Bill O’Reilly has been obsessing this week about whether or not Fox News personnel have been received hospitably at the Democratic National Convention. Not because he worries that Democrats have an incorrect view of Fox but because he’s going to be there today. In my book, that’s as good as admitting that Fox News is geared for Republicans.Read more
Last night, Sean Hannity interviewed NBC’s Tom Brokaw. Hannity was in deferential mode, as opposed to his bullyboy mode. At about 6:30 into the video, Hannity began complaining about liberal media bias. Brokaw began to disagree saying that Fox has “a bias to the right.” But Hannity interrupted to say, “I’m the only conservative – outspoken conservative here.”Read more
That Fox priest Fr. Jonathan Morris pals around with some heavy hitters in the radical, Republican right is underscored by his lecture, yesterday, for the Nevada chapter of the St. Thomas More Society where controversial, ultra-conservative Justice Antonin Scalia was the keynote speaker. The venue was the Palazzo which has connections to GOP money man Sheldon Adleson. (Scalia voted yes on Citizens United). I'm sure that Fr. Morris made some important contacts in "sin city" and whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas so it's all good!!!
Dick Morris – you know, the guy who said Hurricane Katrina would be a “huge positive” for George W. Bush – was on The O’Reilly Factor last night where he previewed Bill Clinton's convention speech by reiterating the crackpot conspiracy theory that Clinton is only fronting support for Barack Obama because Hillary is being “held hostage” as a member of Obama's cabinet.Read more
Coming up: Sandra Fluke and Bill Clinton. I'll bet Fox News has its knives and guns ready to attack the moment it's over. Share your thoughts, opinions and observations in our comments thread.
'Liberal' Van Susteren Glosses Over Michelle Obama's Convention Speech In Order To Harp On Party Platform
Although Michelle Obama rocked the Democratic Convention last night, Greta Van Susteren, whose show came on the air shortly afterward, almost completely ignored Obama's speech. Instead, Van Susteren focused on the removal of "God" and "Jerusalem" from the party platform.Read more
Megyn Kelly is part of the Fox News "fair & balanced" news coverage. Yet, she has consistently promoted the talking points of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in their opposition to the Obama administration's birth control mandate which, they contend, is a violation of their religious freedom. As the saying goes, words matter and the words chosen by Kelly, regarding the HHS mandate, mean something - such as when she repeatedly made the bogus claim that the mandate includes abortion inducing drugs. During yesterday's "America Live," she advanced the oh-so-popular Fox "News" and right wing GOP meme that there is no war on women by the GOP. But during her interview with anti-choice, GOP Governor Nikki Haley, Kelly said something that might have been a misstatement or might have been a deliberate attempt to spin the issue about that evil birth control mandate on behalf of those who oppose it.Read more
As we speak, the great, big lede for the Fox News website has a photo of a Nazi rally with the accompanying question "Is This What Democrats Think of Republicans?" Their supporting evidence consists of three statements, by Democratic figures, which make comparisons of the GOP to the Nazis. Meanwhile, beloved GOP party boss Rush Limbaugh can continue to refer to liberal women (and nuns) as "feminzazi's" and GOP House Rep. Allen West can link Democrats to Nazis. But Fox News doesn't seem to have any problem with that whatsoever. Ironic, don't ya think?Read more
The newest Fox News attack line is their suggestion that the Democrats have insulted "God" by dropping the deity from their platform while the holy rolling Republicans mention "God" twelve times. So when Fox & Friends (Jesus' very own morning show) gets a meme (introduced by Fox "newsman, Bret Baier), they run with it. Not only did Steve Doocy bring up the God dropping during a panel discusion; but the whole crew talked to GOP veep candidate Paul Ryan about it. Ryan is so godly that he has no problem making up stuff about his supposed marathon record and his Fox & Friends appearance suggests that he has no problem bearing Fox's false witness. Oh, God....Read more
Despite the reality that GOP is making concerted attempts, some of them successful, to role back women's reproductive rights to the dark ages, the GOP is claiming that there's no war on women. As the mouthpiece for the GOP, it's not surprising to see Fox "News" promote this right wing talking point. Today, Bill Hemmer scored a propaganda two-fer in his interview with two GOP, anti-choice female governors. Not only did they get to dismiss the war on women meme; but they used their platform to bash the Obama administration all while Hemmer flashed his trademark aw shucks grin. Meanwhile they didn't address women's health care issues which are the core of the charge that the GOP is waging war on women. Nothing to see here, move along.Read more