewerstroupe, thanks for the link, reminds me I have the dvd
and will go watch it and maybe the one the french director,
forgot his name, did on bush.

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By samosamo, June 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm Link to this comment



Sarah, you needn’t expose fux news for the racist prejudicial
hog pen that it is but it is very imperative that notions about
immigration, especially illegal immigration, are sorted out from
what fux news and other networks try their very damnedest to
portray as racial in whatever context to the point some are
questioning the right for the members of drug gangs, muderers,
rapists, crooks, con artists, and any host of deviant
underhanded people to have the right to illegally come into this
country and continue their deviant behavior. I rather think that
was a major part of the motivation for arizona passing a law like
they did.

Just ask anyone if they would want the likes of people
mentioned above moving into their neighborhood, especially
those elite in their special heavily guarded compounds or gated
communities who get to have beautiful days all year long
without having to worry about a bunch of dirty mexicans or
worthless blacks who according to them should NEVER have a
chance to ‘move’ into the neighborhood.

A person should be able to immigrate where they can if they
pass the structures set up for allowing immigration but to just
move in and plop down, seems there would not be any country
that would allow that because above all, it would not register
anyone so it would not be too hard to track them down when the
government wants them for whatever reasons, kind of like
coming home and finding 5 new people are living there who you
wouldn’t know from adam.

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By Ohnooo, June 4, 2010 at 12:54 am Link to this comment

They have lively debates though, like to watch them going on each-other. Honestly, they are much more trustworthy than many other news channels.

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By Money is funny, June 3, 2010 at 11:23 pm Link to this comment


White people will never hold a patent on racism because it is a part of the human condition that infests all of us. People segregate themselves naturally without intervention because they like to be around people who smile at them. I share your frustration about human behavior but there will never be a cure regardless of what the infomercials claim to sell you or me or anyone.

When you identify whites as racist you are in fact committing an act of racism.

We do not even have an argument here because we are in full agreement.

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By D.R. Zing, June 3, 2010 at 10:46 pm Link to this comment

we can never forget
this monstrous mouth
coming at us

gaping dripping
like some horrible
in a porn movie
showing the
battle scars of freedom
and the inevitably of death

there is the preacher
ranting with a wireless mike
attached to his ear

and there
there is
the latest proposition
you need more channels
you need more mouths

and there there
are the modern gladiators
with names from another world
knocking each other in the head
for the enjoyment of all

and there
there is the rapist on trial
isn’t it interesting to hear
his victims tell their tale
or would you prefer one
of the psycho Christians
who drowned their daughter
in a cold bath tub
to erase the calls of Satan in their ears

and there
just there
is the face and the mouth
telling us all
how we should feel
how we should think
this thing
this it
this monster
is the latest and most powerful
giving us our mores
our sense of right and wrong
our sense of justice
telling who should be locked up
who should be killed
shoving the cotton
in our ears as we live
plugging our ass with it
when we die

d.r. zing, november 9 2009, the monster in the box

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By Alex, June 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm Link to this comment
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This book was written before the flotilla incident. Everyone has the right
to their opinion, but why criticize someone over an even that occured
after her book was already published? Let us grow up and rationalize our
thoughts before we move toward judgement, folks.

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By Thomas O. Anderson, June 3, 2010 at 8:47 pm Link to this comment

Like the great Nazi propagandists before them, Fox News uses racism, patriotism, and deceit to con the masses into supporting war, and even torture, to sustain the world’s latest empire.

My 3 minute YouTube from the Bush era,

Fox News vs the people:

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By Sherman, June 3, 2010 at 9:01 am Link to this comment
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Ms. Silverman asserts. Does she offer any hard evidence to backup her claims of racism? Or does she expect us to simply believe that her stated assumptions are true?

Without evidence, why should I believe Lou Dobbs is a racist liar instead of believing that Ms. Silverman is merely a deluded fear monger?

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By Miguel, June 3, 2010 at 4:18 am Link to this comment
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American white’s, the majority, are racists in varian degrees. I’m reminded as to how racist The majority of white Americans are racists in various degrees. I’m reminded as to how racist America really is every time I see a new American TV show appear on British TV.
I’m Mexican American, 53 years old, and when I was a kid growing up in Phoenix Arizona (a racist state!) in the late ‘60’s use to believe that one day I would see Mexican Americana actors in major movie and TV roles. I’ve yet to see one on those I come across here in the UK. All I see are dumb down predominantly white casted silly and stupid TV comedies, or so-called dramas, that depict a fantasy white American view of life.
It’s sickening.
It’s racists.

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By al, June 2, 2010 at 10:25 pm Link to this comment
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Ronald Reagan and the Gubernator are also from hollywood, Whats that got to do with an intelligent opinion? lots people from hollywood are intelligent.
Fact is i have heard of sarah silverman but i have never heard of you, so what does that make you?
A big fat nobody.

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By Money is funny, June 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm Link to this comment

Fox News is like Entertainment Tonight disguised as news except the politicians who support their sponsors are the celebrities.

I love her stand up, but she recycles “material” too much.

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By jacklord66, June 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm Link to this comment
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Gee, if only she were relevant.

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By The second most interesting man in the world, June 2, 2010 at 9:09 pm Link to this comment
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If she does not condemn the acts of piracy on the high seas by Israel, she is just another bitch of Israel like the Obombya.

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By peptopinkboots, June 2, 2010 at 9:03 pm Link to this comment

Who ever accused Sarah Silverman of being a “shrinking violet”??  Great green globs of greasy grimey gopher guts?

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By yousef montouauuhe, June 2, 2010 at 8:29 pm Link to this comment
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Condemn the Israeli pirate attacks on the providers of sustenance and maybe you will have some credibility, little girl.

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By SteveL, June 2, 2010 at 7:54 pm Link to this comment

“The entire Fox News Channel is a 24-hour-a-day racism engine, but it’s all
coded, all implied,” she wrote (via NewsBusters). “Lou Dobbs used to scream on
CNN about ‘immigration,’ not ‘filthy Mexicans.’ ”<<<  What’s new?

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By Commune115, June 2, 2010 at 7:52 pm Link to this comment

Why doesn’t Silverman condemn the Israeli massacre of activists on the Gaza aid flotilla? Oh wait…she’s always on Bill Maher’s show, if she said anything Bill won’t invite her anymore.

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By Allan Krueger, June 2, 2010 at 5:29 pm Link to this comment

Right you are, Sarah!

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By Spooky-43, June 2, 2010 at 5:14 pm Link to this comment

You can sell a book by bashing FOX News.  And you can sell a book by using the RACE card.  If you put them both together you can sell two books.

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By Kevin Oconnor, June 2, 2010 at 4:25 pm Link to this comment
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And exactly WHY is this newsworthy?  Who’s Sarah Silverman? 
Isn’t she just a washed up Hollywood type?  Oh wait. . .that
explains it!. ‘‘Hollywood’‘.  I keep forgetting how important the
opinions are that come from that part of the country. . .

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