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New Republican Front-Runner: Herman Cain

Asked about his plans for Afghanistan, Herman Cain said he had none. He also said President Obama’s position on gay marriage “borders on treason.” And according to Fox pollster Frank Luntz’s focus group, he won the first Republican debate.

Posted on May 10, 2011 READ MORE



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Gingrich Throws In for Campaign 2012

Perhaps hoping that Americans are either forgetful or forgiving (or both), former House Speaker and ’90s novelty throwback Newt Gingrich announced Monday, through de rigueur Twitter and Facebook channels, that he’ll be running for president in 2012.

Posted on May 9, 2011 READ MORE


On Obama’s Press Dinner Menu: Trump Roast, Canadian Bachmann

What a cutup! What a card, that President Obama, who suited up in a tux and served up a fresh batch of birther jokes Saturday night at the bizarre annual ritual known as the White House Correspondents Dinner. Taking aim at Fox News and Donald Trump, who stood out among the various sycophants media representatives, celebrities and politicos ... (more)

Posted on May 1, 2011 READ MORE


What Does Glenn Beck’s Departure Have to Do With George Soros?

Because you know if there’s a left-wing conspiracy, George Soros is in on it somehow—at least in the wacky, weird, blackboard-enabled world (population: 1) inhabited by soon-to-be-former Fox News show host Glenn Beck.

Posted on Apr 8, 2011 READ MORE


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Posted on Apr 8, 2011 READ MORE


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Fox News to Drop Glenn Beck’s Show

Although Glenn Beck himself is characterizing the change as a “new phase” of his “partnership” with Roger Ailes’ conservative-magnet cable channel, the bottom line of this story is that Beck’s show will be phased out of the Fox News programming lineup later this year.

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 READ MORE


Shooting From the Lip

If you don’t like Newt Gingrich’s carefully considered and passionately argued position on the U.S. intervention in Libya, just wait. Recent history suggests that within days he’ll be saying the opposite of whatever he’s saying now.

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 READ MORE


Afraid to Watch the News, Millions Turn to Fox

With unprecedented crises engulfing the world, millions of television viewers are finding the news too stressful to watch—and are turning to the Fox News Channel instead.

Posted on Mar 20, 2011 READ MORE



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Is Glenn Beck Not Long for Fox News?

While we are generally loath to give Fox News’ chalkboard jockey Glenn Beck our attention, the rumor that he could be taking his act off Fox News and on to other right-wing media outlets of undetermined nature—and as early as the politically conspicuous ...

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 READ MORE


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Cable News Takes a Hit in 2010

Apparently, neither the twilight days of “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” nor the dependable histrionics of Glenn Beck—not to mention a certain Silver Fox—could save cable news from taking a dip in terms of viewership over the course of 2010 ...

Posted on Mar 14, 2011 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: Revenge of the Curds

Let’s get a couple of things straight about this situation going down in Wisconsin: First, yes, the clash between thousands of union-friendly employees and Gov. Scott Walker is a big deal, but no, this conflict is not at all like the one that just occurred in Egypt. Or Tunisia.

Posted on Feb 22, 2011 READ MORE



Behind the Fox News Facade

Sheep are the smartest animals in the farmyard, Fox News is ... a propaganda machine, and Julian Assange may have four love children.These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 13, 2011 READ MORE



FBI Is Breaking the Law

The FBI breaks the law a thousand times a year, the Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theory Generator, and potential jail time for calling someone an “ass.” These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 6, 2011 READ MORE


Glenn Beck Has a Point

Excuse us while we hold back the dry heave and acknowledge that buried in this obnoxious, childish rant of Glenn Beck’s, there’s a valid point lurking.

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 READ MORE


Fox News Reports No Link Between Matches, Gasoline and Fire

“Gasoline and matches don’t start fires,” said Fox host Glenn Beck. “People start fires.” Mr. Beck went on to say that there was no link between “oxygen, hydrogen and water.”

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Fox Appears to Censor Vigil in Order to Protect Palin

We don’t want to jump to conclusions, but—oh what the hell. In this clip Fox News cuts to commercial the moment Sarah Palin’s name comes up at an Arizona vigil.

Posted on Jan 11, 2011 READ MORE


Obama’s Tax-Cut Plan for Dummies

From the “White House White Board” to Glenn Beck’s blackboard, it seems like everyone’s trying to spell out fundamental political concepts using methods usually reserved for elementary school teachers. Does this say something about their opinions of American voters?

Posted on Dec 13, 2010 READ MORE


Glenn Beck and His Blackboard Call Assange a ‘Player’

Where would Glenn Beck be without his blackboard? Will he ever graduate to dry erase? So many questions! In this clip, Beck delivers some much-needed answers about WikiLeaks’ beleaguered founder Julian Assange—more specifically, about Assange’s sex life.

