Posted 8 months ago on April 20, 2014, 9:43 a.m. EST by ZenDogTroll
from South Burlington, VT
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The Grio who got it from The Huffington Post: reports on a Vermont repelican apology:
The author of the comments is not identified but Vermont Democratic Party Chairman Jake Perkinson described the post as “appalling” and demanded an apology from state Republicans.
The original post read:
Just wanted to let you know — today I received my 2012 Social Security Stimulus Package. It contained two tomato seeds, cornbread mix, a prayer rug, a machine to blow smoke up my butt, 2 discount coupons to KFC, an “Obama Hope & Change” bumper sticker, and a “Blame it on Bush” poster for the front yard. The directions were in Spanish. Watch for yours soon.
Where does this shit come from . . . The Nation cites David Frum:
David Frum recently noted on his Daily Beast blog, it is impossible to understand the dog whistles you hear on Fox News if you aren’t familiar with the viral e-mail smears their audience believes in. Specifically, Frum was referring to Fox host Greg Gutfield’s line that “Obama is now out of the closet.… he’s officially gay for class warfare.” That’s a reference to the conservative e-mail meme that Obama is gay. Frum writes:
Fox is only the most visible part of a vast alternative reality. Fox’s coverage of the news cannot be properly understood in isolation, but only in conjunction with the rest of that system—and especially the chain emails that do so much to shape the worldview of Fox viewers.