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Conservatives lack competence to stop the "Knockout Game" - 11/21/13

... here in October 2008 (item #2). Fox News hosts and others have a long habit of whining about an issue and asking "why won't the MSM cover this?" but aren't competent enough to make the establishment media cover an issue. A problem with the conservative base is their general withdrawal reflex: many want to go Galt or at least move to Idaho rather than engaging in society. The reflex of many...

Gary Johnson's Darwinistic immigration stance would greatly harm the Third World and the U.S. (Red Eye, Gutfeld, Schultz) - 06/22/13

The video below shows former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson yet again supporting very bad immigration policies. See his name's link for past examples. On the video, Johnson says among other things: "We're getting the cream of the crop when it comes to workers from Mexico... And I am speaking having been a border state governor. These are hard-working individuals, that are just in pursuit of the...

Is Andrew O'Reilly of Fox News Latino in touch with reality? (Tea Party and immigration) - 02/20/13

Andrew OReilly of Fox News is not in touch with reality, at least when it comes to immigration and the Teaparties. Consider his post "With Tea Party Decline, Immigration Battle Shifts Focus" (link): The times are certainly changing for hard-line anti-immigration activists. Just a few years ago, spurred by the grassroots effort of Tea Party stalwarts and fears of a record number of people crossing...

Univision opposes New York Times over term "illegal immigrant" (HuffPost, Maria Hinojosa, NAHJ, Chris Hayes) - 10/09/12

... readership, have dropped the term. Even Fox News, a cable channel viewed by the public to be the most conservative network in a 2009 Pew survey, took a step in the same direction when it dropped illegal in favor of "undocumented" on their Fox News Latino site. The Huffington Post prefers the term "undocumented immigrant," and has avoided the term "illegal immigrant" since 2008. ...The National...

"Mitt Romney, anti-gay bully" or "How Obama will be reelected" - 05/10/12

Earlier today, the Washington Post published allegations that Mitt Romney was a bully back in prep school (link). I didn't read the story, but that's not what this post is about. Instead, this is a meta post: the WaPo's story is yet another example of how the establishment media is going to help Barack Obama be reelected. The media will publish or broadcast story after story just like the current...

Can Tea Party or any conservative leader show how even Sally Kohn is wrong? (John Derbyshire, Colorlines, Fox News) - 04/10/12

Sally Kohn is a Fox News contributor who's one of the dumbest liberals [1] that's given access to a microphone. However - despite how easy she makes it - I doubt whether anyone in the Tea Parties or any conservative leaders [2] can show how she's wrong in her latest screed. Her screed is called "'The Talk' With My White Daughter: Don't Be Like John Derbyshire" (link). Showing her readers how it's...

Juan Williams' dumb question for Mitt Romney (immigration, Mexico, booing) - 01/17/12

One of Fox News' favorite liberal lightweights, Juan Williams, asked the GOP presidential candidates a series of dumb questions at last night's Republican Party debate. Here's just one of them: WILLIAMS: Governor Romney, your father was born in Mexico. You still have family there, yet you have taken the hardest line of anyone on this stage on immigration reform, including opposition to key parts...

GOP Presidential Debate January 16, 2012 (Fox News, WSJ, South Carolina, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Ron Paul) - 01/16/12

... January 16 at 9pm Eastern. NETWORK: Fox News PARTNERS: Fox and the Wall Street Journal (see the link). MODERATOR: Bret Baier. PANELISTS: Juan Williams of Fox and from the WSJ Gerald Seib (see the link) and Kelly Evans. WHERE: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina PARTICIPANTS: And then there were five: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. Jon Huntsman dropped out earlier...

Did Jon Huntsman smear Ron Paul with a false flag video? ("Manchurian Candidate", Maddow, RedState, Wonkette, John King, Breitbart) - 01/07/12

... Globe ( peekURL.com/zCyWYza ) * Fox News (partly based on the AP report, peekURL.com/zmWEuRn ) * Adam Gabbatt of the Guardian ( peekURL.com/zzZ5LjZ ) * Ros Krasny of Reuters ( peekURL.com/z5cWRea ) * Salt Lake Tribune ( peekURL.com/zpX6VHg ) * Cindy McCain, wife of John McCain tweeted: "I deeply resent the video made using the adopted daughters of@jonhuntsman @ronpaul shame on you. This has...

