Fox News Chris Stirewalt, politics editor for digital Fox News, is presumably part of Fox' "objective" team. But when he appeared on America Live, at about 2:00 PM today (as part of Fox's "objective news" lineup), he nearly twisted himself into a pretzel as he argued – with a straight face – that the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of President Obama’s health care reform was really a big plus for Mitt Romney. "I’m sure, from a cynical political perspective, they’d much rather would have had this issue go away and the Supreme Court take it down so the president could go rally the troops. Instead, it’s Romney’s troops who are rallied,” Stirewalt said. The spin was so furious, I don’t know how he and host Megyn Kelly didn’t fall over from dizziness. I know I nearly did.Read more
Here's something that should help make Roger Ailes' day. The Fox News witch hunt against Eric Holder finally snagged his skull, at least in a symbolically, substantive-free way. Video via Think Progress after the jump.Read more
Earlier today, when the Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s health care reform is Constitutional, the DNC’s Executive Director, African American Patrick Gaspard, tweeted, “It’s Constitutional, Bitches.” He later walked it back a bit by saying he let his “scotus excitement get the better” of him. But that didn’t stop the Fox Nation readers from erupting with racist comments. One even wished that someone “Zimmerman the bastard.” (H/T J.L.)Read more
You could barely hear the name "Barack Obama" on Fox News of late without hearing also about how health care reform was "crammed down" the throats of Americans in some kind of unconstitutional power grab. Do you think any Fox pundit will admit he or she was wrong now that the Supreme Court has upheld it?Read more
It's a lot of fun watching the long faces on Fox!
It's really funny. Fox Nation, the Fox News site devoted "fair and balanced coverage of the news" posts a headline that is nothing more than right wing partisan wishful thinking: "Romney Camp Destroys Washington Post For Bogus Article." What makes it even funnier, and rather ironic, is that Fox Nation's stories include lies about unemployment statistics, Sandra Fluke's congressional commentary (including the transcripts of Rush Limbaugh's three day "slut" shaming), Bill Clinton's "taking a swipe at Obama" and a host of other things that are less than honest. And the above cited thread is just another bogus assertion by a Fox website that elevates "bogus" to a whole new level!Read more
Megyn Kelly hosted a panel of doctors to discuss the Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care) yesterday – and I’m sure you’ll be shocked to know that all three of them opposed it. But what really was shocking was their reasoning that it would create too many patients which would negatively impact those who already have coverage. Rather than consider ways to increase health care providers, they all seemed to think the solution was to make sure there weren’t too many health care consumers. In other words, people should go without treatment so that those who already have coverage are not inconvenienced. Even worse, the doctors complained that too many people would “overuse” medical services.Read more
I'll be live blogging the Supreme Court health care decision tomorrow morning and, of course, Fox News' coverage of it. I hope you'll join in.
After Advancing Racial Attacks On Eric Holder, Megyn Kelly Plays The Race Card On Civil Rights Leaders Standing Up For Him
Megyn Kelly had a lot of nerve "wondering" why civil rights leaders and Rev. Al Sharpton think that racism is involved in Republican attacks on Attorney General Eric Holder. After all, it was Kelly who spent weeks in 2010 helping a Republican activist deliberately gin up racial animosity against Holder - by depicting him as the enabler of scary black men coming to a voting booth near you. Now, she was deliberately ginning up racial animosity against those who might have taken notice.Read more
As America's pro-life Newsroom, Fox News provides validation for pro-life anger - especially if it's directed against President Obama who earned the wrath of these folks for daring to reference that evil organization, Planned Parenthood, during his recent campaign speech in Durham New Hampshire. In differentiating himself from Romney, Obama said this one liner to a crowd of adults and teens: "You can decide that instead of restricting access to birth control or defunding Planned Parenthood, we should make sure that in this country, women control their own health care choices." But to read what's being said on "pro-life" blogs, what Obama said was tantamount to describing every position in the Kama Sutra. "Catholic Online" said he was "pushing abortion." Not surprisingly, the usual Planned Parenthood bashing suspects on Monday's Fox's "The Five" echoed this hysteria. It was a propaganda twofer as it bashed both Planned Parenthood and Obama.Read more