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  • Fox News’ ‘Media Buzz’ Discusses Sharyl Attkisson’s Resignation From CBS,

    03/16/2014 2:22:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 16, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Veteran investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson resigned from CBS News after 20 years with the network, expressing frustration at being unable to get her stories on air. Following Attkisson’s resignation, the folks at Fox News’ “Media Buzz” expressed dissatisfaction at the state of journalism in America’s newsrooms and the culture of liberal bias that exists. Appearing on the program on Sunday March 16th, the entire panel acknowledged the disturbing trend of journalists putting their politics above journalism with host Howard Kurtz observing that Attkisson felt it “was almost impossible to get these tougher pieces on the air.” As the segment began,...
  • Henican On Mosque: Pundits Shouldn't Be As 'Ignorant' As Other Americans

    08/22/2010 4:57:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your teachable moments, the Ground Zero mosque controversy has taught us in just what contempt many in the liberal media hold their fellow Americans. As I noted here, last week on MSNBC, Cenk Uygur accused Americans who oppose the mosque of being "ignorant." This weekend on Fox News Watch, Ellis Henican also used the i-word, saying that when it comes to the mosque, pundits shouldn't be as "ignorant" as other Americans. Jim Pinkerton pounced, pointing out the condescension of which Henican had convicted himself. View video here.
  • JournoList: Pinkerton Challenges WaPo To Answer Bozell Questions

    08/01/2010 5:37:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On this weekend's Fox News Watch, panelist Jim Pinkerton proposed a simple way to clear up much of the murk surrounding JournoList. Let the Washington Post respond to the 20 questions about the matter that MRC head Brent Bozell has posed to the Post's executive editor, Marcus Brauchli, in an open letter. JournoList was created by lefty blogger Ezra Klein in 2007, who continued to run it after becoming a Post staffer in 2009. Responding to Pinkerton's proposal, Newsday columnist Ellis Henican, a liberal member of the News Watch panel, swung and missed at Bozell . . . View video...
  • Fox News Watch Cites FReeper Governsleast Item on Scarborough-Rand Paul-Maddow Flap

    05/22/2010 1:08:04 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 1,169+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On this weekend's Fox News Watch, panelist Jim Pinkerton cited FReeper governsleast's NewsBusters item in which Joe Scarborough passed along the comment from an unnamed conservative insider questioning "what the hell was [Rand Paul] doing on MSNBC?", a reference to Paul's appearance on the Rachel Maddow show in which he made comments on the 1964 Civil Rights Act that have caused controversy. The irony of course is that Scarborough is himself an MSNBC host. H/t NB reader Gat New York. Pinkerton and fellow News Watch panelists got a chuckle out of governsleast's fond wish which concluded the item: "Oh to...
  • Fox News 'Hats Off' To FReeper Governsleast On Obama Admin Leak On Mutallab Talking

    02/06/2010 12:58:28 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 1,870+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On February 2nd, NBC correspondent Pete Williams announced Breaking News during the 5 PM ET edition of Hardball: the Christmas Day Bomber, Umar Abdul Mutallab, was giving fresh, actionable information to the FBI which the United States is in turn "aggressively chasing down." Less than an hour later, this NewsBuster [AKA FReeper governsleast] blogged on the matter, wondering whether by leaking the news, "the Obama administration compromised national security," in an attempt to deflect the criticism it had been receiving for mirandizing Mutallab rather than treating him like the enemy combatant he is. On today's Fox News Watch, panelist Jim...
  • News Watch Shout-Out To FReeper Governsleast On Obama Failure To Defend Hiroshima Nuking

    11/15/2009 4:55:55 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 1,612+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Friday, this NewsBuster [FReeper governsleastgovernsbest] noted how Pres. Obama, questioned at a news conference in Japan, twice refused to say whether he thought the United States' dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was "the right decision." Yesterday on Fox News Watch, Jim Pinkerton noted the NewsBusters nugget. The Fox News contributor and New America Foundation fellow observed that PBO's failure had huge implications for America's nuclear deterrent. View video here.
  • Pinkerton Suggests Hillary Sent Stephanopoulos Tough Question For Obama

    09/26/2009 12:53:46 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies · 2,480+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When Pres. Obama did the Fox-less Full Ginsburg last week, his toughest moment came when George Stephanopoulos cited Merriam Webster to suggest that PBO's proposal to force people to buy health insurance amounts to a "tax." Some were surprised that Stephanopoulos would put a Dem president on the spot that way. But appearing on today's Fox News Watch, Jim Pinkerton posited an intriguing provenance for the tough question—none other than . . . Hillary Clinton. View video here.
  • Dem Pundit Powers: Crowley 'Lured' Gates Outside To Arrest Him

