On Your World on Tuesday (3/27/12), Neil Cavuto spoke with Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) about the Supreme Court hearings on the Affordable Care Act. About two minutes into the discussion, Cavuto "asked" the Senator "Is it your sense that if this mandate provision is slapped down by the Court, that effectively the health care law itself is slapped down, or could it live on in sort of, like a Frankenstein kind of role here?"Read more
On Your World a few days ago (3/26/12), Newt Gingrich spoke with Neil Cavuto about Rick Santorum cursing out a New York Times reporter. Cavuto asked, “Do you think this kind of behavior is hurting your opponent?” Gingrich pivoted to attacking President Obama. “I suspect whatever damage is done to him is a lot less than the damage Barack Obama just did by being caught on microphone promising to sell out our missile defense right after the election… As mistakes go, Obama’s mistake is a heck of a lot bigger than Santorum’s.”Read more
What a coincidence that the very next day after George Zimmerman’s father went on television blasting President Obama’s behavior over the Trayvon Martin shooting, he got a sympathetic profile on Fox News! Somehow that profile also overlooked key discrepancies in Robert Zimmerman’s story and also edited out some of Zimmerman’s less appealing comments.Read more
Steve Doocy, During Cardinal Dolan Love Fest, Says Obama Administration "At War With Catholic Church"
Fox News' giant sucking sound that is connected to Catholic Cardinal and US Conference of Catholic Bishops head, Timothy Dolan, continues. As I have reported, the allegedly "fair & balanced" Fox News seems to be the personal fiefdom of NY's new "prince of the Church." Not only does Fox News provide validation for those talking points of the USCCB which coincide with the right wing GOP agenda (Read HHS birth control mandate as opposed to budget cuts which Dolan and his GOP pals don't seem too concerned about) but it also provides lots of sweet, free public relations for the man in the mitre. Last night, Bill O'Reilly featured his interview with Dolan. And on this morning's Fox & Friends, Steve Doocy, one of Roger Ailes' large stable of devout, conservative Catholics, interviewed Dolan's brother about "America's "top Catholic leader." And in addition to Dolan worship, Doocy managed to work in the Fox/Dolan meme about the Obama administration's "War on the Catholic Church."Read more
Timothy Cardinal Dolan was a guest on The O’Reilly Factor last night. For a news network that’s supposedly so reverent, you’d think we would have heard about Dolan’s recent elevation to become a Cardinal or how he became what The Daily Beast calls “America’s most important churchman.” And there may have been that conversation, as O’Reilly said there was more to it than what he aired. But what we got on The Factor last night was all about politics.Read more
Rather than hold a press conference, Marco Rubio visited GOP Central, a/k/a the Hannity show, tonight to announce his endorsement of Mitt Romney. I’d bet money, judging from Sean Hannity’s tone, that he knew in advance that Rubio was going to do it. Rubio also said it’s “not going to happen” that he’ll be a Vice Presidential candidate. UPDATEDRead more
I’ve been saying for almost a week now that Fox News was going to use the Trayvon Martin case to race bait against its political opponents. Now, Martha MacCallum has directly made that move by hosting a debate on today’s Happening Now show questioning the reactions of black Democrats to the Trayvon Martin case. As regular readers well know, “just asking” questions is one of the notorious ways that Fox promotes its agenda.Read more
A few days ago, I, like many others in the blogosphere wondered why hoodies had disappeared from Fox News' online store. Had Fox News stopped selling hoodies once Geraldo Rivera blamed them for Trayvon Martin's death? But Mediaite contacted Fox and got the answer: Fox discontinued selling them quite some time ago.Read more
It's not every Catholic Cardinal who has his own personal television network. But such seems to be the case for NY Catholic Cardinal and head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Timothy Dolan who appears to have less than six degrees of separation from Fox potentate and "god," Roger Ailes.
Sean Hannity is very upset about a possible “rush to judgment” in the Trayvon Martin case. Of course, when Hannity worries about a rush to judgment, he means he’s worried that a white person will be unfairly judged. When it comes to a black person – even the newly shot and killed Trayvon – Hannity’s concern is not so much. Anyone else remember his disgusting behavior in the Abner Louima case? Last night, Hannity’s “concern” was little more than an exercise in making Martin look guilty and then playing the race card against civil rights leaders who have championed his family's cause. Oh, and Louis Farrakhan. No Hannity race-baiting would be complete without an attack on that Fox News uber-black boogeyman.Read more