Saturday, June 14, 2008

Because if they say it on Fox News, it MUST be true!

Sometimes I'm ashamed to say I'm from Tennessee. Now, don't get me wrong, there is a lot I love about my home state and there are a lot of great people there. But when an official from the TN Democratic Party says publicly that he is afraid Barack Obama might have "associates" who have ties to terrorism because he heard it on Fox News, I have to wonder about my fellow statesmen.

I haven't really talked much about the presidential race because to be perfectly honest, either Democratic candidate is fine with me. If you put a gun to my head and forced me to choose I would have picked Clinton, because I think a Clinton-Obama ticket might have given the Democrats more chances to possibly get 16 years in the White House. But really, in the end I think they both have the same goals and the important thing - or what should be the important thing to Democrats - is getting a Democrat in the White House. Am I mortified at some of the blatant sexism that marked Hilary's run? Of course. But I'm not surprised either, and I'm sure as hell not going to get my panties in a wad about it. I'm certainly not mad enough to stay away from the polls or vote for the γέρος - I want the Democrats to win.

So for people from my home state's Democratic party to speculate publicly things about Obama that are sure to send some Tennessee Democrats running the other direction (and because they heard it on FOX NEWS), I have to wonder what the party is coming to. I guess now it is starting ti make sense that the party's symbol is an ass.

UPDATE: Hobbs apologized, stating "I should have taken some time to check the accuracy of what I saw on television before speaking publicly." Hmm, ya think?


Texas Espresso said...

I swear Fox News just pisses me off. They were also the ones to call Obama's wife "Obama's baby mamma". which i find derogatory towards them. I also have been leaning towards Clinton but I'm with you - as long as there is a dem in office, Im fine.

Fox news sucks - and how many times have I heard people talk about how "objective" and "honest" they are. UGH scary

Cheryl said...

Ignorance. I can't stand when people, especially those that serve the public, don't think before they open their flaps. And how about not putting all of your faith in what others say-dig a little deeper and don't believe everything that's been spoon fed to the public. I second the "ugh".

I also tag you for a meme if you're up to it!

susan said...

Fox News should be forced to take the word News out of their name. Anyone who believes them to be honest or objective, is sadly deluded.