On the Hannity show’s special “Holiday” program last night, Hannity aired a moving profile of an American hero who had been profoundly wounded and permanently disabled in war. Ainsley Earhardt managed to present a straightforward account without the usual spin or distortion we have come to expect from her special reports on Hannity. At the end of the segment, Earhardt and Sean Hannity discussed how the wounded vets’ challenges made their own seem trivial by comparison. But not trivial enough for Hannity to meet the challenge he made for himself when he promised to undergo “dunking” – the word he used to describe waterboarding – for a charity to benefit the troops, as he promised on April 22, 2009, more than two years and eight months ago. Keith Olbermann even sweetened the pot by offering $1,000 to the families of U.S. troops for every second Hannity lasted.Read more
While Fox News' ace culture clubber Todd Starnes wrote about the blasphemous White House holiday card, which had no mention of Christmas, it appears that Fox News was sending out holiday cards which had, instead of Jesus, competing network sheep dogsleds with the fox driven sled in the lead. I am truly chagrined and appalled at this callous disrespect for the true meaning of Christmas!Read more
Twas the night before Christmas Eve and all the Fox News prime time hosts were off. The O'Reilly Factor was a "Best Of" type show. But Hannity was a - gasp! - Holiday special! Say it isn't so, Sean!
Monica Crowley Tries But Fails To Get Panel To Join Her In Fox News Smear Of Biden’s “Taliban Not Our Enemy” Comments
Fox News, ever on the lookout for ways to smear the Obama administration, predictably jumped all over Vice President Joseph Biden for having said recently, “The Taliban per se is not our enemy.” Biden was talking about opening negotiations with the Taliban. As the UK’s Daily Mail noted, “The vice-president said the militant Islamist group only represents an inherent threat if it allows Al-Qaeda to strike at the U.S.” But on the Hannity show’s Great American Panel segment Wednesday night (12/21/11), guest host Monica Crowley did her best to suggest that the Obama administration is getting too cozy with America’s enemies. Unfortunately for her, the three panelists - Fox News contributors all - supported Biden's remarks.Read more
Sarah Palin seems to be getting relegated to the B-teams of Fox these days. Still, if anyone knows how to grab the limelight (even when she looks foolish doing so), it’s Palin. This time, Palin hopped on the hyped-up “war on Christmas” bandwagon and as Fox News And Commentary (whatever that is) reported, “wonder(ed)… why the president’s Christmas card highlights his dog instead of traditions like ‘family, faith and freedom.’” On The Rachel Maddow show last night, Palin and Fox got the take down they deserved – not just by comparing President Obama’s card to past Republican cards but to Fox News’ and Fox Business’ own very secular non-family, non-faith and non-freedom cards.
The Hannity show’s weekly Media Mash whinefest with the Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell took an especially nasty and hypocritical turn Thursday night (12/22/11), when Bozell complained that the “liberal media” would never let anyone on the Hannity show say President Obama looks like “a skinny, ghetto crackhead.” And then Bozell did exactly that by adding, “you might want to say that Barack Obama does.”Read more
Despite the diversity of American religious affiliations, the allegedly "fair & balanced" Fox "News" channel channels almost exclusively the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. While liberal, Protestant clergy (many of whom are, gasp, women) and rabbis are conspicuously absent on Fox, Catholic priest Father Jonathan Morris, formerly of the wealthy and disgraced Legionaries of Christ, has a Sunday gig on Fox & Friends as well as appearances on other shows on Fox News and Fox Business where he preaches the right wing gospel of "supply side Jesus." Many, if not a majority, of Fox's hosts are Catholics. So who do ya think provided some Christmas inspiration, as well as reinforcing the patented Fox "war on Christmas" propaganda, this morning on Fox & Friends - why it was NY Catholic potentate, Archbishop Timothy Dolan. Seems like Rupert Murdoch's papal knighthood is reaping some sweet earthly rewards for the one true Fox church.
Today’s Fox News Effort To Ruin Christmas – In The Name Of Jesus – The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Has An "I Heart Obama" Ornament
Those devout Christians at Fox News, so busy scouring the country looking for ways to disparage and demean Americans’ holiday observances, found their latest excuse for seasonal sneer at the U.S. Capitol. Fox Nation – the website that purports to celebrate America – took a trumped up resentment from CNS News and made its own distorted post about it called, U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Pays Homage to Obama—But Not Jesus.Read more
Donald “I have a great relationship with the blacks” Trump is still threatening to run for president. Early in his lengthy interview on On The Record Wednesday night (December 21, 2011), Trump accused President Obama of being “delusional.” But if so, it must be contagious. Because Trump – the same guy whose questioning President Obama’s birth certificate was completely debunked, who suggested Obama is a racist who only got into Harvard via affirmative action and who accused African American voters of being racists for voting for Obama in such large numbers – actually seems to think he’d do well with the black vote. He also boasted that he had “by far the highest number” in a presidential poll when in fact, he came in a distant third to Obama and Mitt Romney.Read more