Are y'all watching the Republican convention tonight? Share your thought on the speeches and, especially, the coverage. Tonight, Ann Romney and Chris Christie are up, along with Rick Santorum, Artur Davis and Nikki Haley.
The official box-office figures are in for the first general-release weekend for “2016: Obama’s America”, Dinesh D’Souza’s conservative film purporting to tell us all about the roots of Obama’s anti-colonial, anti-American views. The film has done very well, as Fox Nation made sure we knew. According to its post, the film finished the weekend at #8 with sales of $6.5 million – extremely good for a documentary - and the highest per-screen theater average ($5,717), thanks no doubt to all those advance sales and pre-organized trips mentioned in an earlier post.Read more
According to the head honchos at Fox News, their official "news" programs are fair & balanced and not dedicated to pushing propaganda. So if that's the case (LOL), why did Bret Baier use the non-scientific term "partial birth abortion," a term coined in the late 90's by a consortium of anti-choice groups and the Catholic bishops, to describe a late term abortion procedure other than to underscore their pro-life creds and make the Obama bashing even more fun. Words mean something and in this case the wording was clearly an articulation of anti-choice propaganda which was part of the opposition to Obama in 2008 and, like those movie zombies, keeps coming back. "Fair & Balanced?" Not so much!Read more
Bill O'Reilly made a big point of telling us during his Talking Points commentary last night that unlike some people on Fox, he's not a political ideologue. Referring to his upcoming convention coverage, he said, "It will not be The Republicans are good, the Democratics are bad or vice versa. We are not in the business of promoting any political party." No, he just happened to conclude that The Republicans are sane and responsible while the Democrats are kowtowing to extremists and radicals.Read more
So much for Sarah Palin’s plan to “step back” and “let some new voices, new faces, new energy out there to really engage with the base.” That’s what she said two weeks ago when it was clear she was persona non grata at both the Republican convention and the Romney campaign. But now that the convention is here she just can’t seem to be able to resist trying to butt in and grab some attention away from others. Again. You might say she quit her quitting.Read more
It was bad enough that Karl Rove had the chutzpah to “defend” Mitt Romney’s birther joke by attacking President Obama as “ungracious” for not thanking Romney for acknowledging Obama was born in the U.S. I mean, what’s next? Rove attacking Obama for not being grateful that nobody on Fox has called him the n-word? But within the same spiel, Rove admitted that it was to Romney’s advantage not to be “so self discrediting” by going birther.Read more
Fox News Sunday Helps Huckabee ‘Defend’ Akin With A Passel Of Smears And Distortions About Obama And Abortion
Fox News Sunday hosted Mike Huckabee on its panel yesterday where Chris Wallace asked him about his support for Rep. Todd Akin. Huckabee proceeded to “defend” Akin by smearing President Obama with the long-ago debunked attack on his “born alive” votes in the Illinois senate, and outlandishly calling Obama a “radical” on abortion. Even worse, nobody challenged Huckabee for such outrageous rhetoric.Read more
Fox & Friends starts its segment with a group of cute young guys who are sitting at a table with Steve Doocy while the awesome "It's Raining Men" is playing as background music. So you might be thinking that Steve is getting ready to interview a group of Log Cabin Republicans or some guys from GoProud. But as soon as the music stops, you learn that these fellows are Mitt Romney's strapping young sons. For the uninitiated, "It's Raining Men" has taken on an iconic status in gay circles where it is often heard in gay bars and other gay venues. So - ah - what was the Fox & Friends producer really trying to tell us? And BTW, if it's going to rain men, let it be the NY City Firefighters and not Mitt Romney's sons and Steve Doocy!
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Admittedly, my years of Catholic school indoctrination were long ago, in a galaxy far, far away so maybe Catholic priorities have changed. Along with being constantly warned about "impure thoughts," we were taught that the second greatest commandment was to love ones neighbor as oneself. So either "devout Catholic" Eric Bolling was absent during that Catechism lesson or that commandment, when Bolling was a Catholic school boy, had gone the way of meatless Friday's because it's apparent that Bolling doesn't love his neighbor if that neighbor is an atheist. Without going all Ablow, it does appear that Bolling, who informs his Twitter followers whenever he attends Mass, has some serious, I mean serious issues with those who don't believe in the spirit in the sky. Last week, during a discussion about the "Ground Zero Cross," an issue in which Fox "news" has taken the side of the angels, Bolling added to his collection of not so neighborly comments about atheists. It's strange.Read more