It's rather obvious that the owner of Chick fil-A, if not homophobic, has made some homophobic comments (or in Bill O'Reilly's euphemistic parlance, embraces "traditional marriage") and has connections to homophobic hate groups. But that doesn't mean that Chick fil-A workers should have to be bullied. And that's why it's obvious that the dude who bullied a Chick fil-A worker and then posted it on You Tube is, as Jon Stewart says, a "dick." But that didn't stop Steve Crowder from using this unfortunate incident, on Fox & Friends, to castigate Adam Smith who, in his interview with Glen Beck's website, "The Blaze," says that he and his family are being harassed by those same folks that Crowder says are so much nicer than Occupiers. But the whole Chick fil-A controversy has been used as a huge culture wedge issue which, in part, serves to reinforce the Christian right's fear and loathing of gays. So is that why Crowder identified Smith, twice, as "that gay man" when Smith said, on the infamous video, that he is not? Just saying...
Sean Hannity is still on his kick of trying to make an Obama campaign ad into Watergate. And who better to inform the “we report, you decide” network's viewers whether or not there was illegal collaboration between the Obama campaign and the pro-Obama SuperPAC that produced the ad than Sarah Palin? Rest assured that she didn’t let a little thing like not having a law degree or not having done any apparent research stop her from arriving at her guilty verdict and more.Read more
Apparently, the Church of England is not satisfied with News Corporation's efforts to resolve its ethical concerns - and it has gotten rid of its nearly $3 million worth of stock.
If Sandra Fluke were a conservative, I can just imagine the 24/7 hissy fit on Fox News about liberals’ attack on free speech were they to make the same remarks about her that conservatives have. But since she had the nerve to speak out on behalf of Obama’s health insurance mandate for contraception – and Rush Limbaugh verbally raped her – Fluke is firmly on the Fox News enemies list. Enter Ann Coulter - with a black brastrap sticking out from the white straps of her low-cut dress - on Hannity last night.Read more
Looks like Bill O'Reilly needs to lawyer up again. Both he and Greta Van Susteren face a lawsuit from the owner of the NY based "Drum Cafe," Aviva Nash, for what she feels is their portrayal of her as a con artist who steals from taxpayers. Her allegations of defamation of character and emotional distress are based on segments, done by the aforementioned hosts, during which they bashed the GSA for ceremony expenses which included drumsticks provided by Nash's company. While neither host mentioned Nash by name, they showed conference footage of Ms. Nash and her group. *O'Reilly's news correspondent for the piece, Juliette Huddy (also a defendant), described her as "hippy dippy" and after showing the same footage, Van Susteren said that the drum exercise was "insane" and that the expenses of the conference amount to stealing. As such, Ms. Nash claims that Van Susteren suggested that Nash was running a con. She also alleges that she has lost business as a result of Fox's exposure. And so it goes...Read more
Hannity’s Latest Scheme To Impeach Obama: The SuperPAC Ad ‘Blaming’ Romney For Death Of Steelworker’s Wife
Sean Hannity was all excited last night about his latest finding that he thought demonstrated the Obama campaign had illegally coordinated with its SuperPac, Priorities USA, on a controversial ad featuring a steelworker tying the death of his wife to the loss of his job - and family health insurance - at a plant closed by Bain Capital. But unfortunately for Hannity – who kept sensationalizing the ad a little more each time he brought it up – guest Ann Coulter seemed more interested in attacking the Romney campaign over its reaction to the ad than she was in exploring how to throw the book at Obama.Read more
To be fair, Fox Nation took its headline from the Wall Street Journal editorial that was excerpted. But the Journal's article was called, OK, Let's Debate Gun Control! "Civil," "tolerant" Fox Nation ignored that in favor the more inflammatory attack on Obama. It's worth noting that the only context in which Obama's name is mentioned in the Fox Nation excerpt is a complaint from New York City's Mayor Bloomberg that Obama is not doing enough on behalf of gun control. (H/T Aria)Read more
Sean Hannity “vetted” President Obama again last night – this time by trotting out Wayne Allyn Root, to regurgitate the completely discredited accusation that nobody at Columbia University ever saw or remembers Barack Obama during the years he was a student there. Root’s thesis is that Obama attended Columbia as some kind of black radical, foreign student. But Hannity – who has a long history of cozying up to bigots – whitewashed the racial aspects out of Root’s accusations during the broadcast. Hannity also feigned distance with his questions - yet left out any mention of the actual evidence that proves Root wrong.Read more
Donald Trump appeared on On The Record tonight for a lengthy interview in which he renewed his accusations that President Obama’s birth certificate is not valid and added to it by asking for his passport and college records. Host Greta Van Susteren has repeatedly made it clear she doesn’t buy Trump’s birtherism. Yet she once again presented Trump as a credible figure on the electoral scene.Read more
Greta Van Susteren hosted RNC chair Reince Priebus last night for a bash session discussion about what she called Harry Reid’s “dirty” tactics in citing an unnamed source to accuse Mitt Romney of not paying taxes for a decade. Van Susteren said, “It’s one thing to name names so it can be investigated to see if it’s true. It is another thing to just stir up gossip and rumor by throwing around explosive and poisonous allegations.” That is, unless such allegations come from a Fox fave like Donald Trump or Sarah Palin. Or even Priebus who right then and there went on to make an unsubstantiated and poisonous allegation about President Obama to which Van Susteren offered no challenge.Read more