Iowa Republican Presidential Debate December 15, 2011 (Fox News, GOP, Iowa Caucus, Gingrich, Romney, Perry, Ron Paul, Bachmann, Santorum) - 12/15/11

... tonight, December 15, 2011: NETWORK: Fox News HOST: Bret Baier MODERATORS: Megyn Kelly, Neil Cavuto, and Chris Wallace WHEN: 9pm Eastern WHERE: Sioux City, Iowa PARTICIPANTS: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and Jon Huntsman. TRANSCRIPT: When available. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: As with all the rest, this debate will feature weak, superficial questions...

Occupy DC helps the Koch brothers, shows what democracy actually looks like: a mob - 11/06/11

... Cain Mitt Romney Andrew Napolitano of Fox News Rudy Giuliani Jonah Goldberg Dinesh DSouza Andrew Breitbart Carly Fiorina Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Rep. Marsha Blackburn Rep. Andy Harris Rep. Mike Pompeo John Fund of the American Spectator Roger Hedgecock Ann McElhinney, James OKeefe, and Bob Bowdon (film makers) Tim Phillips and Phil Kerpen of AFP Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

Rick Perry's unworkable immigration idea: work visas for illegal aliens (John King, CNN, secure the border) - 11/04/11

... our country, and all CNN and Fox News can do is basically just sit there and listen to him speak. Hannity's and King's interns are probably subjected to tougher job interviews. 3. King allowed Rick Perry to engage in the deportations false choice: the idea that we're forced to choose between mass deportations and some form of amnesty (whether a path to citizenship or the massive guest workers...

Occupy Wall Street helps John Stossel make them look bad; what they should have done - 10/19/11

... video below shows John Stossel of Fox News discussing his recent visit to the Occupy Wall Street ("OWS") protests on the Bill OReilly show. On the clip, he makes OWS look bad to the Fox audience, and most people outside the Fox audience who see the video probably won't have a high opinion of OWS either. (A raw clip is here). Instead of opposing Stossel effectively and showing people how he's...

Fox News/Youtube GOP debate, September 22, 2011 (Perry, Romney, Bachmann...) - 09/22/11

Tonight Fox News will be conducting a GOP debate in conjunction with Youtube, with some of the questions to be asked having been submitted via Youtube. Feel free to leave comments below before, during or after the debate. This post will be updated after a transcript becomes available. This debate stands to be just as bad and as much of a public disservice as all the others, especially considering...

Michigan gov Rick Snyder against Arizona-style immigration law, wants to "celebrate diversity" - 05/22/11

Michigan governor Rick Snyder (GOP) has scored a hat trick: he's not fiscally extremist enough for the tea parties [1], the far-left is on the march against him [2], and he's also weak on immigration. From this: Speaking to the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder said that an immigration law such as the one passed last year in Arizona [note: something similar is...

How Glenn Beck could have kept his Fox News show - 04/07/11

... he was going to stop his daily Fox News show as of the end of the year. He'll still be doing the occasional special for them, and he promises that he'll have surprises in store and that the best is yet to come. Some notes: 1. The reason why he quit or was fired isn't known, but the most likely explanation is that Fox asked him to leave because he wasn't bringing in the money. Eric Boehlert of...

Fox News Latino promotes illegal immigration, culture of illegality - 03/14/11

... of the current top stories on Fox News' Latino site is 'I Was Undocumented on "Sesame Street"' [1], an attempt to promote illegal immigration that also promotes a culture of illegality. It's a first-person tale by Carlo Alban, who worked for the character "Mr. Hooper" on that show from 1993 to 1998. He had gotten the acting job using fake documents, and the article is full of tales of abusing...

Suicide bomber book found at border; extremist cleric caught sneaking into U.S. - 01/27/11

... terrorism: 1. From William La Jeunesse of Fox News (link): A book celebrating suicide bombers has been found in the Arizona desert just north of the U.S.- Mexican border, authorities tell Fox News. The book, "In Memory of Our Martyrs," was spotted Tuesday by a U.S. Border Patrol agent out of the Casa Grande substation who was patrolling a route known for smuggling illegal immigrants and drugs....

Jared Loughner: anti-Bush, pro-small government? Intellectually dishonest Tea Party defenders - 01/17/11

... "AZ SHOOTER: BUSH HATER..." * Fox News offers the blog post "NYT: Arizona Shooter Was a Bush Hater" which stops at the Bush part of the relevant portion: nation.foxnews.com/jared-loughner/2011/01/17/ nyt-arizona-shooter-was-bush-hater * IowaHawk tweets: Loughner a 9-11 Truther whose "anger would well up at the sight of G.W. Bush" http://nyti.ms/g5vkMa Mission Accomplished, @markos - twitter.com...

