Dick Morris: After Ann Romney’s Convention Speech, ‘Nobody’s Gonna Think’ Romney ‘Was Born Having It All’
Here we go again with another crackpot prediction from Fox News pundit, “former Clinton advisor” (and current Republican) Dick Morris. Last night, on The O’Reilly Factor, Morris pronounced Ann Romney’s convention speech a stunning success: "When she talks about how the dining room table – the ironing board was the dining room table, nobody’s gonna think that this guy (Mitt Romney) was born having it all.” Well, nobody, maybe, except Stephen Colbert and his viewers.Read more
Am I the only one who's disturbed by the fact that a news host spoke at a political party's convention? They certainly don't seem to be too concerned about it or the implications over at Fox News. In fact, they seem proud. They've got a transcript of Huckabee's remarks on FoxNews.com. Besides the ethical questions of a host, even an opinion host, operating as a blatant party operative, Huckabee's comments contain racist, misogynistic dog whistles - and deceptive smears of the kind that Fox News would be hissing over 24/7 if they came from a Democrat.Read more
Paul Ryan told a number of falsehoods in his convention speech last night. But you'd never know that to listen to the "fair and balanced" analysts on Fox News last night who came on to discuss it. They seemed to be vying for who could be his biggest fan.Read more
Poor Sarah Palin. Not only was she not invited to the Republican convention but now Fox News canceled on her, too. So she took to her Facebook page to pout.Read more
Another night of Republian speeches. Anyone hear John McCain? The two teleprompter readers just now? Coming up: Paul Ryan. Share your thoughts in our comments section.
Neil Cavuto used the recent news about Lance Armstrong dropping his efforts to clear his name from doping allegations to lay some hate and demonization on the U.S. government.Read more
While others on Fox News gushed over Ann Romney's convention speech last night, Juan Williams was left cold. He said Ann Romney "looked to me like a corporate wife" and that it was "hard for me to believe" her story about struggling. "She did not convince me that, 'You know what? I understand the struggles of American women,'" he added. You could hear the shock and disbelief in the voices of the other panelists who couldn't seem to say enough good things about Romney's speech. Today, on Fox News radio, Chris Wallace criticized Williams' comment as "dumb." But I can't remember any criticism on Fox when Williams said about Michelle Obama, "She's Got The Stokely Carmichael In A Designer Dress Thing Going."
Yesterday, during their Republican convention coverage, Megyn Kelly and Brit Hume kept right on talking during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. Mediaite noted that while MSNBC aired the song in full, Kelly and Hume "acknowledged the anthem before going right back to discussing the convention. As they were literally in an open-air box in the convention center, the anchors actually had to raise their voices."Read more
“Objective” Fox News reporter Carl Cameron offered his thoughts after Ann Romney’s speech last night – and what a coincidence! He just happened to echo the “Romneys are just regular folks we can all relate to” theme that Fox’s Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly have recently promoted and that Ann Romney, herself, had just put forth. But I think Cameron may have taken it a bit too far when he bubbled that Mrs. Romney is “very normal, very average.”Read more
Are y'all watching the Republican convention tonight? Share your thought on the speeches and, especially, the coverage. Tonight, Ann Romney and Chris Christie are up, along with Rick Santorum, Artur Davis and Nikki Haley.