Posted on Dec 8, 2010 READ MORE


Is Fox Censoring ‘The Simpsons’?

For the second straight week, “The Simpsons” mocked Fox News, but the gag is mysteriously absent from the show’s online versions. After all these years has Rupert Murdoch finally had enough, or is this just a case of the randoms?

Posted on Nov 29, 2010 READ MORE


‘Simpsons’ Skewers ‘Racist’ Fox News Viewers

“The Simpsons” took a cheeky jab at the media in general, and Fox News more pointedly, in Sunday’s opening sequence of the long-running cartoon—which, it should be observed, makes its home on Fox as well.

Posted on Nov 22, 2010 READ MORE


Canada Reports Huge Jump in Immigration

Canadian immigration officials have reported a huge increase in the number of requests for Canadian citizenship in the past 24 hours, with more than 55 million such inquiries pouring in since late Tuesday night.

Posted on Nov 7, 2010 READ MORE



Democrats Prefer Google

Today on the list: Sanity beats fear in Brazil, the GOP plan to stop Sarah Palin and marketers say Google is to Democrats what Fox News is to Republicans. Plus: the sex lives of truffles.

Posted on Nov 2, 2010 READ MORE


Angle: Reid Is Trying to ‘Steal’ Nevada Election

Sharron Angle, tea party favorite and sophisticated analyst of American racial politics, has lodged a complaint with Nevada’s attorney general, accusing her Senate rival, Harry Reid, of plying voters with goodies to get their support.

Posted on Oct 28, 2010 READ MORE


Major Garrett: Fox Polarizes on Purpose

In case this wasn’t already clear, here we have evidence, straight from the mouth of former Fox News fixture Major Garrett, that his ex-network deliberately plays a game of division by packaging its news for a select audience.

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 READ MORE


Jon Stewart’s Rally, as Seen From Taiwan

As Jon Stewart prepares for his “Rally to Restore Sanity” this Saturday in Washington, D.C., and Fox Newsers spin stories of Democratic conspiracies, the politically attuned animators over at NMA World Edition in Taiwan have clearly been paying attention ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 READ MORE


‘Colbert Report’: The Tea Party in Four Minutes

It’s hard to believe that the tea party movement is less than 2 years old. Just think of the cast of colorful characters we’ve gotten to know in such a short time—from old favorites repurposed for the job like Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann to newcomers like Christine O’Donnell. Stephen Colbert relives the magic in this special “Colbert Report” mash-up.

Posted on Oct 22, 2010 READ MORE



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Too Much Fox-Flavored Kool-Aid for Juan Williams

Juan Williams is living evidence that watching too much Fox News will rot your brain.

Posted on Oct 21, 2010 READ MORE


NPR’s Juan Williams Sacked for Muslim Comment

Right about where NPR’s Juan Williams says, in this clip from Monday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” that he thinks Bill O’Reilly is “right,” offering the Fox News host his support after last week’s O’Reilly kerfuffle on “The View,” things take a fateful turn for Williams’ career. Coincidence?

Posted on Oct 21, 2010 READ MORE


Barbara Walters Gets Mannerly About O’Reilly Showdown

Although Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar insisted on Monday’s episode of “The View” that they had walked off the set during last week’s show (-down) with Bill O’Reilly because they thought his stance on Islam was bigoted ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 READ MORE


O’Reilly’s Views on Islam Spark Walk-Offs on ‘The View’

The so-called 9/11 mosque controversy just won’t go away—not when Fox Newsers such as Bill “Papa Bear” O’Reilly are still stoking it, as he does in his customary bulldozery way in this clip from “The View” on Thursday. Clearly, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg aren’t having it.

Posted on Oct 14, 2010 READ MORE


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O’Reilly and Maher Talk Tea Party, Deficit

Bill Maher is one of the non-apathetic, still supportive liberals when it comes to President Obama, and thus Bill O’Reilly brought Maher onto his Fox News show Wednesday for a debate about the tea party, Obama’s opinion ratings and which president is to blame for our staggering deficit.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010 READ MORE



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Obama Finds Lack of Enthusiasm ‘Irresponsible’

Rolling Stone has a fascinating, sprawling interview with President Obama, who sees the tea party as an amalgam, says Gen. Stanley McChrystal didn’t meet his standards, and defends his administration as “the most successful ... in a generation in moving progressive agendas forward.” (continued)

Posted on Sep 28, 2010 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: The O’Reilly Pinhead Factor

Fox News mainstay Bill O’Reilly enjoyed a petal-strewn welcome on his return visit to “The Daily Show” on Monday to pitch his new book, but it wasn’t exactly a love-in between him and Jon Stewart, especially after O’Reilly’s unfortunate attempt at drone humor.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010 READ MORE


Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington

After spending a day as a migrant farmworker, farceur Stephen Colbert hit Congress to testify about his experience. Media outrage ensued, but as Firedoglake points out, Colbert has done more for the powerless in this instance than any of the “blow-dried idiots that sit around the White House press room.”

