While most Americans were taking the day off for this Thanksgiving holiday, sadly the one thing we can count on is that the propaganda machine over at Fox, never, ever, takes the day off. Here's the Wall Street Journal's resident hack Stephen Moore with Megyn Kelly fill in Rick Folbaum, opining over the so-called "Super Committee" failing to reach a deal and calling unemployment insurance "essentially what's a welfare benefit."
Nothing like trying to paint unemployment beneficiaries as lazy slackers or "welfare recipients" - as though they haven't worked to pay into an insurance program that helps protect them if they can't find a job in these horrible economic times, and downplaying, as Moore did here, the effect that has on the rest of America's economy if those benefits are cut off.
Naturally Moore thinks that we should not "soak the rich" (as he claims Democrats want to do) in order to get the deficit under control. That's the same deficit he and his ilk never had one iota of concern over when Bush was breaking the bank with his two unfunded wars that were left off the books, the Medicare Part D giveaway to the pharmaceutical industry that wasn't paid for, and tax cuts for his rich buddies that they didn't need.
Leave it to Fox to continue to trash those who cannot find a job due to the same conservative economic policies that Moore has been supporting for years now, and for them to make sure that even on a holiday, they're going to stay live and keep misinforming their viewers. Sadly I can't do my monitoring of cable news for the site without seeing Moore's mug on the airways way too frequently, whether it be HBO, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, or Fox.
We'd all be better off if Fox had taken the day off like the rest of our corporate media did this holiday for the most part, but that goes for their coverage on a daily basis as well. As we've already written about here, those Fox viewers are less informed than those who watch no news at all.