Check out this episode of “The Daily Show,” where Jon Stewart tears apart the idiots at Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News and Fox Business channels for saying it’s unfair to tax the rich because the poor don’t pay their “fair share” of taxes.
Then go to this clip from PBS that shows most Americans are out of touch with income inequality in the U.S. When presented with three charts, they thought Sweden‘s distribution was where America stood. As for the chart that represented America’s distribution, most people though it was a chart for a Third World country. (Just for the record, the third chart, where things were distributed equally, was idiotic, and people who selected that one shouldn’t be allowed to operate heavy machinery.)
There is no excuse for anyone not understanding what the distribution of wealth is in this country.
Here’s a chart posted on various blogs back in February:
The truth is out there. Not the “truth” created by Fox News, but the thing rational people call reality.
If your world view has been shaped by Fox, and if you fall for the GOP line that the rich are under assault and the poor are a bunch of freeloaders, you are a sad, sad human being.
- JON STEWART: Why Is Fox News Interpreting Warren Buffet’s Op-ed As ‘Class Warfare’? (thenewspundit.com)
- WATCH: Jon Stewart Takes On Fox News’ ‘Class Warfare’ Claims (huffingtonpost.com)
- Jon Stewart Defends The Poor From Right-Wing Claims Of Class Warfare (mediaite.com)