"Objective" Chris Wallace Uses Term "OBamacare"
On yesterday's Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace spoke with White House senior advisor David Plouffe. Wallace twice referred to the Affordable Care Act as "Obamacare."
Doocy Blames Obama For His Network's Knocking The Chevy Volt
I was just re-watching the video in my earlier post about Steve Doocy suddenly slobbering over the Chevy Volt. What I suddenly caught this time was that Doocy tried to blame the Obama administration for unwarranted attacks on the Volt - smears he and his own network put forth.Read more
Fox & Friends Plugs Anti-Abortion Movie "October Baby"
Fox News, as the news network for the right wing anti-abortion rights movement, is always willing to promote the memes and crusades of those who oppose women's reproductive rights. One of the more recent "pro-life" memes involves those who, supposedly, are abortion "survivors." They raise lots of money for the "pro-life" movement with their tales of how they, supposedly, were able, despite the best efforts of evil doctors and the wishes of evil women, to survive abortions. One such "survivor" told her tear jerking story to a very incredulous and sympathetic Shannon Bream in January. And now we have a tear jerking movie about an abortion survivor. Thus, it's no surprise that Saturday's Fox & Friends promoted the "faith based" (Christian, that is) "October Baby" as "a movie about the burden of hatred and the power of forgiveness." It's actually quite agenda driven; but so is Fox "News."Read more
Looks Like Fox Nation Didn't Get The Latest Memo About The Chevy Volt
Ruh-roh! I reported earlier that Steve Doocy and the Fox & Friends graphics department embraced the Chevy Volt this morning as if they had loved the car all along. But it looks as though Fox Nation didn't get the memo. Its top "fired up" story is now More Problems For The Chevy Volt. Even worse, Fox Nation is reiterating talking points that were debunked just a few hours earlier on Fox News.Read more
Steve Doocy Suddenly Loves The Chevy Volt
You can hardly watch a Fox News segment on energy without hearing a knock on the Chevy Volt, an electric vehicle, as some kind of example of the Obama administration run amok. But suddenly – and without explanation – Fox & Friends Steve Doocy couldn’t say enough good things about the car, now that a conservative PR guy was there talking it up.Read more
Johnny Dollar: Obsessed Cyberstalker Or Paid Troll?
Why is Johnny Dollar (real name: Mark Koldys) obsessed with me and this blog? For at least the third time, he’s got my photo posted on his site. He has two quotes from me on his “about” page and has made God knows how many tweets and other posts about me. He has been stuck on News Hounds pretty much from our beginnings in 2004. We banned him from posting here numerous times but that has not stopped him from poring over every word and semi-colon in the hope of pouncing on any possible misstatement or mistake and then trumpeting us as liars or some other “pet” name.Read more
Who Really Benefits From Geraldo Rivera’s War On Trayvon Martin’s Hoodie?
I will admit that Geraldo Rivera has a point about the perils of minority youngsters dressing like gangsters. But everything about his scolding that Trayvon Martin’s hoodie was “as much responsible for his death as (shooter) George Zimmerman” smacks of opportunism – his own and Fox News’ – more than any concern for preventing any similar tragedies in the future. It’s certainly not likely to help the Martin family – or any of the millions of Americans feeling sympathy and solidarity with them – during their hour of grief. More likely, it will help Fox News move the narrative away from a host of pitfalls for its conservative agenda (gun violence, racism, police malfeasance toward people of color) and back to the more comfortable ground of blaming minorities for their problems. Oh, yeah, and it’s gotten Rivera a lot of extra attention, too.Read more
Has Fox News Stopped Selling Hoodies?
In the wake of Geraldo Rivera's comments that Trayvon Martin's death was caused "as much" by his wearing a hoodie as by the man who shot him, BuzzFeed noted that FoxNews.com sold these dangerous hoodies. However, in solidarity with Rivera, Fox seems to have stopped selling tthis "gang paraphernalia." (H/T Think Progress)Read more
For Your Saturday Night Pleasure - A Song Inspired By Fox News
We were recently contacted by singer/songwriter Lee Coulter, Sirius/XM's "Discovery of 2011." If you have Sirius/XM, you may have heard him on the Coffee House Channel. Lee wanted to let us know about a song he wrote, called Monster, that was inspired by Fox News.Read more
Greta Van Susteren Feeds RNC Chair Obama-Attack Points
Greta Van Susteren hosted an interview with Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on March 14. But instead of eliciting information from him, she spent most of the interview eliciting attacks on President Obama.Read more