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Checking in on “Fair and Balanced”

The Fox News homepage currently has seven articles critical of Obama and/or his Administration.  The only headline that mentions Romney is in reference to him accusing Obama of “fooling” voters:

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Real Mature

Most newspaper owners are alarmed enough about the decline in subscriptions that they’re not about to cancel individual subscriptions just because  they’re pissed at the subscriber.  Not so for Mr. and Mrs. Ailes: While reporting on a budding newspaper war … Continue reading

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Megyn Kelly Survives Brush With Anti-media Militant

Fox News trotted out Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (ret) to discuss the newest scandal involving American troops with inappropriate photos. Here’s a snippet of the interview: My take on this is that there’s a terrible scandal here Megyn, but it … Continue reading

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It’s Not About Reality, It’s All About A Salary

The one panelist on the aforementioned Chris Matthews debacle who distinguished himself was Major Garrett. Garrett, a former White House correspondent for Fox News now writing for National Journal, stressed that television gives a “false intimacy”, that we don’t know … Continue reading

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It’s bigots all the way down

Except for Mitch McConnell, who is also a turtle. James Fallows apparently watched the Fox “News” “Debate” and was displeased. But thanks to his sacrifice, I got to see one of the most disgusting things I’ve even seen, courtesy of … Continue reading

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O’Reilly’s Sexual Harasymment

I can’t believe this is a real thing that might actually have happened: Last summer, Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly came to believe that his wife was romantically involved with another man. Not just any man, but a police detective … Continue reading

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Fox News: Twenty-Six Years in the Making

Gawker has a must read article on the origin of Fox News, in a 1970 memo for the Nixon White House entitled “A Plan for Putting the GOP on TV News.”  The memo includes the observation that a growing segment … Continue reading

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You Decided

No idea if this is sustainable, but I wouldn’t have thought it was possible for a show on Comedy Central to beat the main news networks. Jon Stewart is leaping ahead of one of his most popular targets: Fox News. … Continue reading

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Forget It, Jake. It’s Real America

What is there even to say about this: Whites believe that they have replaced blacks as the primary victims of racial discrimination in contemporary America, according to a new study from researchers at Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences … Continue reading

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Lunatic-In-Chief Of The Republican Asylum

Gabriel Sherman has a profile of Fox News and its chairman, longtime Republican operative Roger Ailes, up at New York magazine.  You’ll want to read the whole thing.  There’s tons of anecdotes and anonymous backbiting on Glenn Beck’s departure, the … Continue reading

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Cheney’s wrong, torture’s wrong, and denying either makes you a fool

Yesterday I noted that Dick Cheney had this to say: “I would assume that the enhanced interrogation program that we put in place produced some of the results that led to bin Laden’s ultimate capture” Well, we know what happens when … Continue reading

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Not an Onion Headline

“Sean Hannity To Host Special Report On Media Bias For Fox News” Here are some other fox-related headlines I expect to see in the next year “Bill O’Reilly Delivers Lecture at National Academy of Science on the Moon and the … Continue reading

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