Fawning host and panel angrily proclaim end of Nader?s career, imply Nader is a racist, for failing to worship president elect
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
A Fox News host and his panel angrily proclaimed that Ralph Nader?s career was finished after the Independent Party candidate dared to criticize Barack Obama?s record of toadying up to corporate interests, as top liberal websites applauded Fox News for their aggressive defense of the president elect.
The corporate media?s frightening obsession with maintaining Obama?s messianic complex now apparently extends to the so-called ?right-wing? Fox News, who have eagerly picked up the baton and are right behind the mindless fervor of Obamamania - acting in lock step with the establishment left.
In the interview with Nader aired last night, Fox host Shepard Smith feigned phony righteousness in his reaction to Nader?s assertion that Obama could prove to be an ?Uncle Tom? for the corporations rather than an ?Uncle Sam? for the people.
Smith?s fake indignation, including a theatrical long pause before moronically remarking ?really?.Ralph Nader?.what was that?? looked about as genuine as a three dollar bill but was deliciously hilarious in its irony.
?Uncle Tom? is a is a pejorative for a black person who is perceived by others as behaving in a subservient manner to White American authority figures, or as seeking ingratiation with them by way of unnecessary accommodation.
?It?s very simple - he has gone along with corporate power from the moment he entered politics in the state senate, voted for the Wall Street bailout, supports an expanded military budget that is desired by the military-industrial complex,? said Nader, adding that Obama had toadied up to global corporations who had hijacked America with no allegiance to the country.
Smith was essentially implying that Nader, perhaps unsurpassed as America?s foremost advocate for minorities and black people, was a racist because he dared to question the cult status of Obama.
Nader stood up to Smith?s smear tactics and said he would not be bullied, which left the host open-mouthed.
One of Smith?s panel, with similar phony indignation, commented, ?That was the end of his career right there, that?s it, there?s no way that anybody gonna take him seriously after that, it?s just so offensive.?
What?s even more gut-wrenching is that the establishment liberal left website, Crooks and Liars, applauded Fox News for taking Nader to task, writing ?Good on Shepard Smith?.
That?s right - the fatuously hypocritical liberal left, after eight years of railing against Fox News for its Bush worship, is now applauding Fox News for its smears against Nader because Nader had the temerity not to immediately bow down and worship the new messiah.
I guess it?s all just a dose of the new ?change? that we?ve been told to expect - Fox News and the establishment left in alliance smearing people as racists for criticizing our new great leader - Barack ?The Messiah? Obama - and pointing him out for what he is - a corporate shill and a servant of the elite.