Friday, August 6, 2010

Fair and balanced?

In case you haven't been paying attention to the noxious outpourings of wingnut media personalities, Media Matters does a great job documenting attacks on unions, starting with Glenn Beck.

Beck says unions have "raped" police and fire fighters. On the August 4 edition of his radio program, Glenn Beck said of unions: "Look what they've done to the police and firemen. They've raped these guys.

Gretchen Carlson says it's expensive to live in New York City because of unions:

On the August 5 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-host Gretchen Carlson asserted that the cost of living in New York City, California, and Honolulu is "so expensive" "because of union pensions; because of raising costs for other things; for raising taxes along the way for schools."

Rush Limbaugh says union leaders are communists:

On the March 4 edition of his radio program, Limbaugh said, "The union heads -- the leaders of these unions -- essentially are communists."

Here's what these people are: hand puppets for the super-wealthy capitalist elite.