Fox Nation vs. Reality: On Palin Bus Tour

This is a prime example of why political parody has become so difficult. The subjects of satire are too good at making themselves look stupid without any help. What does that leave for those of us who satirize them? Check out Fox Nation’s article on a planned mid-August bus tour by President Obama:

Obama Bus Tour

Really? Please note the “Obama 08” poster on Fox Nation’s photo proving that Obama obviously used buses before Sarah Palin did. Seriously, it’s their own photo. Yet Fox implies that Palin invented the political bus tour? Are they daft? (Don’t answer that). Palin didn’t even come up with an original name for her road trip. She copied the name, “One Nation,” from the progressive and union movement that held a rally in Washington, D.C., last October.

I think that the Fox Nationalists are actually pretty close to the truth this time. They just left out a small detail. Palin didn’t invent the political bus tour, she invented the “aborted” political bus tour. As we know, the cross-country trip that Palin planned (and is still promoting on her SarahPac web site) lasted all of six days and never made it past New Hampshire. Then she blatantly lied when asked about why the tour came to a screeching halt:

Palin: “Imagine our surprise when reading media reports today that the ‘One Nation Tour’ has been cancelled…The coming weeks are tight because civic duty calls (like most everyone else, even former governors get called up for jury duty) and I look forward to doing my part just like every other Alaskan.”

The only problem is that, unlike every other Alaskan, she never showed up for jury duty. In fact, she wasn’t even in Alaska. A few days after making her jury excuse for quitting the bus tour, she turned up at the debut of her crockumentary, “The Undefeated,” in Pella, Iowa. Incidentally, the film was a rip-roaring failure at the boxoffice and is already heading to video and the discount bins at WalMart.

Sarah Palin is a pitiful joke. The only thing she’s running for is the bank to deposit the cash she cons out of glassy-eyed fans who somehow find something coherent in her word jumbles. And the only way Obama could be charged with copying Palin on this is if he rolls into a handful of towns and then jets back to Camp David for some R&R.


10 thoughts on “Fox Nation vs. Reality: On Palin Bus Tour

  1. Can we quit pretending fox not news is a news organization already!!!

    • Sure, as soon as you stop obsessing with them 24/7. Why don’t you worry about what’s important in your life instead of having a vendetta against a news org. that you don’t agree with in the first place.

      • Randy’s observation which has been backed up and is also quite obvious by the News of the World scandal is obsessive to you? Pretty weak response but not at all surprising because you feuls on the right never have anything, ever when it comes to debating or intelligence.

      • “Why don’t you worry about what’s important in your life…?”

        This is important. A national news enterprise that deliberately misinforms viewers and contributes to social divisiveness and political gridlock is a big problem that affects everyone’s life.

        Fox News tells lies about policy and people and contributes to the dumbing down of society. In a democracy that is downright dangerous.

  2. Also please note that the photo from FoxNation, which presumably is intended to demonstrate how Obama is copying Palin, shows him standing on a bus with an Obama ’08 sign. I don’t know where the photo came from but I’m sure it’s safe to assume it was taken during the 2008 campaign … and thus does FoxNation refute their own headline, while at the same time being too stupid to realize it. Unbelievable.

    • The funny thing is, the article doesn’t even mention Palin, but FoxNation’s target demo won’t read past the headline, already have preconceived notions about the president, and are too politically retarded to see the irony of any of it.

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