DHS uses Giffords shooting to push loose borders political agenda (Jared Lee Loughner, American Renaissance) - 01/09/11

... posting by Greta van Susteren of Fox News [1]. A later Fox News report [3] subtly changes the provenance of the memo, and an Associated Press report by Eileen Sullivan refers not to the memo but an anonymous source [4]. 1/10/11 UPDATE: From Greg Sargent of the Washington Post (link): a DHS official tells me that the department has not established any such possibility [as outlined in the memo],...

"Fox News Viewers are Most Uninformed" study gets facts wrong (World Public Opinion, Clay Ramsay, Steven Kull, Evan Lewis) - 12/17/10

... are those who are viewers of Fox News. One problem: those researchers can't even get their facts straight on one of the issues they used to determine whether voters knew the truth. Those researchers set themselves up as the arbiters of truth, and then invented their own facts. Now, since the issue they got wrong is the Obama citizenship issue, don't expect anyone who promotes their study to...

Juan Williams fired by NPR, and his supporters won't be able to do anything about it - 10/21/10

... him about his appearances on Fox News. Now, tasting blood, groups like Media Matters for America are going after NPR's Mara Liasson for her appearances on Fox [2]. Needless to say, rightwing bloggers and the like are up in arms about the firing. However, unless they manage to make an awful lot of noise very quickly, what they're doing is going to have little or no long-term effect. The effective...

Sharron Angle is weak on amnesty: won't come out strong against anti-American DREAM Act - 09/18/10

... in opposition is to appear on Fox News and oppose that anti-American amnesty from procedural grounds. Not only that, but she seems to be adopting an immigration stance that's weaker than her previous comments. She appears to now be taking a "secure the border first" posture which begs the question of what exactly she'd support after the borders are secured. If she won't oppose a smaller anti-...

Could Obama declare an immigration amnesty by executive order? - 07/30/10

[See the updates too] Back in Feb. 2009 we offered Could Obama and Napolitano enact a mini-amnesty... without Congress? about a scheme cooked up by two immigration lawyers under which the president could in effect give amnesty to large numbers of illegal aliens. Now, some inside the USCIS are proposing their own workarounds and loopholes under which Barack Obama could give thousands (or more) of...

Johnny Sutton says Arizona immigration law is constitutional - 07/22/10

The video at peekURL.com/vdj27dk shows former federal prosecutor Johnny Sutton saying that the Arizona immigration law is constitutional, that concerns about it are "a mountain out of a molehill" and that the law is "very reasonable". Recall that Sutton was the George W Bush associate who prosecuted former Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean.

Jonathan Zasloff of UCLA wanted government to take Fox News off the air (+John Judis of TNR) - 07/20/10

... federal government should take Fox News off the air. (You can contact him through law.ucla.edu/home/index.asp?page=768). From [1]: “I hate to open this can of worms,” [Jon Zasloff wrote in a posting on Journolist], “but is there any reason why the FCC couldn’t simply pull [Fox's] broadcasting permit once it expires?” And so a debate ensued. Time’s (Michael Scherer), who had seemed to express...

Partnership for a New American Economy: Murdoch, Bloomberg, CEOs, mayors, (Fox News?) to push amnesty - 06/24/10

Don't trust what you see on Fox News. Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg, big-city mayors, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, and Disney have formed a new group called "Partnership for a New American Economy" to push comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty (link): The group says it intends to make its point to policymakers by "publishing studies, conducting polls, convening forums and sponsoring...

Why Judge Andrew Napolitano's opinion of Arizona's immigration law is highly questionable - 04/24/10

... yesterday's Neil Cavuto show on Fox News where he discussed Arizona's new immigration law [1] .

Cristina Corbin of Fox tries to distance Tea Party from fringe "conspiracy theories", gets facts wrong - 04/12/10

Fox News is apparently realizing that the 99.99% (or more) of those in the tea parties who engage in hyperbole, conspiracy theories, or just general lunacy are making the other 0.01% (to be generous) look bad. So, Cristina Corbin offers "Tea Party Rallies Remain a Cauldron for Conspiracy Theories" (link). In her quest to distance the partiers from fringe ideas, she gets her facts wrong: Other Tea...

Sarah Palin goes bogus: "It all comes down to securing the border" - 03/26/10

... at [1], Greta van Susteren of Fox News asks John McCain puffball questions that just allow him to state his position unopposed by any contrary information whatsoever. He promotes guest workers and, needless to say, van Susteren doesn't point out any of the downsides. He then launches into how important border security is and, of course, van Susteren doesn't call him on the fact that what he...

