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...
Mike Huckabee did his part to get out the Christian conservative vote this November – by suggesting there could be another Holocaust if they don’t. He was ably assisted in that effort by Andy Andrews, author of the book, How Do You Kill 11 Million People?Read more
To finish Your World on Thursday (3/29/12), Neil Cavuto ripped President Obama for PetroChina surpassing ExxonMobil as the worlds biggest publicly traded oil producer. Not only did Neil Cavuto suggest that it’s President Obama’s fault, he further suggested Obama is a bigger enemy to our country than China.Read more
Fox News does seem to have a penchant for taking local issues and taking them national. Such was the case with a decision, by Stony Brook University, to no longer cancel classes on Christian and Jewish holidays. The new policy has been met with opposition by both students and faculties at the school. Not surprisingly, Fox media jumped on the issue with two segments on Fox & Friends and three articles on Fox Nation - the backstory; a Fox & Friends video; and the third, part of a Rush Limbaugh transcript in which he talks about how this is an example of why the "silent majority is about to explode." (It's interesting that Fox Nation uses an old "thin" photo of their beloved Rush). The first Fox & Friends segment (Juliette Huddy takes Fox cleavage to a whole new level) introduced the topic and included commentary from the school's vice-provost and religious right winger Jordan Sekulow. The second was Steve Doocy's interview with a student who opposes the policy. It was noteworthy in that it posed the eternal question, is Steve Doocy an idiot or does he play one on TV?Read more
As Jon Stewart said, "conservative victimization is the true genius of what Fox News has accomplished." Topping the list of right wing victims are Christians who, despite their large numbers, are, according to Fox media, being persecuted on a daily basis - especially by evil, secular Hollywood. While Fox radio culture clubber Todd Starnes doesn't go as far as Catholic League president, Bill Donohue, who says that "Hollywood is controlled by Jews," Starnes does claim, in his Fox Nation article, that "It's no secret that Hollywood DESPISES CHRISTIANS."Read more
Fox News Watch is a Fox “News” program that looks at how the media treats certain stories. Oddly enough, it rarely looks at how stories are covered on Fox, which is where NewsHounds comes in. This week Jon Scott waded into the Trayvon Martin killing and came up stupid…twice. Which only proves that Fox “News” has never met a false equivalency it didn’t like. [See: Rush Limbaugh/Bill Maher, et al]Read more
Once again, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace showed his pro-Romney bias. In a promo for today’s show, he described a debate between Republican Haley Barbour and Democrat Howard Dean as a “preview of what an Obama/Romney campaign might sound like.” But Wallace also may have hinted, most likely inadvertently, he thinks Romney will lose because in a separate interview with Rick Santorum, he suggested Santorum should give up the race now and run again in 2016.Read more
If the sincerest form of flattery is imitation, Fox “News” must be pleased as punch that MSNBC has taken the round table idea of The Five—still the worst show on Fox “News,” if not all of tee vee—and perfected it in two different 2-hour shows on weekend mornings, “Up With Chris Hayes” and “Melissa Harris-Perry” at 8am and 10am respectively. These shows are examples of what The Five could be if only Fox “News” didn’t start with the assumption that it is broadcasting to the lowest common denominator.Read more