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Media Matters Wants You to Drop Fox Like It’s Hot

Conservative-correcting non-profit Media Matters for America wants you to "Drop Fox"—and they're launching their campaign from the bottom up. As in, the bottom of a subway tunnel.

A bevy of advertisements for the campaign against Fox News Channel hit stations across the Metro system last night. Picking up on the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally rhetoric, the ads proclaim that "Fox Keeps Fear Alive" and urge rally-goers to "Restore Sanity, Fight Fox." Media Matters' schtick is that fear-mongering Fox is "is not a news organization, it is a right-wing political operation."

The latest insertion into this weekend's frenzy is described as such:

"Each day, Fox News 'keeps fear alive' with a steady stream of false and misleading attacks on President Obama, progressive members of Congress, and policy initiatives like reforming health care, fixing the economy, and fighting climate change.

Fox hosts like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Bill O’Reilly play on the fears and prejudices of their audiences and help create a climate of uncertainty, paranoia, and hate. Network contributors like Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, and Newt Gingrich appear as political experts while trafficking in lies and misinformation."

Media Matters will, naturally, be present on the Mall on Saturday. They'll be armed with rally signs, lapel stickers, and t-shirts to gather signatures for the Drop Fox petition.

We don't necessarily know if this campaign is going to work—for one, most of the people coming to the rally probably hate Fox News with a passion already anyway—but hey, can't complain about anything that puts a little revenue in Metro's coffers without another fare increase!

Photo courtesy of Media Matters for America

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  • pegw

    Glen Beck IS NOT giving false and misleading facts. Every thing they say is researched. We all know George Soro's gave you a million dollars to tell these lies and start this trouble. I cannot wait until November the 2nd. We will not win them all but I hope we win enough that by the time the 2012 election comes around we will have nothing but true Americans in the White House, Congress, and the Senate. Pelosi whining that they had not even got credit for what they have done; Oh, yes, they have received credit for ruining our economy, ruining our health care system, and making power plays to take over everything and are trying to turn us into a Global One World Order. She better believe we give the Obama, Pelosi, Reid Trio all the credit for destruction to our country that they deserve.

  • ian

    Hey, pegw, you know what?
    Shame on you for using the term "true Americans." Your opinion doesn't entitle you to any more than anybody else. Our nation's motto, e pluribus unum, "out of many, one," will support me in that, I think, and the long history in this country of embracing civil discourse and shared ideas. We're one nation, made up of a lot of different people, all equal, regardless of your race, ethnicity, gender, or even opinion on political matters.
    So take your self-serving exclusive "true American" opinion and, respectfully, fuck off.

  • wahoo

    Using a lot of words to make a simple point - typical of a liberal response...

  • Rick Mangus

    Media Matters is nothing but George Soro's group of flying monkey's! 'ian' resorting to profanity to make your point just shows how uneducated, intolerant and thin skinned you are!

  • Tommygun264

    Baggers and Beckerheads are always accusing Media Matters of lying, but they NEVER cite a SINGLE of verified evidence proving their BASELESS accusations. Media Matters posts liars lying in their own words, unedited and in full context. How is confronting someone with their own statements and then presenting evidence proving them liars dishonest?

  • Rick Mangus

    'Tommygun264', you would make a good Borg Drone!

  • Jeff

    Fox News loves to make wild accusations. Did you read the article on claiming that Cyclone Tech. created a bio-fuel robot that feeds on the flesh of the dead? Check it out for yourself. http://wel­­lonscommu­n­ications­.e­ndavome­dia­.com/m­edia­manag­er/

  • edsbowlingshoe

    If you are unaware that 50% of what Glenn Beck is saying is nonsense, you are a moron. Nice to see some morons posting here.

    If your only response to Media Matters calling out Fox News flunkies for demonstrable falsehoods is to whine about "oh my God, George Soros gives money to a cause he cares about!" then you're whining like a baby because you have no actual argument. That means you, Rick Mangus. I don't see you complaining when Koch Industries gives tens of millions to Republican causes. I don't see you complaining when Fox gives the Republican Governors Association $1 million dollars. Nice use of constant exclamation points though - don't get yourself too excited when your posts are this fact-free....