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Sarah Silverman Criticizes Fox News, Fox Comments Predictably

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In case you haven’t finished your copy The Bedwetter yet, let’s cut to the part in which Ms. Silverman calls Fox News a "24-hour racism engine":

Right-wing Americans who appear in mainstream media are not out there calling black people ‘n*ggers,’ or saying, ‘The Klan has good idea.’ Instead, they’re questioning the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency by accusing him of being born in Africa or of being a Muslim. Or they’re having tea parties and calling Obama a ‘communist’ and a ‘Nazi.’ The entire Fox News Channel is a 24-hour-a-day racism engine, but it’s all coded, all implied. Lou Dobbs used to scream on CNN about ‘immigration,’ not ‘filthy Mexicans.’

Intelligent. Eloquent. Well put. Even though everyone already knows this. Here’s what Fox had to say about it:

Sarah’s anger is understandable having recently lost her television show…We sympathize with her need for attention considering her book is languishing near 300 on Amazon.com.

Shitty words, Fox spokesperson, but it is what it is. Yes, Sarah lost her show and her book isn’t topping off the bestsellers list, but making negative statements about Fox News has never hurt any comic’s career (e.g. Jon Stewart) – especially when Fox responds with what’s basically a schoolyard taunt.

Via Huffpo