Saturday, March 12, 2011
Fox Talkers Seem To Be Hoping That The Wisconsin Protests Become Violent
[Cross-posted at Crooks and Liars.]
One of the significant achievements of the Wisconsin protests is that this gathering of teachers and firefighters and public workers has been simultaneously forceful but peaceful.
This really is a surprise only for people who believe right-wing propaganda about the unions being populated by violent thugs. So that means it especially throws off the talkers at Fox News, who have been leading the right-wing media parade attempting to smear the protesters as violent thugs.
Notice how, in her interview on Thursday, the morning after the Republicans in the Senate rammed their union-bashing legislation through, Megyn Kelly tries to get Jesse Jackson to somehow hint at violence in the Wisconsin protests?
And Jackson simply wouldn't bite.
Let's hope it stays this way. Fuses are getting short in Madison, but it isn't the protesters who are losing their cools.