Posts Tagged ‘Fox News’

Fever Dreams

Well, then. Vice President Paul Ryan.  Just let that one roll off your tongue, and suddenly you realize something even more deeply dysfunctional than previously expected has happened to America.  Although the Village press, with David Gregory the most nauseating among them but hardly unique, has fallen into a collective swoon for the “young,” “bold,” [...]

Dunces of the Confederacy, Cont.

There are a lot of advantages, politically, for a plutocratic, authoritarian party like the Republicans to court the stupid.  For one thing, they’ll believe anything, even against all available evidence.  For another, they’re easily distracted from the real business at hand, which is of course looting the treasury.  When things are going well, a little [...]

One Boy?

Now, I ordinarily do my level best to ignore Sarah Palin so long after her sell date, but sometimes Caribou Barbie still manages to say something so eye-poppingly dense, and more importantly, funny, that I simply let her inimitable charms get the best of me.  Fortunately or not, today turned out to be one of [...]

Crazy Like a FOX

By now, we’ve all had a chuckle over the fact that the rotting corpse of CNN got the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, well, spectacularly wrong, and failed to correct the error for several minutes while the whole world watched.  What isn’t so funny, and falls more into the depressing category, is that such an [...]

Oh, The Humanity

The reptilian and oleaginous Fox News “Democrat,” Doug Schoen, has taken to the Daily Beast fainting couch, and I for one couldn’t be more delighted.  Deeply alarmed that some annoying facts might be seeping into the rhetoric if not the actions of the presidential candidates, Schoen hyperventilates that “Occupy Wall Street Has Seized Control of [...]

Bimbo Eruptions

  Yesterday Media Matters had a little fun with Heather Childers, a Fox News “anchor,” who posted some interesting tweets about how President Obama just might have threatened to kill Chelsea Clinton back in 2008, to cover up the fact that he was a Kenyan Muslim and all.  No, seriously.  Here’s the tweet in question: [...]

Dysfunctional Family Business

I once worked for a successful company headed by its mercurial founder just when the enterprise increasingly became an instrument of personal vendettas, rather than a business, as the owner aged, ungracefully.  The heirs were either deemed unworthy or estranged; so an endless string of managers, chosen not generally for their inherent brilliance but their [...]

That’s the Ticket

Since the fault for the 2008 financial collapse lies so plainly with their own policies, including but not limited to bank deregulation and ever-lower middle class wages, Republicans have been furiously casting about for an alternative theory ever since it occurred.  Generally, they settled on the Community Reinvestment Act, a Carter-era anti-redlining law, and shiftless [...]

Has Fox Gone Commie?

There was an absurd, likely planted story in Politico today about how Fox News had “moved to the left” here lately.  I, personally, see no evidence of this.  Looking at their website, a grueling, thankless task that was evidently too much for Politico, I noticed that every article was either Obama-bashing, Republican-fellating, or included celebrity [...]

Highways to Hell

The Republicans dropped a log today that they euphemistically called a “Transportation Bill,” and to no one’s surprise it’s a monument to Teabaggery, etched in asphalt.  You see, it isn’t enough to just hate gays, the poor, Muslims, and all the usual suspects,  constantly expressing that hate in every utterance, but it turns out that [...]