Fox News “liberal Democrat” Dennis Kucinich could have (and should have) taken a lesson from Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) today when he appeared on Fox News Sunday to discuss the Benghazi controversy before Kucinich did. Unlike Kucinich, Smith was able to both raise questions that still need to be answered about Benghazi and defend against the partisan witch hunt that Republicans have turned Benghazi into – with Fox News’ enthusiastic participation.Read more
Dennis Kucinich appeared as a “liberal” on Fox News Sunday’s panel today. But he was so virulent in his criticism of the Obama administration's handling of the Benghazi incident, he could not have made his employer happier. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve got my own criticisms of the Obama administration. And I’ll be the first to admit that there are questions that should be answered about Benghazi. But for a liberal like Kucinich to demand answers while ignoring the ulterior motives of Fox News not only helps them advance their partisan agenda but it gives them a veneer of undeserved journalistic integrity and impartiality.Read more
In attempting to divide an already divided country, Fox News plays to the apocalyptic fears of those who feel that their country is being taken away from them by scary "illegal" brown people and scary Muslims. In their effort to play the fear factor card, Fox News has, on occasion, interviewed Dennis Michael Lynch whose not exactly mainstream "films" about the "open" Mexican/American border are xenophobic piece of paranoia dedicated to smearing immigrants who are - ready for it - coming here to slit your throat. He made another appearance on last Sunday's Fox & Friends. And while he didn't engage in the type of fear mongering that he did last September, he was able to morph the fear of illegal brown people with fear of Muslim terrorists. Throw in some Chinese for good measure. Mirabile Dictu!Read more
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One shudders to think how famous "dick" Tucker Carlson learned about sex. But that he is clearly uncomfortable with young people getting factually based sex education which harnesses the newest technology was evident in yesterday's Fox & Friends which explored the evil ramifications of a new app, produced by the NYC Health Department, to offer information to teens about a range of topics related to sex and sexuality. But what really disturbed Carlson was that the app has locations of places where young slutty sluts can, OMG, get abortions - as well as STD testing and other health services which not mentioned by Tucker. The app was developed to help cut down on teen pregnancy which, for some in the right wing, should be "celebrated" except, of course, when said teen and baby become "takers." And as far as STD's, conservative kids are clean teens who would never get those. Right?Read more
When challenged about the accuracy of their "fair & balanced" slogan, the top brass at Fox News claimed that its "news" programs, such as Bret Baier's nightly "Special Report," are objective. But their definition of objectivity is a bit odd considering that factually inaccurate information, dare we say lies, is part of their supposed "objective" commentary. Such was the case during Friday's "Special Report" panel discussion when Charles Krauthammer, for the second time, provided factually inaccurate information, dare we say lie, about the supposed media black out of the Gosnell trial. It's ironic that while Fox is trying to present themselves as doing due diligence about covering a trial that the evil librul media has supposedly ignored, their supposedly objective coverage includes, in addition to anti-choice propaganda, inaccurate information - dare we say lies?Read more
Fox Nation has sunk to new levels of despicableness with its deliberate exploitation of the horrific case of three kidnapped women in Cleveland. The women endured a ten-year Hell on Earth but to Fox Nation boss – and O’Reilly Factor stalker - Jesse Watters, it was little more than an opportunity to hype Fox’s completely unrelated “Benghazi-Gate” that the network has been doing its best to use to destroy the political careers of President Obama and Hillary Clinton.Read more
Earlier this week, I wrote about Geraldo Rivera’s reversal in the wake of reports that Fox chief Roger Ailes had ordered his mic cut during a contentious discussion in which Rivera argued that allegations against the Obama administration over “Benghazi-gate” were overblown and politically motivated. Rivera has since denied the rumor in a tweet: “Contrary to published accounts no one at Fox News ever either cut my mic or told me what to say…” But Rivera’s change of heart has been undeniable. On The O’Reilly Factor tonight, he not only joined his colleagues in criticizing the Obama administration over Benghazi, he joined in their efforts to make comparisons to Watergate.Read more
Bill O’Reilly donned his Media Police Chief hat last night and spent several minutes going over a chart showing how much other news outlets covered Benghazi, down to the second. After his review, he trotted out Media Police Deputy Bernard Goldberg to help adjudge the usual suspects guilty. But Goldberg wasn’t quite the Fox News lackey one might have expected. In the middle of his “liberal media” complaints, he fingered Mike Huckabee for saying that Benghazi would prevent President Obama from completing his second term. “This is wishful thinking masquerading as political analysis,” Goldberg charged. Even though he hinted that he shared the same wishful thinking.
In case anyone out there is gullible enough to believe that Fox News' interest in Benghazi is about dead Americans, check out how Fox host Eric Bolling came up with an anti-Hillary Clinton ad, aired it as news on The Five and then offered it up to Republicans. In a thinly veiled attempt to pretend he wasn't being partisan, he threw Joe Biden's name into the mix. (H/T Media Matters)Read more