As a staunch defender of the Catholic Church, Fox News never wastes an opportunity to attack somebody or something as anti-Catholic. While you won't hear about the Catholic position on immigration and capitol punishment, you will hear, on Fox, lots of talk about how the ACA violates Catholic religious freedom. It has even been said, on Fox, that Obama hates Catholic nuns. Sean Hannity accused Bill de Blasio of being anti-Catholic because he refused to march in a St. Patrick's Day parade which excluded gays. Bill O'Reilly accused the media of being "anti-Catholic." Foxpriest Fr. Jonathan Morris accused NY Gov. Cuomo of being "anti-Catholic." So now that Fox fave and special Hannity BFF Ann Coulter has attacked Roger Ailes' pal, Cardinal Dolan and other Catholic figures, do ya think that Fox News will attack her for being anti-Catholic?Read more
I recently came across an interesting "Atlantic" article, "The Myth of the Beyoncé Voter," which uses, as its focal point, Jesse Watters' infamous, misogynistic comments about how single women depend on government - another iteration of the infamous, misogynistic "Uncle Sugar" comment made by another Fox luminary, Mike Huckabee. After reading the article, I realized that there are female Fox hosts who don't have a ring on it - two of whom, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Katie Pavlich, were sitting on the Outnumbered couch when Watters regurgitated his verbal vomit. Does Watters realize that they are in his new demographic of Beyoncé voters?Read more
Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz is on the “liberal bias” patrol and he’s got The Daily Show and Jon Stewart under investigation. You may recall that less than a month ago, Kurtz predicted that Stewart‘s bias has taken him “out of the zeitgeist.” But today, Kurtz shamelessly begged Stewart to have him on.Read more
I was unable to do the poll last week so I’m making up for it this week with two – two weeks in one. It’s a crowded slate, so let’s get right to it. Ready? Set? Go.Read more
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