NOTHING GOOD HAS COME OF THE INTERNET  4:20 pm June 22, 2012

Fox Nation’s Latest Successful Trolling Effort: ‘Reagan Given Middle Finger In Obama White House’

by Jim Newell

What were we thinking, giving them rightsIt’s Friday, should we allow Fox Hip Hop BBQ Nation to troll us? Oh, it’s never a choice. Here’s the latest: “REAGAN GIVEN MIDDLE FINGER IN OBAMA WHITE HOUSE.” The photo shows Barack Obama and Michele Obama and Eric Holder wearing Che shirts and, yes, flipping off St. Ronaldus Magnus. Or are those just some gay people from Philly? Democrats all look the same.

Fox Nation links to an article in Philadelphia magazine, which bears the more appropriate headline “What Happens When You Let Gay Philly Activists Into the White House.”

Last Friday, an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack Obama for the White House’s first-ever gay pride reception. There, they danced to the sounds of a Marine Corps band; they dined on crab cakes and canapés; they hand-delivered letters from concerned citizens like this 18-year old who has had four people close to him gunned down, and noted rhyming raconteur CA Conrad; and some of them took advantage of photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan the middle finger.

Why President Obama instructed them to do this is a real question. It’s not like gay activists would have any reason to dislike Ronald Reagan, who didn’t acknowledge AIDS as a problem for the first six years of his presidency. Thank God we only have a few more days until the Supreme Court rules that Obama is no longer president.

[Fox Nation]

 

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Barb June 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I would have mooned him myself.

Nostrildamus June 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Funny, I myself would have carefully and loving adorned his portrait with a ragout made from my own feces. People are so different.

Fare la Volpe June 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Personally I would have just blown a doobie in his face.

"Just Say No to THIS, ya bastard."

actor212 June 22, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I'd have shot a snot missile at him.

MosesInvests June 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I love you, Barb! And I'm not just saying that to boost my p-score.

Barb June 22, 2012 at 7:17 pm

It worked again, Moses!

sullivanst June 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I think I'd have stabbed him right in the throat.

I can say that because he's already dead, right?

edgydrifter June 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Those are just surveyor's hand gestures.

actor212 June 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

"OK, Jim! You need to move that beam a little up yours!"

Chill_Bill June 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Cause Raygunn NEVER gave us the middle finger, right?

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm

But he always wore a jacket when he did.

mrpuma2u June 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

He also never delayed funding to AIDS research either. Stinkin' Raygun.

Extemporanus June 22, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Every fist begins with a finger…

Dashboard Buddha June 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm

"Thank God we only have a few more days until the Supreme Court rules that Obama is no longer president."

You kid…

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I know, like five of the justices ever thought he was president, right?

dogscantlookup June 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm

So what`s the problem here?
fuck raygun and his sycophants

sullivanst June 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm

For some reason they love the most corrupt* President in history, even though they hate almost everything he actually did, or rather, they hate it all in the abstract and have erased the memory of him doing it from their reality.

* measured by number of indictments of those serving in his Executive branch.

emmelemm June 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I have a small bone to pick with the Philadelphia article as quoted:

"an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia"

Important gay people? What makes these gay people more important than any other gay people? I think the word "prominent" is probably the better choice.

I know, I know, I'm being an easily-offended asshole (which I truly, truly usually am not), but for some reason, that stood out.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm

But they had an attache'. They had to be important!

actor212 June 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm

The Attache were nothing. Now the Comanche, THERE was a tribe!

tessiee June 22, 2012 at 5:45 pm

But the tribe with the most famous characters in books and movies were the Merry Sioux.

bobbert June 23, 2012 at 3:00 am

Banshees libel.

HoytClagwell June 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Hekawi libel!

TribecaMike June 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Sounds like a serious case. (Italics mine)

emmelemm June 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Ha! I was going to say, "So they were carrying a briefcase? So what!" But you beat me to it.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm

But not a briefcase, an attache' case, which is so much more fancy and, dare I say, fabulous!!!

