The radical white, Christian right, who do cling to their bibles and their guns, deeply fear and loathe those who don't conform to their definition of what constitutes a real American. Tops on their enemies list are Muslims who, they believe, are trying to impose their godless Sharia law onto God fearing Americans. As such, a number of states with miniscule Muslim populations are attempting to pass anti-Sharia laws in order to prevent "creeping Sharia." But it's just not the fetid recesses of hate media that stokes these fears. In its effort to further divide Americans, the oh, so patriotic Fox News, is now playing to this paranoia. On Monday's Fox & Friends, Heather Nauert declared, as Fox fact, that Sharia law is here and it's "changing everything!"Read more
What does the Bill say!
It’s bad enough that Bill O’Reilly hypes a phony war on Christmas as an excuse to attack, humiliate and denigrate his political foes. But now he’s hyping a phony feud with Jon Stewart over the subject in order to continue playing the conservative victim. Oh, and whipping up more ill will and antagonism among Americans while he’s at it.Read more
The only thing that makes Fox News' annual War on Christmas hatefest bearable is Jon Stewart's inevitable sendup. Last night, he did not disappoint. His evisceration of Sarah Palin and Bill O'Reilly were especially satisfying - and funny.Read more
When it comes to Catholicism, devout Catholic and Holy Ghost inspired Bill O'Reilly is always willing to defend the faith. When Bill Maher directed his satire against the Catholic Church, O'Reilly was outraged and asked what the reaction would be if Maher had done that to a Jewish or Muslim leader. O'Reilly criticized actress Susan Sarandon for describing Pope Benedict as a Nazi. Referring to somebody as a Marxist isn't as bad as calling them a Nazi. But, for the Christian right, who still live in the red baiting world of Joe McCarthy, it's a pretty serious epithet to hurl at somebody given that Marxism is, in their world, as mortal a sin as being gay. Yet, after Rush Limbaugh accused Pope Francis of preaching "pure Marxism" and insulted the Pope's intelligence, O'Reilly doesn't seem to be outraged. Different strokes for different Popes?!
Neil Cavuto may have outdone anyone on Fox News yesterday for unfairness and unbalance. First, Cavuto concocted some kind of conspiracy theory about the misuse of federal highway funds, then he attacked his guest, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) for not disproving the baseless accusation. But as Blumenauer tried to tell Cavuto where to find the supposedly desired proof, Cavuto refused to listen.Read more
Bill O'Reilly loves to present himself as just one of the "folks" who is "hurt" by the government stealing his money to pay for poor (read minority) slackers on food stamps. But despite his onerous tax burden, Levittown (actually the tonier Westbury) working class hero Bill is still able to put together enough cash to be able to purchase waterfront property in Montauk, Long Island - property listed at a cool $8.5 million and that's a lot of "Benjamins" for somebody who is living hand to mouth after taxes. But the soon to be built mansion won't be Bill's fortress of solitude (no new Mrs. Bill) because Bill will be using the property as an "investment." So obviously poor Bill still has a few pennies left after that government theft!
O’Reilly Doubts Jesus ‘Would Be Down’ With Food Stamps Because It’s ‘Their Fault’ Poor Don’t Have Enough To Eat
Just one day after Bill O’Reilly proclaimed himself the chief enforcer of keeping Christ in Christmas, he attacked poor people as undeserving of food stamps. O'Reilly ignored the difficulties of the working poor – and presented himself as a victim of the system. To top it off, he suggested that Jesus Christ would agree with him.Read more
Paging Bill O"Reilly. His very own network, a bastion of Christian tradition, has, once again, committed a very mortal sin against the baby Jesus. In open defiance of the Bill O'Reilly commandment to never, evah, use the dreaded secular word "holiday," Fox has posted a video with that very term which is, OMG, used twice! Is Fox News part of the War on Christmas. Oh, noooo....
Update - yet another egregious Fox assault on Christmas.
Has Sean Hannity gone over to the dark side in the War on Christmas? How else to explain his “Happy holidays” greeting to Glenn Beck last night? And why didn’t Beck stand up and object to such an attack? (H/T reader Edwin)Read more