Pope Francis' views on the evils of the trickle-down system of capitalism don't comport with Bill O'Reilly's gospel of f**k the poor. But when it comes to abortion, the devout, divorced Catholic O'Reilly is solidly with the Pope. Tuesday night, O'Reilly excoriated the so called liberal media for having played up the Pope's comments about social justice while ignoring the Pope's recent comments which condemn abortion. It was vintage O'Reilly. While claiming that the media exploits the Pope, he clearly used the Pope to smear the media. So O'Reilly double standard, check. And in attempting to smear the media, he provided information that wasn't true. So O'Reilly lie - check. But Bill O'Reilly is a devout Catholic and divinely inspired, too. So it's all good....Read more
On January 3, 2014, Fox Nation posted an article about O.J. Simpson “begging” President Obama to pardon him. Fox Nation often posts stories that seem to have no purpose other than to race bait, especially against President Obama. This one seems to be no exception. But what’s even worse is that readers freely expressed blatant desires to murder President Obama. Sadly, it's a common occurrence on Fox Nation. So why isn't there any moderating? More than two weeks later, the threats were still there when I started writing this post (about 40 minutes ago). Rest assured I will report them to the White House as soon as this post is finished. (H/T Barbara S.)Read more
Greg Gutfeld may be the winner of Fox’s Most Creative Way To Turn Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” Scandal Into Benghazi award this week. Gutfeld “just asked” if the media wasn’t giving Hillary Clinton a “box of candy” in its coverage in order to make up for their support of “prom king” Barack Obama in 2008. Yuk, yuk.Read more
The Kelly File got around to talking about Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal last night – sort of. The show played a clip from Bruce Springsteen’s and Jimmy Kimmel’s hilarious sendup of Christie, via a Born To Run satire. And then Kelly spent the rest of the segment channeling Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Springsteen for being such a meany to Christie.Read more
If ever you doubted that Fox News’ interest in Benghazi was about anything other than using it as political fodder against Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration, check out last night’s “debate” between Bill O’Reilly and James Carville. That is, it’s a debate only if your definition includes the host browbeating the guest and declaring he’s not interested in the facts.Read more
Fox News loves to present itself as the champion of troops and, as evidenced in Fox's week long propaganda blitz directed towards critics of the movie, "Lone Survivor," Fox is also the champion of whatever war that the US is involved in. It's fascinating. I don't seem to recall that there was anywhere near as much Fox outrage over the abysmal conditions at Walter Reed as there seems to be about movie critics who feel that this movie, co-written by the liberal hating sole survivor of a Navy Seals fire fight in Afghanistan, is pro-war propaganda. As of last night, there were five Fox pieces in which Fox talkers portrayed the movie's critic's as downright un-American. So it wasn't a surprise that the oh, so patriotic Bill O'Reilly, who only served with a pen, got in on the action on last night's Factor during which O'Reilly made his usual baseless claims. As Jon Stewart says "crank up the grampalodian!"Read more
On The Kelly File last night, Megyn Kelly tried to use President Obama’s planned Vatican visit as yet another excuse to attack him. But thanks to the intemperate remarks of her Obama-hating guest, the segment is more likely to be remembered for his crude comments about sex education.Read more
The movie blockbuster "Lone Survivor," is about a group of Navy Seals, in Afghanistan, who were involved in a firefight that left only one survivor. While it seems innocuous enough, Fox News talkers have their patriotic panties in a bunch about an Atlantic Monthly article and bloggers who are using their First Amendment right to opine that the movie glorifies war. The writers are not defaming the soldiers involved in the mission; but that is how Fox News, the media booster for George W Bush's not so excellent adventure in Iraq, is playing it. It must be a big f**king deal for Roger Ailes because as of today, there have been five segments on it. Why the propaganda blitz? Is Fox trying to increase the box office take? Is it being used as an opportunity to smear those who are anti-war? Or is it because Marcus Luttrell, the "survivor" Seal who co-wrote the movie material, really hates the liberal media? Go figure!