As the presidential election campaign comes to a close, Fox News is working on its ground game with some same old, same old. The latest is the faux outrage over President Obama's "voting is the best revenge" comment. It's reminiscent of the "You didn't build this" faux outrage from last summer - but Fox has put a special "he doesn't really love America" twist on it that is surely a calculated dog whistle to the racist birther crowd that loves Fox.Read more
It is a fact that Republicans, in their attempts to severely restrict women's reproductive rights on a national and state level, have proposed and enacted the most anti-choice legislation/executive policy since Roe. Their contempt for women has been underscored by comments, from male GOP candidates, about how rape is no big deal and if you happen to get pregnant after being raped you should thank God for this "gift." Yet, the GOP claims that there is no "war on women." And as the mouthpiece for the GOP, Fox News has actively promoted this meme and in so doing has utilized the services of loyal GOP handmaidens to dismiss any claims of misogyny on the part of the GOP. Last Friday, Greta Van Susteren interviewed the GOP woman who is running to replace Arizona Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords and who, like her GOP soul sistahs, says that there's no war on women. And rather than challenge her, Greta just gushed over Ret. Air Force colonel Martha McSally in what was basically a campaign commercial and love fest.Read more
Greta Van Susteren makes a big show of saying that her interest in investigating the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 is all about the Americans who lost their lives there. But in an interview with Senator Lindsey Graham two nights ago, she focused like a laser beam on tarring President Obama. As for getting to the bottom of what caused the deaths of the four Americans? Not so much.Read more
Fox & Friends is not the only Fox News venue smearing NBC's telethon to benefit Sandy victims. Fox Nation has gotten into the act, too. And while pointing the finger of bias at NBC, Fox somehow "forgot" about how, just a few days earlier, Mitt Romney canceled his Ohio political rally and, instead, threw an impromptu “hurricane relief rally,” at the same location, with the same people, during which he played a biographical film from the convention to, lets say help Hurricane Sandy’s victims.
On Friday’s and Friends (11/2/12), Steve Doocy and Eric Bolling sank to new lows when they blasted the NBC telethon for Sandy victims as some kind of campaign for President Obama.Read more
Steve Doocy Pimps Catholic Bishops Anti-Obama Talking Points During Discussion Of Evangelical Impact On Election
Not that long ago, there was no love lost between evangelicals and the Catholic Church. But underscoring how politics makes strange bedfellows (in this case, chaste and heterosexual), they are now united in their prayers for the defeat of Barack Obama, as articulated by Mark Smith, president of Ohio Christian University and the Ohio branch of the "Faith & Freedom Coalition" a group that, like Catholic bishop Daniel Jenky, has compared Obama to Hitler. This morning, Smith appeared on Fox & Friends where he was interviewed by Steve Doocy who, as a devout conservative Catholic, is part of Fox News' undying support for the Catholic Bishops' opposition to the Obama administration's birth control mandate. Doocy, along with fellow Fox propagandist and devout conservative Catholic Peter Johnson Jr., has done a *plethora of segments in which he validated the bishop's talking points. And clever fellow that he is, he was able to work in more validation this morning!Read more
Geraldo Rivera visited The O’Reilly Factor last night for another heated discussion about attacking President over Benghazi. Rivera seems not only to have woken up to Fox’s presidential-election game on Benghazi but is speaking out against it as best he can, given that he’s an employee and seems to have real affection for Fox in other respects. But while Bill O’Reilly likes to make a big deal about how he’s “looking out for the folks” in a “no spin zone,” he interrupted and obstreperously blocked Rivera each time he opined in President Obama’s favor.Read more