M. Bouffant June 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm

What about "an attache of?" Didn't know that was a collective noun.

Spurning Beer June 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Yes, an attaché of important gay people, like a pride of lions, a brace of pheasants, a cote of doves, a latrine of Republicans….

bobbert June 23, 2012 at 3:01 am

Hadn't seen that one before. You should trademark it.

HoytClagwell June 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm

A conspiracy of lawyers …

HogeyeGrex June 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Well, "prominent gay people" might imply some sort of "gay prominence" sticking out, if you know what I mean and I think you do.

'Course, that could be what made them important, too.

Veritas78 June 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Is a gay prominence like a gay protuberance? Because that would be important, and something Reagan knew intimately, because he sucked quite a few climbing the Hollywood career ladder.

vtxmcrider June 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Nancy sucked a hell of a lot more of them … known as the Blowjob Queen of Hollywood. But, as with everything else, she really sucked at it.

tessiee June 22, 2012 at 5:43 pm

"What makes these gay people more important than any other gay people?"

a) They had an entourage,
b) They had their own theme music, which was played by
c) their back-up band, which follows them around everywhere they go.

emmelemm June 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Touché!

HogeyeGrex June 23, 2012 at 2:45 am

And they ate Robin's minstrels. And there was much rejoicing.

MumbletyRadio June 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I think my browser uploading mechanism is giving the finger to my "rights" to see the image properly. (It could be interference from the smorgasbord of electric storms I can hear thundering their way toward our office-space)

RedneckMuslin June 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Maybe you have your reagan filter on.

Exhausted66 June 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Maybe they thought he was wrapping up his statement and ready to take questions.

Generation[redacted] June 22, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Reagan always was our most uppity President.

MissTaken June 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Oh Fox Nation, it's okay! In gay-speak giving the middle finger means "Fuck you, you fucking homophobic, Swiss cheesed brain, piece of shit of a President".

See? Not offensive.

Generation[redacted] June 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm

"Comments on this page are closed." Lame! I wanted to hear all the lively back-and-forth regarding important current events.

Also, Rock Hudson.

TribecaMike June 22, 2012 at 8:29 pm

When I lived in Frisco, I used to see Mr. Hudson around town, and a tall handsome charismatic drink of water he was. A couple of years after I moved there he was dead, and his supposed friend Reagan didn't give a flying fuck. When Ronny died, Satan had to dig a new ring of hell to put him in.

Tyrannically_Joe June 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm

When I got to visit the White House (I have a friend who worked in DC tourism), I only shook my fist at Reagan. I never thought to make out under his vacant gaze. Still, this was obviously Obama's fault too.

SexySmurf June 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I'm more outraged about the dude in the middle giving the thumbs up to the W picture. He should be giving it a pressed fruit bowl or at least pissing on it.

Fare la Volpe June 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Thumbs up in "Gay" means something different…

actor212 June 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm

This is a meme of which I am not familiar. Would you please be so kind to expound…oh dear…on this?

Chichikovovich June 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Bush gave good posts on gay political gossip blogs?

M. Bouffant June 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Put down the bong, Mr. "4:20."

Blueb4sunrise June 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Reagan is dead, is he not?

Infrogmation June 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

No, Reagan will always be alive — in the hearts of those who believe "trickle down economics", "trees cause more pollution than automobiles do", and "facts are stupid things".

tessiee June 22, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Yes, including his skull; if you know what I mean, and I think you do.

Ryy June 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm

When Jesus Reagan returns those homos are going to be SORRY!

extreme_left June 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm

..only 2000 years to go.

DrunkIrishman June 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm

But it's perfectly okay to flip off Bush. That they don't mind.

TribecaMike June 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm

As long as he gets some attention, that's all that matters.

rocktonsam June 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

today, we all are giving R squared the finger

weejee June 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm

They're simply saying…

Ronnie's number one, Ronnie's number one

littlebigdaddy June 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Today we are all important gay people!

