Last week, I posted about John Stossel urging younger Americans to aim lower in their job searches and, while he was at it, argued for abolishing the minimum wage. A day later, Stossel suggested students do away with pay altogether as he talked up the benefits of unpaid internships which, he told us, teach young people more than colleges do – and are free!Read more
Bernard Goldberg, of all people, was Bill O’Reilly’s guest last night to discuss the "collapse" of the African American family. That’s right, O’Reilly chose not a sociologist but Fox’s white news and media analyst to discuss this sensitive subject. And not for the first time, either. So it’s a safe bet that O’Reilly knew that Goldberg would take a hard-line approach. But even he couldn’t swallow the “honesty” that Goldberg wished Romney had used when he spoke to the NAACP last week – “honesty” that amounted to lecturing them that he can't help them get jobs until they reduce the number of unwed pregnancies.Read more
Mitt Romney may be floundering but he and his pals at Fox News know that Republican Rehab is what friends are for – Fox & Friends, that is. So when Romney visited with the curvy couch crew this morning, there were no pesky questions about Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital and what role he did or did not play in outsourcing jobs. No, siree. Instead, they helped him go on offense against President Obama – and offered a few not-so-subtle hints about how he might regain his footing.Read more
A few days ago, we posted about 10 crackpot tips Fox News' Amber Milt posted on FNC's magazine site, M, that were supposed to spice up your lovelife. Crackpot tips like - I kid you not - making your man think you've videotaped him going to the bathroom and then telling him it was just a joke. It turns out that Mitt cribbed at least some of those pranks.Read more
Fox News Sunday discussed entitlement reform and “the swing states that could decide the general election” today with two Republican governors, Terry Branstad of Iowa and Rick Scott of Florida. No Democrats took part. When asked about how to deal with people who don't have health insurance, Scott replied that "The way to fix that" is to put patients in privately-owned managed care organizations (one of which he just may have a financial interest in) "which will help make sure they get to a primary care doctor or get to a specialist... so they don’t end up in an emergency room."
Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister for the Third Reich, would be so proud of Fox News in that they bring new meaning to his quote, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." As I have reported, Fox News knows the value of taking a propaganda meme and repeating it throughout their programming - and voila, what starts as a right wing meme becomes right wing truthiness. As News Hounds Ellen pointed out, Fox's smear of Democratic US Rep. Andre Carson, for his comment about how the US should look to religious schools, such as madrassas, for ideas on innovation, occurred on both Hannity (twice) and The Factor. Not surprisingly, the good Christians on The Five, joined in the crusade - or is it jihad against Carson. Either way, it's the gospel of hate that's preached in the Fox church of the poisoned mind.Read more
Fox Nation has a report about a Washington, D.C. motocycle police officer who allegedly wished to shoot Michelle Obama. Sadly, but not surprisingly, many of the readers wished he had - and some added their racist sentiments while they were at it. Overall, they voted the article "funny." (H/T Ira R.)Read more
Guest hosting last night’s O’Reilly Factor, Juan Williams suggested that African Americans had deliberately and wrongly race-baited in the Trayvon Martin case when they alleged Martin had been racially profiled by neighborhood watch zealot, George Zimmerman. Williams also adopted the rhetoric of his Fox News colleague Geraldo Rivera by suggesting that Martin’s hoodie was at least partly to blame in fostering Zimmerman's suspicions.Read more