Posts Tagged ‘fox news’

Help for Haiti (or tell the extreme Right to shut the hell up)

January 15, 2010 1 comment

I’m blessed to have such a variety of friends.  That variety can extend to our political issues, as I have some pretty conservative friends, in contrast to my own stalwart liberalism.  (That said, I have some friends who are so green/liberal that I probably look like a Republican to them.)  I like to think that we all mutually respect each other, but there are times when I feel that the polarizing effects of this country land up in my living room.  One particular event comes to mind where I was chastised in my own home for watching MSNBC.  Even when I watch my liberally slanted television, I’m plenty aware and critical of it.  I’d like to think I don’t really need anyone telling me how to be a good person (or a good liberal) and that I’m self-critical enough to evaluate any information in front of me.  Mind you, Fox News is a staple in the criticizer’s home, and I rarely hear about how Glenn Beck whores himself out for his advertisers, Sean Hannity pushes the astroturf Tea Party movement, or Bill O’Reilly says that gay marriage is equivalent to marrying a duck.

But recent days have me particularly pissed.  Most people are aware of the horrific earthquake that rocked Haiti, leavings thousands dead or dying.  Most decent human beings have endeavored to tap into our better angels.  American generosity is unrivaled, and our President and other leaders have asked us to open our hearts to those in need.  But it seems that the right wing of our country, those who claim to be on the side of God, doesn’t seem to think that one of the biggest disasters to hit since the Indian ocean tsunami a couple years ago is worth talking about.

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Steve Doocy can’t read…

October 23, 2009 Leave a comment

…or he chooses to deliberately deceive his audience. Take your pick.

I am not a Fox News viewer. But if I were, I would be pretty darned pissed. In response to Obama’s recent criticism of Fox News, “Fox and Friends” co-host Steve Doocy decided he’d quote an article from Newsweek:

“And you know, it’s funny Dana, I didn’t do a thorough search, but I did do a little Google thing. The New York Times came out against it, The Nation refers to, says there’s a word for what the President and his aids are doing, and that’s ‘whining,’ and refers to the President as the ‘Whiner-in-Chief’; the Baltimore Sun thinks it’s stupid, and the Newsweek column said that it is essentually un-American.” Read more…