FOX News Polls
FoxNews.com has one of its non-scientific polls asking if readers agree with Occupy Wall Street protesters' views on the economy. Even though two of the three choices (besides "other") disparage the OWS protests, the results are more than two-to-one in support. Screen grab after the jumpContinue reading >>
A recent headline at Crooks and Liars was guaranteed to catch my attention: “Palin Now Feuding With Juan Williams and Megyn Kelly,” written by Tina Dupuy. It’s similar to some of what we do here at News Hounds: it’s a few words to introduce a video clip, in this case one of Lawrence O’Donnell from MSNBC. However, it dovetails nicely with a hilarious and insightful post on Depuy’s blog I read about a year ago titled “Sarah Palin: America’s Full-Time Professional Duelist” in which she pegged The Quitter From Wasilla better than anyone else has, before or since: “In fact, Palin is now our nation’s only full-time professional duelist. She fights with everyone. Her entire post-quitting career is centered on flame wars, most of which she starts. They are often petty, sanctimonious, trumped-up jabs which do nothing but make the media talk about her more. And she’s monetized the drama. She’s gone pro. Yes, she’s found the formula Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian pioneered: shameless and shallow sells.” Written eleven months ago, nothing Sarah Palin has done or said has changed that impression. All Dupuy has had to do is maintain her “Sarah Palin’s Enemies List,” a compendium of all the feuds (whether one-sided or not) that Palin has engaged in since she left Alaska in the lurch. That list now stands at 92 and, amazingly, has grown by two since I began this article!!! The O’Donnell clip is about Palin’s feuds with Megyn Kelly and Juan Williams, coming in on Dupuy’s list at numbers 89 and 90 respectively. Palin using Fox “News” to engage in her petty feuds is nothing new. What is new, however, is that her feuds are now with other Fox “News” personalities. Watch:Continue reading >>
There's no option supporting President Obama for the nomination. I'm sure it was an oversight. (H/T Brian A.)Continue reading >>
FoxNews.com has a readers' poll asking, "Would you support raising the debt ceiling if the legislation to do so also required a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution?" But all the possible answers seem to be written for a Tea Party member.
Last night (5/17/11) on On The Record, host Greta Van Susteren went to bat for Wisconsin Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, first with a blatant defense of his decision not to run for an open Senate seat, then by posting a poll that was little more than a thinly veiled prompt for viewers to attack Wisconsin Democrats as “petty and insulting” for saying he "cowered" away from running. She spent a lot of time offering other reasons Ryan might decide against running and none about why Democrats may have made such an allegation.Continue reading >>