On Fox News, there are some certainties. Along with personal attacks and dubious "truthiness," Bill O'Reilly's "The Factor" includes a hefty diet of smears of the "far left" and the mainstream media which is accused of being biased. (Oh, the Irony!). Bill might be on vacay, but his sub, Laura Ingraham has no problems promoting the standard memes such as she did last night when she accused the far left and the mainstream media of attacking Mitt Romney's Mormonism. There is more irony in that Fox News has hosted a Texas pastor, Robert Jeffress, who once said that evangelicals won't vote for Romney because he is a Mormon cult member. Fox's Mike Huckabee suggested that Romney might believe that the devil and Jesus are brothers. But all that is behind us now that the right is united in its efforts to defeat the anti-Christ Obama. And part of that effort now includes charges that the "far left" is bigoted - a charge being made by the not so tolerant Laura Ingraham on a network that has no problems with a guest who says that Islam is a "radical, savage religion." On, the Irony?!Read more
Mike Huckabee - who is speaking at the Republican Convention next week - has written a letter not just standing up for Rep. Todd Akin but slamming his fellow Republicans for trying to run him out of the Missouri Senate race. Priscilla noted that Huckabee bonded with Akin on the radio show a few days ago. This letter takes things to a whole new level.Read more
Is Fox News’ “objective” reporter Jim Angle on the Romney/Ryan payroll? If not, he should be. Because it’s hard to think how his report “questioning” whether Obama’s attacks on the Republican Medicare plan are accurate could be any more biased. During his “report,” Angle might as well have waved a “Vote Romney” banner and told us he can’t wait to use Ryan’s Medicare “premium support” plan.Read more
There are some certainties in life. To quote a famous Fox savant, the tides go in; the tides go out. And whenever Fox News' "fundamentalist barking dog" and gay pride parade voyeur, Todd Starnes, posts an article, about persecuted Christian and evil atheists, it inevitably makes its way to Fox Nation and Fox & Friends - a show that never wastes an opportunity to showcase those persecuted Christians who bravely endure those evil, secular slings and arrows of outrageous atheists. This morning, Jesus' BFF's on the curvy couch brought us the newest, at least according to Starnes, outrage about how Jesus' enemies are trying to silence public prayer, at public school football games, in Jesus loving, homo hating Mississippi. As always, Jesus (who did have a problem with those who pray publicly) must be weeping! As always, while the segment was heavy on Jesus, it was light on facts which, I guess, makes Jesus happy? And given that Brian Kilmeade wants Christians to disobey the law, I guess Jesus is jumping for joy?!Read more
Yeegads, someone at the Fox Nation likes to create big screaming headlines! Take this post, which is titled "Obama Slaughtered in Latest Gallup Poll." If you read the body of the text, gentle reader, you'll find the poll doesn't give Obama brilliant ratings (especially not with respect to the economy). If you link to Gallup's own story (Fox Nation generously provides the link) you will find that Obama's overall job rating is 45%. Bill Clinton, the past president with the highest rating, came in at only 53%. Would you call that a "slaughter"?
On yesterday’s Your World, Neil Cavuto spoke with one of his favorite politicians, Artur Davis, who seconded President Obama's nomination four years ago but now will be a “key speaker” on behalf of Mitt Romney at the upcoming Republican convention. Cavuto said, "I've always thought your shift was a seminal event right up there with Douglas Wilder, the former Virginia governor, attacking Joe Biden for the famous ‘chain and shackles’ comment. In other words, very reasoned and reasonable Democrats."Read more