Posted on Sep 26, 2010 READ MORE



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Don’t Write Off the Far Right

It’s comforting for liberals to view the conservative world through the MSNBC bubble and mitigated by the opinions of Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. But it’s not the real world.

Posted on Sep 20, 2010 READ MORE


Karl Rove Supports Christine O’Donnell, Kind Of

Perhaps angling to put a lid on any talk about right-wing rifts, GOP schemer Karl Rove took to the Fox News airwaves Thursday to demonstrate that he’s not trying to slow down the tea party express, at least when it comes to Delaware congressional hopeful Christine O’Donnell.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: Islamophobiapalooza

Several of Bill O’Reilly’s colleagues at Fox News clearly don’t subscribe to his patented “No Spin Zone” formula, as the spinnage happening on the Murdochian channel about the Islamic cultural center near Manhattan’s Ground Zero is enough to power a generously proportioned dynamo.

Posted on Sep 14, 2010 READ MORE



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Beck and Palin, Together Again on 9/11

Fox News mainstays and tea-party superstars Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are joining forces for a big-ticket event in Anchorage, Alaska, on Sept. 11. Ostensibly, it’s just a “coincidence” that this right-wing pep rally is happening on such an auspicious date.

Posted on Sep 9, 2010 READ MORE



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Fox News: Home for Wayward Analysts

To all pundits, politicians and journalists who got everything wrong about the Iraq War, fear not. You may have no credibility, but Fox News is your refuge and your benefactor. As Media Matters documents, the propaganda network has only added to its collection of mendacious war boosters since helping to launch the Iraq disaster.

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 READ MORE



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Our Enabling Media Is Worse Than Ever

Once he tasted the realities of political life, Thomas Jefferson had harsh words for the free press. What would he have made of the irresponsible, shoddy, pernicious zeal that passes for news today?

Posted on Aug 31, 2010 READ MORE



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The Beck-Palin Show Is No Joke

It’s easy to laugh off the weekend’s Glenn Beck-Sarah Palin show at the Lincoln Memorial. But don’t laugh just yet. The rally was a major event in the right wing’s effort to take over Congress and the presidency.

Posted on Aug 30, 2010 READ MORE


Sights and Sounds From Glenn Beck’s Ego Festival

Our morbid curiosity got the better of us and we went looking for video documentation of Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor Rally.” Hop past the jump for Sarah Palin speechifying, Beck describing himself as savior of America (sigh) and the inevitable music video.

Posted on Aug 29, 2010 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: Glenn Beck MLKs It

Before holding his Hubrisfest 2010 celebration on Sunday at the Lincoln Memorial, Glenn Beck says he’s no Martin Luther King Jr., but would also like to point out that “African-Americans don’t own Martin Luther King.”

Posted on Aug 27, 2010 READ MORE



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Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Causing Harm, Consternation

Whipping up anti-Muslim sentiment seems to be a favorite pastime of certain practitioners of the art of punditry, particularly but not exclusively on the far right lately—but it carries some very real consequences, and not just the kind that make headlines.

Posted on Aug 26, 2010 READ MORE


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This Ruckus Over a Mosque Only Hurts the U.S.

Did you know that she-pundit Laura Ingraham actually kind of gave her blessing to the project that has now become known, especially in her circles, as the “Ground Zero mosque,” and less than a year ago at that?

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 READ MORE


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O’Reilly Does Not Approve of Aniston’s No-Man Stance

Fox News stalwart and self-styled culture warrior Bill O’Reilly briefly shifted his focus away from Lady Gaga on Tuesday to fixate upon Jennifer Aniston and her blasphemous ideas about single parenting.

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Colbert Report’: Laura Ingraham Gets Owned

So, conservative talk radio starlet Laura Ingraham showed up on “The Colbert Report” Tuesday night, despite the fact that the show’s host had once dubbed her “Ichabod Crane’s banshee widow,” to plug her new book, “The Obama Diaries.” How’d she do?

Posted on Aug 4, 2010 READ MORE


The Deception of Real-World Inception

In this epoch of confusion, our society has achieved the goal of “Inception’s” idea-implanting protagonists—only without all the technological subterfuge.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Colbert Report’: Teachable Moments With Shirley Sherrod, Fox News

The recent Shirley Sherrod kerfuffle served to show how quick the Obama administration is to bend to the will of Fox News pundits, according to Stephen Colbert, who can think of a few other people to fire as well for doing nothing wrong.

Posted on Jul 27, 2010 READ MORE


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