How petty and vindictive can Roger Ailes get? Consider this, via Politico:
An Upstate New York newspaper owned by Fox News president Roger Ailes has cancelled Gabe Sherman's subscription because of his forthcoming book about Ailes and Fox News.
Sherman, a contributing editor at New York magazine, discovered this week that his subscription to the Putnam County News & Recorder, owned by Ailes and run by his wife, had been cancelled. When he called the paper to ask about it, the editor Doug Cunningham told him that because of his forthcoming book, "we don't desire to have a relationship with you."Read more
Bill O’Reilly hosted Father Michael Pfleger last night – yes, the same Father Pfleger whom O’Reilly and Fox News has relentlessly demonized was there - purportedly as an expert on the high rate of violent crime in Chicago. But it soon became pretty clear that O’Reilly was more interested in lecturing Pfleger about out-of-wedlock births in the black community than he was in any insights Pfleger had to offer for the increased violence.Read more
How Desperate Is Fox Nation To Smear Obama? So Desperate It Makes Steve Guttenberg's Criticisms Its Top Story
Steve Guttenberg does not exactly seem to be on Hollywood's current A-List of celebrities. Not unless Mojave Phone Booth and Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus were more significant than I know. But he came out with some criticism of President Obama - and voila! it's the top story on Fox Nation, with the blaring headline,'POLICE ACADEMY' Star Rips Obama. Even though Guttenberg also says he loves Obama.Read more
Didn’t you just know that a former Congressman who made a public switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party would get a nice spot on Fox News? Especially if President Obama was named as one of the deciding factors? Sure enough, newly-minted Republican Artur Davis got a warm welcome from Neil Cavuto yesterday, where – except for one challenging question from the host – Davis was allowed to speak uninterrupted about all the reasons he made the switch.Read more
Kudos to Fox News contributor Tamara Holder. Last night, as a guest on Hannity, she didn’t just defend attacks from the right – as so many Democrats and liberals do on Fox, especially the ones on its payroll, but she confronted Hannity’s agenda of using Ann Romney to demonize Democrats. Even better, she described the latest bogus undercover video to come from Lila Rose and Live Action as, “the most bootleg, wannabe Andrew Breitbart video I have ever seen.”Read more
"Genderside" is defined "the systematic killing of members of a specific sex." Since having been used as the title for a video, "Genderside: Sex Selection in America," produced by the radical anti-choice "sting" videographer, Lila Rose, it has become quite the favorite buzz word in the right wing, anti-choice community who now embrace the Rose abetted myth that "genderside" is a problem in this country. The anti-choice zealots in the US House (and they are legion) have embraced this myth and have introduced a bill (PRENDA) to ban sex selection abortions. Democratic women have spoken out against this measure which would appear to "foster discrimination" in requiring doctors to racially profile their patients who are from certain ethnic communities. The radical anti-abortion rights nature of Fox News,couldn't be more apparent in its vile headline: "Sheila Jackson Lee Defends Genderside."
Update: PRENDA FAILS. In voting against the bill, seven Republicans, according to Fox Nation, "defended genderside." Twenty Democrats, all male, voted for it. So I guess Bill O'Reilly's Fatwa will extend to members of the GOP.Read more
Bill O’Reilly’s “Watters World” segment last night encapsulated perfectly much of what’s wrong with Fox News. Instead of doing any real investigating or even explaining to viewers why Pakistan has arrested and convicted the doctor who helped the U.S. kill Osama Bin Laden, O’Reilly sent producer Jesse Watters to interview a number of ambush interviews with Pakistanis. Then, after a number of them supported the arrest, Juliet Huddy came on to fan the flames of ignorant hatred by suggesting that they should be racially profiled as terrorists.Read more
Although Fox & Friends received widespread criticism for airing a four-minute, blatantly anti-Obama video that was more Romney-campaign material than anything close to news, and although Fox suits pulled the video from its website and disavowed the video by blaming the associate producer, there was no word of apology or explanation regarding the controversy from the curvy couch this morning.Read more
When Bill O'Reilly, a high ranking "mullah" of the American Taliban radical, "pro-life, Christian right, declares somebody or something anathema, people listen. And sometimes they react. When he urged his fans to contact a cartoonist who published unflattering images of Bill, his followers sent e-mail death threats. When he smeared Boulder Colorado High School about a lecture that he felt was contrary to his "traditionalist" beliefs, school personnel got death threats. After Bill distorted a paper, written by a University of Washington professor, she got death threats. O'Reilly's constant attacks against Dr. George Tiller helped to create a climate of hate in which an abortion provider was murdered. And that's why one of Bill's comments, during last night's "Talking Points Memo" was very troubling.Read more
Not content to rest on his laurels for his role in creating a climate of hatred in which abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was murdered, Bill O'Reilly has taken up the cross and media sword to promote the latest "sting videos" done by radical, anti-abortion rights activist Lila Rose. Ms. Rose's latest video seeks to advance the bogus, "pro-life" lie that sex selection abortion is rampant in the US. Not coincidentally, the new teabagging US House, which was sent to Washington to enforce fiscal responsibility and government accountability, will be voting on a bill to ban sex selection abortions. Rose's video is yet another bogus attempt to "prove" that Planned Parenthood is engaging in illegal activities and should be shut down. But it has been endorsed by her fan Bill O'Reilly who seems to be the national, media mouthpiece for the radical anti-choice group that seeks to deny health care to millions of low income women. Bill's interview with Lila, earlier this week, was a platform for Bill and Lila to advance the "pro-life"agitprop. Last night, Bill continued the propaganda and in so doing, continued to validate Lila's lies. He's already received praise from the pro-life crazies. Maybe he's hoping for another "Courage Award."Read more