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Fox News Believes "Downton Abbey" "Poses a Threat to the Left" Because Fox News Has Sh*t for Brains

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | January 22, 2013 | Comments ()


Do Fox News pundits even hear what is coming out of their mouths? How soft and mushy are their brains that they could legitimately believe that "Downton Abbey" -- a show set in the 1920s that airs on PBS, which Fox News wants to kill -- actually poses a threat to liberals.

No, no: Do tell. What's your twisted logic for this, Fox News. This I've got to hear (via Towelrod)

Rich people, powerful people, in America today, are reviled," Varney said. "They're dismissed as fat cats who don't pay their fair share." The general consensus is that "rich people are evil."

Then comes along Downton Abbey... making rich people seem nice. The characters in the show are kind and generous. "They create jobs, for heaven's sake. They're classy, they've got style."

"It poses a threat to the left, doesn't it?" he asked. Because the left says we must hate rich people.

Oh! Now it makes sense. Of course! The people in "Downton" are rich, liberals hate rich people, but they love "Downton," ergo: We might fall in love with rich conservatives, who are clearly JUST LIKE the "Downton" characters, who are so kind to "the help," which obviously represents the rest of us, who should just be thankful that the rich have given us a job washing dishes and hovering over them while they eat, just waiting for a golden opportunity to arrive to offer a bit of sound romantic advice.

How do they fit so much stupid into their tiny little brains?

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  • Clancys_Daddy

    Nothing fox news will ever do or say will top karl rove's math lesson.

  • Zirza

    Tsk, like the Dowager would have any more respect for the nouveau riches of Murdoch and his ilk. The Dowager ain't down with that any more than, purportedly, the left.

  • e jerry powell

    How can FOX News bag on the lower classes in Downton Abbey without any black people to cast their de rigeur sideye at?

  • dizzylucy

    That is hilariously stupid, yet not the worst thing they've ever discussed. The bar is set so low, you need a shovel to find it.

    "Because the left says we must hate rich people." This is being said on a NEWS channel.

  • JeanUK

    How do they continue to get away with saying stuff like this?
    It's stopped being funny and sad it's downright lunacy now. Do they actually believe what they spew? I just dont get it anymore.

  • Clearly, climate change has frosted their brain pans, so nothing gets in or out properly, just like it will will freeze Western Europe when the gulf stream shuts down. Frozen in time. The Dowager would eat them before breakfast, and it'd be spectacular!

  • Austie

    I thought Fox News hated PBS?

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Maybe they love the BBC?

    No, that can't be right. Foreign socialist television's worse.


  • Dukamania

    You have proven yet again that even though you're entertainment commentary is amusing and smart, when you attempt to talk politics you are an imbecile. Stick to what you are good at.

  • chato

    But Fox News is meant to be entertainment

  • Yep, a dog and pony show with a bit of Punch and Judy on the side. I would say bread and circuses but there is no bread. Fox doesn't believe in bread.

  • Nobody important

    Ok. The real question is: Who watches and believes Fox news anymore? Guilty pleasure maybe? Point and laugh at them? Why am I not surprised at Fox? "watch me die of not surprised."

  • BlackRabbit

    ....How much Fox News have you watched, Dustin? This barely breaks their top 10 dumbest things said ever. It's still worth commenting on, though.

  • PaddyDog

    Funny, you'd think Fox would be a lot more on the ball when talking about their one true area of expertise: fiction

  • Guest

    On the contrary--it takes brains to talk critically and substantively about representation!

  • Weegiburd

    This does not merit a reply...........gobsmacked of UK!!!

  • Fredo

    Of course Downton is a threat to the left! They spend all their time watching it and enjoying it while the "real 'Mericans" are busy stockpiling and preparing for the coming class war that the Kenyan Muslim What's-His-Face will kick off as soon as he's declared Emperor and deputizes his army of illegal aliens (actual extra-terrestrials mind you. Damn those ETs! Always here to take our anal probing jobs!!)

  • duckandcover

    There have been history lovers who've railed against Downton in regards to the relationship between the "upstairs" and the "downstairs." Records have shown that the upstairs was never typically that close with the downstairs. I don't know how this is a threat to the left, given that it's historically accurate in the sense that the Lord (in this case, Robert Crawley) was required to provide jobs in order to make his estate function. That's why each season has something in regards to its preservation, or "management," because an entire town could lose its livelihood.

    I know it's obvious to say, but I don't think Fox News thought this one through.

    P.S. Could they have been more condescending in pronouncing the show's name when they say it at least 20 times, if not more, in the show?

  • Protoguy

    The problem is they think the left is as dim and gullible as their viewers.

  • Guest

    I would add "simple-minded," as the reductiveness of the Faux wordview never ceases to take my breath away.

  • Scully

    "How do they fit so much stupid into their tiny little brains?"

    They scoop it in with a silver bouillon spoon from Tiffany.

  • NynjaSquirrel

    If Fox can make a connection between today's rich and powerful and Downton's characters, they're a lot more out of touch than I thought (and I thought they were the 12 parsecs kind of distance out of touch!)

  • Jiffylush

    "Hey, maybe if we talk about something popular other people will talk about us!"

  • zeke_the_pig

    I hate rich people, and I hate Downton. Phew, I'm safe.

  • Groundloop

    I work for a production company that makes reality shows.

    I hate everybody, and my life.

  • zeke_the_pig

    My sincere condolences

  • Groundloop

    Thanks zeke. I knew you was good people.

  • chato

    Hasn't the whole point of the last few shows been how the rich guy mismanaged the f**k out of Downton and the middle class, egalitarian guy had to come in, bail him out, and clean up Lord Grantham's mess?

  • Zirza

    And you haven't SPOILER. Even gotten to the point yet where Robert thinks this Ponzi fellow has the answers to his problems.

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