AMERICA'S POLL  4:47 pm February 10, 2010

Fox News Poll: Yes, We Are Insanely Racist Crazy People

by Jim Newell

Another lovely Fox News poll. What is this about “fruitless” though? Racism and conspiracy theories have put the Republicans in great shape for 2010. If that’s “fruitless,” then consider these teabaggers fruity. [Fox News]

 

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Texan Bulldoggette February 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Does that equal 101%? Sigh…math is hard!

jodyleek February 10, 2010 at 4:55 pm

There ya go Newt! 70% of Americans may “watch” Fox, but at least 65% of them think you and your Faux Newz powered funny car should drive off a cliff.

Crank Tango February 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm

How is it that these polls manage to be dead on once in a blue moon? Are there merry tricksters about?

rafflesinc February 10, 2010 at 4:59 pm

One Internet to the first wonketteer to find out who is spamming this poll (as well as the previous one giving Obama an “A”).

slappypaddy February 10, 2010 at 5:01 pm

fox keeps leading with its glass jaw, giving uppercuts to itself

Red Zeppelin February 10, 2010 at 5:01 pm

The “other” category is clearly fucking young boys.

SmutBoffin February 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I’m surprised they even put the option on there.

NEW POLL
Are the Teabaggers…

1) the founding Fathers reincarnated,
2) a splendiferous cadre of anti-Socialist patriots, or
3) a more highly-evolved form of humankind?

drpangloss February 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Fox News fueled by coccopuffs, racism and crank.

rev_matt_y February 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Why are there no illiterate comments yet on the Fox site?

Extemporanus February 10, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Yes, we have no bananas!

SayItWithWookies February 10, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Bah — that’s just a non-scientific solicitation of opinion. Very unlike the other FOX online polls that find authoritatively that President Obama is a lying Muslim double-agent sent here to teach our children about sacrificing themselves for the weak and having bisexual orgies.

El Pinche February 10, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Are the Teabaggers:

4) An excuse to dress like Button Gwinnett to lure twelve year old boys into your windowless van.

grendel February 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Yay! I had a tip accepted!

sanantonerose February 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm

What’s it about? Cosplay, of course.

slappypaddy February 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm

[re=510896]Extemporanus[/re]: a bunch of michael steele look-alikes

forgracie February 10, 2010 at 5:17 pm

We distort, you decide.

WaldoJeffersHead February 10, 2010 at 5:17 pm

In my parents’ case, it represents “voicing outrage about socialist policies from which they personally benefit.”

Limeylizzie February 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm

[re=510903]sanantonerose[/re]: Isn’t that insanely exciting? I got an email from Jim in response to a tip last week and I came over all moist and nearly wet my knickers.

IonaTrailer February 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm

The Tea-bagger party = the party of balls on the nose.

pampl February 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm

If you click “leave a comment” you can see what the Fox fans are saying
or just clicky:
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/02/09/think-tea-party-movement/#discussion-form

glamourdammerung February 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm

They are the Taj Mahal of consciousness reforming political mathematics.

IonaTrailer February 10, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Tea-baggers – the party of balls on the nose.

mumblyjoe February 10, 2010 at 5:20 pm

The very best news, of course, is that since Fox News is saying so, all Teabaggers everywhere are required by, let’s say, the law, to take it as the Gospel truth.

Lionel Hutz Esq. February 10, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Of course their fruitless. They are mostly Republicans, and so mostly closeted.

BobTheBuilder February 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Hey, at least Fox is providing ONE halfway sane option for a response – unlike their recent “Why is the White House attacking Fox news” poll: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2009/10/19/white-house-attacking-fox-news/

Crank Tango February 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm

[re=510911]pampl[/re]: If I wanted to know what they were “saying” I would just shit my pants and smear my own feces all over the monitor. In fact, I’d rather. Oh great now I can’t see what I’m typgsdgsgsdgeg

Pandy February 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Racist??? Hey, calling them racist is racist?!!! You un-merican elitist who actually thinks for yourself!!!

I Am Not Your Gary Busey February 10, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Fixed: “A mix of FRUITLOOPS, racism and consipracy theories.”
Breakfast of Champions!

Hooray For Anything February 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm

\[re=510890]rafflesinc[/re]: It could be somebody spamming the poll or it could just be that Tea Baggers are really proud of who they are.

hey February 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm

[re=510893]SmutBoffin[/re]: STOP right there, you implied evolution is a valid scientific concept!!!!

