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Clamoring For Democratic Resignations

November 11, 2011

Bill Hemmer Ramps Up The Fox News Witch Hunt Against Eric Holder By "Asking" If He Committed Treason

Rather than doing any research or investigation, Fox News' "objective" host Bill Hemmer read a viewer's inflammatory question asking if Attorney General Eric Holder has committed treason - and then turned to the Republican guest for an answer. (H/T Aunty Em and Media Matters)

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Reported by Ellen at 3:35 PM

October 20, 2011

Sen. John Cornyn Admits His Amendment Was A Publicity Stunt To Embarrass Eric Holder And The DOJ – And Gets A Pass From Fox News

Senator John Cornyn visited On The Record last night (10/19/11) to discuss his amendment barring funding for programs like the ATF's misbegotten Fast and Furious operation about which there’s no detail too small to discuss on Fox – so long as it casts Attorney General Eric Holder and/or the Obama Department of Justice in a bad light. In the interview, Cornyn as good as admitted his amendment was a publicity stunt designed to “keep the heat on” Holder and the DOJ. Host Greta Van Susteren let his remark go by without comment.

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Reported by Ellen at 2:39 AM

October 14, 2011

Documents Contradict Darrell Issa’s Fast And Furious Claims. Will Fox News Call Back Its Body Language Expert To Ask If He Deceived?

Earlier in the week, Bill O’Reilly trotted out his resident “body language expert,” Tonya Reiman, to analyze Attorney General Eric Holder’s gestures when he testified to Congress to suggest he lied determine whether or not he lied about when he learned about the botched gunrunning sting operation called Fast and Furious run by the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) division. At the time, I suggested (albeit sarcastically) that given Issa’s record of hyper-partisanship, multiple arrests and even an accusation of arson by a former business colleague, his body language might have been worth analyzing, too. A new report by TPMMuckraker makes the case for doubting Issa even more compelling as it notes that despite his previous denials, documentation has come forward to show that he was briefed on the details of Fast and Furious and did not object. In other words, the same charges Issa is throwing at Holder might well stick to himself. Will “fair and balanced” Fox News investigate this with the same aggressiveness they’ve shown toward Holder? Don’t hold your breath.

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Reported by Ellen at 2:30 PM

June 16, 2011

Fox News Tweet(s) Du Jour: The All Beef Weiner Edition

When the New York Times broke the news that (now former)-Congressman Anthony Weiner would resign today, it didn’t take long for the Fox News Channel to start the full-court press, with virtual wall to wall coverage. Even before the NYT made the announcement there was some decided weirdness on Fox News Twitter feeds, like having the well-respected political pundit Larry the Cable Guy (No! Really!) to comment on the controversy:

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Reported by Aunty Em at 4:22 PM

June 13, 2011

Hannity: We Are On Weiner Watch 24/7

Sean Hannity’s statement at the end of his show Friday night (6/10/11) pretty much said it all about his obsession with Anthony Weiner and his weiner: "We are on Weiner (or is it “weiner”) watch 24/7." Forget the wars, the economy and the huge wildfire in Arizona that threatens the health and electricity of thousands of Americans. What could be more important than obsessing over the sexting of a liberal Democratic Congressman?

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Reported by Ellen at 3:33 PM