After the Trayvon Martin verdict, Fox News, as the mouthpiece for the white "grievance industry" that sees whites as the real crime victims, began a racial "bean counting" endeavor in their reporting of crimes involving white victims and accused African-American perpetrators. Rather than focus on the actual crime, Fox talkers highlighted the race of those involved in a school bus brawl and those accused of shooting (one of whom is white) a white jogger, Chris Lane. Meanwhile, their reporting on the GA school shooter did not include any reference to his being white. MSNBC's Chris Hayes commentary on Fox News' blatant racializing of crime as a "ghastly undertaking" is worth watching.
Predictably, Fox News’ “business block” used the holiday weekend (which honors labor) to smear labor unions. The Cashin’ In show argued that right-to-work laws create jobs while unions destroy them. Sadly, the lone Democrat offered up only a milquetoast-y, uninformed defense.Read more
Fox News contributor, columnist, radio show host and Jesus BFF Todd Starnes has, as demonstrated by his on-air and Twitter commentary, some really *nasty racist and homophobic views. Yet he appears to think of himself as just a cute and cuddly paragon of sweet, Southern congeniality, as evidenced by the nickname that he uses, when, on Facebook, he refers to himself in the third person; i.e. "Toddles." And interestingly, in any Google listing of his columns, the authorship is not attributed to Todd Starnes, but, rather "Toddles." Other Fox writers have just the title of their column, under which appears "Fox News" and no authorship at all - unlike the very special Toddles (One word name, like Cher!) "Toddles"- such a cute and cuddly nickname for such a cute and cuddly guy - ya think?!Read more
Apparently, Fox News is so eager to make President Obama look bad that they don't care who they turn to for help. A few days ago, it was Donald Rumsfeld. On Fox News Sunday this morning, host Chris Wallace validated anti-U.S. comments in Syria's state-run newspaper. Fox Nation took it a step further by making the propaganda its top story.Read more
Former Democratic (turned independent) Senator Joseph Lieberman appeared on Fox News Sunday today as part of the panel discussion segment. It’s one thing to disagree with President Obama’s actions and inactions over Syria. It’s another thing for a former Democratic vice presidential candidate and U.S. senator who caucused with the Democrats (even if he did flirt with running as a Republican) to get in bed with Fox News’ inflammatory, anti-Obama rhetoric.Read more
When Bill O'Reilly speaks, people better listen up. As we know, when those whom Bill has scolded don't pay obeisance to the all powerful Bill, they suffer the consequences of his vengeance. And in threatening to wreak havoc for whoever violates his rules, Bill is even threatening the Catholic Church. While O'Reilly had no problem when Catholic bishops exhorted Catholics to contact their congressperson regarding the HHS birth control mandate, he doesn't feel the same way about immigration reform. During a discussion of the Church's position on immigration issues, O'Reilly warned that there will be consequences for Catholic clergy who urge parishioners to support immigration reform legislation. So priests at Manhasset's St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, you've been put on notice. If you dare to articulate support for immigration reform, O'Reilly, during your homily, will raise holy, freaking, hell!!!!! But wait, didn't he once condemn gay activists who did the same?!Read more
We had a larger than usual number of emails this week from people who thought we are Fox News. Many of them were individual requests for investigations into personal situations, which I have not included in order to protect the identity of the sender. Here, for your regular, week-end glimpse into the mind of Fox News viewers is our latest batch. Apparently, a lot of people are not happy with The Five these days!Read more