The interesting thing is that both camps generally do it for the same reason.
First, let us review. The Obama adminstration hates, hates, hates Fox News, and has decided it isnt even a real news organization.
In response, ratings for Fox News have allegedly skyrocketed. This is seen, by many liberal blogs and conservative blogs, as proof of another White House backfire. By stating how much the President loathes Fox, the White House has merely told millions of Americans where they should go to find out more. And evidently America likes what Fox News is saying, although they would not admit it.
The liberals believe Fox News is a full, formal subsidiary of the GOP, a result of Obamas rise to power. But the ten-minute liberal memory conveniently fails to recollect the anti-Fox vitriol when the news organization announced it was Fair and Balanced. Liberals vomited hatred then, too, when Obama was an unknown campaign worker.
Conservatives also pretend they shun the news service. Your Czar, for example, avoids linking directly to FoxNews when other services carry the same story simply because opponents to our opinion will roll their eyes and say Oh sure, Fox News is his source. Yet, truth be told, he keeps a Fox News feed going on his browser. Why? Because Fox News tends to break with stories faster than the other news services, and they often lead with critical, terrifying stories the other news organizations bury or hide. Proof? When Fox News leads with a story damaging or critical to the Obama adminstration, the Czar can quickly find it on AP, AFP, or Reutersbut you never see that story make it to their news feeds. Yeah, they cover it, but they stuff it way in the back so you never see it.
It takes seconds to double check a Fox News story, and the Czar admits: they bat 1000. Every crazy, anti-Obama story that Fox News throws out there can be found by other news organizations. Did you know that the White House has a blog dedicated to attacking Fox News stories? What a freaking waste of taxpayer money. In nine months, Obama turned a great governmental resource like whitehouse.gov into a junior high school hate book.
Okay, so what is the reason liberals and conservatives both hate Fox News? The answer is Rupert Murdoch, the owner.
Liberals despise him because he is anti-intellectual. The liberal élite standing on its hardwood floor sipping its naughty California white while pretending to like Coltrane playing in the background clusters in its hate-the-richer-than-us circle and shows utter distaste for the newspapers that show celebrities with their tops off on some Majorca beach. And, you know, that type of trash is owned by Murdoch, the vermin that owns Fox News.
Conservatives gather at the Saturday barbecue drinking beer from an ice cooler while hollering at the kids to stop splashing in the pool, gathered around the grille festooned with Italian sausages, while wondering who the hell buys crap like those liberal tabloids that worship celebrity boobs somewhere in Europe. And you know, thats the same guy that owns Fox News. Odd, huh?
Rupert Murdoch is probably blissfully unaware of any of this, as he laughs all the way to his several banks. All he knows is that he buys alternative media, regardless of the political bent, and the popularity shoots up. Right now, we are seeing a rise in conservative media because people around the world are tired of the failed promises of liberal progressivism. They want the alternative news, right or wrong, because they can do their own damn fact checking, than you so much.
And the fact checking seems to reveal that there is indeed a lot of news out there that is being stashed, buried, and suppressed.
So the conservatives, who hate Rupert Murdoch, check out to see what Glenn Beck has to say this time, and hear some story that the President wanted destroyed, and they revel in its underdog defiance. And the liberals, who hate Rupert Murdoch, study Fox News to find out what the next landmines will be, and to learn why their Lord has abandoned their narrow special interest.
And when will the White House blog fact check their involvement with ACORN?
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.