Back in 2009, the religious right, in tandem with Fox News, got heavily involved with what was basically a child custody case which pitted the rights of a Muslim girl's parents against a right wing Christian group. The Christians, whose side Fox was squarely on, were harboring the young woman who accused her parents of abusing her. The newest right wing Christian crusade involves a case in which a 15 year old girl who is in state custody as a result of competing medical diagnoses. Glenn Beck has been obsessing about the case. Matt Staver, whose religious right advocacy group represented the Muslim girl, is providing legal assistance. And now, Fox News is giving this newest radical right crusade national attention with one Shep Smith report and two segments on the Kelly File. While Fox and the religious right used the Muslim girl's case to vilify Islam, this case doesn't seem to have an ideological basis. Or am I missing something?Read more
Whether Gavin McInnes was joking or not when he smeared Dominicans on food stamps and overweight poor people last night, his comments were in bad taste, to say the least. But what was even worse was how none of the others people on the Hannity show called him out on them.Read more
You gotta love Congressional candidate Mike Dickinson (D-VA) for having the gumption to tell Fox News and Sean Hannity that they’re liars and hate mongers. If only Dickinson had been better prepared for his appearance!Read more
Bill O’Reilly apparently thinks that if only the Republicans can prove President Obama was told the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack on the night of the attack, it will be Watergate all over again and President Obama can be “convicted.” Yes, “convicted” is the term O’Reilly used.Read more
Recently, Fox's Judge Andrew Napolitano went after President Abraham Lincoln and his legacy. Among other things, Napolitano accused Lincoln of needlessly starting the Civil War. Watch how Stewart and The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore shredded Napolitano's argument!Read more
Dick Cheney visited the Hannity show last night for the obvious purpose of providing a high-ranking attack on the Obama administration’s decision to downsize the military. But, unfortunately for them, Cheney undercut his own credibility when he suggested that food stamps should be cut more instead. Either Cheney didn’t know or didn’t care how much military families rely on food stamps.Read more
Andrea Tantaros, Martha MacCallum: If Gays Don't Shop Where They're Not Wanted, They Won't Be Discriminated Against!
Anti-gay Christian victimhood has been taken to a whole new level with the passage of the so called Arizona Jim Crow law which was passed by the assembly and now awaits a signature or veto from the governor. The law allows business owners, on the basis of their religious beliefs, to refuse to provide service to gay and lesbian customers. This morning, "news" host Martha MacCallum and her guests discussed this law. While Juan Williams said the law is discriminatory, Andrea Tantaros suggested that the controversy over laws like this, which make Christians look like bigots, could be avoided if gay folks avoid anti-gay business. MacCallum recommended that "the market" forces take over. I guess if African-Americans had only avoided all those segregated hotels, restaurants, water coolers, etc. we wouldn't have had to deal with those troublesome Civil Rights that made white Americans look like bigots?Read more
That Fox News moonlights as religious broadcasting was evident, once again, on this morning's Fox & Friends First when the gang talked, in credulous terms, about how a bus driver would have been killed if not for his pocket bible which stopped the bullets. According to the leggy blonde hosts, the driver can "literally thank the words of God." Ordained minister and one of a few chosen African-Americans to host Fox week-end shows (no regular black hosts during the week), Kelly Wright said that "the good book saved his life." The chyron stated, as Fox Fact, that this was "divine intervention." As was said in Plan 9 From Outer Space, "that proves it." But what would the Fox say if the driver had been carrying a stash of porn?
If you follow Rupert Murdoch on Twitter (which I do), you know that he regularly spouts off his conservative opinions without any pretense at being fair and balanced. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes recently discussed Murdoch's tweets, saying the media mogul “uses Twitter like an angry dude who spends all day on conservative message boards. He doesn’t like something? He’s hittin’ 'tweet.'”Read more