If it weren’t for the fact that Half-Governor Sarah Palin is holding onto her Fox “News” gig by her fingertips, there would be no reason for News Hounds to even cover Her Irrelevancy anymore. However, I suspect that long after she’s dumped by the network following November’s election, if not before, Sarah Palin will still be a punch line on comedy shows. Last night Jon Stewart tried to make sense of Palin co-hosting The Today Show.Read more
The debate between Nick Gillespie and Rosalind Wiseman on Fox and Friends this morning was supposedly about whether there is a bullying crisis in the United States. But was Nick Gillespie, of the Koch-funded Reason Foundation, there to discuss bullying - or was this a smokescreen to hide his agenda of promoting economic and social segregation in the form of charter schools? Updated. With Video.Read more
Visiting the Hannity show last night, Sarah Palin proved once again how irrelevant she is and how much more irrelevant she soon will be. When asked by Sean Hannity who she’d like to see as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, she said, “Top of my list is Allen West.” Yes, that’s the same unhinged Allen West who said, liberals, Democrats, President Obama and Nancy Pelosi should “get the hell out of the United States of America,” characterized Democratic support for social safety nets as “the most insidious form of slavery remaining in the world today,” and made personal attacks against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calling her “the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives.”Read more
According to New York Daily News’ Gatecrasher (Frank Digiacomo), Fox “News” chief honcho Roger Ailes is showing concern over an upcoming Random House book about Ailes and the Fox "News" Channel currently being scribbled by New York Magazine scribe Gabriel Sherman. Perhaps sensing the book won’t be complimentary—because Sherman has already shown a penchant for reporting truthfully on the network, News Corp. and, by extension, the Murdochs—it appears that Ailes is trying to help conservative writer Zev Chafets get his Ailes/FNC book out first by giving him inside access. Who is Chafets? NYDN says:Read more
Is there anything ex-carny, Christian comedian Brad Stine can not blame on those evil libruls who are trying to tear down the country? So far it seems not. Every Monday Fox and Friends finds some obscure story for Stine to run roughshod over and turn into the burning political issue of the day. There is no better example of this than this week’s Weekly Stine™ on Fox “News,” where he turned a playground spat over ice cream vendors that began on a blog and elevated into news by the New York Post, into a Liberal failure and undeniable proof of why Conservatives make better parents for a national so-called "news" network morning show. No, really!Read more
Fox News Anchor "Just Asking" If Obama Threatened To Kill Chelsea Clinton To Cover Up His Birth Certificate
Fox News' Heather Childers - co-anchor of Fox & Friends First and a news anchor on America's News HQ - was just curious, she says, as she asked yesterday for her Tweeps' "thoughts" on the following question: Did Obama Campaign Threaten Chelsea Clinton's Life 2 Keep Parents Silent? Childers got her "curiosity" from a post on the right-wing birther site, GodfatherPolitics.com, which raised the same question. UPDATED. (H/T John K.)
As protector of persecuted Christians, Roger Ailes does seem to be quite concerned about the non-discrimination policy at Vanderbilt U.There have been at least seven segments on Fox & Friends, all of which were in support of the Christian groups who object to the policy (described as "slimey" by Foxpriest Jonathan Morris) and none of which addressed the fact that the policy was clarified as a result of a gay student having been asked to leave a Christian fraternity because homosexuality, in their belief system, is immoral. Also missing from the Fox "coverage" was mention of a SCOTUS decision which affirmed that educational institutions are not obligated to recognize organizations that do not allow all students to join. The Vanderbilt policy was clarified to require that "all registered student organizations to allow any student to eligible for membership and leadership." As such, the Vanderbilt Catholic group will not be registering as a student group because of its "faith based qualifications for leadership." Naturally, their next step was to go on Fox & Friends where good Catholic Steve Doocy articulated the main talking point for all the Fox & Friends anti-Vanderbilt segments; i.e. that the policy could result in evil atheists taking leadership positions. Oh, nooooo......Read more
On today’s Your World, meteorologist Janice Dean gave a report on the two tornadoes in the Dallas, Texas area as well as tornado watches elsewhere in Texas and other states. After she noted that such storm activity is a rarity, Cavuto asked her the cause.Read more
Is Anyone On Fox News In A Position To Complain About Irresponsible Media Behavior In The Trayvon Martin Case?
You can barely turn on Fox News lately without hearing a pundit or a host complaining about a “rush to judgment” or “irresponsible” reporting. Yet, Fox is throwing stones from the very thin walls of its own glass house. This is the network that promoted Donald Trump’s birtherism in a big way and continues to promote Trump as a credible pundit even after he was proved spectacularly wrong. It’s hard to think of anything more irresponsible for a news network than promoting a phony claim that our president is not American-born and not legally qualified to serve. But Trump is far from the only irresponsible pundit treated seriously on Fox News.Read more
On Sunday, an explosive device was detonated on a window sill of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin. The damage appears to be minimal; but the FBI is investigating what could and should be classified as domestic terrorism. While MSNBC and CNN have posted articles, so far, Fox News doesn't seem to think that this is newsworthy. One assumes that if a CrisisPregnancyCenter (place where women are dissuaded from having abortions) or the Priests for Life headquarters were firebombed, it would be a daylong lede on the Fox News website and Fox Nation. Those posting comments would blame atheists, Muslims and any other group deemed anathema. But so far, Fox News has bupkis. Go figure. Maybe it's a good thing. If they did report it, the comments would probably be supportive of the bomber. Anyway...