Wrong “Fast and Furious,” dude
...while the rest of us have barely heard anything about it.
Rachel Maddow’s epic explanation of “Fast and Furious” last night on MSNBC—AKA “What Your Uncle Who Watches Fox News All Day Is All Worked Up About”—is must-see tee-vee for anyone wanting to get a glimpse inside of the mind of a Fox News watching nincompoop.
It’s not pretty.
Rachel Maddow did progressives a solid by explaining to us what the deal is with the “Fast and Furious” controversy, AKA “What your uncle who watches Fox News all day is all worked up about.” Bless you, Rachel Maddow. We all have that uncle/father/brother-in-law/high school friend.
“This is one of those days when what happened today in politics means something totally different to the portion of Americans who watch Fox News than it does to everybody else in the country,” she said. If you get your news from right-wing media, today was a “five-inch-tall headline, day that will live in infamy, huge deal in American politics!”
And if not? “Today might not have made much sense.” Indeed! Maddow describes “Fast and Furious” as one of those stories they tried to “drag…out of the conservative media world, where it’s been cooking for a year, and they tried to drag it into the mainstream….to see if it could survive outside the right-wing world in which it was incubated.” So what exactly are right-wingers talking about with this “Fast and Furious” thing? Watch the segment below for Maddow’s explanation.
It’s not just your uncle, it’s ALL of them!
I knew the basic outline of “Fast and Furious” already, but man is it much stupider than I thought it was.
What would a Fox News watcher make of this report? Would they understand it or just write it off because a godless librul lesbean said it?
Does something like this change a Republican’s mind when they see it (I know that’s a big “what if” but indulge me!) or does it cause them to dig into their delusions even harder?
(The folks at 14:00 minutes in are pretty classic, by the way…)