Last night, Bill O’Reilly called on his two regular Friday-night guests, Bernard McGuirk and Greg Gutfeld to give each of the presidential candidates advice for the upcoming debate. McGuirk said Romney needs to use “colorful language” and to take “a couple of cheap shots.” But, McGuirk added, “I’m not saying grab a prayer rug and throw it at the president.” However, Gutfeld – even though he was supposed to be advising President Obama – endorsed the idea. ““I am! I’m suggesting that!” Gutfeld exclaimed gleefully.Read more
Move over, 9/11 "Truthers." There's a new truther movement that has sprung up from the bowels of the GOP and Fox News. Rather than talking about how 9/11 was an "inside job," these new truthers are saying that all those polls, that show that President Obama's poll numbers are better than Mitt Romney's, are bogus. In addition to pointing out how "skewed" the data is, Fox News also claims that the polls, commissioned by media outlets, are an example of evil, librul media bias. And like the 9/11 Truthers, these Romney supporters have a variety of unsubstantiated claims about why this is happening. It would appear that in the bizarro world of Fox "News," when reality bites, you just make stuff up about why it's happening. TPM has a collection of yesterday's Fox & Friends greatest poll truther material.Read more
In addition to being a Fox News purveyor of right wing propaganda, Bill O'Reilly is something of a community activist in that he is able to arouse the passions of his viewership. But rather than being directed in a positive direction, these passions, on occasion, are directed in hateful ways against the targets of Bill's wrath. Last night, Bill focused his wrath against the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In cherry picking one comment from an editorial, he distorted the whole point of the piece which was about public distrust of the media. The comment in question cited Bill O'Reilly and other Fox talkers who, like some on MSNBC, can raise viewer's blood pressures. Bill's rendering of the editorial must have raised the ire, if not the blood pressure, of his viewers because the first call taken, this morning, by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial page editor Tony Messenger, was "hey shit head." Looks like when O'Reilly speaks, "the folks" listen!Read more
Along with Bill O'Reilly's narcissism, his hypocrisy knows no bounds. While he feels free to attack any and all who disagree with his "traditionalist" world view, he gets just a wee bit thin skinned when it comes to any criticisms of Bill O'Reilly. While he had no problem accusing an abortion provider of illegally "killing babies," he's rather annoyed about an editorial, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch which dared to mention his name in an article titled "Screaming at Each Other, Won't Improve Our Democracy." The theme of the article was about how people are losing trust in the media due to the tone of the discourse. Their mortal sin is a bit of mild snark about how both MSNBC and Fox talkers, like Bill O'Reilly, can increase one's blood pressure. For mentioning his name, they have earned the rebuke of the great and powerful Bill O'Reilly who, while not issuing a boycott, is ordering his minions to stop reading this "dumb & corrupt" newspaper which accurately discussed the type of toxic talk that Bill O'Reilly specializes in!Read more
Remember how Herman Cain proved himself even more embarrassingly clueless about Libya than Sarah Palin was about the Bush doctrine? Well, either Sean Hannity and Fox News forgot or else they didn't care. Because on Wednesday night (9/26/12), Hannity trotted out Cain as an authority to discuss the attacks on the American consulate in Libya.Read more
You just can't make this stuff up. The Fox News website has a new "BIAS ALERT" feature as one of its ledes. The last one reported on the efforts by right wing extremists to call out librul media for being unfair and unbalanced. (LOL!!) The newest one targets "Mother Jones" (who is tops on the right wing shit list for providing us with the Mitt Romney thinks you're scum video) for posting a video ("taking a swipe" at) of Mitt Romney, thirty years ago, talking about investments strategies to "harvest" (ye reap what ye sow?) companies for a profit. And underneath this example of egregious bias by the evil librul media is another article about how the evil, librul media isn't showing the clip of Marxist, Socialist, Kenyan, anti-Christ Obama, in - wait for it- 1998 when he discussed - oh, no - ""a propaganda campaign against the possibility of government action and its efficacy." Eww, can't have efficacy of government action, can we? Seriously, dudes, is that all you've got?!
Sean Hannity has been spewing a lot of venom about the Obama campaign lately, calling it, with a perfectly straight face, one of the dirtiest in American history. On Sunday he did a whole special on the dirtiness of Obama’s campaign, including a smear profile of deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, whom he called the “driving force behind the hateful tone that has been spewing from Team Obama and its surrogates.” He was back on the same theme last night along with Michelle Malkin who raised the tone of the Romney campaign no end by calling Cutter a “shameless lying liar.”Read more
While Mitt Romney says that he's not worried about liberal bias in the media, it appears that his Fox News surrogates have their GOP panties in a crotch crushing bunch over the latest polls which show President Obama with an increasing lead in the polls. Like their fellow travelers in the right wing media world, they are claiming that the polls are skewed because of political bias and bad sampling. For Fox, this newest right wing conspiracy theory also dovetails nicely with the meme of the evil, librul media because many of the polls are being done, according to Romney's Fox surrogates, by media outlets who are, as stated by Steve Doocy, "in the tank for Obama." Yesterday, on "The Five," a show noted for it's fairness and balance," (just kidding), esteemed political pundit Greg Gutfeld (just kidding) lashed out at the evil, librul media while praising Fox for it's awesomeness. (Not kidding!). While for Fox News, the George Costanza axiom of "it's not a lie if you believe it," obtains, they also seem to believe that if you don't believe it, it's a lie. As the saying goes "Denial ain't just a river inEgypt!"Read more