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Partisanship in News

November 16, 2011

Fox & Friends Uses Gold Star Father To Attack CA Mayor

The Fox "friends" love veterans and love to feature stories about veterans - except for those that are about veterans being beaten up at "Occupy" protests! If there is any injustice - except for veterans being beaten up at "Occupy" protests - shown to American veterans, the red, white, and blue pals are there to expose the outrage. And according to Fox News, such an outrage took place in Richmond, California where the mayor was not doing her duty to honor veterans on Veterans Day. What made this even more of an egregious outrage was that according to the Fox News website and Fox Nation, this "California Mayor Snubs Veterans to Attend Occupy Rally." Spreading the word about this dastardly deed were the patriots on Fox & Friends who didn't really tell the whole story but all's fair in love, war, and character attacks on Fox & Friends who, in this patriotic segment, had a Gold Star dad as a human shield.

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Reported by Priscilla at 12:18 PM

November 15, 2011

Brian Kilmeade Thinks Tim Tebow Is "Picked On" For His Faith

In yet another installment of its ongoing series about persecuted Christians, sports "friend" Brian Kilmeade used his interview with former football coach, Tony Dungy, to whine about how Tim Tebow is being criticized for his public displays of Christianity - which have spawned the new word "Tebowing" which, in turn, has spawned some rather amusing satire. Poor Tim Tebow. Once again, Jon Stewart's wise words come to mind about how "conservative victimization is the true genius of what Fox News has accomplished."

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Reported by Priscilla at 12:26 PM

"Journalist" (?) Steven Crowder Freaks Out About "Scumbag" Occupiers

Steven Crowder's website's unattributed claim, that he is "FoxNews’ brightest, funniest young Conservative mind," is actually quite amusing in that the only accurate word is conservative. But it seems that he's all grown up and is now a "journalist." At least that's the term used by Fox & Friends' Dave Briggs when he hosted Crowder, on Sunday's Fox & Friends, for a rant about evil Occupiers who hassled Crowder when they disrupted a conservative conference. Crowder, last seen on Fox when he whined about Jon Stewart's left wing bias, was given an almost uninterrupted platform from which to communicate the newest Fox "News" meme about those lawless, violent, and dirty f*#king OWS protesters. Oh, the irony! And while Crowder might not be doing comedy anymore, he's still a pathetic joker.

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Reported by Priscilla at 10:18 AM

November 14, 2011

Maltese Knight Peter Johnson Jr. Praises Catholic College Opposition To Birth Control Mandate

Fox News has less than six degrees of separation from the Catholic Church. Given that the Catholic Church has traditionally been on the side of the rich and powerful, it's not surprising that Rupert Murdoch was given a Papal Knighthood in return for a large donation to the LA diocese for a new cathedral. The News Corps board of directors includes the very conservative Catholic and former Spanish president Jose Maria Aznar. Murdoch's American capo, Roger Ailes, isn't a Catholic but he attends Mass with his Catholic third wife. Many of the Fox anchors are Catholic and the one clergyperson who appears regularly, on Fox News, is a right wing former member of the wealthy and scandal ridden "Legion of Christ," Fr. Jonathan Morris. And it's just not choice of personnel that suggests Catholic influence in Fox News. The content, in relation to social issues, dovetails nicely with the conservative teaching of American bishops who have put "social justice" on a back burner while throwing their huge political clout to banning abortion and gay marriage. It was no coincidence that Fox "opinion" was spun for defunding of Planned Parenthood. The US bishop syndicate is not happy about health care reform regulations that mandate that Catholic institutions provide free contraception (as well as other gynecological related services) for their employees - despite the fact that many of these women are not Catholic. Thus, it wasn't surprising to see Fox's Maltese Knight, Peter Johnson Jr, on this morning's Fox & Friends, (Ailes little morning fiefdom) unilaterally defend those whose "war on women" is escalating.

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Reported by Priscilla at 11:35 AM

November 13, 2011

Fox & Friends & Fr. Jonathan Morris Don't Need No Stinking Atheist Chaplains In US Military

If there's one stimulus that's sure to get the Fox "News" audience salivating, it's anything connected to atheists or atheism. Christian conservatives, who applaud over people dying without health insurance and waterboarding, loathe atheists as much as they do "illegals" and gays. They are in agreement that atheists are trying to turn this "Christian nation" into a godless state based on ungodly reason - a concept that's anathema to victimized Christians for whom Fox "News" is a mouthpiece. Recently, groups supporting Satan's atheistic minions have started to lobby for the military to appoint atheist "chaplains" as a way for heathens to have the same kind of support that is provided for other religious groups. This concept is supported by many of the atheists (9,400) who serve (Jesus wept) in the military. These folks have pointed out that Christianity still is still very pervasive in the military which results in subtle if not outright proselytization. But a retired evangelical army chaplain sees the demand for atheists "chaplains" as being "less about the needs of the active duty troops and more about a vocal minority of New Atheists wanting to spread its anti-Christian movement from the public square to the military." His comment, that atheists are "a militant minority" who are "against evangelical Christianity, dovetails nicely with the ongoing Fox memes of persecuted Christians and evil atheists. Enter, stage right (drum roll please) Fox's one true pastor, Catholic priest Father Jonathan Morris to read his Sunday gospel according to Fox "News."

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Reported by Priscilla at 1:10 PM
Fox News War On Atheists Continues, reported by Priscilla,
More Anti-LGBT Bigotry From Fox News?, reported by Priscilla,
Megyn Kelly Defends Homophobia?, reported by Priscilla,
Fox Nation Allows "C Word" Comment , reported by Priscilla,
Is Fox News Anti-Mormon?, reported by Priscilla,
Neil Cavuto Promoted Pudgy Police?, reported by Priscilla,
Steve Doocy Is A Birther?, reported by Priscilla,
Impeach President Glenn Beck Now!!!, reported by Aunty Em,
Brian Kilmeade Disses Diversity? , reported by Priscilla,
Megyn Kelly Mocks Atheist?, reported by Priscilla,
Bill O'Reilly's Sexist "Humor" (?), reported by Priscilla,
Megyn Kelly Tells Homophobic Lie?, reported by Priscilla,
Bill O’Reilly’s Muslim Problem?, reported by Priscilla,
Fox Nation Race Baiting Headline, reported by Priscilla,
Megyn Kelly Does Some Spinning, reported by Priscilla,
No Democrats In Fox News Sunday Lineup, reported by Guest Blogger,
Glenn Beck Demonizes Margaret Sanger, reported by Priscilla,
Cavuto Gushes Over Tea Partiers, reported by Guest Blogger,
Fox News Hearts GOP Valentines, reported by Ellen,
Is Cal Thomas Some Kind Of Joke?, reported by Priscilla,