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November 27th, 2022 - 8:37 pm § in News Media

Why are Fox hosts so screwed up?

Lisa Booth (bio here) had a good upbringing, so don’t blame her parents for her ending up at Fox News. Booth, a Republican staffer and campaign operative before landing at Fox, is an anti-vaxxer. She ranted on air that the U.S. isn’t better than China about “taking away the freedom[...]

November 24th, 2022 - 12:41 pm § in News Media, Republicans

Fox and GOP stoke anti-LGBQT hate

A day after the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Fox superstar Tucker Carlson and Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis were busy inciting more gratuitous violence against LGBQT people. This is America, land of free speech, and they can do that, up to a point. Cross a line and you can be sued, as [&h[...]

November 13th, 2022 - 7:34 pm § in Christianity, News Media, Politics, Religion, Republicans

What to do when prayers aren’t answered

Maybe God wants you to try harder, and in a different way. Doug Mastriano was on a Mission From God™ to ensure Trump gets Pennsylvania’s electoral votes in 2024, regardless of what voters want. His rallies resembled religious revivals; people bowed their heads, closed their eyes, raised thei[...]

November 13th, 2022 - 5:04 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Too little, too late

I’ll never take Tomi Lahren seriously, and you shouldn’t either. Not because she’s a conservative commentator, or once worked for OANN and now works for Fox, neither of which is a reputable media source. The rap on her is she’s an intellectual lightweight; and worse, lacks a [...]

November 2nd, 2022 - 8:55 pm § in Democrats, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Did this Democratic candidate lie about his biography?

The Everett Herald reversed its endorsement of a Democratic legislative candidate less than a week before the 2022 elections “after the paper said it found ‘serious misrepresentations’ in the candidate’s work history,” Seattle TV station KING 5 reported on Wednesday, Novemb[...]

October 29th, 2022 - 1:02 pm § in News Media, Republicans

Fox host pooh-poohs Pelosi attack

At what point does Fox take a host off the air for violating civilized standards of decency? Apparently there isn’t one. Granted, Fox News isn’t a news organization; it’s a rightwing propaganda platform, a purveyor of lies (Tucker Carlson admits it), and at times of hate; yesterday[...]

October 24th, 2022 - 8:47 pm § in News Media, Politics

Believe it or not, the GOP’s crime record is worse

Despite the homily about “lies, damned lies, and statistics,” crime data tells the real story. “On the one hand, it is accurate that the murder rate in the U.S. has gone up at an alarming rate. On the other hand, despite the right-wing media narrative to the contrary, this is a pro[...]

October 4th, 2022 - 4:00 pm § in Humor, Misc., News Media

All-time #1 tabloid headline

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October 3rd, 2022 - 5:51 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media

Internet speech lands on Supreme Court docket

In 1996, Congress gave companies like Facebook and Google lawsuit immunity from what users post on their platforms. Known as Section 230, the law also lets internet companies block or remove user content without incurring legal liability to aggrieved users. They can complain to the moderator, whose [...]

September 20th, 2022 - 4:23 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media

More proof Fox isn’t a news organization

Journalism, like other professions, has standards. Don’t call yourself a new organization if you don’t adhere to them. A new book by New York Times journalists says Fox personality Bret Baier tried to pressure his superiors to rescind Fox News’ decision desk call of Arizona for Bid[...]