Tea Partiers boycotting FOX News for being too leftist.

The ideological purists of the Tea Party/GOP, who thought Hilary Clinton was faking an injury to get out of talking about Bengazi, are convinced that FOX News is becoming too leftist.  They are organizing a boycott of the network.  Here’s one of their leaders on why they are doing this.

A leader of the boycott, Kathy Amidon, of Nashville, declined an interview, instead directing The Daily Beast to a website, Benghazi-Truth. The website, a single-page, 23,000-word manifesto complete with multicolored fonts, supposedly incriminating videos of Fox News’s complicity in a cover-up, and communist propaganda photographs, is kept by someone who identifies himself online as “Proe Graphique,” and who other members of the boycott described as someone who works “in New York media.”

Whenever you hear a conservative start using the word “truth”, it’s a pretty sure bet you’re about to be fed a paranoid pile of not-truth.  The website continues:

“We have seen FOX suddenly get very loud about Benghazi after the 1st boycott, but conservatives are conservative because they are not stupid,” the website reads.

As proof that conservatives are not stupid, check out the deductive powers on this guy.

“I am having withdrawal. I do like Fox News,” said Kevin Avard, a former state lawmaker in New Hampshire who is participating in the boycott. “I have been going to CNN, and to Headline News just to get some kind of fix. I usually probably only watch them once or twice a year.”

Hjerlied said that “if I want news, I go to Breitbart News and Drudge and I can find all the news I need, very quickly,” and after the first boycott, says he may have “kicked the habit” for good.

“I used to have it on all day long, and I probably watched maybe six hours last week,” he said. “The more I looked at it, I have come to the conclusion that Fox is not as fair and balanced as I thought. They shade the truth also.”

Closing the book on that mystery allows Hjerlied to move on to his next case: determining if smoking is bad for you.  I wish Hjerlied had figured this out back when he was still a state lawmaker.

I swear, I checked if this was an Onion article.  It’s not.  And I can’t make this shit up, I’m not that creative.

So if FOX News is too leftist, where can upstanding people like Donnie Farner go for their misinformation masquerading as news?  Well, there’s always Glenn Beck.

Donnie Farner, 48, works as a chimney sweep in central Pennsylvania and runs a website, Proud Conservative, which sells right-leaning memorabilia like “Liberals Are Friggin Idiots” T-shirts and bumper stickers that read “Ten Out of Ten Terrorists Recommend Voting Democrat.”

He said staying away from Fox News, and in particular its website, is harder than he realized.

“It is honestly because Fox is everywhere. If you are on Twitter, you click on a link, chances are it might go through Mediaite or Drudge, but it ends up at Fox because Fox originated the story.”

He quickly clicks away, instead relying on Glenn Beck’s website The Blaze to stay informed.

“The more I research into Fox—I saw that they donate more to Democratic candidates than conservative or Republican candidates—I was like holy cow! Maybe they are just trying to snatch our pockets. Maybe they are just talking the talk, because it sure doesn’t look like they are walking the walk.”

Yes, the guy who sells bumper stickers insisting that terrorists want you to vote Democrat and who relies on Glenn Beck to “stay informed” is boasting of his abilities as a researcher.

Meanwhile, the rest of us are left to wonder how natural selection can be true when people like this exist.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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