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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Chow Mein and Bolling 8 ► Bully Boy Bolling: Hypocrite

Unretouched photo of Bully Boy Bolling
taken directly from my tee vee screen
It's become something of a truism that if you find Bully Boy Bolling taking a stand on something, you can probably find him taking the opposite position at some time in the past. He's like Mendacious Mitt Romney that way.

Lately he has been railing against Big Bird. That's just another way he's like Mendacious Mitt. On The Five -- which could be a serious show with serious discussions about serious issues, except that it's on Fox "News," so all bets are off -- Bully Boy Bolling compared the big yellow bird from Sesame Street to Dora the Explorer, even though one is on a non-profit network and the other is not. However, Bolling doesn't mind comparing apples with oranges. To him it's just an example of the "takers" versus the "makers." According to Media Matters:



BOLLING: This is the capitalism versus redistribution edition of what's actually going on here -- Big Bird: taker. Dora the Explorer: maker. They're both worth about $350 million bucks, both of the brands, but the Big Bird, the Sesame Street Workshop, takes in about $6 million a year of taxpayer largesse. Dora the Explorer, all branding, all sales -- and therein lies the difference.
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Yet, it wasn't all that long ago that Bully Boy Bolling was decrying the same "makers" versus "takers" rhetoric as Class Warfare. It came during a discussion on The Five (What am I saying? There are no real discussions on The Five. It's one argument followed by a Right Wing Talking Point followed by a argument, followed by a Right Wing Talking Point, only interrupted by Greg Gutfeld's non sequitur snark and Bob Beckel saying something stupid) when Bully Boy was attacking Occupy Wall Street:
"This is class warfare: Anytime you highlight the takers, the makers, the haves, the have-nots, the 99 percent, the 1 percent, that's what they're playing. That's the game they're playing."
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Media Matters also points out: [I]n this instance, the argument doesn't even hold up. While Sesame Workshop, the production company of Sesame Street, does indeed receive about $7 million in government contributions, that figure amounts to just 5 percent of its total revenue. Moreover, only 15 percent of PBS' total budget comes from federal funds.

Even more hypocritically: Bully Boy Bolling's preferred candidate in this election played the Class Warfare Card when he said, according to a secretly recorded video released by Mother Jones:
ROMNEY: There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what.

I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49 -- he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. He'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean, that's what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
However, that only echos comments on Fox "News" in general and from Bully Boy Bolling in particular: Fox's Bolling Hypes Flawed Heritage Study To Pit "The Takers" Against "The Makers"

If you look up "Hypocrisy" in the dictionary it says, "See: Eric Bolling."

Unretouched photo of Bully Boy Bolling taken directly from my tee vee screen.
You can almost see the hypocrisy coming out of his mouth.
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