As expected, Deborah Yesner, one of the original News Hounds and our dear friend, passed away on December 22, after a long, difficult battle with a brain aneurysm and subsequent complications. In lieu of flowers or cards, her family has requested donations to News Hounds, which was Deborah's passion the last several years of her life. Deb not only worked tirelessly on the blog, without any extra compensation, she was our anchor in many ways. Deborah's adult daughter was kind enough to write up a bio of her mother for Robert Greenwald. We've taken the liberty of reproducing it here, after the jump.
On July 1, 2008, a giddy Alexis Glick announced that Fox financial guy Gary B. Smith's prediction was that the Dow would "be above 13,000 by the end the year." Above 13,000? Yesterday - as in the end of the year (December 31, 2008) - the Dow closed at 8,776.39.
Comment: Would you trust your money with a guy who got it so wrong? Me neither. Yet another reason not to watch Fox, ahem, "business news."Continue reading >>
Last night (December 31, 2008) Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly co-hosted Fox News' coverage of the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. Seconds before the 11:00 p.m. ET hour, Hemmer said, "Hey everybody, listen. We are one hour and 30 seconds away from the big ball dropping out of the sky on 42nd Street - Times Square! So don't go anywhere. Don't move a muscle. We're gonna freeze so you don't have to!"
Comment: Bill's bosses might not like knowing that he's reading so much News Hounds' that he can't get our catchy motto out of his head. Thanks Bill. We love it too!Continue reading >>
An hour ago (December 29, 2008) I was thoroughly disgusted after reading Glenn Greenwald's laser-like evisceration of David Gregory's abhorrent performance yesterday during his debut as the host of Meet the Press.
A few minutes later I wandered over to Fox and scrolled around.Continue reading >>