Simpsons: Fox News ‘Not Racist, But #1 With Racists’

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The boundary-pushing Simpsons team risk the wrath of Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp minions by bashing Fox News Channel (remember that the Fox network carries The Simpsons). As well as having a dig at FNC, the gang also suggest there’s a mainstream media conspiracy to create one crisis or another to take our minds off what’s “really” happening (as if!, right?). Check it out:

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  • dumbsaint

    After 22 years of it, they’re probably trying to get fired.

    • DeepCough

      Matt Groening and Seth MacFarlane are forever Murdoch’s slaves.

    • Potter

      I heard they managed to get a clause in their contract that Fox couldn’t censor them, on the other hand Murdoch himself has participated in some of these gags.

  • Anonymous

    After 22 years of it, they’re probably trying to get fired.

  • DeepCough

    Matt Groening and Seth MacFarlane are forever Murdoch’s slaves.

  • Hadrian999

    this assumes Murdoch cares anything about anything profit and loss,
    right and left are like ball bearings and aluminum siding to him.

  • Hadrian999

    this assumes Murdoch cares anything about anything profit and loss,
    right and left are like ball bearings and aluminum siding to him.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    A little self-bashing has been a sort of tradition with FOX -via The Simpsons. It makes the unbalanced loyal Fox viewer feel the network is “Fair and Balanced”. Gee, those folks at Fox have a great sense of rumor- humor…

    • Liam_McGonagle

      That’s the flip side of satire: the target can always rationalize it as ‘mere comedy’ and if they’re footing the bill for it, even take credit, as you say, for being “Fair and Balanced”.

      Harry Shearer has never made any secret of his contempt for Murdoch. And while the Fox hierarchy seem content to fuck around with Harry’s career and contracts around the edges, I don’t think they invest a whole lot of energy in a sustained campaign to destroy him personally.

      Though I could be wrong. It’s been a while since I’ve followed Le Show or any of Harry’s other projects on a close basis.

  • Anonymous

    A little self-bashing has been a sort of tradition with FOX -via The Simpsons. It makes the unbalanced loyal Fox viewer feel the network is “Fair and Balanced”. Gee, those folks at Fox have a great sense of rumor- humor…

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I’m waiting for Seth MacFarlane to cast Herbert the Pervert as a TSA employee…groping every minor in sight.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I’m waiting for Seth MacFarlane to cast Herbert the Pervert as a TSA employee…groping every minor in sight.

  • EAGD

    I’m sure Murdoch doesn’t mind. He only seems to be using Fox as a way to ingrain himself with the Northeast Establishment while making a joke the Republican party. How anyone who considers themselves conservative or Republican can watch a network owned by a guy who openly supported the candidacies of Hillary and Obama is a mystery to me.

    • razzlebathbone

      Mystery? Really? Okay, here’s a hint:

      The policies of Hillary and Obama are identical to those of your beloved conservatives and republicans. They all care about one thing only: transferring wealth to the already wealthy.

      Get it now?

  • EAGD

    I’m sure Murdoch doesn’t mind. He only seems to be using Fox as a way to ingrain himself with the Northeast Establishment while making a joke the Republican party. How anyone who considers themselves conservative or Republican can watch a network owned by a guy who openly supported the candidacies of Hillary and Obama is a mystery to me.

  • Anonymous

    Mystery? Really? Okay, here’s a hint:

    The policies of Hillary and Obama are identical to those of your beloved conservatives and republicans. They all care about one thing only: transferring wealth to the already wealthy.

    Get it now?

  • Potter

    I heard they managed to get a clause in their contract that Fox couldn’t censor them, on the other hand Murdoch himself has participated in some of these gags.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    That’s the flip side of satire: the target can always rationalize it as ‘mere comedy’ and if they’re footing the bill for it, even take credit, as you say, for being “Fair and Balanced”.

    Harry Shearer has never made any secret of his contempt for Murdoch. And while the Fox hierarchy seem content to fuck around with Harry’s career and contracts around the edges, I don’t think they invest a whole lot of energy in a sustained campaign to destroy him personally.

    Though I could be wrong. It’s been a while since I’ve followed Le Show or any of Harry’s other projects on a close basis.

  • robertpaulson1138

    wouldn’t this work both ways? I am 90% sure I failed year 3 spanish in high school because of staring at women every day.

  • Anonymous

    wouldn’t this work both ways? I am 90% sure I failed year 3 spanish in high school because of staring at women every day.