Fox News, keeping it classy, recently aired a comedy segment ridiculing the Canadian military's efforts in Afghanistan. On the overnight programme
, host Greg Gutfeld
and friends joked about Canada's plan to pull out troops in 2011 to "do some yoga, paint landscapes, run on the beach in gorgeous white Capri pants." He also suggested invading Canada seeing as how they "have no real army", and mocked the last name of one of the Canadian generals as being unmasculine.
posted by spoobnooble
on Mar 24, 2009 -
I think that we can all agree that the best-selling duo in rock history, Hall & Oates, are pretty freaking awesome. They recorded some of the greatest songs in pop history, including "Rich Girl
", "Kiss on My List
", "Private Eyes
", "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
", and "You Make My Dreams Come True
". They were incredible live
. And they participated in the greatest back-alley song-writing duel of 1978
. Also Daryl Hall considers himself a modern-day warlock
However, last night the world learned that Hall and Oates's are sad. They are extremely saddened by the upcoming departure of Alan Colmes from his show Hannity and Colmes, and they have chosen to express their sadness through song
. [more inside]
posted by ND¢
on Dec 12, 2008 -
And I thought us UC Santa Cruz students and alums only had to deal with the defensive ticks we developed by being the stepchild to that other
University of California in the Bay Area. But no! We apparently attended the Worst School in America
The always endearing David Horowitz, in addition to posting an article
showing the university's crimes-against-academia/cool-classes, was on Fox News decrying the University's policy of turning patriotic Midwestern kids into Molotov-throwing Marxists. After watching that clip, I do have to wonder what career paths are available to someone with a skillset that includes "Can organize anti-capitalist revolutions."
posted by Weebot
on Oct 9, 2007 -
Keith Olbermann's Edward R. Murrow*
moment: A Textbook Definition of Cowardice
. MSNBC's host excoriates Bush, FOX News host Chris Wallace, and the media for its response to former president Clinton's "tantrum
" [still being discussed here
]. Note: Don't just read the transcript. Watch the video, because Olbermann's use of visuals adds greatly to the power of his presentation. No matter which side of the red/blue-state divide you're on, students of politics and media will be reviewing this clip for years to come as a little cultural watershed -- if only a consummate example of "Democrat" angerTM.
posted by digaman
on Sep 26, 2006 -
CIA Officer Fired for Leaking Classified Info to Media
Newsfilter. The president, we are told, leaked via Libby a secret to the press. That is ok. The leak was telling the press that laws were being broken--FISA subverted--so that undermining national laws becomes a crime only when it is revealed?
A CIA officer has been relieved of his duty after being caught leaking classified information to the media.
Citing the Privacy Act, the CIA would not provide any details about the officer's identity or assignments.
posted by Postroad
on Apr 21, 2006 -
Not until I stumbled upon this site did I figure out what it was the the Internet was missing. I've wanted to have Sanjay
on my desktop for so long. And now that I have the ability to vote for which "journalist" I think is the hottest, I can finally feel as if I am participating in these news programs. That is Democracy, after all.
posted by panoptican
on Sep 22, 2005 -
Since Fox News wrongly identified a La Habra home as that of a terrorist,
its five- member family has faced an angry backlash. A FOX correspondent named an alleged terrorist connected with the July London bombings, and went so far as to provide the man's address (deep in the heart of the O.C.) "to help local police". Unfortunately, the address was three years out of date, and the current residents who have no connection whatsoever with the former occupant are being threatened, harassed by people driving by & yelling threats at them, and have had their home vandalized by a spectacular moron with a spray can. Full story here
(LA Times, use bugmenot
posted by jonson
on Aug 28, 2005 -
A candid exchange
on Fox New about yesterday's inauguration's pomp and splendor between Judy Bachrach from Vanity Fair and Brigitte Quinn from Fox. (apologies for the link, it was the only one I could find)
posted by threehundredandsixty
on Jan 21, 2005 -
Get sexually harassed, get fired.
Fox News is pushing to fire Andrea Mackris. The firing will not be "in retaliation for her accusations about the show's host." Now that's Fair and Balanced! How is this even legal?
posted by skallas
on Oct 16, 2004 -
First-class ticket and private jet not good enough for "regular guy" Sean Hannity
Less than a week before he was scheduled to speak to students at Washington University in St. Louis, ABC Radio Networks host and FOX News Channel host Sean Hannity -- who regularly casts himself as an "average American" while attacking Senator John Kerry's "elitist lifestyle" -- reportedly canceled the appearance because flight arrangements were not made to his liking.
posted by Postroad
on Oct 9, 2004 -
, a documentary detailing Fox News's Republican bias, is being shown at house parties organized by MoveOn next Sunday amidst concerns about its extensive use of Fox News footage. Check out the article
in today's NYT Mag section or sign up to host a screening at your house
. I haven't seen this yet, but the stuff I've read on it makes me think immediately of this film
posted by alphanerd
on Jul 11, 2004 -
How Fox News Gets Ratings
Move over Janet Jackson and CBS, here comes Fox News with the "full plow!" Descending to the depths and pushing the envelope for what constitutes "news," Rupert should be in for much larger fines than the little Super Bowl fiasco. Its good to see the mouthpiece for the Morality Party being bold enough to do what it takes to attract their demographic audience.
(NSFW, but fine for broadcast television)
posted by nofundy
on Jul 1, 2004 -
cites a Heritage Foundation report that asserts the poor in America are doing just fine because many of them live in their own homes and have cars.
However, I know poor homeowners who have to deal with rampant crime, high property taxes (to subsidize the suburbs,) bank redlining, lousy schools and crumbling infrastructure. Also, car ownership is a necessity for most people in most places- not a luxury as would be suggested.
Rather than citing the statistics of DVD-player ownership, I'd prefer to know more about real quality-of-life issues, such as how many of these people have health insurance. What do you think?
posted by drstrangelove
on Jan 24, 2004 -
US TV news too liberal, say Americans
. Nearly half of Americans think its news media is too liberal despite the rise of controversial hard-right cable channel Fox News
. Only 14% of Americans believe the media to be too conservative, according to a poll
posted by MintSauce
on Oct 8, 2003 -
How many misconceptions did you have, viewers?
A study released today in the Philadelphia Inquirer
reports a majority of Americans had "at least one" of the three largest misconceptions about the Iraq War. The study also ranks frequency of misconceptions by most commonly-used news source. Supporting or opposing the war, it's interesting to see just how many people had at least some of their facts wrong, and how much whoever was allegedly giving them their facts had to do with it.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Oct 3, 2003 -
Video of Krugman on Media and Economics
If Bush said the earth is flat, of course Fox News would say "Yes, the earth is flat, and anyone who says different is unpatriotic." And mainstream media would have stories with the headline: "Shape of Earth: Views Differ; and would at most report that some Democrats say that it's round."
So said Paul Krugman during a recent interview in Boston with Chris Lydon, former host of NPR's 'The Connection.'
posted by ericrolph
on Sep 22, 2003 -