If you google "Geraldo Rivera apologizes," you'll get a whole slew of articles which report on Geraldo Rivera's apology for his infamous "hoodie comment." As reported on "Politico," at 12:28, while Rivera isn't sorry about his “crusade to warn minority families of the danger to their young sons inherent in gangsta style clothing; like hoodies," he is offering a "sincere and heartfelt apology" to anybody whom he offended. He said that he "obscured the main point that someone shot and killed an unarmed teenager." I believe it's safe to say that this is fairly big news. Obviously this isn't the kind of thing that Fox Nation would feature. Yet, when one examines the Fox News website page there's nothing about this. And entering Rivera's name on their search engine yields nothing. It's almost 4PM EDT. Wonder if or when this will become a Fox News item?!
Nothing says "scary black man," for Fox News, than the SPLC designated hate group the New Black Panthers. In 2010, Fox's non-stop stream of right wing partisan hype, regarding the DOJ investigation of the New Black Panthers for alleged voter intimidation, caused Fox contributor, Kirsten Powers, to blast Fox for "doing the scary, black man thing." Fox has another opportunity to do the scary black man thing now that the group has offered a bounty for the capture of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed an unarmed young black man, Treyvan Martin. This morning, on Fox & Friends, Laura Ingraham was able to score a triple play off of this latest development. Not only did she bring up the Panthers "bounty" but she smeared Eric Holder by asserting that he won't investigate the Panthers and smeared "the left" with her bogus statement that they have remained silent. The irony is that neither she nor the curvy couch potatoes seemed to have had a problem with a radical anti-abortion group which distributed "wanted dead or alive" posters of doctors who perform abortions. Double standards at the "fair & balanced" Fox News? Can't be!Read more
I hate to say, “I told you so” but Bill O’Reilly’s discussions about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin last night were exactly what I predicted: a move away from the inconvenient-for-Fox subjects of racism, gun violence, police malfeasance toward people of color and back to the more comfortable ground of blaming minorities for their problems. And while they were at it, questioning the racial integrity of our president. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that all this followed Geraldo Rivera’s comments about Trayvon Martin’s hoodie.Read more
How much does Sean Hannity hate President Obama and liberals? So much that when he interviewed anti-Obama artist Jon McNaughton, Hannity offered to buy one on the spot. For extra hatriotism points, Hannity said he wanted to loan it to a museum and then attack liberals as biased if they don't take it.Read more
A little earlier today, I posted about how Fox Nation didn't seem to get the memo that it's time to stop smearing the Chevy Volt and start loving it. Well, lo and behold, gone is the article about "more problems" for the Volt from the featured posts (it can still be seen in the "fired up" list, which seems to be driven by readers) and in its place is a post called, Can the Chevy Volt Help Win the War on Terror?Read more
On yesterday's Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace spoke with White House senior advisor David Plouffe. Wallace twice referred to the Affordable Care Act as "Obamacare."
Fox News, as the news network for the right wing anti-abortion rights movement, is always willing to promote the memes and crusades of those who oppose women's reproductive rights. One of the more recent "pro-life" memes involves those who, supposedly, are abortion "survivors." They raise lots of money for the "pro-life" movement with their tales of how they, supposedly, were able, despite the best efforts of evil doctors and the wishes of evil women, to survive abortions. One such "survivor" told her tear jerking story to a very incredulous and sympathetic Shannon Bream in January. And now we have a tear jerking movie about an abortion survivor. Thus, it's no surprise that Saturday's Fox & Friends promoted the "faith based" (Christian, that is) "October Baby" as "a movie about the burden of hatred and the power of forgiveness." It's actually quite agenda driven; but so is Fox "News."Read more
Ruh-roh! I reported earlier that Steve Doocy and the Fox & Friends graphics department embraced the Chevy Volt this morning as if they had loved the car all along. But it looks as though Fox Nation didn't get the memo. Its top "fired up" story is now More Problems For The Chevy Volt. Even worse, Fox Nation is reiterating talking points that were debunked just a few hours earlier on Fox News.Read more
You can hardly watch a Fox News segment on energy without hearing a knock on the Chevy Volt, an electric vehicle, as some kind of example of the Obama administration run amok. But suddenly – and without explanation – Fox & Friends Steve Doocy couldn’t say enough good things about the car, now that a conservative PR guy was there talking it up.Read more