GONE FISHIN'  10:35 am June 25, 2012

Fox & Friends: Are Millionaires Who Abandon US To Flee Taxes ‘Just Greedy’?

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Not even sure what is going on here. Doocey is missing. Has he run off to join the circus? Gretchen is gone. Is she at Betty Ford? And we are left with only rapey-faced Brian Kilmeade Some Other Guy to spout the proper talking points about millionaires Going Galt and leaving the US over waaah high taxes? Brian Kilmeade can’t do it alone, guys! He needs his morning gang of pals for just the right chemistry (TNT). (UPDATE: That rapey-faced man isn’t Brian Kilmeade either! WHAT HAVE THEY DONE WITH OUR FOX & FRIENDS???) And he is getting no help from the relief players either, like this lady, Alisyn Camerota, who says of the millionaires, “Are they just greedy?” because the country “allowed” said millionaires to get rich in the first place, with its infrastructure investments and government spending? And she wraps with “That does send the message that you care more about your money than you do about your country”? WE WILL HAVE NO MORE OF YOUR CLASS WARFARE, FOX & ‘FRIENDS’!

Won’t somebody bring Gretchen Carlson back so we can have our bracing morning pile of hatey eyes? Or did Kilmeade break her for ever this time? Let’s watch again, and ponder.

Yeah, Kilmeade probably broker her forever. Sorry Gretchen. You were too pure for this world. Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold. [MediaMatters]

 

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{ 105 comments }

Chill_Bill June 25, 2012 at 10:39 am

What about people who are broke and still want to leave this country? Are they we greedy traitors too?

BaldarTFlagass June 25, 2012 at 10:53 am

I think they're called "the rest of us."

lisawines June 25, 2012 at 10:58 am

Yes. And I took all of my $4.38 with me. Take THAT, IRS!

sullivanst June 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

That's OK, I brought my £5.96 back from England. It's still on my nightstand, a crumpled fiver and some pointy coins.

lisawines June 25, 2012 at 11:15 am

Invest that in the right candidate and you'll see it grow like magic!

SorosBot June 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

The problem is, with Harper in Canada and Cameron in the UK, these days there don't seem to be any good places to flee to. Maybe it's time to start brushing up on our French…

lisawines June 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

I'm hearing Cambodia is the place… they speak French there, also too.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 25, 2012 at 11:11 am

They're called Marines, Army, and National Guard, for the most part.

Terry June 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

Well, you also have the Mexicans who are going home.

Biff June 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Depending on the outcome of the November (s)election, I may be on my way to either Costa Rica or Peru, where my SS checks will go farther than here. At least until I die in a hail of bullets, caught in the crossfire of a drug deal gone horribly wrong.

BoroPrimorac June 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Is Obummer trying to take all your money, which you made totally by yourself without the help of a stable infrastructure? Thought so. Now shut up and get back to work. And don't ever talk about leaving again, you unpatriotic goon.

Jadetiger79 June 26, 2012 at 12:42 am

I'd scram too if I wasn't dead broke.

noodlesalad June 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

If rich folks care so much about their money only, how come they're investing bajillions of their dollars in the next election? Clearly, they are concerned about the future of their tax bills, er, I mean, Baby Jeebus' America.

Sassomatic June 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

Rapture, natch.

Designer_Radio June 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Brian totally held onto the couch so Gretch would float above him. Then he just stared up her skirt the whole ride.

Chow Yun Flat June 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

Who the hell is Clayton Morris–a Brian Kilmeade impersonator?

noodlesalad June 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

I don't know, but I'm pretty sure I picked up a case of the Alisyn Camerotas when I was in Bangkok last year.

Chow Yun Flat June 25, 2012 at 10:44 am

A good anti-fungal ointment should take care of it.

noodlesalad June 25, 2012 at 10:46 am

It can take away the burning sensation, but no anti-fungal will erase those terrible, terrible memories.

BaldarTFlagass June 25, 2012 at 10:54 am

"those terrible, terrible memories."

Bangkok: you're doing it wrong.

BoroPrimorac June 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Former Roger Ailes play thing.

freakishlywrong June 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

Remember when all those millionaires fled when Clinton raised taxes? Me neither.

