Fox Nation's revolt steeped in ... demagoguery

››› ››› SIMON MALOY

Under the headline "No Taxation Without Representation!" The Fox Nation -- Fox News' allegedly bias-free website -- promoted "tea party" protests, which Fox News itself has characterized as a response to the Obama administration's fiscal policies.

Under the headline "No Taxation Without Representation!" The Fox Nation -- Fox News' new and allegedly bias-free website -- linked to an April 9 FoxNews.com article about the Tax Day "tea parties" -- protests that Fox News itself has repeatedly characterized as a response to the Obama administration's fiscal policies. The Fox Nation also featured a graphic depicting a tea-party protest opposite an engraving of the 1773 Boston Tea Party with the accompanying text: "A Revolt Steeped In ... History." The Fox Nation headline and graphic are just the latest example of Fox News' aggressive promotion of the tea-party protests, despite the network's claims to fair and balanced reporting.

Notably, the FoxNews.com article to which The Fox Nation linked quoted tea-party promoter Michael DePrimo of the American Family Association as saying: "It's not exactly taxation without representation. It's more taxation with inadequate representation."

From The Fox Nation:

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