In the three way GOP primary to elect a candidate to run against Democratic NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Sean Hannity has Hannitized attorney Wendy Long who has also been endorsed by the radical, anti-same sex marriage "National Organization for Marriage." For her support of the US Catholic Bishops' fight against the HHS birth control mandate, she received the embrace of Fox fave, NY's Cardinal Dolan. If she wins, wonder if Hannity will be out on the campaign trail.
Although the Supreme Court agreed with the Obama administration and struck down most of the Arizona immigration law yesterday, there was not a single Democrat on Your World to discuss that or any of the other issues.Read more
Ruh-Roh! Rupert Murdoch is not happy with Mitt Romney and he's tweeting about it!Read more
Shepard Smith contradicted Fox's own coverage of the Supreme Court's immigration ruling when he and Judge Andrew Napolitano smacked down Airzona Governor Jan Brewer's bizarre claim that the "heart" of her state's law had been "vindicated." Smith said he was "just kind of scratching my head" over Brewer's statements. Then, he added, "I felt like the Yankees had just played the Red Sox in a four-game set; the Yankees had won three out of four and the Red Sox claimed a series victory because they got one game."Read more
Geraldo “Blame The Hoodie” Rivera reviewed a newly-released police video of George Zimmerman re-enacting his deadly confrontation with unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin – and declared that “race played no part” in the shooting. Rivera's sole criteria for his judgment was that Zimmerman had not mentioned that Martin was black during the re-enactment. Yet moments earlier, Rivera had acknowledged that Zimmerman was shrewdly putting his best legal foot forward in the video.Read more
Bill O'Reilly is an educated man; but when it comes to religion he retreats into the comfy narrow dogmatism of 1950's Catholic education which provided both questions and answers as determined by the Magisterium. Any disagreement with the script was marked with a stern reprimand. That Bill learned his lessons well is shown by his incisive theological exegesis about the divine nature of the tides, Jesus guided evolution, and atheists suck. And as a devout Catholic who has taken over the patriarchal role of looking out for us, he is distressed about a new survey which shows that belief in God, among young people, is plummeting. For Bill, this is troubling and an example of more creeping secularism which, according to Bill, is actually the fault of the American public school system which Bill reprimanded in last week's "Factor's" discussion on how kids might be, in the words of R.E.M., loosing their religion.Read more
The Supreme Court has just struck down three out of the four challenged provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070. As USA Torday reported (via Tucson.com):
The court, in a 5-3 ruling, left standing only the “check your papers” part of the law that requires state and local police to perform roadside immigration checks of people they’ve stopped or detained if a “reasonable suspicion” exists that they are in the country illegally.
The court indicated, however, that even that section could face further legal challenges.
So how is Fox News reporting this? It depends which site you're on.Read more
Forbes on Fox discussed Vice President Biden saying “we owe” public union workers for the work they do. Host David Asman set the tone for the discussion by saying, “We don’t owe them, they owe us.”Read more
Of all the bias I've seen on Fox in the eight years since I've been writing about the "fair and balanced" network, I don't think anything could be worse than the continuing role of Heather Childers as "objective news" host. You may recall she tweeted a request for “thoughts” as to whether or not the Obama campaign threatened to kill Chelsea Clinton in order to keep Bill and Hillary Clinton from spilling the beans about then-candidate Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Not only does Childers still have her job co-hosting America's News HQ, which is supposed to an "objective" news show, but she's also the co-host of Fox & Friends First where Fox had no problem with her hosting a segment about the Fast and Furious controversy.Read more