Fox & Friends
The newest "outrage" to hit the church of the perpetually outraged Christians is the eviction of a group of Christmas carolers from a Silver Spring Maryland Post Office. Always eager to provide a pulpit for the outrage, Fox & Friends hosted JP Duffy, from the SPLC designated homophobic hate group, The Family Research Council, to talk about this egregious offense. Duffy just happened to witness the caroler toss and blogged that the incident was just another example of "militant secularists" who "team up with federal bureaucrats in the effort to sterilize the public square of anything remotely connected to anything religious." This is obviously in keeping with the faux, Fox "war on Christmas." So it was no surprise to see Duffy getting a warm welcome from Christian/Christmas warrior Steve Doocy on this morning's Fox & Friends.
For whatever reason, Walter Reed Hospital recently banned visitors from bringing in bibles and other religious material. Not surprisingly, the Christian right erupted into a furor. Iowa GOP representative and Catholic Steve King, who says that marriage equality is just like desecrating the Eucharist and that gay rights will lead to children raised in warehouses, denounced the move on the floor of the House. The policy was overturned; but Rep. King is still pissed and says that Walter Reed has some splaining to do and that whoever issued it should be fired. Naturally, Fox & Friends, the home for persecuted Christians who, in this case, aren't being persecuted, provided King with some warm Christian validation and an opportunity to trash Obama.Continue reading >>
As they say, variety is the spice of life and in that spirit, Roger Ailes must have decided that his crew on the curvy couch needed a little break from the "outrage" of the faux Fox patented "war on Christmas." Today's Ailes' directed "venom," that is "injected into the media bloodstream," was directed towards a Dutch construction company that has designed two buildings in Seoul, South Korea which seem to resemble the burning NY Trade Towers. The company claims it didn't see the resemblance during the design process and apologizes to anyone whose feelings are hurt. Meanwhile, they are getting angry and threatening phone calls and e-mails. Enter, stage right, Fox & Friends who never waste an opportunity to gin up more anger resulting in more threatening phone alls and e-mails. One can understand the feelings evoked by these structures which will not be sited in the USA. But as an example of these feelings, it is interesting that Fox & Friends chose a quote from s 9-11's victim's father who has appeared on Fox. But what was even more interesting was the conspiracy theory offered by Dave Briggs. I guess now that the birther thing has run out of steam, they need something to fill the void?Continue reading >>
It was Bully Boy Bolling setting the rules of engagement in the latest clash in the Fox “News” Phony War On Christmas. While Friday’s edition of The Five’s displayed all the usual hypocrisy of that show, this particular segment doubled down on the double standards. You’ve just got to love how Bolling opened the discussion: “In case you didn’t know, there’s a War on Christmas…,” as if there are still Fox “News” viewers who may not have been awake the first seven million times [exaggerated for effect, but just barely] it was covered on Fox “News” this season, “…and there’s one big battle going on between the Lone Star State and the Cheeseheads, the Wisconsin Atheists from the ‘Freedom From Religion Foundation’ are at it again. This time they are trying to get a town in Texas to remove a nativity scene from the lawn of the county courthouse. But that Christmas display isn’t coming down until—quote—Hell freezes over, according to the county commissioner.” Watch:Continue reading >>
An open letter to the Fox personalities on The Five: Your show continues to be a disappointment. I’ve previously explained why I think The Five is not just the worse show on Fox “News” (which is saying something since your network also airs the egregious “Red Eye”), but one of the worst tee vee shows since “My Mother The Car.” Since its launch, The Five just gets worse and worse. Lately it’s been driving me crazy that The Five has almost become a FACT FREE ZONE. F’rinstance, on many days Eric Bolling might push out a statistic, which Bob Beckel will challenge and take issue with, or vice versa. Eventually, the conversation devolves into, “I’m right, you’re wrong,” from both sides, until a producer finally has someone move the conversation along. What’s missing for the viewers [Remember the viewers? You’re doing The Five for the viewers, not just the paycheck] is any fact-checking whatsoever. The viewers never learn who is right; just that both know the other is wrong. However, it’s when The Five takes up religious issues, like the new Phony War On Tim Tebow, that you Five lose all focus. Watch:Continue reading >>