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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 Fox “News” “Defending the Good Christian Cross” segments, 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

July 24, 2011

Got Hypocrisy? Monica Crowley Disses Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Hair

Every time Bill Maher, a comedian, says anything satirical about Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman, the talking heads on Fox whine about his "sexism." There is also an ongoing Fox whine about how the media treats conservative women so badly. Yet, Fox has no problem attacking Democratic congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for perfectly appropriate comments made to teabagging darling, GOP Rep. Alan West who made a totally sexist reference to Ms. Wasserman Schultz in an e-mail. The attacks got even more personal when Monica Crowley, not a comedian, referred, on "The Five," to Wasserman Schultz as "she of the angry perm." Here's the thing Monica. You may think you're da bomb, but your general nasty attitude is really fugly.

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Reported by Priscilla at 9:40 AM

July 12, 2011

No Fox News Outrage Re Alleged Bribe For 9-11 Victims' Phone Records?

During the Rupert Murdoch media/Pam Geller generated "controversy" surrounding the so-called "Ground Zero" mosque, Fox News became the protector of 9-11 families who, according to the coverage on Fox News, were unilaterally opposed to the construction of the NY Islamic cultural center. In reality, there was no unanimity; but that didn't stop Fox from providing lots of air time for the right wing, anti-mosque Debra Burlingame from conveying the impression that all 9-11 families were deeply troubled by the proposed construction. Flash forward a year. Reports have surfaced that Rupert Murdoch's British media have been involved in attempting to secure information about all sorts of people via all sorts of legally and ethically questionable activities which include the hacking of phones belonging to a murdered girl and families of fallen British soldiers. The human dimension of this scandal would seem to be grist for the types of stories that Fox News loves; but, interestingly, it has been rather muted. Yesterday, another report surfaced, regarding the "News of the World" and 9-11 families. You'd think that Fox would be all over this affront to a group that heretofore has had pride of place on Fox News. So far, not so much.

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Reported by Priscilla at 7:12 AM

July 6, 2011

Hannity A Great American On Casey Anthony Verdict

Believe it or not, I applauded Sean Hannity throughout his entire show last night (7/5/11) – all devoted to the Casey Anthony verdict, like almost everything else on Fox News yesterday. I expected the kind of hammy outrage I saw from Bill O’Reilly and elsewhere on Fox News, an “It’s O.J. Simpson all over again” kind of response. Instead, Hannity stood up unequivocally and even eloquently for our legal system and its “innocent until proven guilty” standard. For that, I salute him.

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Reported by Ellen at 5:39 PM

June 6, 2011

O'Reilly, Even When You're Right, You're Wrong

By Pamelia

I'll admit I'm not normally one to watch Fox News. But last week O'Reilly talked about foreign investors like China – who hold so much of the US's debt – having insecurities about the current economic stability of the US. And I thought, "Hey, this actually sounds like an intelligent point." For a while, anyway.

