Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Neil Cavuto Is A Racist Bastard

There really aren't many nice things to say about the on-air personalities at Fox News. It takes no a certain character of person to be able to spew the lies of the right day in and day out. So it wasn't surprising to that Neil Cavuto tried to blame brown people for the fiscal crisis we are currently suffering, despite the overwhelming load of facts that show the blame lies with rich, stuffy and ignorant white people like Neil.

From RawStory:

In an attempt to blame the Democrats in Congress for the current economic meltdown, Cavuto told Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) last week that he should have warned bankers about possible problems with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

"I'm just saying," Cavuto insisted, "I don't remember a clarion call that said, 'Fannie and Freddie are a disaster. Loaning to minorities and risky folks is a disaster.'"

"Wow," commented Olbermann. "Usually they hide their racism a little bit better at Fox."
Nah, I've got to disagree with you there Keith. Neil Cavuto and Fox News as a whole do not really give a rat's ass what people think of their racist attitudes and remarks. Their bigotry and ignorance shine through on a regular basis and no one is really ashamed of it there. Roger Ailes wouldn't have it any other way.

Just like the GOP candidates, the use of fear and manipulation to drive home their talking points is part of the well-oiled machine that got Fox to the top of the charts and the Republicans in power. While they still dominate among older and more conservative audiences that like to hear the " I hate brown people" so its ok for you to as well, society as a whole is generally moving away from the old racist attitudes of the past. That doesn't mean that racism as an institution will disappear in 20 years, but it will most certainly be significantly reduced. That goes double for the ratings and popularity of the right's favorite propaganda organ.