Corruption at the Murdoch family's News Corporation has spread beyond phone hacking and now involves paying the police for stories. Four current and former high-level staffers of News Corp.'s The Sun tabloid were arrested today after an internal News Corp. probe into their practices turned up information that the scandal-plagued media conglomerate turned over to authoritiesRead more
Conservative Group Launches Campaign To “Bring Back Beck” To Fox News And Rescue It From The Clutches Of George Soros!
Not that it wasn’t obvious already but since Fox News seems perpetually blind to the truth that stares the rest of us in the face, Donald Trump yet again signalled he won't run for president when he told Sean Hannity last night, that he will endorse one of the Republican candidates soon. For a real news organization, that would be a pretty strong clue he will not run. Still, even after Trump said that (and it was at least the second time this week Trump said it on Fox), Hannity made a point of pimping Trump’s phony run asking if Trump will run. Even though Hannity later revealed he had picked up on the clue.Read more
We've repeatedly posted about the phony advocacy of Fox News "Democrat" Doug Schoen. Now, even Fox News host Megyn Kelly has taken note and pointed out he's, well, a phony. And not just Schoen. During a panel discussion she held after the State of the Union address, she said to others on the panel, "You Democrats On This Panel Do Not Sound Like Democrats."Read more
With The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel, CNBC's John Harwood and Partridge Family alum David Cassidy! A hoot from beginning to end!
Recently, Gretchen Carlson actually claimed that Fox & Friends is "fair & balanced." But she was referring to the asses on the curvy couch and not the content of the programming which is just about as far from "fair & balanced" as you can get, so I guess she's not lying. While one can understand not having two opposing views in a segment, one would think that a "fair & balanced" programming format would include an opposing view at some point in time - or at least some rebuttal from the "fair & balanced" pals who routinely seem to be in agreement with their right wing guests. In their "trouble with textbooks" series, the only guest was a right wing professor. In their "trouble with schools," an anti-union, anti-public school partisan is the featured speaker. And recently, in reporting on the Fox abetted "outrage" over the opposition of the Catholic bishops to the contraceptive mandate in health care reform, they have had five segments, including one in which a bishop, spoke against the policy. Well, the bishop is back in town for more "fair & balanced" promotion of the Catholic position so that Catholic viewers will know who not to vote for, wink, wink!Read more
Just a few months after Monica Crowley announced to Fox News viewers that Americans are sick of attack politics, she cheered on Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer for “getting up in the president’s grill.” Not only that, Crowley was so eager to attack President Obama last night as she guest-hosted on Hannity, she threw truth, facts and fairness and balance out the window.Read more
Leave it to Sean Hannity to pick up and run with a racially-tinged attack on President Obama. The same guy who relentlessly promoted Donald Trump’s birther conspiracy theory, who has repeatedly tried to paint President Obama as some kind of black radical, who openly supported Glenn Beck’s infamous accusation that Obama is a black racist and the guy who formerly palled around with a white supremacist – that Sean Hannity made a point of amplifying and promoting Newt Gingrich’s “food stamp president” attack.Read more
Did you notice that many Republicans didn’t seem to be wearing flag pins during the State of the Union address? Most notably missing was John Boehner’s. Addicting info has a nice still shot that shows it either blends in with his suit or it’s clearly missing. Note that on Fox News’ article, they used a picture that shows the area covered by his hand. This brings up an interesting point- given Fox News’ past obsession with the flag pin, how big a deal would this be if Boehner was a Democrat? Let’s review.Read more
Predictably, Fox News’ attacks on Nancy Pelosi for supposedly having secret information about why Newt Gingrich will not be president (when it’s pretty much a no brainer to most of us) continued on prime time last night. On The Record devoted an entire segment to the attack issue with Fox News’ Democratic contributor, Joe Trippi. Sadly, Trippi ignored the possibility that when Pelosi said she “knew” Gingrich would not be president, she was stating the obvious and he joined with host Greta Van Susteren, saying that if Pelosi had damaging information she ought to come right out with it. Yet Trippi somehow ignored the blatant Fox News hypocrisy going on under his nose: Nobody seems to care about the secret information Donald Trump has from that big Hawaii investigation into President Obama’s birth certificate (about which he crowed his investigators “cannot believe what they’re finding”).Read more