SorosBot June 22, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Yeah, how dare they insult one of the worst presidents this country has ever had!

scvirginia June 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Er- I saw pix of TWO of the worst presidents this country has ever had. But, yeah, how dare they?!

BarackMyWorld June 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I'm wondering what Fox would make of Native Americans posing in front of a picture of Andrew Jackson.

EatFrankRich June 22, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Some teenagers from Isleta pueblo told me that Indians get pissed every time they use an ATM and Andrew Jackson comes out.

Crank_Tango June 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Yes, an occasional middle finger to a portrait of a dead asshole is so much worse than how the right wing treats obama every minute of every day.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Hell, how FOX News treats Obama daily.

DahBoner June 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

YELLO!!!!!

actor212 June 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

They're not flipping Reagan the bird, they are simply doing the wave with their fingers and the photographer just shot at the wrong moment.

Extemporanus June 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

OT…Sent this to the tips line this morning:

"Next Monday, benign British(?) anchor baby and blasé Blanket BFF Martin Bashir is getting ba-DUM-bumped back an hour to make way for an exciting new 3pm EST[RUS] conception entitled "THE CYCLE" (gross), to be co-hosted by yesterday's fourth most inflated conservative sex doll S.E. CUPP and longtime Wonkette fap-orite and former reindeer dildo-nose diddler Krystal "Crystal" BALL!"

(Also, two dudes, butOMGBOOBFIGHTINDOUBLEENTENDRETOWN!!1)

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/
http://wonkette.com/476012/right-wing-news-ends-w
http://wonkette.com/425271/congressional-candidat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menstrual_cycle

_____

Preview on MSNBC right NOW! (I am not nearly as excited by this at that made it sound.)

UPDATE: Annnd it's over.

(RIP Dylan Ratigan — I sent a donation to Jamie Dimon in your memory.)

PuckStopsHere June 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm

They should have gone with an hour-long documentary on what it's like to be locked up in prison or something.

poorgradstudent June 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

It's the consistency I've grown to expect from twenty-first century right-wing pundits:

A state governor disrespecting an active President to his face while she is also acting in her official capacity is a badass act of freedom of speech.

A bunch of independent activists disrespecting a portrait of a dead ex-President is BEYOND THE PALE.

scvirginia June 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

"It's the consistency I've grown to expect from twenty-first century right-wing pundits…"

Thick & slimy?

RayneMan June 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Reagan and Brewer have a lot in common: They've both been rotting for the same number of years.

DahBoner June 23, 2012 at 9:28 am

"YOU LIE!!!"

widestanceromance June 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

How could they do this to Sarah????

Thurman Munster IV June 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I was dragged to the Reagan library a couple years ago. I broke down crying by his grave(?) It was my favorite spot in the whole fucking place

Chichikovovich June 22, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Did you see a pair of dessicated hands clawing up in an attempt to eat your brain?

DemmeFatale June 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Didn't Mary Cheney just give ALL the repubs the middle finger?

Schmannnity June 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm

That's for her partner too Republicans!

Giveusabob June 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm

What? And they left R. Milhous Nixon's picture entirely unmolested? Fuckin' milquetoasts.

SayItWithWookies June 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm

That's rude and offensive — the polite thing would be to quietly legislate their rights out of existence and then politely ignore their suffering while joking about it to the Press Club.

mrpuma2u June 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

You know who else flipped Bonzo the bird when they were in the Whitehouse?

SorosBot June 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I'm not sure, but rumor has it Frank Sinatra gave Nancy the bird there…

TribecaMike June 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm

A swallow?

DahBoner June 23, 2012 at 9:29 am

How's your bird hangin?

RayneMan June 22, 2012 at 5:55 pm

His kids?

TribecaMike June 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Smile and say "Cheesesteak!" Dour vegans say "Tofu!" Hey, I didn't write the rules.

Fare la Volpe June 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Fox Nation is right.

