Over-stimulated, perhaps, by the Tea Party surrounding him, Fox News reporter Cody Willard called the recently passed stimulus package fascist, and urged viewers to "wake up and start fighting the fascism" that is coming from the U.S. government.
Here is a short clip of Willard's dispatch from a rally in Boston:
"You got to love this one right here," he said, pointing to a sign held by a young girl. "'I'm only eleven and deep in debt.' She had to pay for the $160 billion Republican stimulus package that came out in 2007. Now she is paying for the $800 billion Republican Democrat fascist stimulus package that is coming out this time. Guys, when are we going to wake up and start fighting the fascism that seems to be permeating this country?"
Fox News has come under some heat from progressive news outlets for ostensibly promoting the Tea Party movement, helping elevate a somewhat confined topic into a political phenomenon. Clips like these don't do much to dissuade that notion.
(h/t Jed Lewison)
UPDATE: Media Matters grabs a clip of Willard on Fox Business News saying that conservatives and liberals are "both fascists who are taking my money and building up corporate America with my welfare."
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