Leave it to the Murdoch newspapers to throw cheesecake and sexism into their coverage of the disturbing case of the arrest of Olympian Oscar Pistorius for murder.Read more
On yesterday’s Your World, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) provided his cure for Social Security. “I have been advocating for quite sometime now that we lift the cap that we currently have, Clyburn said.” But Cavuto kept interrupting to make the discussion about raising the retirement age instead.Read more
You just can't make this stuff up. Well, you can if you're Bill O'Reilly. While O'Reilly's Barcalounger, Fox faith based audience might believe Bill's bloviation, anybody familiar with O'Reilly's toxic track record is sure to greet his "Tip of the Day" hypocrisy with howls of derisive laughter. As America's big propaganda pimping daddy, O'Reilly is now treating the folks to daily sagacity known as the "Tip of the Day." These tips frequently offer advice geared towards raising children such as teaching them to be kind because that's "good karma." He also provided America's kids advice on Christmas (not "holiday" or Hanukkah) gifts. Last night he advised children that rather than giving up something for Lent, they should do acts of kindness on each of the 40 days of Lent. The cognitive dissonance of Bill O'Reilly promoting kindness is quite extraordinary.Read more
“Great American” Sean Hannity couldn’t have been more delighted to see the Department of Defense go without a new Secretary as the result of his beloved Republicans blocking a vote on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel. “It’s the first time a filibuster of a cabinet nominee has been used,” he crowed. “Needless to say this marks a major win for the GOP and a pretty embarrassing defeat for the president.”Read more
Just a little observation, gentle reader. It wasn't so long ago that Greta Van Susteren was interviewing Senators, governors, Presidential candidates and other heavy hitters. What has she been up to this week? For several days it was in-depth coverage of the Christopher Dorner manhunt. Last night she was interviewing passengers from the Carnival cruise and their families.
I wonder if this has something to do with the fact that according to the last Nielsen numbers, the show is bleeding viewers, while The Last Word on MSNBC has been picking them up. Maybe they're trying to see if cops, blood and shipwrecks do better in the ratings game. Your humble servant will monitor this to see if it's a lasting trend.
It seems our old pal (and former Fox News contributor) Marc Lamont Hill, Ph.D. made quite a stir with some comments on CNN recently about suspected ex-LAPD cop killer Christopher Dorner and, more to the point, why he has garnered support in the black community. Apparently, Hill didn’t get the memo that he was supposed to just condemn any and everyone to whom Dorner appealed and leave it at that. Because as Hill tried to argue that it’s not up to O’Reilly to decide the framework and timing of a discussion about the issues that Dorner has thrown a spotlight on, O’Reilly snapped, “No, I get to decide here, Dr. I get to decide.” Things went downhill after that.Read more
Desiline Victor, the 102 year-old black woman who was honored during the State of the Union address for her heroic efforts to vote, is proof that anyone getting a shout out from President Obama is fair game for attack on Fox News.Read more
On yesterday’s America Live, Megyn Kelly “just asked” whether Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer was right when he alleged, as the banner on the screen put it, “PRES WANTS EUROPEAN STYLE SOCIAL DEMOCRACY BUT WON’T ADMIT IT.” The reason? President Obama wants to raise the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour.Read more
Ya gotta love it! Bill O'Reilly, who specializes in personal attacks and character defamation, not only is upset about nasty, mainstream media "hate speech;" but he's now scolding those whom he deems disrespectful. True story. Last week, after his latest fatwa victim, a pro-choice Salon writer, saw an increase in her hate mail after Bill's smeared her in his column, Bill did a two part Factor segment about what he feels is a lack of respect in American society. Talk about pot meeting kettle!Read more