Rumor that Fox News paid for people to protest on tv!!!

@Fortunata (1136)
United States
April 16, 2009 6:37pm CST
I'm so mad right now my blood is boiling! My husband works at the university here as a bus driver, and he heard some students talking about the'morons' on Fox News with their 'tea parties' that Fox paid for everyone to be there! Oh, and his co-workers think the sun shines out of Obama's, too! They actually thought Obama was looking for a contact on the floor when he bowed to the Saudi King! I know who the morons are! How can people be so blind?
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
16 Apr 09
Thats funny, because I saw another report that CNN ahd a plant "protester" that they interviewd, a witness swore to it, for what ever thats worth. So how many pweople were at these protests nation wide? A few million? thats a lot of money to dole out. "They actually thought Obama was looking for a contact on the floor when he bowed to the Saudi King This LITTERALY almost made me pee my pants laughing.
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@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Yeah, can you believe it? I did like the 'CNN Sucks' sign at the end, lol!
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• United States
17 Apr 09
Hello Fortunata, Fox News PAYING people to come to their 'tea parties?' With Fox News' history, that does not surprise me in the least. Fox News is famously conservative - just watch their broadcasts. Admittedly CNN is completely left-wing, but Fox is painful to watch, even if you are a conservative. Although I know little about this Fox News tea party controversy, I was reading a few articles on Obama's 'bow' to the Saudi King. My view on it was that it was out of respect. So what that "State Department protocol" decrees that no President may or should bow to any international or domestic leader? Obama is not your average President. He has taken strides that not many previous presidents have. Clinton, when he was in office, is known for his bow (or semi-bow, really) during his term to Japan's Emperor Akihito. That's not to say the same amount of gossip and rumor came about, but Bill Clinton is still today respected as a President, far more than Bush. He wasn't looking for a contact, which is retarded to think- why would you lose a contact in front of perhaps one of the most powerful international leaders in the world and then try to collect it? On no account should you alter your attention when meeting with a leader that could shape the world significantly in the future. This idea of "protocol" needs to be thrown out of the window. So much protocol was written in the 1700s and times in which we didn't expect to have to deal with as many issues as we have today. It's time to transfer from the past and prepare for the future. We can't be stuck behind policies written by legislators that have never set foot in a different country, or had the job of an ambassador. Regards, -Fresh Writing
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Yeah, let's just bow befor the great white press, and kiss their feet with adulation, believing every word they publish - many items without facts to back their claims, and let's let our wonderful god-like congress especiall Pelosi and Reid just do their thing and cheer them on too. Oh crap! - Someone hurry up and flush this toilet!! Hint - Obama knew all about these tea parties, no matter what the press says. Flush -- -- -
@starr4all (2865)
18 Apr 09
For me it was a mistake on his part. Or I hope it was. Other wise it looks bad that he would only bow to him but not to the queen. I have more of a problem with the white house thinking we are idiots and trying to say it wasn't a bow. Look at the tapes/pics. It's obviously a bow and they think the american people are stupid enough to believe what they say versus what our own eyes see.
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@spalladino (17922)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Ok, I didn't get paid and I used a lot of gas driving to West Palm Beach and back, pllus I bought food! Who at Fox do I send the bill to? What kind of morons believe cr@p like that?
@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Morons, lol!
@David816 (23)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Ok, you have to admit that Fox paying people to protest sounds like something they would do. They aren't exactly the most "liberal" news station ever. But anyone who actually believes that spends way too much time on rumors and propaganda.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Well if Fox News paid for the people to protest I am still waiting for my check. No one paid me for what I did.
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• United States
17 Apr 09
me neither. Find me someone that was paid by fox so I can find out who the person is I need to contact.
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@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
17 Apr 09
[You should go on the Huffington Post and tell them that! They're the ones that are spreading this crap, and it's said it came out of Nancy Pelosi's mouth! Wish that wicked witch would fly back to the west on her broom, instead of using our military planes.
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• United States
17 Apr 09
someone needs to contact the newpaper then and ask them were we need to go to get paid. Because as far as I know no one got paid.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Love is blind. It was obvious that Cnn at some of the Parties was searching for trouble and intentionally trying to agitate people. Fortunately even when they cut and edited the tape it still didn't make the folks look bad. They just looked like they stuttered a little bit and some babies who were crying really cried funny. Whoever the cutter was did not take the baby into consideration when he left parts of the kid on the cutting room floor. Obama and friends even though they deny they even knew about the parties are worried. If people keep them up and eventually do have a March on Washington they are done for. They are out of there. The first Black President to be impeached? Interesting. Shalom~Adoniah
@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
16 Apr 09
I heard the next big gathering is on 4th of July. I really hope I can find one of these somewhere where I live. I reside near a cauldron of libs, help!
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
19 Apr 09
Hopefully by the Fourth there will be a lot more folks energized in this movement! Go online and find your local Republican party. See if they have any kind of local organization and light a fire under their collective buts! Help get it started yourself!!! Shalom
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
19 Apr 09
By the way it was a guy at MSNBC that was the very first person to suggest holding a tea party to protest the tax increases and the stimulus bill and the bailout package. I forget his name, but I remember the incident. So, MSNBC it truly displaying sourgrapes by their comments on the tea parties. Shalom
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• United States
17 Apr 09
They would have to be morons to pay people to protest. That is like paying people to eat cake, they are going to do it anyway, why would you have to pay them? Either way I hope Obama finds that contact soon.
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
17 Apr 09
It was Fox who was the only smart enough to jump on the bandwagon. Bet the other networks were angry when the ratings came out and they got their butts handed to them. Even combined they couldn't even come close to Fox. People are starting to wise up about these news organizations. The blinders are going to come off eventually.
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@elmiko (6637)
• United States
17 Apr 09
lol, that sounds desperate.
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• United States
17 Apr 09
I have to laugh at this point. THat is soo stupid. They are grasping at straws here. I was not paid nor was anyone I knew at any of tea parties. The one here was big (both of htem) no one there was paid. We are all just ticked off citiizens who are not going to take it anymore and showed up to get our voices heard.
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@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Fox News paid no one to protest. These tea parties had been planned since at least February. As for the "CNN Sucks" sign, hey, this person was just voicing his own opinion, apart from Fox, who had nothing to do with that, either. The media and the politicians are so out of touch with the mainstream American that they can't believe that people would actually get angry over the policies of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. The protestors were called "racist" by one of the cretins on Keith Olbermann's show, which they are not, and never will be. People of ALL races and creeds were at these protests, not just angry white people.
@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Fox paid for people to have a TEA party? I'm sure the 7,000 people who attended the one near me would have loved to be paid for it. You know, those people who idolize Mr. Obama have a rude awakening coming soon.