10 Headlines Fox News Might Have Written Had They Existed During Key Points in U.S. History

rosa-parksI’m sure I’m not the only one who’s noticed the tendency for conservatives to have what can best be described as a foggy recollection of history.  While modern day right-wing media outlets like Fox News mostly paint the Republican party in a positive light, anyone with any kind of common sense knows that, while political parties might have shifted over time, the beliefs of the “conservative” have not.

Hell, these people now try to claim that President Kennedy was actually a conservative and if MLK were alive today he would be a Republican.  And while many conservatives today love programs like Social Security and Medicare, their rabid opposition to anything “socialized” leads me to believe with great certainty that had Fox News been around during the time when Social Security and Medicare were created, conservatives would fiercely oppose both programs as well.

So while this idea has been explored by others, I decided I would give my own take on the type of headline I believe Fox News would write about certain issues that have happened throughout our history.

I figure, let’s have a little fun.

In no particular chronological order, here we go:

1) Watergate:

Liberal Witch Hunt Continues: Mainstream Media’s Relentless Attack on President Nixon Proves Their True Liberal Bias

2) MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech:

Racist Martin Luther King Descends on Washington D.C., Continues to Try to Make Race an Issue

3) Social Security:

FDR the Socialist? President Signs Largest Redistribution of Wealth Legislation in United States History

4) Medicare:

Following Kennedy’s Assassination, President Johnson Signs Communist-like Law Forcing Younger Americans to Pay for Free-Loading Seniors 

5) Truman’s Election:

Rampant Voter Fraud Leads to Unexpected Truman Victory

6) Pear Harbor Bombing:

FDR’s Nazi Sympathizing Backfires: German Ally Empire of Japan Attacks United States Naval Base 

7) Custer’s Last Stand:

American Hero General Custer Slaughtered by Pack of Illegal Immigrants

8) Lincoln’s Push to Free Slaves:

“King” Lincoln Wants the Federal Government to be Able to Seize Your Personal Property, Destroy United States Economy

9) University of Alabama Integration:

Police State in Alabama: President Kennedy Attacks States Rights, Sends Military to Protect Inferior Negros Trying to Mix with Whites 

10) Building of the Interstate Highway System:

Government Spending is Out of Control as President Eisenhower Plans Socialist Takeover of Interstate Travel 

Alright, I’m going to stop there.  Honestly, I could do this all day.

Did I exaggerate a bit on some of them?  I’m really not so sure.  Considering the radical nature of the Republican party — tea party Republicans in particular — and Fox News being the mouthpiece for the GOP, I think most of them would be fairly accurate.

But of course Republicans won’t agree with any of these.  Then again, most conservatives are in complete denial about the sad reality of their own party.

I hope those reading this will share this around and see if others agree with what these “headlines” from Fox News might have been.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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