Monday, November 5, 2012
Watching FOX News on Election Eve
There isn't going to be a Romney landslide, unless there is some very serious criminal fuckery afoot in Ohio and elsewhere. Obama is most likely going to squeak through with 290 or more electoral votes. He won't have coat-tails, though, and the House will remain pretty solid GOP, while the Senate will remain Blue Dog Democrat-controlled.
What struck me, watching or listening to FOX was how total that network is working non-stop as a free political advertisement for the far right. I've known that for years, but seldom subject myself to actually experiencing that immersion.
The most disgusting thing, when I actually watched, was seeing the constant play of Obama speaking, with people of color in the background cheering him, compared to the throngs of white people cheering Romney. It is intentional, and it is blatantly racist. And - they just don't care that it is, because it is wedded and welded to the network's business model.