Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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Wow…

On Fox Business’ Varney and Company, Monica Crowley did her best to discredit the Stewart/Colbert rally by claiming that union members were being bused in at gunpoint to the rally. She said, “Well, but there are a lot of union members who are actually being bused in at gunpoint by their union leadership.” When Varney countered not at gunpoint, Crowley said, “In some cases yes, at gunpoint.”

Later she tied the Stewart/Colbert rally to Obama’s plot to get young people to vote on Election Day, “Obama has been targeting one group over and over again over the last two months, and that’s the kids. That’s the college students. He’s been all over campuses. He’s had these speeches broadcast nationwide to college campuses. He is targeting the kids, because the kids along with minority groups, African-Americans, Latinos last time were the core constituencies that came out for him last time.”

Host Stuart Varney later tried to correct Crowley that nobody was being bused in at gunpoint, and she took the opportunity to drive the point home one more time by saying, “But we are talking about some unions here, Stuart.” After Varney said again that it was symbolic, Crowley said, “Ok, I’ll concede the point.” This is the typical Fox News model. Crowley spent almost two minutes discrediting the rally and spreading fear about unions, and five seconds at the very end of the segment admitting that it is not true. What messages do think stuck with viewers? People are being forced to attend the Stewart/Colbert rally, and that the rally is designed to help Obama.

Wait, wait, wait…if Stewart and Colbert are “just comedians” as Fox paints them to be, then why are they so scared?

Filed under jon stewart stephen colbert Rally to restore sanity and/or fear Seriously? Faux news STFU STFU conservatives Tea Party Teabaggery for fuck's sake

  1. lennysundahl reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    If not for my perpetual brokeness and this state’s fear of trick-or-treating on Sunday, I would be striking fear into...
  2. mulerone reblogged this from sp-a-m and added:
    yes people that is why you must vote, because the plot must go on
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  4. cryingalonewithfrankenstein reblogged this from sp-a-m and added:
    hahahahaha what is this
  5. silentsighingsong reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    lol true.
  6. sp-a-m reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    And since when is getting someone out to vote a ‘plot’?
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