UncleTom February 10, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Fruitless = without fruits.
meaning no gays allowed.

glamourdammerung February 10, 2010 at 5:35 pm

[re=510911]pampl[/re]: Best comment on the Fox site:
rupertm
California

lemonparty.com join the revolution

weejee February 10, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Fruitless? Does that mean they haven’t caught the gay?

Ripley_in_CT February 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Fruitless. Means they ran out of mangos.

ella February 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Exposing Democrats’ Socialist Agenda

Fair and Balanced again! (thank Redditors for the 65% btw)

FlownOver February 10, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Teabag = low-hanging fruit.

comicbookguy February 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm

[re=510922]I Am Not Your Gary Busey[/re]: Captain Crunch and bathtub meth. Good for the teeth!

Downtheroadapiece February 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm

My dear Wonkette writers, please spend a few moments every day or so perusing the fine site known as reddit. I shall help you find it. Start here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/

Gaming FNC polls is a regular hobby by the fine citizenry in those parts.

Captain Swing February 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Alternative Poll.

Tea Baggers hold the view that:

“Big Government” is bad and should be doing less- 100%

The Government is not doing enough for us- 100%

justshocking February 10, 2010 at 6:01 pm

66% racists and whatever-it-is.

Because I am Snowed In, I had Time to read the comments. My favorite, “Politicians are all scumbag liars with white teeth and speechwriters.” White teeth? Obvious Mr. Fox Commenter has never seen photos of Senators Arlen Specter or Ben Nelson.

Zadig February 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm

[re=510947]justshocking[/re]: More telling is how offensive the poster in question finds white teeth.

Native of SL UT February 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm

No poll is complete without “Fucking Retards” as an option.

Native of SL UT February 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

[re=510949]Zadig[/re]: What do 3 teabaggers and 1 politician have in common?

1 complete set of white teeth.

FlownOver February 10, 2010 at 6:29 pm

And the Voice of the People continues to be heard – now up to 67% & counting.

Snarkalicious February 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm

[re=510894]drpangloss[/re]: This is clearly not enough ingredients to constitute a purity test. I would offer Astroglide, Cipro, Peppermint Schnapps and Wal-tussin DM as additions to your list.

One Yield Regular February 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm

[re=510949]Zadig[/re]: It’s the chewing tobacco, Tetracycline stains, and lack of socialist dental care insurance that makes for Real American teeth.

Extemporanus February 10, 2010 at 6:36 pm

[re=510947]justshocking[/re]: [re=510949]Zadig[/re]: [re=510952]Native of SL UT[/re]: LEAVE DUOG HOFFMAN ALLONE!!1

bitchincamaro February 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm

What is the Tea Party Movement about?

Twice around the bowl, about two feet long, and pointed at both ends?

WhatTheHeck February 10, 2010 at 6:57 pm

73% of teabaggers have lost their string and cannot dangle their bags any longer.

Apocalyptic Supermarket February 10, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Fruitless Mix = Survivalist Snack Fail

justshocking February 10, 2010 at 7:17 pm

[re=510949]Zadig[/re]: True. I imagine the commenter was picturing Joe Biden as he snarlingly wrote about white teeth. But those are white VENEERS, not white teeth.

scooterKPFT February 10, 2010 at 7:27 pm

[re=510884]Crank Tango[/re]: …tricksters out there

Yup in this case I’ll bet it is the evil godless bastards at Pharyngula. One of the commenters discovered the poll and posted a link. They are the most vandalistic bunch of poll-crashing Atheist flying monkeys on the InterZone.

Jukesgrrl February 10, 2010 at 7:29 pm

So even after all the time and money Murdoch and Ailes have spent inundating America with their bizarre worldview, they’ve only succeeded in convincing 25% of the public and 50% of Congress?

god.was.stingy February 10, 2010 at 7:31 pm

It feels really good to be thanked for voting for fruitless racism, conspiracy theories. I should do that more often!
[re=510952]Native of SL UT[/re]: What do colostomy bags and tea baggers have in common?
They’re both filled with whoppers, bile and shit.

Smoke Filled Roommate February 10, 2010 at 7:37 pm

I love how the poll is entitled “You Decide”. Like You Decide what your fucking opinion is.

scooterKPFT February 10, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Sarah Palin discusses teabaggery with Xian Fundy TX school board dipshit on the radio
http://acksisofevil.org/audio/Sarah_Palin_Maca_Leroy.mp3

rocktonsammy February 10, 2010 at 7:40 pm

The poll seems to be a subliminal recruiting tool,also.

grevillea February 10, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Fruitless? Is that cos they all has teh direbeeteas?

