Lawless rancher Cliven Bundy praised “hero” Sean Hannity for promoting his cause during an appearance on a conspiracy radio show during which he also warned a civil war could only be avoided if federal “bureaucrats” are disarmed by county sheriffs.
Bundy has been in conflict with the federal government for decades over his refusal to pay grazing fees for his cattle herd’s use of public lands. A recent attempt by the Bureau of Land Management toenforce court ordersallowing the confiscation of Bundy’s cattle to settle unpaid fees and fines was suspended due tosafety concernsafter armed militias rallied to Bundy’s cause and some militiamembers pointed guns at BLM law enforcement.
Despite threats of violence from Bundy and his supporters — and the fact his legal claim against paying grazing fees isincredibly weak— right-wing media have praised Bundy as a conservative champion standing against an outsized federal government. Amidendless sympathetic coverageon Fox News, host Sean Hannity emerged as the network’sleading advocatefor Bundy.
This is one of the more irresponsible things we’ve seen on the network.
Who gets to discuss America’s racial issues on Fox News:
Five white people.
Fox changes its mind a bunch about what to do with a former director from the IRS—and is predictably wrong about it.
Rupert Murdoch said that it was “bullshit” that Fox promoted the Tea Party.
Nope nope nope nope.
Al Madrigal explains the relationship between Fox News and Fox News Latino on the Daily Show. Watch the full clip here: http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/kfhx5w/obama-mundo
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