Fox's Eric Bolling and one of their supposed "straight news reporters" Steve Centanni covered some of the latest with the protests going on around the country with the Occupy Wall Street movement, and both of them were apparently very perplexed as to why some of those protesters would want to show up at the doors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
BOLLING: An anti-capitalist protest just wrapping up in D.C. but it's where they're protesting that's raising some eyebrows. Steve Centanni is in D.C. with the latest. Steve.
CENTANNI: I'm right in front of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and what triggered this protest today is a huge sign on the front of a building. I'll ask you to pan up and you can take a look. Jobs. Well of course they support jobs, but the protesters say, they're creating the wrong kind of jobs and not giving opportunities to enough people.
The Fox “reporter” just couldn't seem to wrap his brain around the idea that there could be protesters out there who don't like what the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is doing and what their policies are and the fact that the Chamber said they supported President Obama's jobs bill, as though that single issue is a reason to either have disagreements with a group or want to show support for them.
Fox's resident hack and Glenn Beck wanna' be Eric Bolling went so far as to paint the protests as "taking on small business", pretending that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce actually cares about small businesses.
As I've already noted here, Think Progress has done some great reporting on the Chamber and just who they represent and it's not small business. Sadly what's worse yet is they really don't even care about American businesses or their workers. Local Chambers of Commerce, do look out for small businesses. The national group, not so much. They're looking out for the big guys and too often international interests instead of national ones.
For a little reminder of that here's Keith Olbermann talking to Think Progress' Faiz Shakir about that topic in October of last year -- Think Progress' Faiz Shakir on US Chamber of Commerce Foreign Funding.
But over at Fox, Bolling and someone they pass off as one of their straight "news reporters" and not someone who does opinion is on there carrying water for a group that wants to do exactly what these Occupy Wall Street protesters are marching against, which is looking out for the interests of the wealthiest 1% that line their pockets while most of the country continues to have its standard of living decline.
Tools like Eric Bolling are being paid a healthy salary by the likes or Rupert Murdoch to try to get the electorate to vote against their own economic interests and to diminish the fact that there are a lot of average citizens just fed up with what's going on and to paint them as being uninformed. I'd say it's likely the opposite is true if they realized that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is not a friend to the working class in the United States or to small business, and that protesting their headquarters is very appropriate given who the U.S. Chamber is actually looking out for.