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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-22-09 11:09 PM
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Jane Hamsher: 'Why I Went on Fox and Friends'
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Jane Hamsher writes on December 22, 2009:

I notice there is a diary up on Daily Kos attacking me for going on Fox & Friends. Unsurprisingly, it doesnt say what I actually said:

In 2000, the Republicans passed Medicare Part D, and it had no negotiation for prescription drug prices. And then in 2006, when the Democrats took over Congress, the first thing they did was say hey, were going to roll that back, were going to allow for prescription drug prices to be passed. But now that they actually have the chance, theyre not doing it. And youve got people like Jeff Sessions on the floor of the Senate saying this is criminal, this deal is criminal, but he didnt vote for it in 2000 or 2006 when he had the chance. So were sort of looking at a situation where people on the right, people on the left, are looking at the Senate, and theyre saying nobodys there representing us. Nobodys representing the people. Its just a matter of whos in power and whos taking PhRMAs money.

I stand by that message, and I think its important for both people on the left and people on the right to hear. Theres a difference between helping to recruit Democratic viewers to Fox that they dont have, and bringing a message about PhRMA that divides Republican viewers from the party leadership by pointing out the hypocrisy of their talking points.

If there are those who dont want any criticism of PhRMA out there and have written things in the past that have been consistently in line with PhRMAs propaganda, I think its fair to ask what their obsession is with shutting down the messenger.

I went on Ed Shultz last night, and Fox deliberately today after yesterdays hubub. It scares the bejesus out of the DC establishment of both parties to think that the left and right might align against the corporate interests that dominate the massive giveaways that keep happening no matter whos in power.

Good. They should be scared.

(Video at link)

(emphasis added)

It occurred to me in another thread that what Jane is saying in her last paragraph is exactly true:

The teabaggers' revolt is based on the fear of government taking over the private sector.

The progressives' revolt is based on the fear of the private (corporate) sector taking over the government.

The fusion of corporate economic power and the government is called fascism. We're there.

And now, the chances of a combined revolt against Corporate led by these two groups is climbing exponentially.

And, it is because that the one thing both groups are acutely aware of is that with what is going down right now in The D. C. Establishment, regular people are getting nothing but the shaft.

On that critical fact, they agree.

Look out.

Thank you, Jane.

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