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Posted on 12/08/2012 8:33:29 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Robert F. Kennedy Jr: Fox News Has Divided America In a Way Not Seen Since the Civil War By Noel Sheppard Created 12/08/2012 - 11:13am
Robert F. Kennedy Jr said of Fox News Friday, "It's divided our country in a way that we haven't been divided probably since the Civil War."
This occurred during an online video interview with the Huffington Post (video follows with transcript and commentary):
ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR: Theres two things happening. One is the influence of big money in politics, and the other is the right-wing control of the American media, particularly starting with Fox News. 95 percent of talk radio in our country is right-wing, and you need, according to Pew survey, and you, so a whole section of our country that thats what theyre hearing. They wake up in the morning, when they go to bed at night.
Twenty-two percent of Americans say their primary news source is Fox News. I think that that has, that has, it's divided our country in a way that we haven't been divided probably since the Civil War, and that its empowered these large corporations to get certain kinds of politicians and ideologues who are in the United States Congress elected - the Tea Party ideologues who control the Republican Party.
This is pretty hysterical considering President Obama met with representatives from MSNBC Tuesday to discuss tax policy.
It seems a metaphysical certitude Kennedy doesn't see anything wrong with that.
I say FUJFKjr:-)
Um, Bobbo, you’re looking the wrong way here, I’d say look to your shaman in the White Hut as well as look in the mirror at the ones causing this Cold Civil War.
RFK JR complaining about “big money.”
Hey, buddy, you’re still living off that Chicago mob money you inherited.
FOX news isn’t among those mediots getting official propaganda briefings directly from the resident.
One definition of insanity is having Kennedy as your last name.
“””Twenty-two percent of Americans say their primary news source is Fox News.”””
W@hich means 78% get their fake but accurate news from the DNCmedia.
Failure to goose-step in a pretty line is indeed “divisive”
The liberals sure miss their TOTAL MONOPOLY on information from 1970-2000.
OH GOODNESS.....a Kennedy is trying to become relavent...they’ve been quiet too long....And what kind of a business has this kennedy begun, operated and retired from, or is he living off the remains of his grandfathers offshore investments and the government? Funny how these holier than thou are so free with comments.
Is he one of the few who hasn’t skied into a tree or crashed a plane of a boat or a car?
Well, just an aside to RFK double-junior, hangover-leftover drunken-relic-from-the-media-wet-dream-madeup-Camelot, I’ve quit watching Fox, listening to Boortz, Hannity et al (save Rush). It hasn’t change my outlook one effing bit!
I still hate you, your entire family, the rabid liberals you consort with, and all the people that support the likes of you. Fox really doesn’t have anything to do with it asshole. I’d deck you where you stand if I ever met you face to face.
Hussein is the Great Divider.
Been dipping into grandpa’s illegal booze . . .
Kennedys are a rotten bunch of criminals and have hatred for outside news sources. Thank God for Fox and Free Republic.
Didn’t he just dig up the body of his ex-wife and have it moved away?
Talk about being divisive... sheesh!
It’s funny how the demon’s of the left howl that we have right wing propaganda now when for so many years they have been brainwashing the people in the guise of news on all of the news stations nationwide. Very sophisticated stuff they have been doing. So it is just too bad poor babies, isn’t it!
His argument about Fox makes even less sense than his idiotic public “defense” of his murdering cousin, Skakel (finally in prison for having beaten Martha Moxley to death with a golf club), on grounds that make the argument that Elvis is not dead seem realistic by comparison.
Scratch a leftist, find a fascist, every one of em.
People had better wise up.
“Is he one of the few who hasn’t skied into a tree or crashed a plane....”
Yep he’s missed all that and is drawn to politics and influnence peddling just like all Kennedys.
Just another tapeworm in the body politic.
I think Fox News helped give us a Republican presidential nominee so liberal that many conservatives voted third party or just stayed home on election day. In that backhanded way, Fox News helped reelect Obama.
Shall we put you down as undecided?
Have no fear. He’ll rape someone, ski into a tree, crash a plane, or overdose. It’s predictable!
Anybody understand what this means ?
the kennedy's are the AIDS of American politics
Yes, my opinion does matter a whit of beans to this asswipe’s purpose in spewing his trash.
It will only matter when how he feels, how he is stuggling, how his constituents are struggling, doesn’t matter any more. Everyone will be for themselves by then, and he’ll be a distant memory with all the other losers.
They have CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Headline News et. all plus they pack presidential election debates with their moderators, own the educational system, Hollywood, and use all to get Obama reelected but they still complain?
It has become clear to me that total domination is the socialist party’s goal. No differing opinion, no independent thinking unless it’s in lock step with the party talking points.
I guess they divided the country between those who look realistically and try to solve problem between those who live in LA-LA Land and think problems will solve themselves.
Hey Bobbie, don't you have a woman to kill somewhere?
He may not have skied into a tree (yet), but when he found a new girlfriend, he just left his wife hanging around.
Where is the demand that ALL FOUNDATIONS be taxed at the same rate as individuals and businesses? It’s time the putrid Kennedys stop milking the system, while screaming about The Rich not paying enough. They’ve lived off the tax-free ill-gotten gains of their criminal grandfather and great-grandfather, old Joe Kennedy, who ran illegal booze during prohibition. Only the corrupt Leftist media could turn this bunch of drug users and assorted low-lifes into American Royalty!
The Ford Foundation, Johnson Foundation, The Tides Foundation....all Left wing tax shelters that propagate Communism throughout the world. Tax them till they bleed.
Thank goodness he does not know about Free Republic as the source of most of FOX NEWS commentary.
The Kennedys have been dividing the country since his grandfather made deals with the Nazis and his uncle made deals with the Soviets. Crappy family, through and through.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr said of Barak Obama Friday, “He’s divided our country in a way that we haven’t been divided probably since the Civil War.”
A cultural civil war between secularists/statists/socialists and pro-God/freedomists/capitalists have been dividing the country for decades.
Don’t forget...killed somebody.
The buck-toothed freak had an affair with his children’s baby-sitter and drove his former spouse to suicide. Preach to your fellow Democrats, but we’re not buying it Bob.
The MSM Ministry of Truth and its minions consider any deviation from the party line to be thoughtcrime, so I’m a proud thought criminal.
Bobby Jr’s a uniter, not a divider. Especially when it comes to babysitters.
Yeah, if it wasn’t for FOX news, we’d all be communists now.
If Fox News and Talk Radio are so powerful, why did Obama get reelected? Kennedy shouldn’t worry aabout Fox and talk radio because he has those millions of Morons on his side.
What is with some people’s obsession with the kennedy loser family? Obviously, the kennedys have some sort of deteriorated or abnormal dna. Who cares what these kennedy mutants say.
Robert is ignorant of our history. I mean really ignorant.
There have been a number of times when the split has been really vicious. All of my older relatives died convinced that FDR was a communist, a tool of Stalin. They were small businessmen and they lost fortunes during FDR’s Depression.
Robert, I wish that were the case. If you'd just look at what Boehner is doing right now, you'd realize what a totally idiotic statement that is.
Since the MSM propaganda machine I’d trying to unite us under an unamerican socialist banner I say bully for fox. Celebrate diversity of thought and beliefs.
“He just left his wife hanging around.”
I wish people would quit posting this crap.
I would say this assclown is an embarrassment to the Kennedy family, but that’s not really possible.