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
Sarah Palin's suggestion that if only she had been allowed to discuss then-candidate Barack Obama's ignorance and inexperience she might have won in 2008 was not just hilariously ridiculous, it made her the winner of our Fox News Outrageous Quote of the Week poll. Well, at least she was able to win one contest as a result, eh?Read more
We've written many times about Fox News' "blame the working poor" hostility toward raising the minimum wage. But nothing can outdo John Oliver's hilarious shredding of the "fair and balanced" network last night. The targets of his ridicule could not have been more deserving, the Fox Business regulars, including VP Neil Cavuto. Oliver even worked in a few points I'd swear he got from our recent post on the subject. Great Friday afternoon entertainment - and right on target!Read more
Sen. Marco Rubio visited Your World yesterday for a lengthy interview. Host Neil Cavuto asked about Obamacare “and maybe defunding it” to get “closer in line with that libertarian point of view espoused by Senators Lee and Cruz and others who argue that in the case of Obamacare, just defund it. That’s something that you hadn’t been talking about months ago, but now are leading an uphill fight to make it happen now.”Read more
Last week, in the middle of Bill O'Reilly's ongoing hate-a-palooza directed against the African-American community, MSNBC's Chris Hayes did a piece that summed up Bill's angry white man shtick quite adeptly. It's funny, during one of O'Reilly's attacks on "black culture," he asserted that Lil Wayne (as opposed to a discriminatory justice system and lack of economic opportunity) demeans black culture. Hayes suggests that the same question could be asked about Bill O'Reilly and white culture: “If Bill O’Reilly is representative of white culture, with his stereotyping and his victim-blaming and domineering tone, then I’m pretty sure we need to start having a national conversation about the problems with white culture." Check out the video.
Bill O’Reilly continued his obsession about black teen pregnancy and with public service announcements as his decided-upon solution. Not that he offered up anything like a study or data to support his conclusion. Apparently, O’Reilly just knows what’s good for black teen girls. Oh, and he’s still obsessing about Sandra Fluke, too.Read more
Is there anything more hypocritical and disingenuous than Fox News talking heads whining about other people not loving America? Is there an hour that goes by on Fox without laying hate on Democrats, liberals, President Obama, the media, any combination thereof and/or others? I don’t think so. That’s bad enough. But Fox’ Ralph Peters can’t seem to go on the air without longing to see someone killed, whether it’s Edward Snowden, a U.S soldier captured by the Taliban (whom Peters suspected of deserting his unit), or war journalists. Yet Bill O’Reilly – putting aside temporarily his race baiting against African Americans - listened to Peters blame America and President Obama for making Bradley Manning hate America enough to leak thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks and only expressed a doubt as to whether or not Obama really hates America, too.Read more
If you’re a regular On The Record watcher you know that the show frequently begins with a clip from Rush Limbaugh, even though Fox likes to tout host Greta Van Susteren as their liberal commentator. But on Tuesday (7/30/13), On The Record outdid itself with “balancing” Van Susteren’s liberal views: an entire hour of Limbaugh. Given how few questions Van Susteren asked, how she failed to challenge the conservative hate coming out of his mouth, it must have been like Christmas in July for Fox viewers. Think the “fair and balanced” network will be hosting Michael Moore or Jesse Jackson or Randi Rhodes for a full hour of spouting off on prime time? Don’t make me laugh!Read more
Todd Starnes' Newest Whine: Pro-Muslim, Anti-Christian Bias In High School History Text Suggests 'War on Christianity'
File under the "what else [and where else] is new" category, "Fox radio screamer" Todd Starnes' newest bit of hyperventilation about alleged creeping Sharia in a Florida high school world history text which, according to Starnes, is anti-Christian and OMG pro-Muslim. The meme that librul texts are promoting Islam and dissing Jesus is nothing new in the right wing screamer community and has been advanced on Fox & Friends where Steve Doocy validated the concerns of a creationist TX Board of Education member, Cynthia Dunbar, about pro-Islam, anti-Christian bias in a Texas text. Thus, it wasn't surprising to see Starnes, on Tuesday's Fox & Friends, advance a Florida *dwarf toss supporting legislator's accusation that a Florida advanced placement world history text is OMG pro-Islam and anti-Christian. While Fox & Friends, in advancing Fox's oh, so popular Islamophobia, framed the segment as "The Trouble With Schools," it should have been titled "We Don't Need No Education!"Read more
On the July30 America Live, conservative radio host and regular guest Chris Plante discussed an upcoming Hillary Clinton miniseries on NBC Entertainment. As Media Matters has noted, the series raises serious concerns about a conflict of interest with NBC News’ coverage of Mrs. Clinton, especially since the miniseries' timing has not been determined and, therefore, could air after she has declared her presidential candidacy. But Plante chose the low road to criticizing the film by making a nasty crack about Clinton’s looks – and then took a dig at Monica Lewinsky’s for good measure.Read more