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December 13, 2011

Hannity Makes A Big Deal Out Of Christine “Not A Witch” O’Donnell’s Endorsement Of Mitt Romney

If there’s a doubt in anyone’s mind that Fox News will cheerlead almost any Republican, no matter how foolish or inconsequential, check out tonight's Hannity segment that trumpeted Christine "I'm not a witch" O’Donnell’s endorsement for the 2012 Republican primary. The thought crossed my mind that the whole thing was a sneaky way of making Romney look bad. But even if Hannity’s praise of O'Donnell didn't seem quite sincere, he sure did a good job of looking like his good wishes for her and Romney were.

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Reported by Ellen at 11:37 PM

Donald Trump Quits His Debate – One Day After Insisting He Wouldn’t

Donald Trump visited the O’Reilly Factor last night and promised that despite everyone but Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum declining to attend his December 27th debate, “I am going to show up and maybe we’ll just have a chat. We might just discuss the world and we’ll discuss it with ourselves.” But, oh what a difference a day makes. Today, Trump has announced his withdrawal. But, as FoxNews.com notes, he’s still threatening a run of his own. Can we stop treating this charlatan as a serious political figure yet? Also in the interview, O'Reilly hilariously lectured Trump about being overly sensitive.

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Reported by Ellen at 2:52 PM

Herman Cain’s Fox News Image Makeover Continues

Forget the multiple accusations of sexual harassment, infidelity and other improprieties. Forget the jaw-dropping ignorance about foreign policy. Herman Cain has suffered at the hands of the “liberal media” and that means there must be lots to like as far as Fox News is concerned. I posted last week that Sean Hannity dangled broadcast opportunities for Cain during his last visit to the Hannity show. In Cain’s follow-up visit – ostensibly to analyze the weekend Republican candidates’ debate – the only real question on the table was just how bad the liberal-media moderators were. And, for viewers at home, just how much could Hannity slobber over Cain. UPDATED.

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Reported by Ellen at 2:04 PM

December 12, 2011

Republican David Frum Explains How Fox Creates An “Alternative Knowledge System”

Republican pundit and CNN contributor David Frum is not a fan of Fox News or right-wing media. Yesterday, on CNN’s Reliable Sources, he spelled out why.

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Reported by Ellen at 11:30 PM

December 11, 2011

New York Times Explains How Fox News Has Hijacked The Republican Primary

A revealing article by Alessandra Stanley in yesterday’s New York Times highlights a recent quote from Dick Morris on Fox & Friends last week: "You don’t win Iowa in Iowa, you win it on this couch.” Sadly, this is one time Morris seems to have hit the nail on the head.

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Reported by Ellen at 4:57 PM
Breaking News: Herman Cain Out, reported by Ellen,
Cain Still Reassessing But He Might Quit, reported by Guest Blogger,
Murdoch Fetes Perry, reported by Ellen,
Bill O'Reilly Ambushes Ron Paul, reported by Ellen,
Bill O'Reilly Hearts RomneyCare, reported by Ellen,
GOP Debate Open Thread, reported by Ellen,
Is Fox News Anti-Mormon?, reported by Priscilla,
Fox News’ Trump-A-Palooza, reported by Ellen,
Fox News Jihad Against Obama, reported by Ellen,
Rove Sucks Up To Palin, reported by Ellen,
Trashing Sarah, reported by Chrish,