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September 12, 2011

Fox Nation Readers Want To Kill Michelle Obama

Another day, another round of racial attacks on “civil,” “tolerant” and “America-loving” Fox Nation. Saturday's target? Michelle Obama. Fox Nation’s “Pic of the Day” Saturday (9/10/11) was a photo of her playing tennis at the U.S. Open as part of her campaign to fight childhood obesity. In response, the readers erupted with bigoted comments about her looks. Even more disgusting was that one person talked about shooting her – and four people liked the comment.

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Reported by Ellen at 3:29 PM

May 22, 2011

NY Magazine Revelation That Roger Ailes Thinks Sarah Palin Is “An Idiot” Suggests She’s Being Pushed Out Of The Fold

A fascinating, must-read New York Magazine article about Fox News, Roger Ailes and their relationship to Republican fortunes states: “(Ailes) thinks things are going in a bad direction,” another Republican close to Ailes told me. “Roger is worried about the future of the country. He thinks the election of Obama is a disaster. He thinks Palin is an idiot. He thinks she’s stupid. He helped boost her up. People like Sarah Palin haven’t elevated the conservative movement.” What’s so remarkable about that statement is not just the revelation of Ailes’ opinion of one of his supposed stars but that it became public. As the same article goes on to note, “Fox’s PR department is notoriously strict when it comes to internal leaks” so one has to conclude that this one was not only deliberate but a deliberate attempt to kick Palin to the curb as well - just as she's talking about running for president. But that’s just one of many juicy details about the “news” network that ultimately adds up to a portrait of a GOP political operation that’s the victim of its own ratings success.

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Reported by Ellen at 8:12 PM

May 11, 2011

Rapper “Common” The Latest Black Man In Hannity’s Sights

Never mind that Sean Hannity welcomed to his radio show white supremacist Hal Turner even after he said that if it weren’t for white people, “black people would still be swinging on trees in Africa," or that Hannity remains on the advisory board of the organization run by Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson long after he told Hannity & Colmes viewers that most blacks in Tennessee are “so racist” and “always use racism in order to intimidate white America” when race is an election issue. And never mind that Hannity has leapt to defend a variety of white guys who have said some not-very-nice remarks about blacks. And especially never mind that before they were against him, Fox News was praising African American rapper “Common” as “very positive.” Now that some right-wingers are attacking First Lady Michelle Obama’s for inviting him to a White House poetry event, Hannity was so outraged over Common’s supposedly offensive lyrics that the subject was the top two segments on Hannity (plus a later discussion on The Great American Panel segment).

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Reported by Ellen at 1:03 PM

April 23, 2011

Fox News Civil War: Huckabee v. Beck Slug It Out Over Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Campaign

In a clear sign that Glenn Beck is not in the best of his employer's graces, Mike Huckabee took several sharp and - in my opinion - completely deserved and well-landed jabs at a guy who's still his colleague. Of course, it's fair to say that Beck started it. But Huckabee didn't just defend himself, he went on to swipe at Beck's conspiracy-theory laden presentations and his posturing as a "prophet of sorts." In an even clearer sign of diminished standing, Beck later made it out to be all a misunderstanding on Huckabee's part. (H/T Mediaite)

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Reported by Ellen at 4:31 PM

April 21, 2011

FoxNews.Com Commenters Erupt In Racist Hatred Over Michelle Obama's Near-Miss Plane Collission

I recently posted about Fox Nation closing their comments about First Lady Michelle Obama's near-miss plane collision. I speculated that the comments had been closed because the editors either knew in advance the kinds of comments they'd receive or else they had already received a slew of sickening comments. If the comments on FoxNews.com's story about the same event are a clue, the comments would have been sickening indeed. Where are the FoxNews.com moderators?

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Reported by Ellen at 6:48 PM
Bill O’Reilly & Glenn Beck – Comedy Duo, reported by Guest Blogger,
Fox Nation Hates Michelle Obama, reported by Ellen,