Last week, FOX pulled out all the teabags for their newest charity case, a notorious water district in California's San Joaquin Valley. Meet FOX's victim of the month, Westlands Water District. Half the size of Connecticut, owned by a few hundred wealthy families and trusts, in hock to us taxpayers for nearly half a billion dollars, and laden with farmers who get triple Federal subsidies (crop, water, electricity). Oh, and, nearly 300,000 acres, much of it public lands, poisoned, so severely with heavy metals that the land will be toxic for millennia.
Dan Bacher caught FOX's breathless coverage last week when Westlands' astroturf group created a teabag march for Latino farm workers. Yep, the same network that three weeks before was frothing at the mouth to exclude Mexican farm workers (because they may have exposed to swine flu virus that came from US farms) suddenly discovered they loved them their Latino farm workers.