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

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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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147 comments

    1. Nostrildamus

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

    2. Fare la Volpe

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

      "Just Say No to THIS, ya bastard."

    3. sullivanst

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

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

  1. Dashboard Buddha

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

    You kid…

    1. sullivanst

      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.

  2. emmelemm

    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.

        1. tessiee

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

        1. emmelemm

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

          1. Lionel[redacted]Esq

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

    1. HogeyeGrex

      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.

      1. Veritas78

        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.

        1. vtxmcrider

          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.

    2. tessiee

      "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.

  3. MumbletyRadio

    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)

  4. MissTaken

    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.

  5. Generation[redacted]

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

    Also, Rock Hudson.

    1. TribecaMike

      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.

  6. Tyrannically_Joe

    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.

  7. SexySmurf

    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.

    1. Infrogmation

      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".

    1. scvirginia

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

  8. BarackMyWorld

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

    1. EatFrankRich

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

  9. Crank_Tango

    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.

  10. actor212

    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.

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    1. PuckStopsHere

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

  12. poorgradstudent

    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.

    1. scvirginia

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

      Thick & slimy?

    2. RayneMan

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

  13. Thurman Munster IV

    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

    1. Chichikovovich

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

  14. Giveusabob

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

  15. SayItWithWookies

    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.

  16. TribecaMike

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

  17. Fare la Volpe

    Fox Nation is right.

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

    1. TribecaMike

      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.

  18. Callyson

    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…

  19. BigSkullF*ckingDog

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

    1. Lionel[redacted]Esq

      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.

      1. tessiee

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

  20. Lionel[redacted]Esq

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

      1. DahBoner

        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….

  21. arihaya

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

    1. tessiee

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

  22. kissawookiee

    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.

  23. glamourdammerung

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

  24. cognachas4paws

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

  25. TribecaMike

    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?

    1. Buckminster

      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.

      1. TribecaMike

        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.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      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.

  26. RayneMan

    "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.

  27. Biel_ze_Bubba

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

  28. Chet Kincaid

    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.

        1. Fukui-sanRadioBarb

          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.

    1. LionHeartSoyDog

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

      1. vtxmcrider

        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.

        1. LionHeartSoyDog

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

        2. DemmeFatale

          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."

    2. extreme_left

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

  29. LionHeartSoyDog

    Zombie Reagan likes the middle finger.

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

  30. LionHeartSoyDog

    "…they dined on crab cakes and canapés…"

    Wtf is a can ape?
    Sounds primitive and vulgar.

  31. Buckminster

    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?

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