After some typically dismissive coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protesters, Fox News Watch panelist Alan Colmes got into a somewhat heated exchange with conservative columnist Cal Thomas for the way Fox has been supportive of the so-called "tea
October 8, 2011

After some typically dismissive coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protesters, Fox News Watch panelist Alan Colmes got into a somewhat heated exchange with conservative columnist Cal Thomas for the way Fox has been supportive of the so-called "tea party" while attacking the kids out there protesting on Wall Street.

When Thomas tried to claim that the "tea party" was actually a grass roots movement, Colmes jumped all over him and asked him about the big money behind those protests from the likes of the Koch brothers and Dick Armey's group among others.

Former Iraq invasion cheerleader Judith Miller wrapped up the segment by agreeing with Thomas that the movement started as grass roots, but also admitted that it had indeed been taken over by the Koch brothers and their ilk. Sadly no one had a chance to point out to her that the co-opting happened immediately and that the "tea party" would never have spread as widely as it did without the support of those AstroTurf-ers and the likes of Fox News and CNN supporting them with wall to wall coverage -- unlike these OWS protests that the media did their best to ignore for the first several weeks.

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