PubOption June 25, 2012 at 11:12 am

I don't remember any fleeing when the sainted Ronnie raised taxes, either.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

Remember how the job creators just up and stopped creatin' jobs?

not that Radio June 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

But NOBAMA lowering or not raising taxes is just part of his nefarious plan to nationalize all income. cf gun control policy

An_Outhouse June 25, 2012 at 11:58 am

There was that Mark guy that Clinton had to pardon, but I think he killed somebody or something.

ManchuCandidate June 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

Every time I see Not-Steve Douchy, I can't help but think of "Just what I always wanted. My own little bunny rabbit. I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him."

Biel_ze_Bubba June 25, 2012 at 11:15 am

And to show 'em that you will not be ignored…

freakishlywrong June 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

rapey-faced Brian Kilmeade is fucking pure gold.

iburl June 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

See how insidious the liberal media is?

Pragmatist2 June 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

Thy are NOT "just greedy"!!!
They are "Super Greedy."

Infrogmation June 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

They are our nation's Greed Creators, my friend.

mrpuma2u June 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Hey, but they were Proud to have been Americans! Gawd blesh da Cayman Islands!!

ifthethunderdontgetya June 25, 2012 at 10:44 am

FAUX and Fiends.

Brought down by the Lieberal Media, of course.
~

SexySmurf June 25, 2012 at 10:46 am

Maybe those millionaires are just taking a year off to backpack across Europe and find themselves (I believe "find themselves" is a euphemism for "bang lots of hot French chicks").

Dashboard Buddha June 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

I hear that once you get past the armpit and leg hair, it's pretty fun.

:::DB runs for cover:::

Biel_ze_Bubba June 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

That's what it used to mean, back when we (Americans) were cool, but I'd be very surprised if it still holds true.

BoroPrimorac June 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

French chicks? Those pricks are going to eastern Europe, where their money goes a long way and girls overlook the fact that they're pasty, unathletic pussies.

Goonemeritus June 25, 2012 at 10:46 am

Fox touting civic responsibility what’s next are they going to retract their bold anti abolition stance?

EatsBabyDingos June 25, 2012 at 10:49 am

Maybe all the Fox Superfriends have menage-a-tryouts at the Vatican today.

mavenmaven June 25, 2012 at 10:49 am

It was deemed important to remind conservative women that all blonde women are interchangeable once they reach a certain age or visibility. Know your place, helmet haired blondes, just like Jesus and our millionaires say!

PubOption June 25, 2012 at 11:14 am

Is Newt a millionaire?

BoroPrimorac June 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Monica Crowley is pacing about nervously. She's reaching the critical age of 45 for god's sake.

FlownOver June 25, 2012 at 10:49 am

Either Doocey or Carlson – not sure which – isn't back yet from that Fox train-pulling assignment at RomneyFe$t. The other one just realized he/she has been brain dead for some time and took the day off.

eggsacklywright June 25, 2012 at 10:49 am

If Pravda says so, it must be true, nessy-pah?

Dr. Nick Riviera June 25, 2012 at 10:49 am

Uh Oh..Alyson has gone "Shep"

FlownOver June 25, 2012 at 10:51 am

Given the opportunity, possums will multiply. Even shy little ones.

Terry June 25, 2012 at 11:17 am

Her days on Fox are numbered.

BaldarTFlagass June 25, 2012 at 10:52 am

I wonder if those guys told Alizyn that the real name of the show is "Fox and Friends with Benefits" and there'd be a nice three-way during the post-production meeting.

Come here a minute June 25, 2012 at 10:52 am

The phrase Alisyn Camerota is looking for is "rational self-interest". So yeah, they're just greedy.

SorosBot June 25, 2012 at 10:54 am

Are they just greedy? No, they're also sociopathic fuckwads.

tessiee June 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I'm not sure whether you just meant this as snark, or whether there was a serious component to your statement, but you're right. I've seen this over and over again. It's not enough for the 1% to have usurped our money and civil rights; they're not *really* happy until they get to grind their heel into some poor slob's throat.

SayItWithWookies June 25, 2012 at 10:54 am

Hmmm — Rupert Murdoch's vast international criminal enterprise is under investigation here in the US, and all of a sudden the blonde cross-eyed girl walks off because of sexist remarks and then the Faux & Friends crew starts asking obvious questions about greedy bastards. I'm betting Rupert's not counting on Darrel Issa's contempt resolution against Eric Holder going anywhere and he's taking the appeasement route for now.

fuflans June 25, 2012 at 10:54 am

no scotus coverage? i need wonkette's analysis as bbc and npr and la times are conflicting.

weejee June 25, 2012 at 11:04 am

Indeed. SCROTUS is delivering mass amounts of smegma this week.

