Monday, August 13, 2012

Fox Fawns Over Ryan, "The Rock Star Of American Politics"

Media Matters has documented how Fox News is fawning over Paul Ryan, the "rock star of American politics," "the Energizer Bunny," who "looks like Jimmy Stewart in 'Mr. Smith Goes To Washington' " and is both "Kennedyesque" and "Reaganesque." On "Fox and Friends Saturday," National Review columnist John Fund said that Ryan appeals to blue collar and ordinary voters; he didn't mention Ryan's plan to decimate the plain folks' Medicare and Social Security and transfer the savings to the wealthy. Ryan, in addition, will valiantly prevent the country from turning into Greece or California. Guest host Peter Johnson Jr. responds with the Ryan "rock star" image. Watch Fox's fawn-fest–but not if you've just eaten: