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Another typical Primary Season watching Fox News
http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2012 | Scott Ryan

Posted on 02/27/2012 5:29:36 PM PST by publius321

Wow, Britt Hume and O'reilly sure are upset at Santorum. Fox News is doing irreparable damage TO THEMSELVES - this primary season.

The entire REASON Huckabee has a TV show on Fox right now is 100% BECAUSE Fox outraged evangelical supporters in 2008 (not to take away from the fact that Huckabee is very good at what he's doing). Fox THINKS - they will just buy off our affections this time around - but it isn't going to happen.

I am utterly DISGUSTED by FoxNews' underhanded, disreputable tactics and believe they should for the interest of not being fraudulant should register as a Romney Super-PAC. Fox is absolutely guilty of LIBEL of both Rick AND Newt.

This egregious display of Mitt Romney shilling by Fox News prompts me to post my piece.

"I’m 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 he’s a Democrat and works for Mitt Romney!

So here’s 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 stated here in my vlog "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.

That’s Mitt’s 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. That’s 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 Huckabee’s 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 Mitt’s 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 Romney’s payroll, were on his payroll or soon hope to be on Mitt’s payroll.

Another prime example was just this week, the very DAY AFTER “The Contrivance in Mesa” debate – 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 Romney’s former debate coach Brett O’Donnell (I’m 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.

I’m 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. It’s 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. Here’s why and how:"

http://youtu.be/1anhKS9_b_U


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: fox; oreilly; romney; shills

1 posted on 02/27/2012 5:29:43 PM PST by publius321
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To: publius321

I mean slander, not libel. But maybe libel from the Fox website.


2 posted on 02/27/2012 5:35:30 PM PST by publius321
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To: publius321

I thought I was the only one to notice this {:-)


3 posted on 02/27/2012 5:38:02 PM PST by itsahoot (Much easier to tear down a building, than to build one. Bigger mess though.)
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To: publius321

Does Hannity still bring Rove on incessantly? I haven’t watched Faux News for a couple of years.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 5:38:32 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: publius321

The thing I’ve learned watching the pundits is that none of them really know much of what they pontificate about.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 5:41:53 PM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: publius321

Welcome to the club. Friendly suggestion, turn off Fox, Drudge and the other formerly conservative media outlets shilling for Romney. I for one checked out a few weeks ago. Much happier now. I always hate when the liberal elite try to tell me how to think. Not any happier when the GOP elite try to do the same thing.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 5:45:19 PM PST by juan_galt (De oppresso liber - Quien es Juan Galt?)
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To: publius321

Fox is absolutely guilty of LIBEL of both Rick AND Newt. -——And before them it was Sarah Palin, Meg Whitman, Christine O Donell...I could go on.


7 posted on 02/27/2012 5:46:29 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Yes, Rove and that dreadfully obnoxious pollster Frabk Luntz are always on Fox telling us what we think and massaging the data to make their prophecies self-fulfilling.


8 posted on 02/27/2012 5:46:43 PM PST by publius321
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To: publius321

I used to listen to Hannity’s radio show but got tired of switching stations every time he announced his next guest would be “The Architect”.


9 posted on 02/27/2012 5:50:53 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Yes, I understand. I have had more than enough Rove.


10 posted on 02/27/2012 5:55:16 PM PST by publius321
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To: publius321

I have not watched fox news in weeks, and then it was only freinds in the morning. Now I only watch local news before work.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 5:57:00 PM PST by Sybeck1 (It's official, Mitt can't win in either Dixie or the Midwest.)
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To: itsahoot

Fox used to be on 24/7. Now I can tolerate maybe a half hour. Tonight I heard the about 12 words from Britt and changed the channel. Now watching “seven”


12 posted on 02/27/2012 6:00:31 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: itsahoot

Fox used to be on 24/7. Now I can tolerate maybe a half hour. Tonight I heard the about 12 words from Britt and changed the channel. Now watching “seven”


13 posted on 02/27/2012 6:00:40 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida; All

I was really surprised that Britt was getting so animated. I guess that since he retired he doesn’t worry about objectivity.

They were just HAMMERING Santorum Mark Levin was awesome tonight the way he descibed Santorum.

That’s what I need to turn back on.

If Tony Snowe was alive, I think we could count on him having integrity. Fox hasn’t been the same without Snowe.

As I wrote in the column, Greta is the ONLY journalist at Fox who is behaving like a legitimate journalist.


14 posted on 02/27/2012 6:10:49 PM PST by publius321
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To: Donnafrflorida
"Tonight I heard the about 12 words from Britt..."

That's about 10 more than I can tolerate. He sure has been broadcasting from FL for a while. Did his exiled?

15 posted on 02/27/2012 6:10:49 PM PST by moehoward
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To: juan_galt

“Welcome to the club. Friendly suggestion, turn off Fox, Drudge and the other formerly conservative media outlets shilling for Romney.” I don’t agree. Did you see the tough interview that Special Report’s Brett Baier conducted a few months back? Mitt was visibly annoyed with the questions, so no Love Fest there from Fox. Also, Sean Hannity has been tepid at best toward Romney.


16 posted on 02/27/2012 6:17:47 PM PST by teeker
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To: publius321

Well, at least Fox doesn’t slander or libel Ron Paul. They hardly ever mention him. He could win their own poll and they wouldn’t report it.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 7:00:03 PM PST by spintreebob
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To: COBOL2Java

We dropped our cable television and so we don’t get Fox News anymore. I don’t miss it. Their pundits have been in the D.C. bubble too long.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 7:36:46 PM PST by ThomasSawyer (Democratic Underground: Proof that anyone can figure out how to use a computer.)
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To: moehoward

“That’s about 10 more than I can tolerate. He sure has been broadcasting from FL for a while. Did his exiled?” He’s retired now and that’s the state where he lives. He’s a Fox News Analyst with regular spots on Special Report and The O’Reilly Factor (his segments are taped from a Florida studio).


19 posted on 02/27/2012 7:38:43 PM PST by teeker
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To: publius321

Slander and libel have been combined in the cause if action for ‘defamation’ these days.


20 posted on 02/27/2012 7:41:20 PM PST by Ted Grant
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To: teeker

Putting aside the fact that Fox has been doing too much shilling for Romney, they run way too much celebrity sleaze and pretend it’s somehow news. You can’t have kids around in the morning and have Fox News on because one moment they are talking politics, the next they are turning into TMZ and trotting out celebrity filth. That blond airhead has this stupid routine where she pretends to find something shocking, but then proceeds to discuss it in detail for the next few minutes.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 6:48:46 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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