Sunday, April 11, 2010
who is worse?
For my final project idea, I had thoughts of comparing those on Fox News to horrible people such as Arafat or Bin Laden due to their intensive right-wing propaganda. This cartoon is a great example of what I may do for my project. In this cartoon, the Fox News debaters are on the same level as many leaders that the American public do not see as great people, such as Fidel Castro and others. It is no wonder why Obama would not want to meet with them because all they try and do is to convince people that Obama is a horrible person. One of these people, in particular is Sean Hannity.
This cartoon on the right was drawn shortly after Sean Hannity returned to Utah for the second time in one year. Big deal.. right? Well the only reason why he returned is because he was asked to speak after some college students had booked Michael Moore, film maker, to speak at Utah Valley State College. People were upset that these students didn't as their parents first, because apparently college students still need parents' permission in the Mormon state of Utah. Since free speech got thrown somewhere in the mix, Sean Hannity was scheduled to talk 9 days after Michael Moore. This cartoon says it all, " You've saved us from having to hear other ideas!"... other ideas which may be a little less ridiculous than the conservative mindset these people are in. Although I do not nessesarily agree with Michael Moore's films, he does have progressive ideas and ways of showing the uncommon knowledge to the public. He is the complete opposite of what Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck are all about.
However, I think that those at Fox News are not allowing this country to move foward.
Some Sean Hannity quotes:
"It doesn't say anywhere in the Constitution this idea of the separation of church and state."... although it is in the first amendment...
"Can we pray for the re-election of George Bush?”.. REALLY?
"First of all, this president -- you know and I know and everybody knows -- inherited a recession...it was by every definition a recession" This was said in response to Bush being elected. Apparently he had inherited a Clinton recession. As I recall we were doing pretty well before Bush stepped into office...
"I never questioned anyone's patriotism.".. But then previously had said to Stanly Cohen , "Is it you hate this president or that you hate America?". Talk about contradictory.
And here is a terrifying quote from Glenn Beck, another person on Fox News:
"The most used phrase in my administration if I were to be President would be "What the hell you mean we're out of missiles?"