I am deeply offended that they didn't go the full Monty and piss on his grave.

TribecaMike June 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm

If you can get past the laser beams, let 'er rip. Judging from your photo, length won't be a problem. Wink wink nudge nudge.

SolitaireRose June 23, 2012 at 9:57 am

They would have, but the line was longer than the one for Space Mountain.

Callyson June 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Strauss also posted this additional photo on her blog: “Me and LB making out under a portrait of Reagan at the White House. That was amazing.”

Personally, I think that's a much funnier way to give Saint Ronnie the finger…

BigSkullF*ckingDog June 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Why in the WORLD are the comments closed on the fox nation sight. What a bunch of pansies.

tessiee June 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

They tend not to fare too well outside of their own little bubble.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Well, the really are only so many ways to say "The President is a Black, Socialist, Muslim sleeper agent from Kenya." It just gets repetitive after three or so years.

Schmannnity June 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

If I were a chimp, I'd shit in my hand and throw it at W.

Chill_Bill June 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm

He'd probably put his flightsuit on and fight you back.

tessiee June 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

He's too chickenshit to fight anybody, but I can totally picture w as a poo flinging monkey.

BigSkullF*ckingDog June 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

These people don't have enough money for this amount of speech!

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

This is nothing. Dick Cheney used to skullfuck it every night to gain some of Reagan's powers.

valthemus June 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm

"Reagan Given Middle Finger In Obama White House"

Yeah, so?

PuckStopsHere June 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm

THIS SHOWS NOBAMA IS MORALLY WEAK.

TribecaMike June 22, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Yeah, this isn't the chump change I voted for!

DahBoner June 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

I'll keep my imaginary God, my 367 guns and my flat screen television and my sleep number bed and my giant truck that I use to haul air around in and my NFL football (which I watch, so it's mine) and my fake Indian casino and you keep whatever it was you hippies were jabbering about….

lisawines June 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

"my giant truck that I use to haul air around in": BEST.

arihaya June 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Obama is crystal-clear a super human being. He could remotely decide the way teh gayz "giving finger"…. teeehee.

bonghitforjesus June 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm

"Homeless" by Old Skull- wait for the end- hearing a child yell "I hate you Ronald Reagan!" always restores my faith in humanity… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsp7fgV3g2s

Doktor Zoom June 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Hmm…new cellphone ringtone?

DahBoner June 23, 2012 at 9:40 am

Just wait until you have kids.

EatsBabyDingos June 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Willard Scott is from Philadelphia? Gay, well, yeah sure, but Philadelphia?

TribecaMike June 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I just knew the Illuminati was involved in this.

tessiee June 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm

He also originated the Ronald McDonald character when he was a teenager working at mcd's.

kissawookiee June 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I once stopped off during a road trip through Colorado to look at the ginormous American Family Association religioplex in Colorado Springs, where my son and I had a wonderful time posing for many many pictures with a life-sized statue of James Dobson. Then we had more wonderful times making eye contact with and smiling at the smartly dressed tall lady with a headset who tailed us for the entire rest of our visit.

DahBoner June 23, 2012 at 9:42 am

This could be a new episode of Starwars….

glamourdammerung June 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Yes, we should really praise Reagan for having the government contain the HIV outbreak and saving millions and lives and untold amounts of revenue.

cognachas4paws June 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I can't imagine this isn't an every day occurrence by at least one person in the Administration.

NellCote71 June 22, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I know. News? And who took the photos and "leaked" them to Fox anyway?

TribecaMike June 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm

During the darkest hours of the Watergate scandal, Nixon would roam the halls of the White House late at night talking to the portraits, his favorite being that of George W. Bush.

Sorry, I got that wrong. I meant to say he sexually molested little Georgie every night upside the portrait of James Polk. How do you think his old man became head of the CIA?

Wadisay June 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I for one am surprised the guy guys did not simply redecorate, in clashing colors.

