The hypocrisy is overwhelming. All the teabag hype was purely a repug invention, a phony astroturf charade designed to confuse and diffuse opposition to corporate power and theft of our money. Nothing screamed hypocrisy louder than this lukewarm pretend populism after the same people were totally silent during the hellish Bush mob years.
"Just think what we wouldn't have had to endure if we had this kind of coverage of the 2000 election, Iraq, spying and the list goes on. For weeks Fox "News" has promoted the recent Tea Party protests with wall-to-wall coverage, not acting as a news source, but as an all-out activism network. Literally every hour of every day they reminded us and urged us to join the "Tea Party Revolution." Whether it was on their TV network, radio programs, or their new website, it was an all-pervasive media blitz. With persuasive graphics and dramatic music pumping in the background, the commentators declared: "Tea party protests are erupting across the country!"
"The extent of the propaganda was intense, with unquestioned statements boasting: "In the case of the current crisis the blame appears to have been assigned almost totally to Obama, at least by the thousands of U.S. taxpayers attending near-spontaneous 'tea parties' in protest of the Democrats agenda of more taxes, increased spending, higher deficits and a surge of borrowing to pay for it all."
Watching the Tax Day coverage, it was hard to tell if the tea parties were anti-tax, anti-Obama protests, or if they were Pro-Fox "News" rallies. In the end, the turnouts were shockingly small considering the endless coverage - a fact that demonstrates just how out of touch the Fox "News" wing-nuts have become."