During this week's end of show monologue, Bill Maher lampooned customer service and the corporate culture behind it. In discussing monopolies he mentioned that Rupert Murdoch wants to buy Time Warner, the company which owns HBO. He predicted what Real Time will be replaced with.
I don't know..that might be too tough for Doocy!!!
Fox’s George Will took a surprising stance on behalf of the child immigrants fleeing Central America who have surged at our border. “We ought to say to these children, ‘Welcome to America, you’re going to go to school, and get a job, and become American.’” His Fox News Sunday colleagues seemed taken aback, to say the least.Read more
Fox News employs a vast stable of conservative Catholics, including those who are *divorced, who invoke their religion while hosting Fox shows. The plethora of Fox Catholics isn't a surprise as, on some issues, Catholic theology dovetails nicely with the platform of the GOP which is actively courting Catholic votes. The expectation seems to be that by having Fox's Catholic hosts validate right wing talking points, its Catholic audience will be more inclined to believe whatever agitprop is being pimped. But shockingly, it appears that proud (and divorced) Catholic, Jeanine Pirro isn't happy with her Pope because he hasn't condemned the persecution of Iraqi Christians - an issue that has become a big f**king deal on Fox as it affords an opportunity to bash the President. Last night, Pirro not only attacked the President on this issue - but she slammed Pope Francis, too!!!Read more
On Thursday night, Sean Hannity engaged in one of his more hideous displays of bullying, browbeating and badgering. It was a segment that purported to be a debate between one of Fox’s favorite Islamophobes and a Palestinian advocate. But Hannity was interested in only one thing from his Palestinian-American guest: demonizing him as a terrorist sympathizer. Now, The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur has challenged Hannity to a real debate on the subject. Will Hannity be man enough to accept?Read more
File Ben Stein's sexting scandal under "Stranger than Anthony Weiner." Fox regular Ben Stein, a married man best known for his role in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, has been accused of sexting a 24-year old, pregnant woman. Said woman sent the texts to the New York Post. Unless they are forgeries - which Stein has not alleged - they look pretty damning to me.Read more
Fox's Greg Gutfeld sneered about the recent findings of a Pew poll which, he said, revealed that 43 percent of Millennials feel that “socialism is OK” while 86 percent of the older folks do not. To Gutfeld, that was proof that our young people are clueless and/or brainwashed. "Like Obama."Read more
Fox News host Gregg Jarrett - currently on leave for "personal reasons" - pleaded guilty to "disorderly conduct" following his arrest in a Minnesota airport in May. The charges will be expunged if he completes treatment and remains out of trouble.Read more
Whenever GOP politicians are attacked, they come running to Fox News for some refreshing rehab provided by Fox hosts who, in their validation of the beleaguered Republican, smear those nasty Democrats who are making their lives miserable. This morning, Fox & Friends' resident Stepford wife, Elisabeth Hasselbeck gave poor GOP House candidate Barbara Comstock an opportunity to promote her candidacy and defend herself against the slings and arrows that Democratic strategist Paul Begala, recently lobbed in her direction. Oh yeah, and Hasselbeck worked in a little Clinton bashing, too. It was all good....Read more
Bill O’Reilly said last night that he is “queasy” about how a spate of (conservative) books rely on anonymous sources. He didn’t name the books, the authors or even the topics but it’s almost certain O’Reilly is referring to this summer’s trio of anti-Hillary books. O’Reilly’s announcement, which he put in the form of a question to guest Bernard Goldberg, also suggests that he’s getting pressure from his right flank to promote the books.Read more
Sean Hannity discussed the botched execution of murderer Joseph R. Wood – which reportedly took nearly two hours and, according to reporters who witnessed the execution, made Wood gasp and snort for air. But Hannity let not his heart be troubled one itsy bitsy by Christian concern for the least among us. Instead, he trotted out Wood’s victims, who seem to think Wood didn’t suffer enough, and implied agreement.Read more