[oldembed width="320" height="240" src="https://cloudfront.mediamatters.org/static/flash/pl55.swf" flashvars="config=http://mediamatters.org/embed/cfg3?id=201110190018" resize="1" fid="10"]
Eric Bolling has been trying to fill Glenn Beck's shows ever since the announcement that the rodeo clown was being booted off of his Fox show. For as much as the Fox Business reporter tries to be the New Wingnut King, he'll never come close to the Vicks Vapor Rub phony. Bob Beckel, one of the hand full of "liberals" on Fox, smacked him down by simply telling the truth.
"On your show, all you did was run about the tea party"
Fox News created the tea party phenomena, but now they've served their purpose and Roger Ailes has been basically shedding them since the midterms. They aren't finished as a group yet, far from it. But the presidential election is in high gear, so they needed to be put in the basement as much as possible since their extremism won't sell in a general election and Ailes is wise enough to understand that.
He'll bring them out again if Romney, Cain or Perry start to slide in the polling, because he'll go to any lengths to win. A real populist movement terrifies the likes of Roger Ailes and Eric Bolling. Doug Schoen played his role for a nice paycheck and should be ashamed of himself. Congratulations.