Fox News Says the Westboro Baptist Church is a “Left-Wing Cult”
You know the people who belong to the Westboro Baptist Church, the folks who demonstrate at funerals and hold signs like this?
They belong to a “left-wing cult.“
Yep. Fox News said so. Look at the caption underneath the photo, below:
It says: “Bikers turn out to protest Newtown Mourners from Left-Wing Westboro Cult.”
Oh, and their leader, Fred Phelps, is a Democrat. Yep, that’s right. Here’s the text of the article below the photo:
Bikers descended on the town of Newtown yesterday and linked arms blocking the hate group protesters of Westboro Baptist Church from disrupting the funerals. (Free Republic)
Conservative bikers turned out yesterday to protect Newtown mourners from Democrat Fred Phelps and his Westboro cult from protesting.
The Cochrane Times reported:
Bikers seem to have thwarted attempts by the Westboro Baptist Church to protest the funeral of Newtown, Conn., shooting victim Principal Dawn Hochsprung.
See the whole thing for yourself, in person, here. (Hurry, before they delete or re-write it.)
I think it’s safe to say that the Westboro people are universally loathed. So it follows Fox’s narrative to claim they are Democrats and/or left-wing because Fox wants its audience to think Democrats and left-wingers are hateful crazies so, well, their audience will loath them (Democrats and left-wingers as well as the Westboro folks). And fortunately for Fox, its audience probably doesn’t know how to use the Google to find out for themselves what the “church” is all about. If they did look into it, they’d know how ridiculous it is to think they’re either Democrats or left-wingers. But hey, who cares about facts, right? After all, Fox doesn’t claim to be a news organization. Oh, what…
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