Fox News Town Hall Protester Hypocrisy & Double Standards
By: Steve - March 10, 2011 - 9:30am
On Wednesday morning Fox & Friends responded to a video of Wisconsin union supporters protesting at a town hall hosted by GOP lawmakers by calling the protesters a "mob" and complaining that they weren't "civil."
But the same Fox & Friends crew promoted and encouraged similar protests by opponents of health care reform at Democrats town hall meetings in August 2009.
On the March 9th Fox & Friends, the co-hosts responded to video of a town hall meeting held by GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin that was disrupted by labor protesters. Co-host Steve Doocy complained that "they're there to talk about things and talk about what's going on and, ultimately, these lefty interrupters shut down the debate. Actually there was no debate, they shut down all conversation."
Co-host Gretchen Carlson stated: "The problem was they had been given ground rules before, but that some people didn't follow the rules."
But when Republicans did the very same thing, Fox & Friends hosted another Fox analyst Peter Johnson, who said this to the Protesters: "We Thank You For Representing Americans, And We Hope That Other Americans Get Out There."
Johnson also said this about the Republicans who protested at a Democratic town hall meeting: "We Need To Have This Every Day Throughout August."
So on Fox you are a great American if you are a Republican protesting what a Democrat is doing. But if a Democrat does the very same thing, they are an out of control mob who are not being civil.
It's the ultimate hypocrisy, and a giant double standard. But you never hear a word about any of this from O'Reilly, or Bernie Goldberg, as they deny that Fox has a right-wing bias, and attack anyone that says they do.
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