Skip to comments.Another typical Primary Season watching Fox News
Posted on 02/25/2012 9:25:59 PM PST by publius321
Im watching Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro. She personally seems to be impartial but she has this panel of three guests who are all dumping on Rick Santorum. They are mocking him for his stance on moral issues.
The fact that Santorum is doing well in the Michigan Polls is impressive yet they are all talking about it as though it is a negative. They are acting, spinning this as though Santorum was the FAVORITE going into Michigan and he should be leading by a landslide!
Following those three shills, her next guest was Joe Piscopo, who was the next to take a turn ridiculing Santorum for taking a stand against legislative and cultural debauchery in America. He just said that hes a Democrat and works for Mitt Romney!
So heres another OBJECTIVE self-professed DEMOCRAT altruistically advising us on how Mitt Romney is the only candidate who can beat Barack Obama (ignoring polls this week showing Santorum actually beating Obama if the election were held today and he were the nominee).
Wow, I am amazed at the sudden hospitality and benevolence of these Democrats who are looking out for us because they just want us to have the best candidate we can possibly have in November. Go-l-l-y Sergeant Carter! I must have been wrong about those Democrats all these years.
This is OUTRAGEOUS. As I wrote here in Stop the Romney Sleaze Machine, we KNEW that Romney was going to dump tens of millions in sleazy commercials in which he will lie, slander and libel his opponents a few days before the election in order to give his target as little time as possible to respond.
Thats Mitts modus operandi but on top of having the advantage of being unscrupulous enough to say or do ANYTHING without ethical compunction and hundreds of millions with which to do it - Fox News is BLATANTLY pimping Romney 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Thats a nice arrangement for Romney.
THIS TIME Fox is managing this differently than in 2008. In 2008 they had their actual hosts and full-time pundits flat-out campaigning for Mitt. In one such case, Mort Kondracke and Fred Barnes attacked Huckabees personal character as Mort said that Mike Huckabee is not a good person while Fred Barnes nodded in agreement.
(As an aside, I believe Huckabee would have almost certainly won the GOP nomination this time around but was successfully pacified with a weekend TV show after the hatchet-job had evangelical Christians outraged at Fox when that 2008 race was over.)
So now Fox has taken a slightly more clandestine approach. Instead of having the hosts shill for Mitt Romney it appears they have the producers book nothing but outside- shills as GUESTS on their shows to make it a bit less flagrant.
Aside from Mitts typical hit job commercial from which Fox is obviously profiting prodigiously, he gets a deal (even if unwritten) in which 90% of all Fox guests related to the GOP Primary are either on Romneys payroll, were on his payroll or soon hope to be on Mitts payroll.
Another prime example was just this week, the very DAY AFTER The Contrivance in Mesa debate ( http://youtu.be/k5ot-pZPgJo ) when Fox had on their highly rated morning show Fox & Friends - TWO GUESTS to objectively evaluate the performance of the Mesa debate.
The two arbitrators of objectivity were: Guest #1. Mitt Romneys former debate coach Brett ODonnell (Im not making this up) Guest #2. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who has been obnoxiously campaigning for Romney around the country ever since endorsing him.
Im just bringing up random samples of merely a few hours of Fox that I watched this week between my busy work schedule. I can imagine for those who have it on all day, this must play like an Oral Roberts telethon where the establishment says give Mitt that nomination or something very bad is going to happen.
Are you truly sick of this? We CAN stop this. Its not as though this guy has a ground swell of support. In fact, just like with McCain in 2008 if you had taken a nationwide poll, state by state asking WHICH CANDIDATE DO YOU NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE WANT TO REPRESENT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AS THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE? -in both cases then and now McCain and Romney are both the two candidates who would have been and would be today the undisputed winner (with New England states being the possible exceptions naturally).
Like I said, we CAN stop this easily. Heres why and how: (link above)
Footnote: I think that Greta Van Susteren deserves recognition as the journalist at Fox News who is the exception. She has been fair and has not allowed Romney pimping by her guests to go unabated and unchallenged.
Thanks Greta. Who would have ever thought that Greta would have been the one when she initially came over to Fox News?
The Arabs own Fox now. That’s why it is the way it is now.
Do you mean the Saudi Prince?
Dont watch faux, just get the news on FR and spend the rest of your time between speed and military channel.
I have been watching much less Faux and reading much more freerepublic.com as well.
Who the hell is Joe Pisscopo? His name is a giveaway.
Except for Wall St Report, the rest is all low brow stuff. Geraldo, O’Reilly etc is all stuff for old women in convalescent homes and those marking time in rehab.
I don’t watch FOX anymore - my news comes from here (FR) - if I want to know what the enemy is doing or saying I go to the source -CNN - MSNBC
Don’t need to watch the turncoat channel
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal owns, I believe, 7% of NewsCorp. He’s a media mogul in the Arabic world and also bought $300 million in Twitter. He and Rupert Murdoch are friends for many years and Murdoch owns stock in Alwaleed’s business as well.
I saw that discussion - the whole segment they didn't mention Newt at all, nada, but did mention Ron Paul's name in some context or another. To Fox (except for Greta) it's as if he doesn't exist.
Yes indeed. Greta is the closest they have to being “fair & balanced”.
Although I never cared for the “balanced” part of the slogan. Why is including equal time for leftist liars “balanced”?
About the only time we watch O'Reilly is when Michael Savage is a rerun, which now that I think of it, is pretty often. LOL
I don’t watch FoxNews anymore.
I don’t like being manipulated and lied to.
It’s worse when someone who is supposed to be on your side does it.
FOX... all spin all the time... they got yer back if you are completely ignorant and want someone to tell you who to vote for. Idiots.
Greta is probably the hardest-working host on Fox. She’s usually on LIVE, which is 10 o’clock eastern (who wants to work so late at night?). All of O’Reilly’s shows are taped earlier in the afternoon-I’m sure he’s home every night by 5:00. She travels (how many times did she interview the Palins IN Alaska?) O’Reilly never travels unless he is promoting his never-ending books. He doesn’t even go to the debates, which are major events. She interviews all of the candidates and lets them finish their points. If you watch when she has Rush on she hardly speaks—she lets him give his opinion and doesn’t interrupt, unlike O’Reilly.
I agree. I used to dislike her when she was on CNN but I think she has the best show on Fox right now. She is a very professional interviewer and is fair.
I am done with Fox. They are now part of the problem.
Here is a recent Email I sent to Oreilly:
Dear Mr. OReilly:
If there is one thing that we should have learned from the Obama administration it is that taxes, fees and regulations do not benefit anyone except the bureaucrats.
Your ideas about controlling gas prices are misguided at best.
His Email is email@example.com if you want to change it and send it also.