Posts Tagged ‘Fox News’

President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Holder: Secure Justice for Mike Brown

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Fuck Fox, Bring on AL Jazeera

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Al Jazeera, financed by the government of Qatar, reportedly purchased Current TV: NYT – Al Jazeera Seeks a U.S. Voice Where Gore Failed: “Going forward, the challenge will be persuading Americans to watch — an extremely tough proposition given the crowded television marketplace and the stereotypes about the channel that persist to this day.” Full NYT Media Decoder story here.


FAIR Media Advisory: Keith Olbermann’s Departure from MSNBC Shows Limits of Corporate Media Liberalism – Part 2

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

A quickie:  I watched bits n’pieces of Olbermann. I watched Rachel Maddow a few times and wondered how long MSNBC allow her to pummel the extreme right. She was very good but something about her shows seemed artificial and more like entertainment, as in, Okay, you think these right wing sleaze bags are going to heaven? Well, watch this choreography we put together to make sure that you know they’re really going to hell. A little over the top, I thought.

I  considered her and his shows marketing devices for MSNBC to compete against Fox for viewership. Whereas Fox never seemed that way: True diehard neo-nativists — neo-fascistic, comfortable in the presence of birthers and all the other neo-bigots. A real bigot revue.

I  believe that the MSNBC high mucky-mucks and the Fox high mucky-mucks meet somewhere in an upscale bar and schmooze, slap each other on the back, commiserate.

Fox News Sucks!

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Posted because I’m teaching a J-ethics/news responsibility class this semester.

Public Policy Polling released its second annual News Trust Poll yesterday, and what little coverage it received emphasized that Fox News is now America’s most distrusted TV news source and PBS the most trusted. — From

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Fox’s Six Tricks: How to Spot the Next Sherrod

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

By Mark Green, Huffington Post
Host, ‘Both Sides Now w/ Huffington & Matalin’,Columnist, the New York Observer

*Posted: August 4, 2010 09:21 A.M. — I know this isn’t exactly news but … neither is Fox. If the FTC could theoretically apply deceptive advertising laws to television content, there would be an hourly disclaimer on Murdoch’s network, “Video ads brought to you by the RNC” (e.g., Palin, Gingrich, Huckabee are employees). For professional reasons, I watch a lot of Fox News. And it’s not easy to fully convey its nightly mendacity.

Read entire column here.

* Playing catchup but catching up is happening.

O’Reilly’s Non-Existent Arizona Immigrant Crime Wave

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Peter Hart writes, “Fox host Bill O’Reilly searched around for a reason to support Arizona’s harsh new immigration law, and seemed to settle on the fact that there is a crime wave in Phoenix (5/3/10).”

Uh Oh.


It’s Hard to Get Excited About Old News, That Is, That Fox News Is a Scribe of the Republican Party

Monday, October 12th, 2009

New York Daily News headline: White House: Fox News ‘a wing of the Republican Party’. Why is the New York Daily News so excited about the Obama administration’s dated communique about Fox? Don’t the editors/reporters there keep an eye on Robert Greenwald and Media Matters for America?


FAIR: Did Parent Company General Electric Stifle MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann?

Friday, August 7th, 2009

August 7 – In the wake of an August 1 expose in the New York Times, an agreement reportedly reached by executives at the parent companies of Fox News Channel and MSNBC to rein in the networks’ two stars’ criticism of each other seems to have fallen apart. The behind-the-scenes deal-making, though, still illustrates the corrosive effect on media of corporate ownership.