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September 13, 2011

Fox And Friends Are No Friends To Paul Krugman

It was another hefty helping of hypocrisy on Fox & Friends Monday morning when The Three Stooges went after Paul Krugman for his NYT’s opinion piece on the anniversary of Nine Eleven. While it was a predictable show of outrage, where was the rank hypocrisy? On two points, actually. As Priscilla pointed out in “Megyn Kelly Advances Right Wing Attack On Paul Krugman” there are many topics on which Fox and Friends believes no one should have an opinion unless it gibes with their opinion. “But don't ya love how the Constitution loving right wing loves the First Amendment? Gretchen Carlson says that it shouldn't apply on December 25th. And now, the Fox News First Amendment free zone has been extended to September 11th.” However, the Stooges seemed more concerned about the fact that Krugman wouldn’t allow comments on his column. Yet Fox News Dot Com and Fox Nation are forced to close comments threads constantly because of the hate generated by the Fox “News” audience. As Ellen pointed out, the most recent example of which was on the thread called “9/11, Ten Years Later: Share Your Thoughts and Memories,” which specifically asked for comments in the headline. OOPS! I guess that comment thread got a bit too heated.

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Reported by Aunty Em at 6:59 AM

Bill O’Reilly Jumps On The Attack-Paul-Krugman Bandwagon

Bill O’Reilly joined the Fox News pile on against Paul Krugman Monday night (9/12/11) from his hypocritical high horse where he pretended Fox News would never allow the kind of America bashing Krugman’s publisher, The New York Times, did. Well, I guess if you don’t count Fox’s daily attacks on liberals – who, last I checked, were still part of America – O’Reilly might have a point.

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Reported by Ellen at 1:44 AM

September 12, 2011

Megyn Kelly Advances Right Wing Attack On Paul Krugman

Today's bogus "outrage," in the perpetually outraged right wing community, is an article written by Paul Krugman about how Republicans used 9-11 as a "wedge issue" and have, thus, poisoned the memory of 9-11. Never wanting to waste an opportunity to promote a wedge issue, alleged Fox "news" host, Megyn Kelly, did her patriotic best to continue creating wedges by bashing Krugman whom some in the right wing want fired from his job at the NY Times. It was also an opportunity for more NY Times bashing which is popular spectator sport at Fox "News."

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Reported by Priscilla at 6:17 PM

September 5, 2011

Hate Never Takes A Holiday At Fox Nation

It may be a holiday for most people but over at Fox Nation they're as hard at work as ever demonizing their political opponents and suggesting they're out to get "real" Americans. Today's case in point: a post entitled: NY Times: America Should Embrace Sharia Law... Nice way to inflame the readers who might be chilling on this end-of-the-summer afternoon - by suggesting that sharia law might be supplanting our Constitution - and the New York Times wants it to happen! Of course, that's not at all what the Times article - called Don't Fear Islamic Law in America - is suggesting or calling for. But why bother with details when you can inflame instead? As we've come to expect, some of that "righteous indignation" has resulted in death wishes for Muslims and the New York Times.

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Reported by Ellen at 1:05 PM

July 30, 2011

My Cross To Bear – An Annotated Segment Of The Five – A Rant By Aunty Em

Whenever we News Hounds, working behind the scenes to divide the labor, encounter another one of those FoxNews” “Defending the Good Christian Crosssegments, I am always happy to let Priscilla do it. It’s not out of laziness, but because she has grounding in the religion that I—born Jewish just like Jesus—simply don’t have. She can not only quote the New Testament, but she also has an understanding of the culture that I cannot even begin to pretend to fathom. Finally: I always learn something about Christianity from her religion posts and even more about Fox “News.” However, when The Five recently did a segment on That Old Rugged Cross at Ground Zero, I knew it was time to put down a few of my thoughts on the topic. Everyone put on your flame-retardant underwear and stand back, because I’m taking special dispensation (isn’t that a religious concept?) to editorialize from my particular point of view. These comments are my own and do not reflect the opinion of News Hounds, or anyone else who writes here.

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Reported by Aunty Em at 7:57 PM
Gibson vs. the New York Times, reported by Chrish,
Framing the hate debate, reported by Chrish,
As Tony Snow Goes, So Goes Fox, reported by Melanie,