Fox News Attacks Obama’s Support For Same-Sex Marriage As a Flip Flop
Is there anything so laughably hypocritical as Fox News’ sudden concern that Obama flip-flopped on the issue of gay marriage? Now that Mitt Romney – a flip-flopper extraordinaire if ever there was one – is the presumptive Republican nominee, it’s hard to find any criticism of him for flip-flopping on Fox News. But with President Obama it’s a different story. Not only is Fox blasting his support for same-sex marriage as a flip-flop, but using it as a meme for the network’s framing of the event.Read more
Shepard Smith On Obama’s Support For Gay Marriage: The President of the United States, Now In The 21st Century
Shepard Smith, perhaps the only Fox News host without a political agenda, nevertheless gave his seal of approval to President Obama’s support for gay marriage today. Introducing a discussion about Obama’s groundbreaking statement, Smith said, “The President of the United States, now in the 21st Century.”Read more
O’Reilly Continues His Crusade To Make Sure White People Get Equal Opportunity In The Media
Bill O’Reilly is still in dogged pursuit against discrimination against white people – as evidenced in the “racially motivated” assault in Virginia he’s been up in arms over. Our Margarita has done some excellent analysis of how O’Reilly’s has been showboating to promote his own agenda of protecting whites from the ravages of a media (and you know who they’re in bed with!) that’s overly sensitive to blacks. Last night, O’Reilly attempted a sensitive look at why the media has been ignoring the Virginia case – and he came up with this conclusion: the media and politicians’ fear of African Americans has led to injustice for white people.Read more
Fox Nation Says Obama's Support For Gay Marriage Is "War On Marriage"
President Obama has come out in favor of marriage equality - a concept that about half of Americans now support. But the "real" Americans at Fox Nation know that gay marriage is an evil Satanic plot to undermine the most awesome country that Jesus ever created. So the title of their big, fat lede is "Obama Flip-Flops, Declares War On Marriage." Really? Only in the bizarro world of the rabidly right wing Fox Nation, which is supposed to be for "those opposed to intolerance" is same sex marriage considered an attack on marriage. (Funny, all those married gays haven't affected my marriage in the least.) The Fox Nation thread links to a Yahoo article that factually reports this development with nothing at all about a "war on marriage." (Is this in the same category as the "war on Christmas?) Allow me a Lewis Black moment - ARE THESE JOKERS FREAKING CRAZY?! And BTW, I wonder if Fox Nation knows that Mitt Romney's position on gay marriage (and abortion) has also flip-flopped. But Obama is declaring a war on marriage - okaaayyy....
Update - Fox Nation's headline is now "Obama Flip-Flops on Gay Marriage." Interesting...Read more
Megyn Kelly Promotes Bill Donohue Attack On Kathleen Sebelius & "Killer Tiller"
It was predictable. As soon as it was announced that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would be speaking at Georgetown University, the forces of reactionary Catholicism swung into action. And right (pun intended) on cue, Fox News jumped into the fray as they did prior to President Obama's commencement speech at Notre Dame which was also opposed by the same reactionary forces. So it comes as no surprise that Fox News, as the media mouthpiece for the Catholic Church's opposition to the HHS birth control mandate, would engage its new BFF, the anti-Semitic, homophobic, pedophile priest defender, and head of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue in a discussion of Sebelius' invitation. During Fox's extensive and supportive coverage of the contraceptive mandate, Donohue provided his misogynistic take on this issue to the welcoming Fox "News" anchor Megyn Kelly. Last week he brayed about "religious liberty" to a welcoming Megyn Kelly. And yesterday he launched another hate filled tirade against Secretary Sebelius which included an attack on abortion provider Dr. George Tiller who was assassinated amidst a climate of hatred stoked by the Fox News network's Bill O'Reilly. Megyn Kelly was very welcoming.Read more
Rand Paul Cheerleads For Social Security Cuts – With Neil Cavuto’s Approval
Senator Rand Paul visited Your World yesterday to cheerlead for discuss Republican austerity measures. Neil Cavuto was all ears.Read more
Cavuto Lectures Nutritionist: You Creep Into Our Lives Like Velcro
Neil Cavuto seemed to subscribe to the “domino theory” of nutritionist invasions when he hosted nutritionist Rebecca Scritchfield on Your World to discuss the link between drinking soda and obesity. Two minutes in, Cavuto asked “Let’s say all your intentions are good, and they always are… but you creep into our lives like, you know, Velcro, and you won’t leave. It’s one thing with the soda, and then fatty foods at McDonald’s, and they better get salads on board and yogurt on board. So they do. That’s not enough… Then we go on and on to the pizza makers and who puts too much into their crust and who doesn’t. In other words, you never seem to be satisfied.”Read more
O’Reilly Rewrites His History Of Demonizing The Ground Zero Mosque
In October, 2010, Bill O’Reilly assured Deepak Chopra that if Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam of the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, came on The O'Reilly Factor, dedicated the project to peace and condemned the 9/11 attacks, O’Reilly would stop badmouthing the project and “come down there with a saw and a hammer and help ‘em” Last night, Rauf tried to get O’Reilly to make good on that promise only to find that O’Reilly added a new condition: that the project had to be a few blocks away – which it always has been. O’Reilly also had a rather different recollection of his commentary about the project than the commentary we actually documented.Read more
Hannity’s Misogynist Pal, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Is Also Quite The Bigot
There’s been a lot of internet buzz about Kirsten Powers’ confrontation with Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson over his shockingly misogynistic statements in a video that we first posted about on March 15, 2012 (our own Priscilla found it). As awful as those comments were, this seems a good time to remind people that Peterson has also made shockingly bigoted statements on Fox, especially on Sean Hannity’s shows. Yet Peterson keeps getting invited back. And Hannity continues to sit on the Advisory Board of Peterson’s charity.Read more
Fox Suggests France’s New Socialist President Is Obama’s Soul Mate
Fox News blatantly regurgitated Republican talking points yesterday as they “asked” how President Obama’s policies “stack up” to the newly-elected socialist president of France, Francois Hollande. Host Megyn Kelly pretended to be posing a real question but later, she tacitly admitted to have echoed a Republican meme. This, during a show that Fox touts as part of its “objective” programming. (H/T Bob M.)Read more