ElPinche June 25, 2012 at 10:58 am

Douche Clone: "You stay here and fight for better tax laws."

Some fine examples include Adelson or Kock bros. who are trying to buy this election.

weejee June 25, 2012 at 11:02 am

Maybe Murdoch is trying to convince Noboma that he really has a soul, to try a divert Eric Holder's FBI minions' investigations. Silly Rupert doesn't he know that the entire administration are all godless commies who care nothing about souls.

Will Stab For Food June 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

"Are they just greedy?"

Isn't this like asking if scorpions are just stabby?

Terry June 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

Scorpions only sting you when you annoy or threaten them. Not just for their own amusement and enhancement of personal wealth.

Dashboard Buddha June 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

Well, they stab to catch their food (heh, scorpion on the sidewalk with a sign, "Will stab for food") so that's kind of an enhancement. I don't believe anyone has heard a scorpion chuckle though. Maybe someone is researching this?

scvirginia June 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I've heard some Scorpios chuckle- will that do in a pinch?

Will Stab For Food June 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

That sounds kind of fishy to me.

MumbletyRadio June 25, 2012 at 11:04 am

Stay gold, Ponyboy

The 1%'s nature's first greed is gold,
The hardest smirk to hold;
Her early returns' don't cower
Until that poison shower
Then brief subsides to sheaf
For feedin' banks relief
So — *yawn* — an idiot's bray;
Nothing smart to say.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

What's really funny is that these Real American™ zillionaires have almost nowhere on the planet to go, where they can pay less than the 15 percent they pay here in the U S of fuckin' A. Maybe Macau (part of Commie China) will give 'em a break, assuming that people are corporations too in that capitalist paradise.

SoBeach June 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

The official narrative from the right is rich people made their money all by themselves with no help from anyone ever. In fact, they are so wonderful they managed to get rich in SPITE of our awful government and confiscatory taxes. They don't owe their country ANYTHING. They should be applauded for grabbing their stash and hauling ass.

Somebody at Fox is liable to get fired for allowing those clowns to go off-script.

Monsieur_Grumpe June 25, 2012 at 11:07 am

Could it be that FOX News has become sentient?

Oblios_Cap June 25, 2012 at 11:20 am

Nah. Momma always said that when you lie constantly, you will generally confuse yourself to the point that you've forgotten what you already said. FOX has just reached that tipping point.

scvirginia June 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

One swallow doesn't make a spring, or something.

johnnyzhivago June 25, 2012 at 11:07 am

GREEDY??? It's the poor who are the greedy ones, always looking up to billionaires and lusting after their hard earned (or justly inherited) money! Ever have a poor give you their food stamps??? Case closed!

An_Outhouse June 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

Its not envy if the recipients are union employees. Greedy teachers and firemen.

James Michael Curley June 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Actually, yes.

prommie June 25, 2012 at 11:07 am

I prefer the term "revolution" to "class warfare." Its a so much more evocative word, ne'est ce pas? it brings to mind happy scenes involving tumbrils, nooses, barricades, storming things, guillotines and such. You say you want a revolution? Yes, yes, come to think of it, I do want that.

freakishlywrong June 25, 2012 at 11:10 am

I think we're in the middle of one, at least a coup. And they're winning. (they have all the media and all the money). We, however, have numbers, bitches.

prommie June 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

You know, most people seem to think the French Revolution was some kind of peasants revolt and the "people" rose up and fought the government. But no, really not at all. The duly elected French parliament passed legitimate legislation which lawfully enacted the revolution. Robespierre was just a party leader, sort of like the Speaker of the House, the Parliament established a special committee to rule the country for an interim, appointed him to lead it, and so, there ya go, reign of terror enacted quite legitimately through completely legal means. So yes, quite literally, the US right wing has been engaging in a "revolution" through the policies and laws they pass, and the laws they block, exactly like the French Revolution, and yes, they are winning.

James Michael Curley June 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm

With Mitch McConnell as Madame Defarge.

