If you have been thinking that women on Fox News look a bit more garish than on other news networks, you're right. In fact, it's a deliberate network tactic.Read more
To paraphrase a post left on the Newshounds.us Facebook page by former News Hound Headly Westerfield (aka Aunty Em), there is only ONE reason why those "civil," "tolerant" folks at Fox Nation would put up a post called: RUSH: I Was Hoping RNC 'Mystery Speaker' Would Be Obama's Brother Who Lives In A Hut: to use Limbaugh's comments to play the race card - and pretend they were just "telling the facts" of what Limbaugh said. I couldn't agree with Headly more.Read more
I didn’t think it was possible but Karl Rove has put me on the side of “legitimate rape” Todd Akin. Fox News contributor (and GOP power player) Rove crossed the line when, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, he made the comment “If he [Akin]’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts.” Akin responded and he wasn’t laughing.Read more
In case you haven't gotten your fill of Republican Convention, gentle reader, here's some long-weekend reading, via Media Matters for America. The article's entitled "They Built it: the Right-Wing Media Crafted the Falsehoods in Romney's Speech". But the main culprit it identifies is, of course, Fox News. Meanwhile, Fox is busy rebutting some of the false claims and ignoring others - more on that later.
AP reported yesterday that Twitter was “instantly ablaze” with comments mocking Clint Eastwood’s bizarre presentation to the Republican convention that included an imaginary conversation with “President Obama” in an empty chair. The wire service said that a Twitter account called @InvisibleObama had 30,000 followers half a day later. But on Fox News, the pundits fell all over themselves praising Eastwood and, of course, attacking the left for good measure while they were at it. My vote for comment of the day goes to Laura Ingraham who called Eastwood “Don Rickles in American politics.”Read more
Bill O’Reilly Suggests Contraceptives Will Fall From Ceiling When Sandra Fluke Speaks At Democratic Convention
In the run up to Mitt Romney’s convention speech last night, Bill O’Reilly gratuitously threw in some smears of Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law School student who gained fame after Rush Limbaugh viciously assailed her for advocating on behalf of contraception coverage in health insurance. With a mischievous grin on his face, O’Reilly tried to get his two panelists to joke that instead of balloons, condoms - or maybe diaphragms or birth control pills - would drop from the ceiling when Fluke speaks at the Democratic National Convention next week. To their credit, neither of the Fox News reporters on the set with him even remotely went there with O’Reilly.Read more
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