I've been so absorbed watching Castro, Duckworth and Michelle, I forgot to open up this thread. Thoughts? Comments?
Dick Durbin put Bret Baier on defense today when he tried to question Durbin about why Democrats had removed the word “God” from their platform. Durbin said, “Well, I could just basically tell you, if the narrative that is being presented on your station and through your channel and your network is that the Democrats are Godless people, they ought to know better. God is not a franchise of the Republican party.” It never got much better for Baier especially when, after asking why Democrats had removed “Jerusalem,” too, Durbin retorted, “Those two words coming out means our relationship with Israel has changed? Is that fair? Is that balanced?”Read more
A previous article on Newshounds noted Fox News fawning over Clint Eastwood's bizarre speech at the Republican convention. Geraldo Rivera was a notable exception, having called it “dreadful” and “buffoonery." Well, it seems that Rivera has put himself back on Fox News' Eastwood-loving plantation. Yesterday, I found a tweet in which he apologized for being “harsh,” “cranky” and “too judgmental.” It's odd that Rivera would be apologizing for an opinion - which he gets paid to give - but it's even stranger when you compare it to his apologies for his hoodie comments in the wake of Trayvon Martin's death.Read more
Last week, I posted about Bill O'Reilly's nasty suggestion that contraceptives would fall from the ceiling, instead of balloons, when Sandra Fluke speaks at the Democratic convention this week because there's "There’s only one reason this woman is speaking. One and one only." Last night, Fluke reacted with grace and poise to that remark on the Ed Show.Read more
Todd Starnes, Fox News Radio's "fundamentalist barking dog" and gay pride parade fashion observer, is one of the many Fox employees who are part of Jesus' Fox News entourage. Thus, it was no surprise to see Starnes, on this morning's Fox & Friends, provide a treacly testament to fundamentalist icon Billy Graham and his library which is in Charlotte, NC. Forget Mt. Sinai and the Vatican. According to Starnes, this library is the next best thing to heaven - a place where all the living presidents, except for that son of Satan Barack Obama, have visited. So given Starnes' devotion to the almighty and his emissary on earth, wouldn't ya think that Starnes would have some qualms about breaking that pesky commandment about not telling lies? Think again. Yesterday, Todd tweeted a great, big whopper. What would Jesus and Billy think!Read more
Fox Nation and its cyber-soulmates are working overtime trying to rebut the falsehoods that more trustworthy sources found in Romney's acceptance speech. For example, this statement: "President Obama began [his administration] with an apology tour. America, he said, had dictated to other nations. No Mr. President, America has freed other nations from dictators.” PolitiFact gave that one a "pants on fire". But Fox Nation, reposting an article from the Washington Free Beacon, says that what "notoriously liberal" sites like PolitiFact say doesn't signify; Obama has been caught on tape FIVE TIMES, apologizing for America.Read more
Fox & Friends is the go to place for the grand old flag and anybody who wants it flown, regardless of local municipal (or school) policy. This morning, Fox friends Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris provided a full platform for the self described Amherst (MA) town conservative, Larry Kelley, to articulate his discontent with the Amherst policy of flying the American flag, on town utility poles, on every fifth anniversary of 9/11. In addition to informing the viewers about this evil, un-American practice, the segment, through its instructional chyrons, reminded us about the significance of one of the two most important Fox & Friends cult objects (the other being the Bible) and why it needs "freedom." Once again, Fox & Friends is taking a local issue and making it national so that its patriotic audience can open up a can of patriotic whoop-ass on Amherst. "It's a grand, old flag, it's a high flying flag..."Read more
What a difference a week – and a political party make! Last week, you may recall, Fox News Sunday's preview for the Republican convention was a mostly softball interview with Mitt Romney followed by a slobbering infomercial about the Romney family that could have been produced by the campaign, itself. This week, “fair and balanced” Fox previewed the Democratic convention – and the differences were pretty stark. There was a rather critical interview with the Obama campaign's David Axelrod followed by another wade-into-the-policy-weeds critical interview with the convention's chairman, Antonio Villaraigosa.Read more