Without directly saying it, Fox News is reveling in the fact that Donald Trump fell into second place behind Ted Cruz in Iowa last night. In a series of tweets, they didn’t pull any punches.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 2, 2016
— Fox Nation (@foxnation) February 2, 2016
— Fox Nation (@foxnation) February 2, 2016
In other words.
In an impromptu reaction to the Justice Department’s investigation of a Fox News reporter, host Andrea Tantaros went on an angry tirade against the Obama administration and their supporters, calling for violence.
A host of the Fox News show The Five was so angry that the Justice Department had investigated one of the network’s reporters that she told her viewers on Thursday to find anyone who voted for President Barack Obama and “punch them in the face.”
“Fox said, we’re targets, clearly Media Matters and others have put us on a target list,” Fox News host Andrea Tantaros explained on the Thursday edition of her radio show. “And they said, ‘Oh, Fox is just crazy! They’re just paranoid!’ Really? Are we?”
Raw Story 5/23/2013
May 15, 2013
I’ve had my fair share of gripes about Fox News. They went after the Muppets and Sesame Street. They’ve championed the Second Amendment despite overwhelming evidence of the dangers of firearms without sensible gun control. They’re an unabashed arm of the Republican Party, if not the controlling force behind it. In every way, shape, and form, Fox News represents dishonesty and an antithesis to journalism.
But now they went after Fred Rogers.
This… will not stand. I don’t care if the clip is a few years old. This is a crime.
If you have the stomach, check out the following clip.
In essence, the Fox hosts here are reporting on a study (actually a single professor just talking) on how Mister Roger’s message of “You’re special just the way you are” has created generations of lazy, self-interested little socialists and he’s also the reason American children don’t do well in school.
Fox going after Mister Rogers is another piece of evidence that shows the American Far Right has lost its collective mind in the last several years. Things like compassion and empathy have already been vilified on the Right, but to overtly say that a man like Fred Rogers is evil is a bit like saying the Dalai Lama eats puppies and can’t achieve climax without thinking of the Holocaust.
The Right has been hijacked by Randian “ethics” in that a person’s worth is tied to his or her bank account and how much he or she resembles the “superman” who cares not for morals but only self-interest. Modern American conservatism has been led down the path of the Tea Party, of might-makes-right, of thinking businesses are people and people can be shot simply for not being citizens. Mister Rogers’ message is a splash of cold water on those beliefs.
Mister Rogers is the closest thing this world has had to a physical saint in a long time. The man had a message of hope and peace that endures after his passing. He taught millions of children, myself included, that we are special. Every child, every person, is a unique individual.
Of course, there’s also a major difference between “You’re a special person,” and “You never have to try to achieve anything.” The second is a strawman by Fox. Mister Roger never implied anything like that. He never said you should get things just for asking. He said you should have a feeling of self-worth no matter what.
And on a personal note, I was raised on Mister Rogers, Sesame Street, and Doctor Spock, all things these brain cases complained about. Guess what? Dean’s List in college, am in a loving, long-term relationship, and I’ve got the drive to publish my work on Randomology.org, here, and in my upcoming book. And I teach college and middle school courses.
I know I’m special. Mister Rogers told me so. Fox News? I’m sure even Mister Rogers would hesitate before telling them they’re special.
Actually, I’m pretty sure they are “special.” They’re a very special channel with very special people.
Let’s all remember Fred Rogers for what he was: one of the most decent human beings to ever live among us.
The rock band R.E.M. demanded that Fox News “cease and desist” using their song “Losing My Religion” on Thursday during its coverage of the Democratic National Convention.
“R.E.M.’s ‘Losing My Religion’ was used in the Fox News coverage of the Democratic National Convention last night,” a statement on the R.E.M. HQ website said. “R.E.M. today, through its music publisher, Warner-Tamerlane Music, demanded that Fox News cease and desist from continuing its unlicensed and unauthorized use of the song.”
“We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage,” lead singer Michael Stipe said. “Our music does not belong there.” RawStory.com 9/07/2012
Michael Stipe speaking out against Republicans is nothing new. During a 2003 interview with NBC’s Katie Couric about the band’s song “Bad Day,” Stripe blasted conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, Republican strategist Karl Rove and then-President George W. Bush.