Buckminster June 22, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Yeah, why not paint the bathroom puce and the bedroom black or Midnight Blue with luminescent stars that glow at night while you're having the "tucking?" Classy.

TribecaMike June 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Next time you're in New York City, I highly recommend a visit to the Louis Armstrong House in Corona, Queens. The mirrored bathroom is to die for. Sounds crazy, but you'll thank me later.

mookwrthwilson June 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I would have smeared the painting with cat turds

a_pink_poodle June 22, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Comments for this page are closed.

Those comments must have been AMAZING

Biel_ze_Bubba June 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Not just closed, but removed from sight! Meanwhile, the fuckers display what "The Nation" thinks of the story. (You know, what Real Americans™ think.) Come election day, these jackoffs are going to crash into reality so hard, it will break their necks.

LionHeartSoyDog June 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm

One could only hope.

RayneMan June 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

"When asked if his administration was responsible for having HIV created in an effort to eradicate the homosexual community, the painting of Reagan declined to comment."

Updates to this story, and more…at 11.

tessiee June 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Meh, Reagan wasn't even a good actor.

DahBoner June 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

His costar Bonzo thought he was the greatest!?!?!

Biel_ze_Bubba June 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Must have been a slow week for Fucks Gnus, if this is the best outrage they can manufacture.

Chet Kincaid June 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Is it too much to ask supposed adults who have been invited to the White House not to act like fucking 11 year olds posting stupid pictures on Facebook, thus giving right-tards a free shot at pointing and fundraising? Apparently.

DemmeFatale June 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Couldn't have said it better myself. (And I did try.)
(Thanks, Chet.)

Chet Kincaid June 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I don't want invited guests pulling shit like this in a House that's supposed to belong to all of us.

TribecaMike June 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I see your point, but it's a free country. And I think it's funny.

Fukui-sanRadioBarb June 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Yeah, I agree with this.

If they were just 'tards on a tour doing it then I'd give it a hearty thumbs-up, but they were guests.

LionHeartSoyDog June 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Well, it's immature anarchy and rage, which i understand.
But you are correct. It's bad behavior.

vtxmcrider June 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Reagan engaged in plenty of bad behavior publicly for many years, with impunity. It is about time people flipped that asshole off. The endless bullshit about him being the second coming of the Messiah always gets a free pass.

LionHeartSoyDog June 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm

War criminals in the upper echelon always get a free pass.
It's the Murkan way.

DemmeFatale June 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I consider Reagan guilty of 1st degree murder. My best friend died of AIDS when the public didn't even know what it really was. I will hate him forever.
But if I was a guest at the White House, I wouldn't show up my host like this.
I wouldn't, as Chet says, give "the right-tards a free shot at pointing and fundraising."

extreme_left June 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm

yeah …kinda hard to speak of respect when one is acting like a embarassing zealot brat.

LionHeartSoyDog June 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Zombie Reagan likes the middle finger.

Use plenty of lubricant, though, as it is drier than Evar(!).

LionHeartSoyDog June 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

"…they dined on crab cakes and canapés…"

Wtf is a can ape?
Sounds primitive and vulgar.

DahBoner June 23, 2012 at 9:46 am

Sometimes you gotta use canned if fresh ain't in season….

Fred_Wertham_Jr June 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm

They wouldn't be flipping off the picture if it had just been hung low enough to piss on.

Buckminster June 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Last I heard, "Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but if I am an ex-president or even dead, names and semi-disrespectful images on the internet will not hurt me."

Am I doing it wrong?

TribecaMike June 22, 2012 at 8:20 pm

A "Fox Nation" without Pam Grier isn't worthy of the name.

VinnyThePooh June 23, 2012 at 12:18 am

Throwing shoes has a more lasting impression.

dennis1943 June 23, 2012 at 6:11 am

I give him the middle finger in MY house…………

eaglewon June 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I think peeing on it would have been much better.

ttommyunger June 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

At least he's dead, so we've got that going for us, which is nice..

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