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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fox News Incites Armed Conflict!


....by God we will make it...!

Bundy's militia adjures to God, in defiance of US law and in contrast to the commonly accepted (by other ranchers) expectation Bundy would comply with US Grazing tax law. Since, Bundy's militia guy went there, maybe we should remind of how Scripture relates issues of taxes. 

Mark 12:17

16 They brought one. And He said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" And they said to Him, "Caesar's." 17 And Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at Him.  
Cross References
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, "Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. 
"Caesar's," they replied. Then he said to them, "So give back to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's." 
They brought the coin, and he asked them, "Whose image is this? And whose inscription?" "Caesar's," they replied. 
He said to them, "Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's." 
Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.



Earlier in the week we published this piece as the day's GOP Ignominious: Hannity's stoking sedition in support of Cliven Bundy (and his band of "anarcho" militia).

A few days prior to that post, we "went here:" women and children as shields?  Anarcho video (12 seconds)

You saw the Hannity's "revolution" survey, posted within days of President Obama's first inauguration. The timing of his work needs neither probing nor explanation, as his motive was obvious. Problem is, when conservatives cloak themselves in their "We are the Americans who have freedom of speech" defense, people seem not to challenge.  It was completely within the law to post such a survey; it was also a clear example of a form of sedition. The survey content should have been challenged by the Department of Justice, even if only from a platform and microphone of Atty. General Eric Holder. There are ways for high level official to simply ask a strategic question which could have served to send a message to Hannity and Fox News management. A message that would have been heard by many millions more than those followers of news who knew of Hannity's survey. The survey was taken down after social media policed the matter.

Yet, here we are again with an energized and facilitating network with hosts oozing over their libidos for one government official to fire a shot. The network nor its mouthpieces gives less than a damn if that shot strikes a child or a shielding wife, as was threaten by the courageous militia


Perspective (perception) is reality. It appears Fox News and people on the right who manipulate Fox News's "strings," have interest in a shooting akin to Ruby Ridge or Waco.

The following segments just about nailed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vs Bundy militia incident. The last segment has Joy-Ann Reid delivering an appropriate icing on the cake 2 minute piece about how media in the past was not an active instigator of such incidents.

http://video.msnbc.msn.com.....




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If by chance you feel we are off base in our assessment of Fox News and its obvious mission, Media Matters has provide data to support the premise.

Fox News Carnival Barkers Gin Up A Range War

Network's Top Shows Spend More Than 4 Hours Hyping Lawless Nevada Rancher
 JEREMY HOLDEN
Led by Sean Hannity, Fox News has devoted 4 hours and 40 minutes of its prime-time programming tocheerleading for a Nevada range war.
Coverage by show
Fox News began agitating for a range war on April 9, sympathetically portraying Cliven Bundy as a folk hero based on the Nevada rancher's refusal for two decades to pay the required fees for grazing his cattle on public land. While Nevada reporters have made clear that Bundy is "clearly wrong" and "breaking the law," Fox has waged a PR campaign romanticizing Bundy and the armed militia groups that fled to his ranch and forced a standoff with federal agents who were executing a court order that allowed them to impound his cattle. 
Fox Radio hostTodd Starnes fanned the flames by implying that federal agents could be "strung up" for confiscating Bundy's cattle, regardless of a court order. Even after the Bureau of Land Management announced that it would return the cattle to Bundy, Hannity asked Bundy whether he was worried that government agents might kill him. 
Hannity has effectively turned his Fox News show into a public-relations firm for Bundy and the militias backing him, dedicating more than 1 1/2 hours of coverage since April 9 to effectively agitating for armed conflict with the federal government.
Hannity led Fox News' Cliven Bundy coverage

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