Mar 12, 2014
Tea Party Activists Absurdly Boycott Fox News for Being ‘Too Liberal’
Posted on Mar 24, 2013
The tea party is under the delusion—the latest in a series of a many—that Fox News, the right-wing’s treasured network for all things skewed and biased toward conservatives, is making a hard turn to the left (spoiler: It’s not). As a result, a number of tea partyers have begun boycotting the Republican-leaning news network.
They’ve also issued a list of demands that reads like a report from the satirical publication The Onion, including that Fox News “be the right-wing CBS News: to break stories, to break information, and to do what news organizations have always done with such stories: break politicians.” They also want the network to devote at least one segment to discussing last year’s deadly Benghazi attack on two of its prime-time shows every night and allot sufficient resources to investigating President Obama’s birth certificate.
“We need Fox to turn right,” boycott participant Stan Hjerlied explained to The Daily Beast. “We think this is a coverup and Fox is aiding and abetting it. This is the way Hitler started taking over Germany, by managing and manipulating the news media.”
The group also demanded that the network cease striving to be “fair and balanced,” but failed to note that it actually accomplished that feat a while ago.
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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