BeWoot February 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm

[re=510892]Red Zeppelin[/re]: I’m disappointed in the “other” option. I wanted to check other and say either Performance Art or Mass Hypnosis, but it turns out you have to sign up to explain other. And I just don’t trust Glenn Beck with my eddress.

Doesn’t matter, though. The correct answer is: Montpelier.

Crank Tango February 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm

[re=510976]scooterKPFT[/re]: god bless us, everyone. And them. For today we are all fruitless whatever and such…

bago February 10, 2010 at 7:55 pm

[re=510964]bitchincamaro[/re]: That is some serious shit.

Hunger Tallest Palin February 10, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Come on, you know they meant to type FRUITFUL.

Hunger Tallest Palin February 10, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Teabaggers keep their mix of racism and conspiracy theories in their Fruit of the Dooms.

Smoke Filled Roommate February 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Instead of ‘fruitless’, why didn’t they just use familiar terms to conservatives like ‘impotent’, ‘barren’, or ‘infertile’?

Serolf Divad February 10, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Ha, ha, ha, ha! Fucking morons at Fox are completely fucking innumerate. They don’t seem to realize that they’ve drawn up a poll that’s going to provide results they won’t like. There are three pro-teabagger options and one anti-teabagger option. Statistically speaking, assuming a roughly evenly divided voting pool, they’ll wind up with three 16.6% pro votes and one 50% anti.

Ripley_in_CT February 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Have you SEEN the teabaggers? There’s a reason they call it a “tooth” brush. It takes 32 of them to make a full set.

imissopus February 10, 2010 at 9:30 pm

At 6:30 PST the fruitless option has now garnered 70% of the vote. I assume that’s from everyone here clicking it.

scooterKPFT February 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Fucking retards are FRUITbat shitCrazy

Escape Goat Nation February 10, 2010 at 9:41 pm

This commercial, which is arguably the best commercial on TV, should be advertising on Fox.
Education Connection
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYS5NtRXlZQ

PomPom February 10, 2010 at 9:54 pm

This is my favorite comment: “LIBERALS BEWARE! You have awakened a sleeping retard!”
I’m still chortling to myself about that one.

smitallica February 10, 2010 at 9:59 pm

[re=510947]justshocking[/re]: Or do you think that poster was complaining because politicians have white teeth AND white speech writers?

Crank Tango February 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm

[re=511007]Escape Goat Nation[/re]: I like that one, but my favorite is the one for Round Table Pizza with the hot Italian chicks. Seriously it is the only commercial that I love to watch over and over. which is good, cuz they run it constantly here.

Diana Davies February 10, 2010 at 10:17 pm

I thought the tea party movement was about being simple-minded, knuckle-dragging Neanderthals who grunt at each other and pick lice out of each other’s densely matted back hair. What.

smitallica February 10, 2010 at 10:23 pm

So, “Middle-aged white people pissed because they lost an election to a black guy” wasn’t an option? This poll is scientifically baseless.

Escape Goat Nation February 10, 2010 at 10:35 pm

[re=511012]Crank Tango[/re]: We don’t have Round Table Pizza in my city. So I ain’t seen that one.

El Pinche February 10, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Fruitless sums up a chubby homeschoolers lunch menu. Bad poll. We know wingnuts hate fruit. Next time use Double-Whopperless, what angry double-chinner would pick anything void of Double Whoppers?

Smoke Filled Roommate February 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm

[re=510995]Hunger Tallest Palin[/re]: Vegetables of the Dooms..

Zadig February 11, 2010 at 12:18 am

Amazing comment from some white knight standing up for poor Mrs Snowbilly Queen, and Trig: “can you go in depth with some political examples that have merit. She controlled a state that has a communist country for its neighbor.Remember that not all Russians like us and would still like to harm us. So she had a lot on her plate just defending Alaska and the lower 48. So she technically has experience as a commander in chief of a state and also ran the biggest business in the states which would be the pipeline. So she would have to be pretty good with budgets and financial issues.”

True Factual Fact of Truthiness: Every day in Alaska, the Soviets try to sneak over and get their Red Dawn on. Also, she did not defend Hawaii, to spite Commie-terrorist Inexperienced Manchurian Candidate Nobama.

Zadig February 11, 2010 at 12:21 am

[re=511042]Zadig[/re]: Also, also? If, as is alleged, she “ran the biggest business in the states which would be the pipeline”, doesn’t that make her the biggest Commie in American History?

Mr Blifil February 11, 2010 at 12:32 am

Fruitless? No way, the GOP is frikkin’ loaded with fruits.

LordPretzel February 11, 2010 at 12:47 am

I suspect 4chan.

