Fox & Friends Produces Scary Obama Attack Ad Showing Suicidal Piggy Banks

Fox and Friends Produces Scary Obama Attack Ad Showing Suicidal Piggy BanksDeborah Brancheau | Restoring Truthiness
It’s four minutes of complete propaganda and rhetoric in the midst of three hours of complete propaganda and rhetoric. But this time, it’s different. Fox & Friends actually aired a four minute Obama “attack ad” that they produced.

Why are folks calling it an attack ad? Well, because they used scary, ominous things like Mission Impossible-style music, a confused bald eagle, video of AmerIowa cornfields, helicopters, earth-quaking bags of national debt money falling from the sky (I thought only God caused earthquakes!), Newt Gingrich, cars that erupt, cow-pig-bread merry-go-rounds (I thought those were banned in most states), suicidal piggy banks, etc., etc., etc.

Additionally, the network aired the video twice. People had to watch Newt Gingrich two times! That is simply unjust. And after all this, Steve Doocy says, “Hats off to Chris White, one of the producers on our team. He’s been in a small editing room for the last couple of weeks reliving the last four years.”

I want the last four minutes of my life back, Steve!

Of course in the wake of the sh!t storm that arose when the high pressure system of journalistic ethics collided with the low pressure system of the morons at Fox News, the senior executives tried some damage control by issuing a statement through executive vice president for programming, Bill Shine:

The package that aired on FOX & Friends was created by an associate producer and was not authorized at the senior executive level of the network. This has been addressed with the show’s producers.

And if you believe that, I have a cable news network in New York to sell you.

About Deborah Brancheau

Deborah Brancheau is the Managing Editor of RestoringTruthiness.org, a political comedy website inspired by the political satire of Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Deborah's background is a smörgåsbord of experience. With a bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Theatre and a Minor in Cinema/Television, and a Master's Degree in Communication from the University of Southern California, Deborah took her heavily student-loan-funded education and became a sports-writing, high-school-teaching, graphic-designing, university-professing, broke-bum bastard. When that didn't work out too well, she refunneled her expertise into this new venture, RestoringTruthiness.org.