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The Latest in “Fair and Balanced”

Fox News continues to create their own bizarre reality. As of the time I’m posting this, an article from Dec 20 in Fox Nation still says “Bikers Turn Out to Protect Newtown Mourners from Left-Wing Westboro Cult”.

Yeah right, the ultra-conservative “God Hates Fags” WBC is a left-wing cult. And Fox News is fair and balanced. And my Christmas ham just started flying.

But it doesn’t stop there. They then say “Conservative bikers turned out yesterday to protect Newtown mourners from Democrat Fred Phelps and his Westboro cult from protesting.” Ah, so the leader of the WBC (you know, the people who own the website and who protested Clinton’s second inauguration) is a Democrat? Really? And why would his (purported) political affiliation have anything to do with this (purported) news story? And those bikers were conservative? Really?

And they can’t get anything right. They give attribution to the Cochrane Times (a small-town Canadian newspaper), but the article there calls the WBC a “vocal right-wing Christian group”. And those “conservative” bikers? They’re from New York, that bastion of right-wing motorcycle clubs.

And by the way, the WBC didn’t even show up. I guess even they realized that it might turn into their own funeral.

And just in case Fox News edits their story to remove the gratuitous political references, you can see it here, or here.



  1. Duckman wrote:

    This seems a little extreme…even for them

    Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 10:48 am | Permalink
  2. PatriotSGT wrote:

    Unbelievable. Surely everyone knows that WBC is about as distant from a far left group as can be. And I’m fairly certain the Patriot Guard who makes up most of the most of the motorcycle riders potecting funerals from idiots would not appreciate being associated to any political party. They do it for honor, not publicity and would never ask the political affiliation of anyone they serve or protect against. They’re a good bunch of guy’s and gal’s.

    Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink

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