Smoke Filled Roommate February 11, 2010 at 2:21 am

[re=511048]LordPretzel[/re]: No, that would be “I can has racizm n conspeepeery thingz?” 100%

AddHomonym February 11, 2010 at 2:31 am

Is it about:
(1) Tea — NO
(2) Partying — NO
(3) Movements — OF A SORT!

JesusButter February 11, 2010 at 7:55 am

[re=510890]rafflesinc[/re]: why, it’s the dailykosers of course. does my internet come with an iphone??

Netmonger February 11, 2010 at 10:01 am

The reason why the poll is accurate is simply because its a real minority of the FOX viewers who are actually intelligent enough to use a computer and thus participate in the online poll..

Can O Whoopass February 11, 2010 at 10:14 am

Fux Snooze – the twinkie defense.

L' February 11, 2010 at 10:17 am

Is Meghan McCain undermining her daddy?
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/02/10/is-meghan-mccain-miss-maverick-undermining-her-daddy/
“It’s innate racism and I think it’s why young people are turned off by this movement. And I’m sorry, but revolutions start with young people, not with 65-year-old people talking about literacy tests and people who can’t say the word ‘vote’ in English.”

Flanders February 11, 2010 at 10:21 am

[re=511042]Zadig[/re]: I hope noone tells the good folks at Alyeska that Sarah runs their company. The consortium of companies that own TAPS today includes:

BP Pipelines (Alaska) Inc. 46.93%
ConocoPhillips Transportation Alaska, Inc. 28.29%
ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, 20.34%
Unocal Pipeline Company, 1.36%
Koch Alaska Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 3.08%

I don’t see Sarah’s lyin’ ass anywhere on the ownership committee.

Zadig February 11, 2010 at 10:28 am

[re=511118]Flanders[/re]: That’s just because she’s too busy traveling between Alaskan high schools so she can personally scream “WOLVERIIIIIIINES” at the Soviet infiltrators, to actually attend a board meeting.

Zadig February 11, 2010 at 10:30 am

[re=511048]LordPretzel[/re]: Probably not just them. There’s no guarantee that 4chan’s participation would be a net gain for the “that’s racist” option. Especially given moot’s recent addition of a /news/ board, which quickly (immediately) turned into /stormfront/.

darkstar1st February 11, 2010 at 10:37 am

Most FoxNews are not Tea-Party or Tea-baggers as you say. Remember all the Ron Paulites throwing snow ballz at Hannity? Tea-Party is about 1 thing only, less tax, via smaller government. Maybe if more people ridicule tea-baggers they will stay home and stop sending their $ to people like Scott Brown who lives in a state most tea-baggers couldn’t find on a map, or GPS.

taddred February 11, 2010 at 10:40 am

I completely agree with what is said here. It is terrible that in the 21st century such things as racism still take place. I have recently by means of one of rapidshare search engines downloaded a video with just terrible facts of recism… That’s why I cannot be indifferent to the words aired here.

taddred February 11, 2010 at 10:40 am

[re=511118]Flanders[/re]: I completely agree with what is said in this video. It is terrible that in the 21st century such things as racism still take place. I have recently by means of one of rapidshare search engines downloaded a video with just terrible facts of recism… That’s why I cannot be indifferent to the words aired here.

FlownOver February 11, 2010 at 10:59 am

This just in – U.S. now 76% sane.

Global Mitch February 11, 2010 at 11:07 am

Ladies and gentlemen, for the answer to the question of exactly how this happened, I direct your attention to online news aggregator Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/b0ek4/fox_news_poll_what_do_you_think_tea_party/

Darkness February 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm

[re=511126]darkstar1st[/re]: I would be sadly surprised if the press didn’t FINALLY start to take offense. At the teabaggers convo when the speaker accused the media of bias (I guess the press are too incompetent to maintain 153% sycophancy 24 hours a day… because it isn’t for lack of trying) the conventioneers stood up and chanted at the assembled 100 fucking reporters who had stupidly shown up for this farce. If personal insult from the idiot group they follow around like lost babies doesn’t get them to pull their heads out of their asses, nothing will.

Darkness February 11, 2010 at 12:55 pm

[re=510908]WaldoJeffersHead[/re]: I’ll take “People over 65 for a hundred,” Alex.

SourMilk February 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Don’t be retarded, this poll was swarmed by people from 4chan. If you don’t know that website you are saged.

fiona May 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Nice questionnaire, thanks for sharing, gonna e-mail to friends as well ;) I’ve also googled some more artciles on this topic at this file search engine

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