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Reported by Guest Blogger at 6:00 PM
My Ted Nugent "Beatles" Comment, reported by Priscilla,
Greg Gutfeld Mocks The Transgendered?, reported by Priscilla,
“Fair & Balanced?”, reported by Priscilla,
Sean Hannity’s Hypocrisy, reported by Priscilla,
Fox News Headline Chock Full Of Irony, reported by Priscilla,
Fox Won't Fire Glenn Beck, reported by Ellen,
Fox News = Vatican’s Newsroom?, reported by Priscilla,
Mental Health Break, reported by Melanie,
Happy Birthday John McCain, reported by Chrish,
McCain predicts last-minute win, reported by Chrish,
First Walter Reed, now Fort Bragg, reported by Chrish,
The FOX News website and Politics, reported by Chrish,
BOR F&B, LMAO, reported by Chrish,
Mailbox Funnies - XIX, reported by Nancy,
Arianna Huffington vs Bullyboy Hannity., reported by Marie Therese,
Our Hate Mail, reported by Ellen,
I'm Baaack ..., reported by Nancy,
We Still Get Mail, reported by Ellen,
Suffer the Little Children ..., reported by Marie Therese,
We Are More the Same Than Different, reported by Marie Therese,
Happy Labor Day!, reported by Chrish,
A Child Transcends Politics, reported by Marie Therese, 0 comments
The FOXification of CNBC?, reported by Marie Therese, 0 comments
It's All About the List, Stupid!, reported by Marie Therese, 0 comments
Much to be thankful for, reported by Chrish, 0 comments
Mailbox Funnies - "MIA" Edition, reported by Nancy,
The many faces of Bush, reported by Chrish, 0 comments
Anti-Troll Resources: An Update, reported by Nancy,
Gift from a reader, reported by Chrish, 0 comments
Anti-troll resources, reported by Nancy,
A Nagging Question, reported by Marie Therese, 0 comments
Mailbox Funnies - ROFL Edition, reported by Nancy,
Love Notes, reported by Nancy,
Our Hate Mail (continued...), reported by Nancy,
We Have Another NewsHound!, reported by Nancy,
Monday Un-Funnies, reported by Nancy,
Mailbox Unfunnies, reported by Nancy,
Mailbox Funnies, reported by Nancy,
Letters, We Get Letters, reported by Nancy,
Where's the Beef?, reported by Nancy,
Hazardous G-Mail, reported by Nancy,
Fox in Canada, reported by Nancy,
Watching Fox Still Hazardous, reported by Nancy,
The New Old Wooden Desk, reported by Melanie, 0 comments
News Hounds and Google Search, reported by Marie Therese, 0 comments
Full of Himself, reported by Judy, 0 comments
Geraldo Rivera Has Gone Too Far!, reported by Marie Therese, 0 comments
The Year That Was, reported by Ellen, 0 comments
Get Real, reported by Melanie, 0 comments
Christmas Under Seige, reported by Marie Therese, 0 comments
The Fight Fox Campaign, reported by Melanie, 0 comments
Fox News in Margaritaville, reported by Melanie,
Bill O'Reilly Is Not a Nice Man, reported by Marie Therese,
Jefferson For Our Times, reported by Nancy,
Blue Flu Day, reported by Melanie,
Enlightening, reported by Nancy,
Ray Of Sunshine, reported by Nancy,
Hope In A Hopeless World, reported by Ellen,
The Fight Goes On, reported by Marie Therese,
VOTE!!!, reported by Ellen,
Dipping into PIPA, reported by Nancy,
On Speaking to an Undecided Voter, reported by Marie Therese,
Conservatives Endorse Kerry, reported by Nancy,
Polling Bias, reported by Nancy,
Pre-Debate Fact Check, reported by Nancy,
Actual Voting Records, reported by Nancy,
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid, reported by Nancy,
Ignorance & Compliance, reported by Melanie,
Debate Circa 2000, reported by Deborah,
Post-Debate Polls, reported by Nancy,
Why Rather, Not Fox?, reported by Ellen,
Issues Ignored, reported by Deborah,
Where Was Rather Last Night?, reported by Eleanor,
A Tale from a Bookstore, reported by Deborah,
Swift Boat: The Phantom Factor, reported by Marie Therese,
Not The Real Issue, reported by Deborah,
Oil Prices Rigged, reported by Eleanor,
Faulty Polls, reported by Eleanor,
Happy Labor Day!, reported by Nancy,
Politics and Polls, reported by Eleanor,
Bill Clinton's Heart, reported by Deborah,
Evangelical Rewrites, reported by Marie Therese,
How Dare They!, reported by Eleanor,
Sound and Fury, reported by Marie Therese,
Absentee Ballots Go Absent, reported by Eleanor,
Still No Protests?, reported by Nancy,
What "Lberal" Media?, reported by Nancy,
SBVT: Hot on the Money Trail, reported by Marie Therese,
Staying the Course, reported by Marie Therese,
Fog of Words, reported by Nancy,
Real Journalism, reported by Nancy,
527 Groups, reported by Melanie,
Ghosts of War, reported by Marie Therese,
What's Wrong with 24/7 News, reported by Nancy,
Bring on the Nukes?, reported by Nancy,
GOP Eugenics, reported by Nancy,
Culture War?, reported by Nancy,
Compare & Contrast, reported by Nancy,
What Fox ISN'T Telling You, reported by Nancy,
Marriage vs Civil Union, reported by Marie Therese,
The Most Important Issue of All, reported by Eleanor,
Another Kind of Atrocity, reported by Deborah,
Chavez: Unions Are At It Again!, reported by Marie Therese,
The Case for Taxes, reported by Eleanor,
Oh Yeah?, reported by Marie Therese,
Krugman v O'Reilly, reported by Nancy,
Voices Not Being Heard, reported by Eleanor,
On the Subject of "Corners", reported by Marie Therese,
Sports & Politics, reported by Nancy,
A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That, reported by Marie Therese,
Reading the Script, reported by Nancy,
Media Sins of Omission, reported by Nancy,
Trivialization & Bias, reported by Nancy,
My Answer to Alan Colmes, reported by Ellen,
David Brooks in the NYT, reported by Nancy,
Will Bush Talk About His Record?, reported by Eleanor,
More Outfoxed Effects?, reported by Ellen,
Framing the Issues, reported by Eleanor,
More Foxification, reported by Melanie,
New Iraqi President a Hitman?, reported by Judy,
The Empire Strikes Back, reported by Ellen,
They're No. 1?, reported by Judy,
The Dreaded "T" Word, reported by Nancy,
Taking a much-needed break, reported by Chrish,
The Common Good, reported by Eleanor,
July Surprise?, reported by Nancy,
Winning Hearts & Minds, reported by Nancy,
Cavuto's Abuse of Power, reported by Melanie,
The Nasty Nonsequitaurus, reported by Marie Therese,
Jon Stewart Was Right, reported by Eleanor,
Telling the Truth, reported by Eleanor,