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October 15, 2011

Geraldo Rivera Smacks Down Glenn Beck’s Hate-Mongering Conspiracy Theory About Occupy Wall Street Protests

Geraldo Rivera offered some real sanity in the wake of Glenn Beck’s crazy hate mongering about Occupy Wall Street protests on The O’Reilly Factor last night, calling Beck's comments, “harsh at best, paranoid or delusional at worst.” Rivera also turned aside Bill O'Reilly's serious question as to whether the protests might be a threat to the stability of the country by making a joke.

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Reported by Ellen at 2:15 AM

October 7, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Is Fox’s New Fair And Balanced Enemy

It has become obvious to even the most myopic and politically uninvolved among us that Fox “News” is treating the organic Occupy Wall Street protests as an existential threat to its very existence. Why else would the network devote so much time to portraying the protestors as the scum of the earth? Contrast that with the breathless coverage Fox devoted to promoting the astroturfed Teabagger gatherings. Why would the coverage be so different from one protest to another? Because Fox understood instinctively that the Teabaggers were already its core audience: low information voters easily brainwashed into adopting whatever opinion the Koch Brothers and Dick Armey wanted. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. However, the OWS protestors are decidedly NOT Fox viewers. Worse yet, for those who work at the company store in Murdochville, OWS will not be led by the nose into adopting opinions diametrically opposed to its best interests. That’s what scares the propaganda network the most. That’s why Fox “News” feels the need to do everything within its power to denigrate the Occupy movement. The same drip, drip, drip used to promote Teabaggism is now being used in an attempt to destroy the Occupy movement, at least in the minds of Fox viewers. It starts each day with those Foxy Friends on Fox and Friends, who set the ‘meme table’ for all the shows that follow on the schedule. Thursday morning’s “all hands on deck” call to trash Occupy Wall Street included—but was not limited to—such Fox personalities as Peter Johnson, Jr. and Eric Bolling. It’s worth examining both appearances in some detail. First up: Johnson, the Knight of Malta, who—at least according to Doocy’s intro—was brought on to compare this protest with other historical protests. This was not a history lesson. Johnson essentially delivered an editorial. Watch:

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Reported by Aunty Em at 12:40 PM

October 6, 2011

Bill O’Reilly: The Occupy Wall Street Protests Are A George Soros Plot

In another Fox News effort to turn the Occupy Wall Street protests into some kind of political talking-point for the right, Bill O’Reilly came up with a way to blame Fox News uber-boogeyman George Soros for the whole thing. Never mind that he had to twist the theory into a pretzel explaining why a big capitalist like Soros is behind an effort to force socialism down the throats of Americans (as O’Reilly sees the protests). Bill has it figured out!

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Reported by Ellen at 6:47 PM

July 28, 2011

O’Reilly Still Using Norway Tragedy To Push A Divisive Agenda

After using the Norway tragedy to fan the flames of divisiveness, Bill O’Reilly backed off a bit the next night to have a relatively civil debate with Sally Quinn. But last night (7/27/11), O’Reilly hosted Laura Ingraham where the two of them – in a classic case of projection – accused the so-called secular left of using Norway's tragedy to promote their pro-Muslim/anti-Christian agenda. Never mind that Norway’s terror suspect, Anders Breivik – as Jon Stewart so brilliantly laid out later on The Daily Show – wore his Christianity on his manifesto sleeve. O’Reilly has been so intent on “proving” that Breivik has nothing to do with Christianity – mostly by attacking the left, as if that has anything to do with Breivik – that he has almost completely ignored the actual tragedy. Or you might think that the real victims in the Norway tragedy were conservative Christians like O’Reilly and Ingraham.

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Reported by Ellen at 6:09 PM

July 4, 2011

Fox Nation Readers Use July Fourth To Show True Colors

Fox Nation is an imaginary country that cannot be found on any map. Despite that, it has an ever growing population of citizens, all of whom seem to watch Fox “News” with a fervor bordering on religious fanaticism. Just like they can quote The Bible, they can repeat Fox “News” memes, chapter and verse, at the drop of Uncle Sam’s red, white and blue hat. As News Hounds has pointed out repeatedly, it doesn’t take very long before a Fox Nation comment thread—no matter what the initial subject matter—degenerates into an orgy of jingoism, racism, and just plain wingnuttyism. This is merely another example, but maybe, because it’s the Fourth of July, things degenerated faster and farther than usual.

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Reported by Aunty Em at 4:08 PM
The Beck Year That Was: The Sequel, reported by Aunty Em,
Maddow And Stewart Take On Glenn Beck, reported by Guest Blogger,
Bye Bye Boombox!, reported by Ellen,