Fox News, who claims to be fair and balanced, is known for being a mouthpiece for the Republican party.
A bitter Sarah Palin took to Facebook Wednesday night, saying the Fox News Channel had cut her appearances for the evening.
“I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCain’s positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight.
Granted, our honored and esteemed war hero has gone through much more than the liberal media can ever do to him in their efforts to harm this patriot. I look forward to hearing his words to his fellow Americans tonight more than any of the other convention speeches. God bless John McCain. Thank you for everything. And happy birthday, my friend.”
This prompted a quick response from CNN’s Piers Morgan, who took to Twitter to invite her to appear on his show. It appears there was no response from Mrs. Palin.
Fox News responded to Palin with a statement by Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming, that was sent to Mediaite:
“Our plans changed based on the fact that the RNC condensed the schedule of speeches from four nights to three. We look forward to having Governor Palin back as soon as we can.”
Known for her outspoken and often divisive comments, Mrs. Palin has not failed to make her opinions known during this election cycle. Still a favorite among Tea Party Conservatives, she continues to throw her support behind candidates she believes in.
During a fundraising dinner for Republican state senate candidate Lori Klein last Friday, Samuel Wurzlbacher (AKA Joe the plumber) made his personal feeling on border patrol clear.
“For years I’ve said, you know, put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting. I’m running for Congress and that should be a bad thing to say. But you know what, it’s how I feel…I want my borders protected, I’m very very adamant about that.”
Mr. Wurzlbacher, who is running for Congress in Ohio, came to fame in the Republican party after asking Obama a question about small business taxes and appears to be catering to the extreme right wing of the party.
“I’m running for Congress. How many congressmen or people running for Congress have you heard, put a fence up and start shooting? None? Well you heard it here first. Put troops on the border and start shooting, I bet that solves our immigration problem real quick.”
Rep. Marcy Kaptur, (D-Ohio), who is running against Wurzelbacher and heavily favored to win, condemned his comments had this to say in response:”Joe, the Plumber’s comments have no place in a civil society,” she said in a statement. “A Member of Congress is sworn to uphold the Constitution, not to take the law into his own hands. He should take back his words and apologize to everyone who respects life, the Constitution and the rule of law.”
Actually, The first lady pointed out that the Affordable Care Act was in part an effort to expand health care access, including a hypothetical “woman dying of cancer whose insurance company wouldn’t cover her care.”
However, that didn’t stop Fox News’ Michelle Malkin from spinning it to fit their own narrative.
“Well, it’s an interesting parallel — it’s an interesting echo of the ad’s theme, of course, which is that somehow, if Republicans are elected to the White House, that all of these people are going to die, die, die.” MediaMatters.org 8/16/2012
Later, on America’s Newsroom, Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock said, “We’ve got President Obama’s supporters and even Michelle Obama saying that if you vote for the Republicans, people will get cancer.”
Fox News has been foaming at the mouth ever since Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his VP choice. While most of the media is providing fair coverage that ranges from pointing out Ryan’s success to questioning his partisan budget proposals, Fox News has nothing but love for him.
Here are just a few of their headlines:
ObamaCare Mandate: Sterilize 15-Year-Old Girls for Free — Without Parental Consent (oops I mistakenly grabbed this right next to a pro-Ryan post)
During an appearance with Sean Hannity last Thursday, just a day after going on the offensive against Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul for promoting Romneycare, a bitter Ann Coulter continued her attacks on Obama’s female base.
“I think it’s probably a good sign that Obama is so desperate just to get the base Democratic voter — stupid single women — to vote for him, this is good news that he needs to lock up that part of the Democratic vote.”
“He’s trying to get the stupid single women voter, which is the Democratic Party base,” Coulter repeated. “And I would just say to stupid single women voters, your husband will not be able to pay you child support if Obamacare goes through and Obama is re-elected. You are talking about the total destruction of wealth. It is the end of America as we know it.” BusinessInsider 8/9/2010
It’s also worth mentioning that Miss. Coulter is single and has never been married.