Friday, June 8, 2012
With so many Fox employees card carrying union members you would think they'd come together in union solidarity
LP - The beauty of this is so many of the personalities on Fox are card carrying union members. They might want to deny this for other people but they wouldn't be caught dead without a union behind them. You would think more of these Fox personalities would come together in union solidarity.
When it comes to the Wisconsin union fights, right-wing pundits Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh have a couple of things in common. For starters, have all voiced their opposition to the plight of public employee unions in the state.
On Feb. 18, Limbaugh said on his radio program, "We are either on the side of the Wisconsin protesters or we are on the side of our country." Hannity has featured several guests critical of the union and its supporters, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, on his Fox News television and radio shows.
On the Feb. 18 edition of "The O'Reilly Factor," O'Reilly stated, "Governments can't afford to operate" because of "union wages and benefits." But it turns out that opposing workers' rights isn't the only thing these blowhards have in common.
As it turns out, all three of them belong to the American Federation Television and Radio Artists union (AFTRA), which is the AFL-CIO affiliate for television and broadcast workers.
Yes, you read that right. While Hannity, O'Reilly and Limbaugh have been railing against union workers in Wisconsin, all three of them belong to an AFL-CIO affiliate union."
Full Story here: http://www.alternet.org/news/150054/confirmed:_union-bashing_right-wing_media_stars_hannity,_limbaugh_and_o'reilly_are_afl-cio_union-affiliated_members/?page=1