I'll be live blogging the Supreme Court health care decision tomorrow morning and, of course, Fox News' coverage of it. I hope you'll join in.
After Advancing Racial Attacks On Eric Holder, Megyn Kelly Plays The Race Card On Civil Rights Leaders Standing Up For Him
Megyn Kelly had a lot of nerve "wondering" why civil rights leaders and Rev. Al Sharpton think that racism is involved in Republican attacks on Attorney General Eric Holder. After all, it was Kelly who spent weeks in 2010 helping a Republican activist deliberately gin up racial animosity against Holder - by depicting him as the enabler of scary black men coming to a voting booth near you. Now, she was deliberately ginning up racial animosity against those who might have taken notice.Read more
As America's pro-life Newsroom, Fox News provides validation for pro-life anger - especially if it's directed against President Obama who earned the wrath of these folks for daring to reference that evil organization, Planned Parenthood, during his recent campaign speech in Durham New Hampshire. In differentiating himself from Romney, Obama said this one liner to a crowd of adults and teens: "You can decide that instead of restricting access to birth control or defunding Planned Parenthood, we should make sure that in this country, women control their own health care choices." But to read what's being said on "pro-life" blogs, what Obama said was tantamount to describing every position in the Kama Sutra. "Catholic Online" said he was "pushing abortion." Not surprisingly, the usual Planned Parenthood bashing suspects on Monday's Fox's "The Five" echoed this hysteria. It was a propaganda twofer as it bashed both Planned Parenthood and Obama.Read more
Just when you thought that the bizarro world of Todd Starnes couldn't get any more bizarre, think again. Today, on his blog "commentary," he discussed how a bunch of junior high school students, from a NYC school, behaved badly at the 9-11 Memorial. At the end of the article, he said that "it's really too bad they don't use corporal punishment in New York City schools. I'd say those kids were deserving of an old-fashioned butt whooping." Now considering that when Todd just happened to be a spectator at a gay pride parade, he noticed the male thongs and leather chaps, one wonders if Todd's thoughts about "discipline" and "butt whooping" are a reflection of something else, if ya catch my drift? Nah, Todd is a good Christian who, morally speaking, must be very self-disciplined. Ya think?
On one of today's Fox news website's secondary ledes, the headline shouts "Moderate Dem's Would Cheer Obamacare Demise." However, while Fox's "news" reporter Chris Stirewalt, described as a "true conservative voice," claimed that if health care reform is struck down, "moderate Democrats would certainly have to stifle some shouts of their own," he provided no commentary about or quotes from any specific Democrats but rather conjecture on what he assumes is true. His article is not official Fox News "opinion" but a "news" piece that doesn't, shockingly, seem to be "fair & balanced." But Stirewalt does wear a bow tie and as former Republican, John Cole, once said about a conservative fellow on CNN, "since he wore a bow tie, and using the Tucker Carlson/George Will theorem, the surest sign that someone is both an asshole and about to start spewing bullshit."Read more
Just because you "ask" if President Obama's campaign once threatened to murder Chelsea Clinton to keep his (foreign) birth certificate a secret, there's no reason you can't be a Fox News host, even on an "objective" news show, as America's Newsroom is supposed to be.Read more
Bill O'Reilly does love him his Lila Rose. And perhaps in gratitude for his allowing Ms. Rose to spout her "pro-life" propaganda, she does seem to love him back. In an article on her "Live Action News" (Is it me or does the name of her group sound so porno?) she wails about how Planned Parenthood is somehow complicit in Chinese forced abortion because International Planned Parenthood has "connections" to the Chinese family planning organization. But it gets better. In helping Lila expose the bogus national scandal of sex selection abortions, poor Bill has been attacked by evil forces including yours truly. Fancy that!Read more
On Hannity last night, Sean Hannity made a big deal about President Obama’s comment that he was “relieved” at the results of the recent election in Egypt – in which the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate has been elected. Predictably, Hannity and his guest Liz Cheney were so busy smearing Obama as being pro-“American’s enemies” and anti-American strength that they never got around to explaining Obama’s actual point of view. Yet on the very next Fox News program, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressed the very same sentiment.Read more
The term "Cafeteria Catholic" is used, in most cases, to describe those Catholics who don't adhere to the strict and infallible Catholic doctrines on birth control and homosexuality. It's used less often to describe those Catholics who, while "pro-life," ignore Church teaching on war and social justice which, in Catholicism, are not dogmatically defined. So I guess it's really no big deal that Fox's Eric Bolling, a devout Catholic, can preach the right wing beatitude of "f#&k the poor" because he's against Planned Parenthood. But the cognitive dissonance is interesting. According to the Catholic "Catechism" (rule book for RC's), trash talking about folks is a bad thing. Additionally, it says that "one should practice moderation and discipline in the use of the social communications media." "Moderation and discipline" are not Bolling traits; but he goes to daily Mass and lights candles for his friends so it's all good??Read more