Ron Paul was right: Federal Reserve had involvement in Watergate, money sent to Saddam Hussein (Ben Bernanke) - 02/25/10

... theatlanticwire.com/opinions/view/opinion/ Happy-Hour-Vid-Ron-Paul-Sees-Feds-Hand-in-Watergate-Saddam-Hussein-2641 * Elizabeth MacDonald of Fox News' business channel: emac.blogs.foxbusiness.com/2010/02/24/prof-bernanke-instructs-congress-again * Jordan Fabian of The Hill doesn't mock Paul but also doesn't provide background: thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/ 83517-bernanke-calls-ron-...

Obama devastates GOP "arguments" live on TV (House Republican retreat) - 01/30/10

... He "p0wned" them so badly that Fox News cut away from the coverage twenty minutes before it ended. What the House members asked were weak, open-ended question or simply requests. They weren't adversarial questions designed to reveal flaws in his policies or statements. Because of that, they allowed him to say things like this: And the notion that I would somehow resist doing something that cost...

Three low-level Democrats join pointless call for Janet Napolitano to resign - 01/01/10

Fox News has found (link) three (3) low-level Democrats who are calling for Janet Napolitano to step down following the attempted terror attack in Detroit. The three are: * New Jersey State Senate President Richard Codey * Democratic strategist Dan Gerstein, "a former adviser to Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn" * Former New York Republican Sen. Alfonse D'Amato 1. None of those three appear to be at...

Harvard Undergraduate Legal Committee wimps out over Jim Gilchrist appearance, not smart enough to debate - 10/16/09

... citizenorange.com/orange/2009/10/i-am-one-of-the-unnamed-anarch.html and he also appeared on Fox News with Juan Williams and basically just repeated what he wrote at the link. Even Williams could have shown de Beausette for what he is, if he had had more time. As it was, most people will have seen why those like Kyle de Bossette would not want to debate their opponents but instead try to silence...

Obama snubs Fox to discuss domestic policy with foreign citizen (Jorge Ramos, Univision) - 09/19/09

... stop he won't be making is at Fox News; Chris Wallace isn't too happy about being snubbed [1] and neither are various GOP leaders [2]. Instead of reaching out to Fox's viewers and deflecting what would assuredly be lightweight questions, Obama will be appearing on Univision's "Al Punto with Jorge Ramos". Ramos is a Mexican citizen who has no interest in becoming a U.S. citizen; he says he might...

Obama, ADL, SPLC, Phil Gordon, Catherine Herridge, Shep Smith, Joan Walsh, Chris Matthews, others try to exploit shooting at Holocaust Museum - 06/11/09

... Herridge and Shepard Smith on Fox News: link. * Joan Walsh of Salon.com and Chris Matthews: link. * Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon sinks even further, engaging in McCarthyite tactics against Sheriff Joe Arpaio: link. UPDATE: A list of others who've tried to exploit this tragedy is in "Holocaust Museum Shooter: Christian-Hating Socialist" (link). It includes this: A review of his lengthy associations...

ACORN denies knowledge of "tea parties". Ergo, they must be planning to sabotage them - 04/08/09

... now spread to Neil Cavuto on Fox News; they might have actual sources, or they might have just been relying on the original unsubstantiated claim. Over to Adam Serwer at TAPPED (link): I called up ACORN Executive Director Steve Kest and asked him about it. "I saw some mention of this on a blog, I have no idea even what the tea parties are," Kest said. He then asked me to explain to him what the...

"The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S." - 04/04/09

... La Jeunesse and Maxim Lott of Fox News offer this (video report here):

Obama reiterates Fairness Doctrine opposition; concentrate on his plans that would have the same effect - 02/18/09

Fox News asked the Obama administration whether they want to bring back the Fairness Doctrine, and spokesman Ben LaBolt said (link): "As the president stated during the campaign, he does not believe the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated." That follows both David Axelrod and press secretary Robert Gibbs giving more equivocal statements. And, it follows another report claiming that Henry...

World Economic Forum (Davos) pushing global governance, global TV, Law of Sea Treaty - 01/27/09

The World Economic Forum will be meeting in Davos starting on the 28th, and see this for all the details on one of their key documents as well as the media sources that haven't disclosed the fact that they're sponsors as well as much, much more. Here's a snippet: "The Global Agenda 2009" report says that "sovereign states do not adequately address problems reaching across borders" and that "...