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The Tea Party can survive Karl
Rove´s wrath, but being purged
from Fox News could help kill it

Telegraph [UK], by Tim Stanley

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/8/2013 4:39:02 AM

According to Politico, “a political colonoscopy is going on before our eyes.” Yuck. Karl Rove has set up a Super PAC to keep controversial conservatives from winning Republican primaries and the Senate leadership has established a “buddy system” to keep Tea Party congressmen in line (“buddy” as in “you should probably vote the way we tell you to, buddy…”). But the most important changes are taking place at Fox where heavyweights Sarah Palin and Dick Morris are out as contributors. A lot of this is post-election house clearing (CNN has moved staff around, too) but it also suggests is blaming

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Let me get this straight. The Republican Grand Poo-Bahs want to cozy up with the democrats but they want to alienate Tea Party supporters? Yes, I know the article doesn´t say "alienate" but that´s what the outcome will be. I wouldn´t call it a colonoscopy, I´d say it´s more like cutting off your nose to spite your face.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: god of irony, 2/8/2013 5:13:16 AM     (No. 9164975)

I identify myself with the Tea Party I very seldomly watch Fox. When you look at Fox 95% of their programming is debate and opinion. I don´t need them to tell me what to think.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: OperaBuff, 2/8/2013 5:24:51 AM     (No. 9164977)

Media people all seem convinced that the world revolves around them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpencersMom, 2/8/2013 5:39:33 AM     (No. 9164980)

What would really be nice is a 100% conservative network. Fox leans left, forget fair and balanced.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mws50, 2/8/2013 5:41:00 AM     (No. 9164981)

And media people are some of the dumbest people on our planet.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/8/2013 6:24:51 AM     (No. 9165020)

They´re going to push conservatives into a third party and doom themselves in the process. But in the end, I don´t think it matters anymore. :bleaksigh:


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Reply 6 - Posted by: falconer, 2/8/2013 6:25:49 AM     (No. 9165022)

Fox should tread lightly or it could find its ratings along side those of CNN. It is not essential that we conservatives watch your channel.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: reilly, 2/8/2013 6:30:02 AM     (No. 9165029)


Haven´t watched one minute of Fox since Nov. 6th. Call me if there´s a war. Otherwise, leave me alone.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/8/2013 6:39:58 AM     (No. 9165039)

After I noticed Fox´s trend toward progressiveness, I too, no longer watch Fox. I prefer the Fox Business channel where you get facts, not liberal propaganda. Murdoch made a huge mistake tilting left.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tyshab, 2/8/2013 6:43:18 AM     (No. 9165043)

More and more I am forced to do the job the media refuses. I have to research events, formulate questions and seek answers.
As far as I am concerned they are scrambling for relevance and, having failed at the job of journalism, they are merely an unnecessary distraction. So purge away. It has been years since I have watched more than a minute or two of network ´news.´
I do not need a ´reporter´ or a media organization to tell me whether my beliefs and my activities in support of those beliefs have value. The TEA Party does not exist as a result of their reporting on it and the ideas and beliefs it represents will not fade away as a result of anything they do.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: judy, 2/8/2013 7:13:47 AM     (No. 9165087)

I don´t think Fox cares.. if they did they wouldn´t give us Dennis, Colmes, Juan, Beckel... and remove Palin & Morris...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: AltaD, 2/8/2013 11:18:16 AM     (No. 9165612)

I stopped watching Fox News during Katrina, still watch Fox Biz but not on a regular basis. I´m hoping that in the near future there will be a Breitbart News channel, that´s a station I would watch.

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