Produce a four-minute attack on President Obama and call it news? No biggie if you're the associate producer of Fox & Friends. TVNewser is reporting that Chris White, the associate producer whom Fox blamed for the propaganda piece, will not lose his job. Color us shocked - not. After all, this is the same network that didn't consider it a fireable offense when one of its news anchors "just asked" whether the Barack Obama campaign had threatened the life of Chelsea Clinton in order to keep her parents from spilling the beans about Obama's birth certificate.Read more
In their zeal to limit access to abortion and destroy Planned Parenthood, the radical anti-choice movement is now seizing on the myth that sex selection abortions are epidemic in theUS. As such, they convinced anti-choice members of the US House to sponsor a bill to ban such abortions. The bill failed. But coincidentally, just before the vote, James O'Keefe protégé and well funded, radical anti-choice activist Lila Rose produced videos which, according to Bill O'Reilly, proved that the US is now following China's one child policy - a ludicrous assertion given that the government is not forcing anyone to have an abortion for any reason. But Bill and his fellow Catholic, anti-choice zealot pal, Laura Ingraham don't believe it and during last night's "Factor," both promoted what's hot in the anti-choice community and that includes praise for the hoax videos of Lila Rose which, according to Ingraham, is such great "journalism" that it deserves an award.Read more
How petty and vindictive can Roger Ailes get? Consider this, via Politico:
An Upstate New York newspaper owned by Fox News president Roger Ailes has cancelled Gabe Sherman's subscription because of his forthcoming book about Ailes and Fox News.
Sherman, a contributing editor at New York magazine, discovered this week that his subscription to the Putnam County News & Recorder, owned by Ailes and run by his wife, had been cancelled. When he called the paper to ask about it, the editor Doug Cunningham told him that because of his forthcoming book, "we don't desire to have a relationship with you."Read more
Bill O’Reilly hosted Father Michael Pfleger last night – yes, the same Father Pfleger whom O’Reilly and Fox News has relentlessly demonized was there - purportedly as an expert on the high rate of violent crime in Chicago. But it soon became pretty clear that O’Reilly was more interested in lecturing Pfleger about out-of-wedlock births in the black community than he was in any insights Pfleger had to offer for the increased violence.Read more
How Desperate Is Fox Nation To Smear Obama? So Desperate It Makes Steve Guttenberg's Criticisms Its Top Story
Steve Guttenberg does not exactly seem to be on Hollywood's current A-List of celebrities. Not unless Mojave Phone Booth and Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus were more significant than I know. But he came out with some criticism of President Obama - and voila! it's the top story on Fox Nation, with the blaring headline,'POLICE ACADEMY' Star Rips Obama. Even though Guttenberg also says he loves Obama.Read more
Didn’t you just know that a former Congressman who made a public switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party would get a nice spot on Fox News? Especially if President Obama was named as one of the deciding factors? Sure enough, newly-minted Republican Artur Davis got a warm welcome from Neil Cavuto yesterday, where – except for one challenging question from the host – Davis was allowed to speak uninterrupted about all the reasons he made the switch.Read more
Kudos to Fox News contributor Tamara Holder. Last night, as a guest on Hannity, she didn’t just defend attacks from the right – as so many Democrats and liberals do on Fox, especially the ones on its payroll, but she confronted Hannity’s agenda of using Ann Romney to demonize Democrats. Even better, she described the latest bogus undercover video to come from Lila Rose and Live Action as, “the most bootleg, wannabe Andrew Breitbart video I have ever seen.”Read more
"Genderside" is defined "the systematic killing of members of a specific sex." Since having been used as the title for a video, "Genderside: Sex Selection in America," produced by the radical anti-choice "sting" videographer, Lila Rose, it has become quite the favorite buzz word in the right wing, anti-choice community who now embrace the Rose abetted myth that "genderside" is a problem in this country. The anti-choice zealots in the US House (and they are legion) have embraced this myth and have introduced a bill (PRENDA) to ban sex selection abortions. Democratic women have spoken out against this measure which would appear to "foster discrimination" in requiring doctors to racially profile their patients who are from certain ethnic communities. The radical anti-abortion rights nature of Fox News,couldn't be more apparent in its vile headline: "Sheila Jackson Lee Defends Genderside."
Update: PRENDA FAILS. In voting against the bill, seven Republicans, according to Fox Nation, "defended genderside." Twenty Democrats, all male, voted for it. So I guess Bill O'Reilly's Fatwa will extend to members of the GOP.Read more
Bill O’Reilly’s “Watters World” segment last night encapsulated perfectly much of what’s wrong with Fox News. Instead of doing any real investigating or even explaining to viewers why Pakistan has arrested and convicted the doctor who helped the U.S. kill Osama Bin Laden, O’Reilly sent producer Jesse Watters to interview a number of ambush interviews with Pakistanis. Then, after a number of them supported the arrest, Juliet Huddy came on to fan the flames of ignorant hatred by suggesting that they should be racially profiled as terrorists.Read more
Although Fox & Friends received widespread criticism for airing a four-minute, blatantly anti-Obama video that was more Romney-campaign material than anything close to news, and although Fox suits pulled the video from its website and disavowed the video by blaming the associate producer, there was no word of apology or explanation regarding the controversy from the curvy couch this morning.Read more