While most Americans reacted to the news that terrorism threats have caused the closing of numerous embassies in Africa and the Middle East with consternation, those America lovers at Fox News saw a political opportunity and ran to exploit it. All weekend, across their programming, Fox News hosts and pundits seemed at least as interested in using the news to paint President Obama as weak and making us more vulnerable than they were in discussing the nature of the threat, itself.Read more
Jon Stewart summed it all up nicely when, on CNN's old "Crossfire," he told Tucker Carlson, to his face and in no uncertain terms, that he was "as big a dick on your show as on any show." That was when Carlson had his own show on MSNBC. Flash forward to Carlson's employment, as a contributor and guest host on Fox News, and he's still a dick who is so full of his own self righteousness (as well as the end product of digestion) that he feels free to disparage anybody who doesn't comport with his standards which seem to be very selectively applied. When the diaper clad, pro-life Catholic GOP Senator David Vitter got caught patronizing the services of a prostitute, Carlson said that what Vitter did was nobody's business and wasn't relevant to his job as a Senator. He blamed the media for "destroying" Vitter's life. Yet, on Saturday's Fox & Friends, Carlson, who has proudly admitted to smashing the head of a gay man, glibly accused Anthony Weiner of being a "pervert." True story....Read more
I’m a day late on this one due to some technical issues I was having yesterday. But some things are worth waiting for and I think you’ll enjoy this current crop of outrageousness as much as ever. However, we need you to do more than just read and laugh and/or shudder. We need your vote. Because while many can be nominated, only one can be The Fox News Outrageous Quote Of The Week.
Multimillionaire Sean Hannity almost certainly has a generous health insurance policy that he either buys for himself and his family or is provided him courtesy of Fox News. But for those Americans who have had trouble getting coverage and looking forward to Obamacare, Hannity has this message: start saving and pay for much of your treatment yourself.Read more
We can add today to our long - and growing - list of Republican-interviews-only Fox News Sunday shows. Today's lineup featured an interview with Republican Congressman Justin Amash and General Michael Hayden, identified by host Wallace merely as "former head of the NSA and CIA," and not as a top official of the George W. Bush administration. That interview was followed by an interview with Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The panel was similarly imbalanced and featured one Democratic commenter, Juan Williams against two Republicans, former Senator Jim DeMint and Bill Kristol. Plus Fox News Media analyst Howard Kurtz, political affiliation unknown but married to a Republican operative.Read more
Fox News does take its talking points, sometimes word for misspelled word, from the Republican National Committee. Now that the RNC has decided that they will promote the meme that Anthony Weiner's junk shots, Elliot Spitzer's past peccadilloes, and sexual harassment allegations against Mayor Bob Filner show hypocrisy of the Democrats in the "war on women," it comes as now surprise that Fox News would advance the false narrative. As Rachel Maddow points out, this is "Political Strategy 101 -- take your rivals' isolated troubles, tie them together, and try to apply the condemnation as broadly as possible." This is exactly what Tucker Carlson and Alisyn Camerota did on this morning's Fox & Friends. And in keeping with the false narrative, which included outright lies, they, as Maddow also notes, require their audience to "lose sight of what makes the "war on women" important as a matter of public policy." Oh right, I forgot. That's the policy that Fox News pushes because, they claim, it helps women. You have now entered another dimension of sight and sound....Read more
It's that time of the week again where we open up our email bag and give you a glimpse into the minds of Fox News viewers. And let Fox News know they've got mail - sent to us. Click through for our latest selection.Read more
Apparently, a full hour of Rush Limbaugh was so nice for “liberal” Greta Van Susteren that she did it twice – in one week! And just as she did the first time, Van Susteren was full of softball questions, only, last night. Limbaugh’s recent “nigga” remark, part of his comments about the George Zimmerman trial, that was widely condemned? Not a word from Van Susteren, even though she asked if he had “anything to say” about the verdict.Read more
Funny, while Barack Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers was very tangential, Fox News had no problem braying about how Obama was, in the parlance of Sarah Palin, "palling around with terrorists." Yet, Mike Huckabee is quite close to Bryan Fischer, head of the SPLC designated hate group, The American Family Association. According to SPLC documentation, the Christian "family values" group is homophobic, anti-Islam, and anti-Obama. Fischer has also said that Native-Americans deserved to be killed during American expansion, those on welfare "rut like rabbits," and that the Constitution only protects Christians. When he appeared on Fischer's radio program, Huckabee claimed that during Obama's youth, he was filled with anti-American ideas. But if you want to hear Huckabee, whilst enjoying some hate-filled Christian ambiance, you can be part of it for rates starting at $646 during the week-end of October 1st in Ashville, NC. Funny, those on Fox frequently accuse liberals of hating America...
Like her "America Live" predecessor, Megyn Kelly, Shannon Bream is the total package of blonde brains and beauty. And not only does she have a law degree but she finished fourth in the 1995 Miss USA Pageant and was in the top ten in the 1991 Miss America pageant which she participated in while a student at Liberty University. (Per their student rulebook no kissing or dancing but strutting yer stuff is just dandy!) We don't have any footage of the very Christian Bream in her Miss America bathing suit (the student rule book says that bathing suits are only for the beach); but we do have video of Ms. Bream sporting a lovely red bikini at the Miss USA pageant. And while she was showing off her assets, she also gave us a taste of her deep thinking which is a hallmark of her fair & balanced "America Live" presentation: "I'd like to think I'm the kind of person who has character, you can have money, fame, fortune, successes but without character, in the end you're really nothing." That's what she said!Read more