Sarah Palin sees something else besides Russia from Alaska: a new conspiracy theory about President Obama. And, of course, Sean Hannity ate it up without question.Read more
FoxNews.com is trumpeting on its home page an article on FoxBusiness.com called, Romney's Odds of Winning Edge Higher. True enough. But Romney's edge only increased from dismal to poor. If you read the actual article, the first two sentences are, "GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney's Intrade odds of winning rose to 34%, 'back to where they were the day before the 47% video was released,' says Peter Boockvar of Miller Tabak, referring to the governor’s comment caught on video that 47% of Americans view themselves as entitled to government benefits. Boockvar adds the odds are 'up from 26% yesterday and 21% on Sunday.'"Read more
Frank Luntz has a history of putting together focus groups that are skewed toward Republicans which he tries to pass off as fair and/or representative. So I was immediately suspicious when Luntz described tonight’s presidential debate focus group by saying, “13 of these 24 people voted for Obama in 2008, only 10 voted for McCain.” Notice that he didn’t say how many were Democrats, how many Republicans, how many independents or other. For all we know, those 13 people who voted for Obama were Republicans. And guess what? Every one of them said they were undecided about who to vote for before the debate. That’s not a representative sample of voters at all.Read more
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As we know, Fox News believes that nutritious school lunches are a plot by a fascist Obama administration (and his evil wife) to take away the Jesus given freedom of American youth to stuff as much greasy crap down their gullets as possible which, in turn, is contributing to a childhood obesity crisis. It's a true testament to the bizarro world of Fox that they actually oppose efforts to make school lunches more nutritious. And now that kids are fighting the power and expressing their discontent with the good food, Fox is giving them the support that they didn't give to "Occupy." Jon Stewart exposes this Fox inanity and hypocrisy.Read more
Sean Hannity's finger-pointing over the mainstream media' having "completely ignored" Barack Obama's "outrageous comments" in 2007 raises an obvious question: If this is such big news that the failure to report it is, as Hannity said last night, "further proof that the mainstream media has been in the pocket of Barack Obama since the day that he arrived on the national stage," then where was Fox News? How did it miss this big news only until now, when the Daily Caller website did its work for it? If Hannity's accusation is correct, then either Fox is also "in the pocket of Barack Obama" or monumentally inept. Or they reported the story and it's just not that big a deal. Hint: select Option C.Read more
The cognitive dissonance on Fox News is amazing. They supported the First Amendment rights of Chick fil-A's president to make anti-gay comments while also supporting the Family Research president's complaint about the Southern Poverty Law Center's First Amendment right to designate, as a hate group, the FRC. In discussing the man behind the incendiary anti-Islamic video, Fox's Megyn Kelly focused on his free speech. In discussions involving persecuted Christians, Fox pundits invariably bring up free speech. But, on Fox, not all free speech is created equal. The one true Fox priest, Fr. Jonathan Morris, during his last Sunday sermon, seemed to suggest that the President of Iran should not be entitled to free speech when in the US. It's funny. While Morris called out Ahmadinejad on "hate speech," he's never called out any Fox and other right wing media/religious activists for their hate speech. Forget cognitive dissonance! How bout hypocrisy?Read more
Donald Trump has some debate advice for Mitt Romney. If President Obama brings up Romney's tax returns, then Romney "should immediately ask for Obama's college records and applications." That's what Trump said in a tweet discussed on On The Record last night. When Greta Van Susteren asked him what he's looking for in Obama's old records, Trump suggested they would reveal that Obama was born in Kenya.Read more