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November 8, 2011

Jon Stewart Nails Fox News’ Hypocrisy On Anonymous Sources In Cain Scandal

Bottom line: Anonymous sources are bad on Fox News… unless used in accusations against a Democrat. Fox’s Megyn Kelly and the Fox & Friends are caught in red-handed, hilarious hypocrisy. (H/T John M. and Raw Story)

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Reported by Ellen at 6:15 PM

October 28, 2011

Judge Andrew Napolitano Debates Libertarian Philosophy With Jon Stewart

What's sad is that this interesting discussion occurred on The Comedy Channel and would probably never be held on Fox News. Favorite line? Stewart, with regard to Napolitano's sink-or-swim philosophy toward government assistance, "For a group that doesn't necessarily believe in evolution, it's awfully Darwinian."

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Reported by Ellen at 6:26 PM

Why Is Aunty Em Apologizing To Steve Doocy?

Twitter has several problems. One of them is the 140 character limit. If I could keep my thoughts to 140 characters, I never would have become a professional writer. Another problem with Twitter is that when one starts to follow people (okay, these are problems I have with Twitter), it becomes so easy to snipe at them. Those two problems merged yesterday morning and the end result is an unreserved apology to my newest Twitter friend, Foxy Friend Steve Doocy. Maybe I should start at the beginning and, as with many other apologies, it all began with a non-thinking tweet:

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Reported by Aunty Em at 8:12 AM

October 26, 2011

Obviously Laura Ingraham Didn’t Get Memo On The Phony War On Halloween

It’s always been fairly obvious when a Fox “News” guest has met with a segment producer prior to an interview. Not only does the guest echo the meme du jour word-for-word, but often the on-screen graphics display exactly what the pundit is saying, word-for-word. That’s not coincidence; that can only happen through careful coordination. Which is why the following segment is so funny/strange/bizarre/inexplicable. (Pick one.) Laura Ingraham can always be expected to come onto Fox “News” and go with the flow. However, something clearly went haywire yesterday when, after a typical President Obama-bashing interview, the Foxy Friends suddenly asked her about the Phony War On Halloween. Not only didn’t she know which side of the question she was supposed to endorse, she didn’t even understand the question. I nominate this as the most (unintentionally) hilarious segment broadcast on Fox since Eric Massa appeared on Glenn Beck’s old show. Watch:

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Reported by Aunty Em at 8:29 AM

October 23, 2011

The Fox Phony War On Christmas Extended To A Phony War On Halloween

The Fox “News” Phony War On Christmas has gone so well, the network has decided to extend it to other holidays. It’s all a part of The Good Fight™ against what Gretchen Carlson has often claimed is “political correctness run amok.” Which is why, for the last few days, the Foxy Friends on Fox and Friends have been attacking public schools that are attempting to moderate, or eliminate, Halloween celebrations (only during school hours when children are supposed to be learning). However, it’s curious. It’s not like the Halloween has any link to Jesus or flag-waving or even a flag-waving Jesus—the usual reasons for the Foxy Friends to defend holiday nostalgia. One wonders why they would even bother defending Halloween. Thankfully, Fox and Friends Weekend answered that question yesterday. Watch, and read along, as they venerate Halloween as vehemently as they usually do the baby Jesus’ birthday:

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Reported by Aunty Em at 10:33 AM
Glenn Beck Scares Me, reported by Ellen,
Maddow And Stewart Take On Glenn Beck, reported by Guest Blogger,
The Glenn Beck Drinking Game , reported by Guest Blogger,
South Park Takes On Glenn Beck, reported by Ellen,
A British View Of Fox News, reported by Ellen,
Stephen Colbert Mocks Beck, reported by Ellen,
The Beck Week That Was, reported by Ellen,
101 Days Of Fox News Idiocracy, reported by Ellen,
Fox News Triple X!, reported by Ellen,
The BBC Takes On American News, reported by Ellen,
Colbert Skewers Beck, reported by Ellen,
FOX News Live Desk - another look, reported by Chrish,
Olbermann Adds Laughs to FOX News Sunday, reported by Marie Therese,
O'Reilly on Colbert Report, reported by Chrish,
"Conservatives just aren't funny", reported by Chrish,
The Grinch Factor, reported by Deborah, 0 comments
Fox News Shocker!, reported by Nancy,
What Happened To Traitorgate?, reported by Nancy,
What a combination, reported by Chrish, 0 comments
A moment of levity, reported by Chrish, 0 comments
Is It Really Over?, reported by Nancy,
Sunday Funnies, reported by Nancy,
Grenade Shocker!, reported by Nancy,
Moustache, Schmoustache, reported by Nancy,
Parody is the Best Revenge, reported by Nancy,
Fox News Buys Al-Jazeera, reported by Nancy,
Gambling on Social Security, reported by Nancy,
Smear Boat Liars Update, reported by Nancy,
Ready to Laugh Again?, reported by Nancy,
Let's Keep the Heat on O'Reilly, reported by Nancy,
O'Reilly Not a Factor, reported by Nancy,
Polling Bias, reported by Nancy,
Fox v CNN, reported by Nancy,
How Ironic, reported by Nancy,
Alternate Reality, reported by Nancy,
More Post-Debate Spin, reported by Nancy,
Lowering Debate Expectations, reported by Nancy,
Gross v O'Reilly, reported by Nancy,
Smell of Rotten Fruit, reported by Eleanor,
The Debate Dialogues, reported by Nancy,
The Latest Poll, reported by Nancy,
War on Rather, reported by Nancy,
Fox vs Second Coming, reported by Nancy,
A Little Humor, reported by Judy,
Overheard at the RNC, reported by Nancy,
The Onion Takes on the RNC, reported by Nancy,
A Failed Presidency, reported by Eleanor,
It's the Money Stupid!, reported by Eleanor,
Swift Pull Dentists, reported by Nancy,
Believe It Or Not, reported by Nancy,
Dept of the Obvious, reported by Nancy,
The RNC Convention Schedule, reported by Marie Therese,
Political Correctness, reported by Nancy,
Comedy Alert, reported by Nancy,
Voter's Guide to GWBush, reported by Nancy,
Ron Reagan Speaks, reported by Eleanor,
Bush's base, reported by Chrish,
What Republicans Believe, reported by Judy,
Today's "Doonesbury", reported by Judy,
Arianna on Bush's Flip Flops, reported by Eleanor,
G. I. Joe & Barbie: The Perfect FOX Couple, reported by Marie Therese,
The Story You Don't Hear, reported by Eleanor,
Neo-Con Job on Tiny Tim, reported by Eleanor,
Ashamed To Be Called a Liberal?, reported by Eleanor,
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, reported by Eleanor,
Palast on Reagan, reported by Eleanor,
Media Spinning Tenet, reported by Eleanor,