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August 31, 2011

The Five’s Greg Gutfeld Would Drill For Oil In The Everglades: “It’s Just A Big Swamp”

GOP Candidate Michele Bachmann set tongues a-flutter this past weekend all across Florida and the nation while giving a stump speech in Sarasota. Bachmann insisted that we should be drilling for oil in the Everglades to reduce ‘Merka’s dependence on foreign oil. At the risk of indentifying my location (you’ve not read my hate mail) I live on the very eastern edge of the Everglades. In fact, my home was once part of the Everglades, as was most of southern Florida at one time. The history of this state can’t be written without touching upon the utter ecological destruction caused to Florida when Napoleon Bonaparte Broward decided to drain the swamp back at the turn of the last century. Broward famously compared the Everglades to the Chicago of 60 years previous, which had been swampland before it was reclaimed from Lake Michigan. However, very little was known about the Everglades in the early 1900s. Much has been learned about the fragility of the ecosystem—from Lake Okeechobee south—since then, especially after Marjory Stoneman Douglas published “The Everglades: River of Grass” in 1947. Since then environmentalists, governors, and presidents have tried to reverse the effects of what Broward’s development wrought.* President Nixon cancelled a proposed airport project that would have been built in the middle of the Everglades, while President George W. Bush cancelled all Everglades oil drilling permits while he was in office. However, The Five’s Greg Gutfeld knows better than any of us. Watch this exchange between Gutfeld and Bob Beckel:

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Reported by Aunty Em at 1:56 PM

Laughing Stock Michael Brown Still The Fox “News” Go-To Guy For Disasters

If you discount the World Trade Center attacks, the non-existent Weapons of Mass Destruction, the “Enhanced Interrogation techniques,” and the “Outing of CIA Agents”—which, oddly enough, pretty much sums up the entire 8 years under the President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney administration—most people would be hard pressed to name one other member of that regime. However, the name Michael Brown is one that crops up occasionally to point to the extreme incompetence of the Bush administration. To recap: Brown was the head of FEMA in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina whacked the Gulf Coast on August 29th. Four days later Bush praised him by saying, “Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job.” However, by then it was pretty clear to everybody but Bush that Brown was in way over his head. Less than 2 weeks later, on September 12th, Brown resigned as head of FEMA. With that resumé it’s a wonder why any so-called “news” operation would use him as a commentator following another natural disaster. However, that CV didn’t stop Bill Hemmer, who dragged out the disgraced ‘Brownie’ on America’s Newsroom to critique President Obama’s response to Hurricane Irene. Watch:

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Reported by Aunty Em at 11:18 AM

August 11, 2010

What Happened To Hannity's Interest In The BP Oil Spill?

Remember how Sean Hannity used to think the BP oil spill was such a big deal? How he counted off on those fingers about its impact on "our fishing industry, our beaches, our shores?" How he kept track of the number of days since the spill occurred on the lower right side of the screen? How he suggested Obama should be impeached over his handling of the spill? Then why isn't Hannity discussing how the well has been plugged and nearly killed?

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Reported by Ellen at 1:20 AM

July 12, 2010

Fox & Friends Compare Jimmy Buffett To Hugo Chavez

By Aunty Em

The Three Stooges on the Curvy Couch, also known as Fox & Friends, set out against a brand new target Friday (7/9/10), one I never thought I'd see attacked on a news show. It was a case of changes in latitude, no changes in attitude as the Couch Crew went after Jimmy Buffett for daring to say that the BP oil spill disaster was the fault of the Bush administration's energy policies.

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Reported by Guest Blogger at 2:43 PM

July 11, 2010

Why Didn't Chris Wallace Ask David Axelrod About DOJ's New Black Panther Case?

White House senior advisor David Axelrod visited Fox News Sunday today for an interview with Chris Wallace that lasted almost 11 minutes. They discussed the BP oil spill disaster, the president's wish for a moratorium on offshore drilling, immigration and Arizona, the recess appointment of Donald Berwick and unemployment. Yet Wallace never mentioned one word about the supposedly "explosive" allegations, relentlessly hyped on Fox News for more than a week, that the Obama Department of Justice dropped a case of voter intimidation against the New Black Panther Party and some of its members because it has decided not to prosecute cases of black intimidation against whites. Not only has Fox News been fixated on painting Obama's DOJ as racist the second-hand accusations of a GOP activist, the "fair and balanced" network has been almost as fixated on complaining about other media ignoring this supposedly important story. So is Wallace part of the so-called liberal media? Or does he just know a phony, trumped-up controversy when he sees one?

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Reported by Ellen at 9:19 PM