Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Says Fox News Has Divided U.S.

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. spoke out against conservative media and Fox News yesterday on Huffington Post Live. He blasted Fox for having divided the country "in a way that we haven't been divided probably since the Civil War," and blamed it for enabling the rise of "Tea Party ideologues who control the Republican Party."

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. spoke out against conservative media and Fox News yesterday on Huffington Post Live. He blasted Fox for having divided the country "in a way that we haven't been divided probably since the Civil War," and blamed it for enabling the rise of "Tea Party ideologues who control the Republican Party."

The clip is now featured on Huffington Post's media page so presumably they give the opinion some credence. So why is Arianna Huffington inviting Sean Hannity to blog there?

After noting that 22% of Americans say Fox is their primary news source, Kennedy said in the clip below:

 "It's divided our country in a way that we haven't been divided probably since the Civil War, and its empowered large corporations to get certain kinds of politicians and ideologues who are in the United State Congress elected -- the Tea Party ideologues who control the Republican Party."

I've long said that it's important for the left to confront and denounce the tactics that Fox News employs and promotes.

Quite frankly, we need more Kennedys willing to speak truth rather than pussy foot around the elephant in the media room ready to trample everything in its way. So it's more than a little disappointing that Huffington and Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim, two people I otherwise like, admire and respect, are not just ignoring Sean Hannity's starring role in what Kennedy describes above but sucking up to it.