No, Fox News Totally Doesn’t Demean the Poor

Jon Stewart had a hilarious take on Fox News flipping out when President Obama accurately pointed out that they routinely portray the poor as lazy, shiftless leeches on society. They are outraged at the very suggestion that they do what they do virtually every day.

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  • grumpyoldfart

    We report. You believe.

  • Trebuchet

    Jon Stwart for president.

  • carpenterman

    I don’t blame Jon Stewart for leaving the show. I think he’s reached a point where he just can’t laugh at it anymore.

  • lorn

    Persecuting, sometime prosecuting the poor, are not the featured outcomes of this attitude on the right. They are desired. But the main passion is not to discredit the poor so much as to distract from the entitled and gratuitous welfare lavished upon capital and wealth in this nation.

    Flip the coin to see the larger reality they are seeking to obscure:

    The poor are poor because they lack character —> The wealthy are wealthy because they have character.

    Poverty is a sign of a lack of character — > Wealth is a sign of character.

    Wealth is a result of God’s favor — > Poverty is God’s punishment.

    In all this it is useful to remember that wealth can be characterized into three rough categories:

    Those who inherit wealth.

    Those who happen to become wealthy by being at the right place at the right time for technological development or exploitation.

    Those who mix financial, educational, or opportunity advantage with entrepreneurial prowess and hard work.

  • yaque

    Those who “happen” to become wealthy by being at the right place at the right time to exploit an opportunity to rip off society or investors. I.E. masters of the universe on Wall Street or any number of CEOs.