Despite his history of outlandishly bigoted statements on Fox News, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson was welcomed back to the Hannity show again Monday night (11/14/11), this time to
smear discuss the Occupy movement. Hannity seems as fond of Peterson as ever and announced that he’s (still) “on the board” of Peterson’s charity. In fact, Hannity is on the Advisory Board, as opposed to the board of directors. While other people would probably want to distance themselves from a guy like Peterson, it’s telling that Hannity overstated his connection.
Monica Crowley: Americans Are Sick Of Attack Politics (But Pay No Attention To My Record Of Attack Politics)
Monica Crowley appeared on Hannity last Wednesday (11/9/11) and did her part to defend Herman Cain by attacking the so-called liberal media for having the nerve to ask him a debate question about allegations of sexual harassment against him – as if she wouldn’t be up in arms if a moderator had failed to ask the same question of a liberal candidate had he or she been in that position. Crowley said smugly, “At large, the American people are sick of political correctness and they’re sick of attack politics.” Oh, really? Then I’m looking forward to a new and improved Monica Crowley. Because the one I know has always reveled in attack politics.Continue reading >>
As the saying goes, Martin Luther King Jr. must be rolling in his grave if he knows that his niece, Alveda King, has become a tool for Fox News - a network that is diametrically opposed to everything King stood for. He would be appalled that his relative is allowed to invoke the Civil Rights movement in order to denigrate liberal African-American leaders while promoting the views of a network that provides a platform for opposition to union, minority, immigrant, and reproductive rights on their television, website, and a blog that tolerates racist commentary and death threats directed towards our first African-American president. He would be disgusted that his niece is embraced by a media outlet that tolerates the kind of race baiting that allows statements like Ann Coulter's "our blacks are better than their blacks" to go unrebutted. But that doesn't matter to Alveda King who is always more than happy to go on Fox "News" to promote whatever right wing talking point needs talking about and diss liberal black leaders. The newest right wing trope is about the lawlessness of the "Occupy" movement. And now that Civil Rights veteran Rev. Jesse Jackson has compared it to the Civil Rights struggle, Fox needs to do some spinning. And who better to do that than the uber right wing Alveda King who was interviewed, earlier this week, on Fox & Friends. It was propaganda gold. She provided the requisite message that "Occupy" and the Civil Rights movements can't be compared and in so doing, got to diss Jesse Jackson and - are ya ready for it - those scary black people in ACORN! Once again, Fox will overcome!Continue reading >>
Recently, Ann Coulter made a lot of waves when she announced on the Hannity show that “Our blacks are so much better than their blacks.” Did host Sean Hannity object? Heck, no. In fact, he implicitly endorsed the sentiment with his accepting response. Sadly, this is just the latest example of race baiting on Hannity. In several other instances, guests have accused the majority of African Americans of being racists – without receiving so much as a question in the way of a challenge. In fact, in one instance where a guest accused “most blacks” in Tennessee of being racist, Hannity refused to allow his other guest an opportunity to rebut.Continue reading >>
Bill O’Reilly didn’t come right out Friday night (11/4/11) and blame liberals for the Herman Cain sexual scandal, as Ann Coulter did a few days previously, but the sleight of hand was the same. Instead of discussing Cain’s bungled reaction to the scandal or, more significantly, the fact that Cain thinks the campaign of his Republican competitor, Rick Perry, was responsible for the Politico article that launched the scandal, O’Reilly used it as an excuse to paint Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson as racial hypocrites for not defending Cain.Continue reading >>