Nice to get some perspective on this article's origins. It's been circulating among us for a few days now, as it is quixotically perplexing as to why Fox would publish something so benign and, er, balanced.
My take on it is thus: Trends on Tea Party and Republicans without bashing them, and crosses lines between them and us. This somehow seems to evoke common motivations that are interesting (for some main-streamers) to consider. It dips toes in the water to feel the temperature... mildly provocative for Fox regulars, and incredible to the rest of us!
On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 2:04 PM, DMS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Discussing it with the General Assembly tonight at 7pm may work. I agree with Han completely.
On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 12:46 PM, han shan <email@example.com>
Sally Kohn is a friend of mine and she has been down at #OWS a bunch. She's a thoughtful progressive movement commentator and strategist that has somehow convinced producers at Fixed News to make her a go-to for perspective on progressive issues. In other words, she's one of us, and she will be a guest on Geraldo's show, taping live from Liberty Square at 4pm.
I know that last time Geraldo was there, he provoked a scene (name calling, shoving, water-throwing silliness) and it's hard for me to imagine why today would be any different. But if there's any way to stop a stupid melée that only confirms for a Fox audience that we're a bunch of morons, in order to allow Sally to help Geraldo and the viewers understand 'what the fox' we're doing, I think it'd be really helpful.
On 10/16/11 12:39 PM, Michael McSweeney wrote:
wow, very unusual. it's actually a really great article.
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