During this morning's Fox & Friends happy chat session with former senator and presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, it was mentioned that the fecund Duggar family have endorsed Santorum. When a photo of the Duggar tribe was shown, Steve Doocy quipped, to Santorum, "There's 19 votes for ya." But as far as I know, those under 18 aren't allowed to vote. As such, there are only 6 votes for Santorum if you count both parents along with the 4 children who are eligible to vote in the Iowa Caucuses. Not for nothing does Steve Doocy have the reputation as a true wall of genius!
Fox News contributor - and probably its most muscular liberal - Alan Colmes got into some political hot water Monday (1/2/12) over his comments on Happening Now about the surging presidential candidacy of Rick Santorum. Colmes was trying to make the argument that Santorum's popularity would likely wither under the ensuing media scrutiny. “Once (voters) get a load of some of the crazy things he’s said and done, like taking his two hour-old baby, who died right after childbirth, home and played with it for a couple of hours so his other children would know that the child was real,” Colmes said. The other guest, conservative Rich Lowry, became outraged at the “cheap shot” and the debate remained heated throughout the rest of the eight-minute segment.Read more
Is there anything more stunning than the Fox News credulity toward and credibility given to phony politico Donald Trump? Never mind his debunked and discredited birther accusations. Forget his inadvertent admissions of racism. And nobody on Fox ever seems to remember or care that Trump was supposedly conducting some big investigation in Hawaii into President Obama’s birth certificate. That’s not even counting Trump's disingenuous insistence on The O’Reilly Factor that he was hosting a NewsMax debate – one night before he announced otherwise. OK, we get that Trump will do or say anything to smear Obama in a headline-grabbing way so that’s just fine with Fox. But after his last make-believe run for president just a few months ago, is there anyone who really thinks that this time he might really, truly mean it? Apparently, the three Fox & Friends hosts, Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Alisyn Camerota, do. They're not just buying it, they were so enthusiastic I half expected them to sign up as campaign volunteers during Trump's appearance this morning on the show.Read more
NewsBusters is a website run by Fox fave, the hot, hirsute, and muy macho (but in a chaste, Christian, and very heterosexual way) Brent Bozell who recently suggested, in his trademark nasal inflected voice on "Hannity," that our president looks like a "skinny, ghetto crackhead." NewsBusters is devoted to ferreting out liberal bias in everything, including obscure magazines with "teenage temptresses" on their covers. A tireless crusader for family values, Bozell, who hates "The Family Guy," is now upset because the singer, Rihanna, had "Fuck off" written on her sneakers during a performance on British TV. (Bozell must have great eyesight!) But NewsBusters does love the nonbiased Fox News (cough) and Fox News does seem to reciprocate on - ready for it - the alleged "fair & balanced" Fox Special "news" Report.Read more
On The Five last Wednesday (12/28/11), Greg Gutfeld opened the show with a juvenile comparison of the 2012 presidential campaign to middle school. He described President Obama as a “coddled coaster” and “Teacher’s Pet.”Read more
This one comes from a reader and I don’t have video so I can’t absolutely swear to its validity. However, it sure quacks like someone at Fox News couldn’t tell the difference between Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and the former president and CEO of Air Canada, Montie Brewer. But, hey, Italy and Air Canada are both foreign entities and each name has “Monti” or "Montie" in them so who wouldn’t be confused? Screen grab after the jump.Read more
Rupert Murdoch has no problems exposing "Page Three Girls," in the British tabloids. Obviously, he can't go quite this far on his American tabloid "news" network. But that doesn't mean that pulchritude can't be part of "fair & balanced" Fox News where Jesus meets some serious "T & A" which includes lingerie model guests and shapely news anchors. While Roger Ailes does feature some titillating cleavage, the mostly blonde beauties in his stable are known for their shapely legs. Be it Martha MacCallum on her stool, Gretchen Carlson on her couch, or Megyn Kelly behind her transparent "desk," the "gams" are front and center.Read more
Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu spoke on Your World Friday (12/30/11) about a new hotline for suspected undocumented immigrants. Babeu’s county, Pinal county, is not on the border. But Babeu likes to play a border sheriff on television. He’s also a Fox News fave considering running for Congress on a severe anti-immigrant platform. “Why don’t they have a hot line for us?” Babeu asked, as if he were having trouble contacting federal authorities. “We’re on the front lines and they’re doing everything for people who are breaking the law and who are not even citizens of our country and then shout us down like we’re un-American… We’re doing the jobs the federal government fails to do, is to protect our country.” In fact, the Obama administration has doubled the number of agents on the border since 2004.Read more