A fruitless mix of racism, conspiracy theories

On their website today, FOX News is asking what we Americans make of the Tea Party movement. Here are the results thus far:


Now let’s see if they report on the poll tomorrow morning, during FOX and Friends.

[To vote in the poll, click here.]

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  1. Posted February 10, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Its over 70% Fruitless Racism now, FYI.

  2. Posted February 10, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    I like the tag-line, “Now with 70% fruitless racism.”

  3. Anonymous
    Posted February 10, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    We of a certain underbelly of the internet site rigged a Fox News poll just last week. This is either our work or the work of another, but less awesome, internet legion site. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.

    Also, the game.

  4. Brackinald Achery
    Posted February 10, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    We Ron Paul guys used to always vote in the Fox polls about who won the primary debates. They showed the results at first, then dismissed them as spamming and whatnot (which, unless they had some foolproof system to foil spamming, was in my opinion almost certainly true). But then some polls would get reset if Ron Paul got too far ahead, and somebody else would mysteriously get a lot of votes. Man, those were some good disillusioning, enlightening times.

  5. Brackinald Achery
    Posted February 10, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    …now they’re hijacking Ron Paul’s tea-parties with vacuous Sarah Palin and steering it with hypocritical neocon bullshit. Hahaha! Classic. I love politics.

  6. Kevin T
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    OMG, is 4chan now monitoring MM.com?

  7. Meta
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    “Ron Paul Helped Inspire the Tea Party Movement, and Now It Could Take Him Down”


  8. Ted
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I prefer my racism with fruit.

  9. Ted
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    It’s now 76% fruitless racism and conspiracy theory, with 165,486 votes tallied.

  10. Crazy Foxy
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    So FOX gets Mark Maynard and hundreds of other left and right wing sites to put up links to this all important poll and drives 165,486 folks to their Web site overnight? (You really think FOX put the option of “fruitless racism” in to do anything more than sucker folks to the site?)

    I bet the price tag for the banner ads that page just went through the roof. Easy money! (Or should I say “chump change”?)

  11. Curt Waugh
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Dammit! I want fruit with my racism. Mmmm…. banana cream bigotry.

  12. Ed
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    There’s nothing like a steaming mug of Strawberry Negrophobe to cap off a perfect day.

  13. The Kingpin
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Stop it, jerks! All I can think about now is Fruit Stripe Gum! I don’t think they even make it anymore…

  14. stella
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Fruitstripe gum @ http://www.oldtimecandy.com
    I just went through a fruitstripe craving myself and some kind soul pointed me in their direction. I can’t afford it though.

  15. Brackinald Achery
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Fruit Stripe is awesome for about 30 seconds. It’s the whippet of fruity retro chewing gums.

  16. Posted February 11, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure I bought some Fruit Stripe gum not too long ago at a Cracker Barrel.

  17. Posted February 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    And, yes, Crazy Fox. I was manipulated. I sent people over to the FOX News site, and now they’re all going to become loyal fans of the network based on that one poll. I’m sure my audience today is half of what it was yesterday.

  18. Crazy Foxy
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Don’t get me wrong Mr. Mark. You’re not going to lose readers. It’s not that deep. You’re simply helping FOX sell ads. You are aware that ad prices are based on readers/viewers?

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