Fair and Balanced

Let’s talk fair and balanced for a minute, because fair and balanced can’t exist right now. When you see a large bully beating the living hell out of a small kid who has reached the point of being incapable of defending himself, you don’t run up to the fight and ask each side to present their case in any effort… Continue reading

Hysterical Infoxication Writing Challenge

The Rachael Maddow Show web site has a contest, from time to time, called the Infoxication Writing Challenge. The challenge is this: take a real news headline and turn it into a FOX “News” headline. I just read several, and one of the winner’s headlines made me laughed out loud. The real news headline: Fifteen California Parks Saved By Generous… Continue reading

Tragically True

Image via CrunchBase This tragic, yet true tweet has been circulating: The Tea Party – thousands of hard-working middle-class FOX viewers fighting to make sure the rich pay less in taxes. What’s with people that watch FOX?  Rupert Murdock, whose company owns FOX, isn’t even an American, and he’s getting filthy rich (current net worth is $6.3 billion–with a “b”)… Continue reading

Sincerely Sad

These folks don’t seem to understand what’s gone wrong in America. They just know something has gone really wrong. They are trying to make sense of it. I suspect that we all are. I guess Glenn Beck offers some bizarre and simplistic way for them to vent that frustration and to have hope that things will get better if they… Continue reading

The Palin Problem

We all know Sarah is now an employee of Rupert Murdoch. What we didn’t know, until the book and the recent 60 Minutes episode, was the astounding level of her lack of qualification for being being a heartbeat away from the presidency. But that didn’t matter to her at all, because “It was God‘s will” for her to be the… Continue reading

Why Rather, Not Fox?

I should have thought of this… With all the self-righteous finger-pointing at Dan Rather and CBS over memogate why are the media ignoring the more pervasive, better-documented and more obvious bias of FOX News? In a wonderful post from our reader, limbo, on Who Says?, this excellent point was made. It bears repeating here. Many thanks again to limbo. If… Continue reading