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October 14, 2011

A Friendly Fox And Friends Welcome To “We Are 53 Percent”

If any more proof is needed that Fox “News” has taken a stand against Occupy Wall Street, one only has to look at the warm welcome given to Mike Wilson, described as “Conservative Filmmaker” and “Developer” of “We Are The 53 Percent,” the newest Right Wing protest group on the ‘Merkin political scene. While The 53ers seem to be quite a small group, that didn’t stop the Foxy Friends (in the persona of Gretchen Carlson) from giving Wilson as warm an embrace as Fox “News” did Teabaggers…or Joe the Plumber. That’s because Fox doesn’t care how big or small a group is, as long as it’s on the right side, pun intended. Clearly Fox “News” believes “We Are The 53%” is on the right side, as evidenced by the chyrons alone. As Wednesday’s interview began the following words appeared at the bottom of the screen: Taking on ‘Occupy Wall Street’; ‘We are the 53 percent’ claims middle ground. At the 23 second mark that’s replaced by “Mike Wilson; Conservative Filmmaker” which, at the 33 second mark faded to “Mike Wilson; Developer, “We Are 53%.” Oddly enough, this only stayed up on screen for a mere 3.5 seconds. Suddenly the chyron is dropped entirely so that Fox can show full screen the pictures that Wilson was currently talking about. WOW!!! Talk about synergy. It’s almost like that was planned because Fox almost never drops the chyron unless it’s for Hooters babes. Twenty seconds later the screen returned to a regular shot of Wilson with the words Counter protest movement; Telling Wall St Demonstrators to ‘Suck it up’ below him. Less than 10 seconds later those words are replaced by ‘We are the 53%’; Blame themselves, politicians for their angst, followed a short time later by “Anti-Occupy Wall St Movement; Says be responsible for your own destiny.” Media Matters also contrasted the treatment of OWS with this new group in an article titled “Fox Attacks ‘99 Percent’ To Support ‘53 Percent,’ ” posted a day before this softball interview. As comprehensive as MMfA's article might be, as much—if not far more—is said by Gretchen's kiss, kiss, kiss ending to this interview. The Gretch wrapped it all up in a nice pretty bow for those who didn’t get the less-than-subtle propaganda, “It’s a very interesting reaction to what’s going on on Wall Street. And we’ll check back in with you because I have a feeling it’s going to continue to grow.” Translation: “We’ll keep pushing your group and, just like we did for the Teabaggers, we’ll help you grow.” Watch:

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Reported by Aunty Em at 12:30 PM

June 3, 2011

Isn't It Time Sen. Bernie Sanders Was On One Of The Sunday Shows Again?

Our friends at Brave New Films have a new action - working to get Sen. Bernie Sanders booked on the Sunday talk shows. Producer Robert Greenwald notes that while Sanders' last appearance on one of the Sunday morning shows was last year, Sen. John McCain has already appeared 10 times, Sen. Lindsey Graham six times and Sen. Joe Lieberman five times this year.

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Reported by Ellen at 1:06 AM

April 27, 2011

Oops, Another Deceptively Edited Quote On Hannity's Media Bias Special

This time, Anderson Cooper points out what you might call bias in the deceptive editing of a quote by him on Hannity's "bias in the media" special Friday night. How many deceptive clips does Sean Hannity get to use before Fox News demands he issue a retraction? Don't hold your breath. (H/T Eric J.)

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Reported by Ellen at 4:53 PM

March 25, 2011

Stephen Colbert Rips Steve Harrigan

The incomparable Stephen Colbert offers his take on the feud between CNN and Fox News' Steve Harrigan - especially with regard to Harrigan's laughable claim that he covers Libya from his hotel room. Some funny stuff for a Friday afternoon!

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Reported by Ellen at 6:15 PM

March 23, 2011

Video Scamster James O'Keefe In Financial Trouble

While he's been busy scamming ACORN, NPR, CNN and Senator Mary Landrieu, Fox News' fave video "pimp" James O'Keefe has also been racking up a lot of credit card debt: $50,000 worth, apparently. (H/T Antoinette)

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Reported by Ellen at 8:27 PM
FOX News going after CNN, reported by Chrish,
More Hate Mail, reported by Melanie,
Ted Turner Gives His Opinion of FOX News, reported by Marie Therese,
"Tony Fox" slip caught by blogger, reported by Chrish,
Never on Sunday, reported by Marie Therese,
Trashing Ted Turner, reported by Chrish, 0 comments
CNN Advertises on FOX, reported by Ellen, 0 comments
First Amendment Under Fire, reported by Marie Therese,
Something's Wrong Here, reported by Melanie,
Wolf Blitzer Blitzes Out, reported by Melanie,
Hey John King - We Know Better, reported by Melanie,
CNN Cautiously Predicts, reported by Nancy,
Sinclair Broadcast Group Capitulates, reported by Marie Therese,
Polling Bias, reported by Nancy,
Begala v Novak, reported by Deborah,
The Boos You Won't See on TV, reported by Marie Therese,
Judy Woodruff Caught On Camera, reported by Deborah,
Kerry's "Midnight Speech", reported by Melanie,
This Does Not Compute, reported by Melanie,
Cut it CNN!, reported by Melanie,
Feeding the Beast, reported by Marie Therese,
Where are the Democrats?, reported by Eleanor,
Dean Scolds Blitzer, reported by Deborah,
A Quiet Observation, reported by Deborah,
Demonstration Update NYC, reported by Deborah,
Fact Check.org Rates SBVT Ad, reported by Deborah,
Bring on the Nukes?, reported by Nancy,
CNN Goes Inside the Mosque, reported by Eleanor,
Culture War?, reported by Nancy,
Compare & Contrast, reported by Nancy,
Swift Boat Vets Funding Stream, reported by Marie Therese,
Convention Non-Coverage, reported by Judy,
Democracy in Jeopardy, reported by Eleanor,
, reported by Nancy,
Another CNN Downer, reported by Eleanor,
CNN's Post-Edwards Coverage, reported by Eleanor,
The Bark of an Angry News Hound, reported by Marie Therese,
CNN Discusses Treatment of First Ladies, reported by Marie Therese,
CNN Prime Time Convention Coverage, reported by Eleanor,
More Foxification, reported by Melanie,
Coverage of Kerry in Detroit, reported by Eleanor,
Postpone the Election?, reported by Marie Therese,
FOX Ad Blasts CNN, reported by Marie Therese,
Justice Deferred?, reported by Eleanor,
Dead Is Dead, reported by Eleanor,
Texas Makes the Difference, reported by Eleanor,
Scarlet Phoenix, reported by Deborah,
A Huge Mess Getting Worse, reported by Eleanor,
O'Reilly to CNN: Reassign Amanpour, reported by Marie Therese,
Raiders for Kerry, reported by Chrish,
Loosening the Coattails, reported by Eleanor,
CNN on Clinton's "Life", reported by Eleanor,
CNN and "Clinton Mania", reported by Melanie,
Falling Wages, reported by Eleanor,
Homeland Insecurity?, reported by Eleanor,
Outsourcing Border Security, reported by Eleanor,
Separation of Media & State, reported by Eleanor,
Gen. Sanchez Gets Promoted, reported by Eleanor,
Pavlov Dogs, reported by Eleanor,