How Fox Has Damaged the GOP
Posted in the Dedham Forum
#1 Nov 8, 2012
Sorry but Fox News and the Tea Party have done so much damage to the Republican Party and to political progress in America, I think that we have all lost sight of what this party once stood for. I voted dem but I liked both Romney and Brown and I always respected that others have a different view of social issues, and a different approach at building the country and the economy. Both parties want peace, both want their children to have a good education, both want jobs, both want people to have their health needs taken care of. America has allowed Fox to turn the Republican Party into an all-or-none, our-way-or-the-highway, whining, complaining, fact twisting, aggressive, antagonistic attack on liberal politics. Our two best Republican candidates in years, Scott Brown and Mitt Romney, both stood a few steps to the left, coming way closer than John McCain and Sarah Palin ever had a chance to. But you watch Fox News and tell me how bipartisanship is possible. Am I the only one who noticed that three campaigns in Massachusetts which were heavily focused on smear campaigns all failed? Tisei tried to beat Tearney by going after his family. Several groups supporting Scott Brown went after Elizabeth Warren’s heritage claims. Attacks on Obama’s birth certificate, religion (maybe he’s not really a Christian), and elderly family members yielded nothing-- in spite of being hurtful, negative and very expensive.
The real Tea Party, I would like to point out, was a protest against taxation WITHOUT REPRESENTATION, not against taxes themselves.
The smartest thing that the Republican Party could do moving forward is to dissociate themselves from this network, whose founder, let’s not forget, was himself deep in scandal in the UK and was deemed UNFIT TO RUN NEWS CORP. So, why are we letting him try to run an American political party?
If bipartisanship is going to end, then organizations and media who do not support the listening to ideas on both sides, need to be marginalized. Fox has made it okay to lie, to skew, to interrupt and shut down other opinions and to refuse to work together. They have demonstrated immaturity and polarity and this was not what the GOP used to stand for. The parties do not have to agree on approach, but I think that they ultimately want the same outcomes. Mitt Romney knew the strength of having strong leaders in a corporation who had different kinds of solutions but were willing to negotiate with each other and work together. As American’s we have an obligation to ignore any group who insists on being one sided, so that we can make decisions based on facts. And we’d be smarter if we were skeptical of anyone who needs to CALL THEMSELVES “fair and balanced”.
#2 Nov 12, 2012
funny CNN spent most of the weekend on this subject. someone in the know?
#3 Nov 14, 2012
Nothing new here. Talk of Fox News becoming politically bankrupt has been going on for years........
#4 Dec 1, 2012
history may not look so favorably on fox's time as a fourth network. when you're claim to fame is incendiary cartoons and increasingly edgy television, you will eventually run out of momentum. plus they turned news into tabloids, spin, and political influence - damaged trust in facts (really fo all networks) and now their management is all on the hot seat over in the UK.....America needs to start dethroning news corp.
They do have idol left - maybe Steve Tyler will boycott....lol
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