Bill O'Reilly claims that Obama was elected by folks who want free stuff - you know, like medical care for the elderly and disabled, programs for special needs children, subsidized childcare for low wage earners and so forth. But it turns out that O'Reilly, who is a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to the social safety net, has no problem with getting free stuff. Two years ago Bill and his fellow devout, benevolent Catholic, Laura Ingraham whined about liberal attacks on conservative free speech, George Soros, yada, yada. But in spite of these egregious assaults on good conservatives, Bill, ever the optimist, looked on the bright side. He proclaimed that "PC" was "on the run" because wherever he goes, his adoring fans give him free pizza and hamburger. Bill got free stuff so I guess that means he voted for Obama?!
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In case you missed it, Greg Gutfeld is on book tour with a typical right-wing pundit screed about liberals - but peppered with his own special brand of what he and Fox Newsies think of as humor. Personally, I have always found Gutfeld to be an unfunny jerk and I have caught enough snatches of Red Eye and The Five to arrive at an educated opinion. And it's not about his politics. I often chuckle at the humor of Bill O'Reilly, Adam Carolla (someone I find outright despicable, as opposed to asinine) and Bernard McGuirk. So there was no way I was going to cough up an extra dime or even 10 minutes of my precious time on Gutfeld. But thanks to Alexander Zaitchik and his excellent review, he read it so the rest of us don't have to.Read more
The whine, that Muslims getting a free pass while Christians are persecuted, is standard fare for the Christian right. And it's not only Fox Nation denizens that articulate this combination of victim and anti-Islamic victimhood. Fox's Mike Huckabee articulated the same sentiment during Bill O'Reilly's rant about how pastors need to grow some cojones and do some serious ass kicking of those nasty secularists who are trying to destroy Bill O'Reilly "Judeo-Christianity," Mike Huckabee provided warm affirmation with the requisite Fox claim that "Christians are treated differently than most other faith groups." And in the spirit of the season, he attacked those who defend separation of church & state - a concept that is not accepted by the Christian right and Mike Huckabee who would like to amend the Constitution to "meet God's standards." Huckabee then continued his homily with the requisite, persecuted reference to Islam that was a teensy bit untrue.Read more
Perhaps because the "War on Christmas" needs new battles, or perhaps because there is no wrong way to attack the President, Fox Nation has posted an article condemning the First Family for displaying 54 Christmas trees in the White House. The "outrage" stems from Obama allegedly being extravagant with taxpayer money, "as Americans face a fiscal cliff," on "50% more Christmas trees than last year."Read more
Suzanne Venker, the niece of anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly, is back on FoxNews.com for some more of her unqualified and unscientific pronouncements about the so-called "war on men." Although Fox is determined to have its viewers believe there is no such thing as the war on women, it seems equally determined to persuade them that there is a war on men. But we could end the war or have a truce if only women would just submit to men, let them drive and "become comfortable with sacrifice and capitulation."Read more
Fox Nation Headline, "Obama Re-election Layoffs Continue," Under Banner Citing More Jobs and Less Unemployment!
Fox Nation has decided that any lay-offs that happened after the re-election of President Obama are all Obama's fault. Their headlines falsely accuse the president's reelection of triggering "massive layoffs" when the reality is quite different. Today's Fox Nation article, "Obama Reelection Layoffs Continue" is laughable considering the gap between reality and Fox Nation.Read more
In what was arguably one of the most bizarre Bill O'Reilly rants, evah, he recently justified his anger, over the bogus "War on Christmas," to official Fox priest Fr. Jonathan Morris who tried to talk Bill down while at the same time validating some of Bill's concerns about the demise of "tradition" such as the need to pray for re-criminalized abortion. (As if, padre). Self appointed morality czar O'Reilly scolded the Catholic Church for not publicly reacting to Caroline Kennedy's pro-choice speech at the Democratic Convention and "joked" that she should be "exorcised." (Not a traditional witch burning?) He then launched into a rant that was neck wrenching in its contortion. After claiming that he had no problem with gay marriage, he scolded the Catholic Church for not fighting hard against gay marriage. Really? On what planet is he living? The Catholic Church fired all its guns (and $) fighting gay marriage but that was obviously not enough for Bill who "got nothing against gay marriage." WTF?Read more
I’ve long thought Ann Coulter is a fraud – and I don’t just mean over her voting habits. While she loves to throw around inflammatory rhetoric to hate monger against liberals, her actions are far more liberal than she’d like to let on. Besides her not-so-conservative personal behavior, her political behavior is fairly moderate. Remember how she adores New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and said if he doesn't run Romney would and then lose? This, despite the fact that she said Romney was the GOP's strongest candidate in 2008? How she gushed over Romney even after he lost? How she’s not much of a Sarah Palin fan? Coulter’s argument that Republicans should give in on tax cuts fit the pattern perfectly. Oh, sure, she tossed in some of her trademark invective for cover. And then argued fiercely with Sean Hannity that the GOP should cave for the sake of better media coverage.Read more