In what is fast becoming a nightly ritual, Bill O’Reilly used his Talking Points commentary for another condescending lecture to African Americans last night. The latest excuse: the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington. Disingenuously posturing as carrying the mantle of Dr. King, O’Reilly nonetheless pronounced the commemoration too “heavy on grievance, light on problem solving,” and too much about racial profiing, voter identification requirements and Trayvon Martin.Read more
As a paragon of "traditionalist" Catholic morality, Bill O'Reilly never wastes an opportunity to bash Hollywood as a den of evil, liberal debauchery. But while Bill might talk the talk, he doesn't exactly walk the walk as seen by his appearance at a very hot Long Island party which included a bevy of Hollywood luminaries including Jamie Foxx whom O'Reilly recently attacked. What makes it even more interesting is that the party was a fund raiser for the Apollo Theater which is an important part of African-American culture - a culture that O'Reilly isn't exactly down with, if you know what I'm saying. It was a star studded evening which, at one point, featured Colin Powell rocking out with Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes, Ellen DeGeneres, Lenny Kravitz, The Roots, Mary J Blige, Jon Bon Jovi and others. Maybe Bill was there to observe the degeneracy which he will rant about on some future Factor. Or maybe he was really having a good time. Either way, Bill O'Reilly (and Brian Kilmeade) was hanging with the glitterati. Whaaatttt??????
We've been noticing how Fox News has been diligently sniffing out racism lately and debunking it where they feel it's appropriate. I'm sure it's just a coincidence that all the instances of "legitimate" racism highlighted by Fox have been committed by blacks and all the ones Fox has dismissed as illegitimate have been made by blacks. Yet, I was unable to find any coverage at all of the case of 25 African Americans who were turned out of the Wild Wing Cafe in South Carolina, allegedly because a white customer felt threatened.Read more
Donald Trump visited Fox & Friends this morning where he “defended” the $40 million lawsuit alleging his Trump University is a fraud by accusing the New York State attorney general of colluding with President Obama and using the lawsuit as a political vendetta. Trump's latest conspiracy theory is just about as credible as his birther conspiracy theory or his phony presidential campaign(s). But the Fox & Friends hosts did their part to lend an imprimatur of respectability to the outlandish claim.Read more
According to the FBI, violent crime has been decreasing for five years. But if you watch Fox News, you might think that America is awash in violent crime being perpetrated by young black thugs. Rather than critically analyzing the socio-economic factors, mental health (issues related to white mass murderers), and the easy availability of guns, Fox News has focused on the racial component of the recent crimes that do not appear to be racially motivated. And in yet another case of diverting and distracting from the real issues, Fox is now pushing the meme that kids go on murderous rampages because there's just not enough God in society. Last year, official Fox clergyman, Fr. Jonathan Morris opined that shootings, like those in Newtown, occur because the shooters just don't have enough God in their lives. Yesterday, he preached the same gospel when he asserted that if only kids had more God in their lives, things would by so much better.Read more
Chris Wallace: How Much Longer Does Government Need To Keep Putting 'A Thumb On The Scale' On Behalf Of Minorities?
Fox News Sunday looked ahead to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's iconic "I Have a Dream" speech with Fox's typical approach to African Americans these days - by race baiting. In this case, Wallace made his animosity clear when he suggested that African Americans have received enough "special treatment" and that it was time to stop "putting a thumb on the scale" on their behalf.Read more
Fox News has found itself another African American to fixate on as a racist and – for extra old, white viewer points – attach to the Obama administration. In this case, it’s a Department of Homeland Security manager who runs a website advocating a race war against whites. Terrible, yes. But Fox News’ outrage is a bit suspect given, in just one case, how it barely noticed Jack Hunter, a white, Republican racist working for Rand Paul, who contributes to Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller and has appeared numerous times on Fox Business.Read more
Attention Fox News interns: Here are the emails we received last week from some of your clueless viewers who can't tell us apart. As always, the names and other identifying information have been redacted to protect the ignorant. Grammar, spelling and punctuation have been left intact.Read more
A recent FoxNews.com article called, "Study: Welfare pays more than minimum wage in most states" is little more than another not-quite-honest attempt to rile its readers and demonize the poor with suggestions that they are living high on the hog by freeloading off hard-working taxpayers.Read more