Current headline on "fair and balanced" and "civil," "tolerant" Fox Nation: 'Occupy' Savages Invade Conservative Conference.
No wonder the site became a breeding ground for murderous impulses regarding the protesters.
As many Newshounds know, I have been spending a lot of time on Fox Nation lately, creating a “case file” of the violent ill-will their “civil, tolerant” membership displays towards the movement. I began doing this after readers threatened Van Jones after Fox Nation posted an inflammatory - and distorted - article about him. Since then, the unhinged hatred has continued: finding police brutality against Occupy protesters "inspiring," openly discussing murdering the Occupy protesters and finding it "funny" when an Occupy Oakland protester got hit by a car. So it's not all that surprising that this article, showing the police beating arm-linked protesters with little to no provocation, got voted as "inspiring." However, the zeal for violence against the protesters - and yes, more talk of murder - is literally sickening.Continue reading >>
Fox Nation had no problem with good, ole Merkin teabaggers who screamed incoherently during town hall meetings. Flash forward to a recent Q& A session, held at a local restaurant, hosted by GOP Illinois congressman Joe Walsh who is such a fine paragon of conservative, Christian "family values" that he owes his wife lots of money in back child support. And because he's such an example of manly Christian responsibility, he received an accolade from the hate group "Family Research Council." Anyway, during the casual meet and greet, Walsh's constituents asked him questions in a calm and rational manner. Walsh's response - not so much! In fact, he had a total freak out about how these folks shouldn't blame the banks for causing the foreclosure crisis. There is video to show that Walsh overreacted to questioning that was not innappropriate. Yet, Fox Nation's headline is "Tea Party Rep. Blows Gasket At Town Hall Troublemaker..." First, it wasn't a "town hall." Second, "trouble maker" is wildly unsubstantiated and off the mark. It's funny. There is video available one of which is Martha MacCallum's coverage of Walsh's apoplexy. There is another video of the entire session. Neither were posted on Fox Nation. "Fair & Balanced?" You Bet!Continue reading >>
Once again, Fox Nation, the website that boasts about its civility and tolerance is talking murder. Today's targets are members of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The comments are disturbing but even more disturbing is that Fox Nation seems unwilling to put a stop to this kind of talk. (H/T Aria Prescott)Continue reading >>
According to its "statement of purpose," Fox Nation is "committed to the core principles of tolerance, open debate, civil discourse, and fair and balanced coverage of the news." Yet, they have an article, from the rabidly anti-choice website "Life News," which touts the awesomeness of the closure of several Texas Planned Parenthood as a "victory" for women. The thread is illustrated with the perfunctory anti-choice icon of the thumb sucking fetus. If Fox were "fair & balanced," they would have an article about how these closures are very detrimental to low income women who use these facilities for their gynecological health. They could run the article from RH Reality Check which discusses how Texas alternatives to Planned Parenthood don't really exist. But they don't and I'm not holding my breath waiting for one. So does this mean that Fox Nation isn't "fair & balanced?" Oh, nooooooo.....Continue reading >>