Nothingisamiss June 25, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Sadly, I don't think it matters anymore that there are more of us. They have the media. I live in the sounth, and there's not a dumbass poor, middle class or rich folk here who don't think Obama is "destroying America." How the fuck I'm going to live and obtain medical care when I need it I truly don't fucking know.

Why, no , I don't think my meds are working this morning.

Terry June 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

Don't you mean rEVOLution?

Chet Kincaid June 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

Don't all the FOX personalities wear shock harnesses around their genitals so the control room can keep them on the reservation?!

tessiee June 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I sure hope so.

fuflans June 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

i would gouge my eyeballs out b/4 i watched fox and friends.

cause when you think about it, watching fox and friends is pretty much the equivalent of killing your father and sleeping with your mother.

Giveusabob June 25, 2012 at 11:15 am

I would have thought it clear the proper chemistry of Kilmeade & co. would be that of bath salts.

Estproph June 25, 2012 at 11:18 am

I think Gretchen is having her servomotors examined today. Doocy failed the Turing test and is no longer reliable.

Oblios_Cap June 25, 2012 at 11:22 am

How is it that those furry idiots have jobs yet many of my more intelligent friends do not?

a_pink_poodle June 25, 2012 at 11:28 am

It all starts with radical feminist Gretchen walking off the stage and now Fox News has been liberalized! CLASS WARFARE CLASS WARFARE!

Infrogmation June 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

Don't miss the important revelation at the end of the clip: Fox News hosts admit they don't understand toilets! Now we know why they spew their $#!+ out over their network instead.

RedneckMuslin June 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm

He said, "you know those toilets that you have to stand up in and do your business"?

He's doing it wrong.

An_Outhouse June 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

Any new crotch shots? or whatever you call them?
I looked it up: Upskirts, you call them upskirts

Jeri 2.0 June 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I think it's Tourette Syndrome. They all got hysterical and screeched a few almost sane, completely inappropriate words, and will be heavily medicated when you see them again.

tessiee June 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

"Hello. Dear. Nothing. Happened. During. My. Completely. Uneventful. Day at Work."

Jeri 2.0 June 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

"Hello. Dear. Nothing. Happened. OBAMATWATWAFFLENAZI! During. My. Completely. Uneventful. Day at Work."

Toomush_Infer June 25, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Nope – they're leaving because they just can't put up with Fox & Fiends trash any more…..

GemlikeFlame June 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Wait, wait, wait, wait… Fox and Friends used to abjectly worship the wealthy to the point of self-induced orgasm. Are the 1% no longer returning their calls and leaving pouty emails unanswered?

fawkedifiknow June 25, 2012 at 12:11 pm

This is just a demonstration orchestrated by Ailes, to show the regular clown act that he can always find three more where they came from.

GunToting[Redacted] June 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I made the mistake of leaving the video running in the background and thus was exposed to their discussion of the confusing Euro plumbing implements… so… cold…

DocChaos June 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm

It's the job-creators that "allow' the government to redistribute a portion of their hard earned wealth to those who fail to take advantage of the opportunities the rich have created. Clearly, it is the government that is being greedy. It is the through the generosity of the very rich that government is even able to fund an infrastructure that the noncontributing poor take advantage of.

You'd think Fox would have this all down by now.

DahBoner June 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Yes.

Any other questions?

An_Outhouse June 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm

OMG, Elizabeth Warren dressed up as a dude and got a job on Faux. Why don't they just put on some Occupy tee shirts abnd complete the transition?

Biff June 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I won't sully my new 'puter by watching that video, but does Alisyn Camerota have the Fatal Attraction leg-crossing move mastered, as does Gretchen?

rickmaci June 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Favorite picture ever of Alisyn Camerota.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0BbCFd2aYUM/Sb6HWHscK8I

tessiee June 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

i suspect some sort of clumsy attempt at increasing their market share by trying to appeal to those under age 70 or over IQ 70. Good luck with that, fuckers.

rocktonsam June 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm

rumor has it Gretchen was at the Rmoney thing/cabinet rich guy summit in Park City serving coffee, Douchy was being douchy. there also

Crank_Tango June 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

Sometimes YOU'RE the ladyboy, I guess.

SorosBot June 25, 2012 at 11:08 am

One night there make a hard man humble.

prommie June 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.

Geminisunmars June 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Checkmate.

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