Fox News does it again with inflammatory propaganda that would make Joseph Goebbels proud. In a recent story, we're told:
The tab for just overtime pay for Berkeley cops to keep the peace at Tuesday's Marine protest outside City Hall was reported to be $93,000.
Hmmm. I could think of a few headlines of my own:
The tab for just overtime pay for DC cops to maintain watch over the offices of war profiteers is reported to be over $500,000.
Or how about this one:
The tab for just direct cost for the US military to protect oil corporations and war profiteers' stake in Iraq are between 1.5 and 2 trillion dollars and rising. Virtually all of these corporations will never pay a single dollar in U.S. taxes and the oil they help sell back to the U.S. consumer will not be discounted by a single cent.
The wording of the original statement is also brilliant: the cops need to "keep the peace" and "work overtime" because of these awful unpatriotic citizens who dare to criticize the sacred government. Yes. Joseph would be very proud of his ideological descendents.