    08/01/2009 6:01:53 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 91 replies · 2,956+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As Dem pundits go, I normally find Kirsten Powers among the more reasonable. But on this afternoon's Fox News Watch, Powers propounded perhaps the most despicable theory yet of the Gates/Crowley incident: that the sergeant "lured" and "tricked" Gates into coming outside so he could arrest him. Panelist Jim Pinkerton had just made the point that it was only the conservative media, by focusing attention on the matter, that saved Sgt. Crowley from a "miserable life in Cambridge" at the hands of Prof. Gates, Harvard, the NAACP et. al, when Powers jumped in . . . View video here.
  • Goldberg: Double Standard for NBC Criticism of FNC's Tea Party Coverage -- Remember 'Green Week'?

    04/18/2009 1:44:44 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 10 replies · 1,274+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 18, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Despite all the criticisms of the Fox News Channel broadcasted on MSNBC for promoting tea party coverage, one thing hasn't been pointed out - how the NBC networks, including CNBC and MSNBC are given a pass for their shameless promotion of their Green Week and Green is Universal network events. Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large for National Review and author of "Liberal Fascism," appeared on Fox News Channel's April 18 "Fox News Watch" and commented on FNC's promotion of the tea parties, but the double standard of MSNBC's criticism of Fox News. "I think that there's a perfectly legitimate criticism against Fox...
  • New Obama Term For WOT So Silly ‘Not Even MSNBC Buying It’

    03/28/2009 6:09:41 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies · 1,650+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “In a memo e-mailed this week to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department’s office of security review noted that “this administration prefers to avoid using the term ‘Long War’ or ‘Global War on Terror’ [GWOT.] Please use ‘Overseas Contingency Operation.’” — WaPo, March 25, 2009 [emphasis added] Maybe there is something to Pres. Obama’s post-partisan goal. He seems to have created virtual non-partisan unanimity around the fact that his new term for the war on terror is . . . silly. The crew at Fox News Watch had fun this evening with the absurd new term: “Overseas Contingency Operation.” Just...
  • Pinkerton: Gibbs The Agnew Of The Obama Administration

    03/07/2009 4:56:17 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 1,247+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somewhere, William Safire is smiling. The nattering nabobs of negativism ride again! On this evening’s Fox News Watch, panelist Jim Pinkerton cast White House press secretary Robert Gibbs as the Spiro Agnew of the Obama administration. It was Nixon VP Agnew who famously used speechwriter Safire’s archetype of alliteration to condemn media critics. Now it’s Gibbs striking out at Obama critics, from Rush Limbaugh to Rick Santelli to Jim Cramer. JIM PINKERTON: Robert Gibbs, the press secretary, takes a shot at somebody in the media all the time now. Spiro Agnew did it for the right 40 years ago, and...
  • A Conversation With Jim Pinkerton

    01/17/2009 6:03:59 PM PST · by bocopar · 1 replies · 472+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 1/17/09 | Bob Parks
    So much for a boring Saturday night. I had the honor of conversing with Fox New Watch's Jim Pinkerton.BOB: A behind the scenes question. Ellis Henican has a very annoying on-air persona, yet I met him last summer in Manhattan and he's someone I could have a beer with. How was Neal Gabler off air? JIM PINKERTON: Neal was/is extremely smart. His book "Life the Movie" is one of the most profound books on the changed reality of our "media-ted" world. I count him as a friend, and I was sorry to see him off the show.But yes, he did...
  • Pinkerton On UAW: Not Just Wages—Work Rules

    12/13/2008 5:20:55 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies · 1,732+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To the extent the MSM has been willing to report on the disadvantage under which the Big Three automakers operate compared to their non-union competitors, the focus has been on the huge wage differential. On this evening's Fox News Watch, conservative columnist Jim Pinkerton highlighted another issue which has gone largely unreported in the liberal media: the onerous union work rules that add literally thousands of positions to the job rolls compared to those of the foreign transplants. View video here.
  • Pinkerton: MSNBC Backs Obama, Gets $139 Billion Gov Guarantee

    11/15/2008 6:33:15 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 38 replies · 2,590+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 15, 2008 | Mark Finkelstein
    Is MSNBC being rewarded for having supported Obama? That's what Jim Pinkerton suggests. On this evening's Fox News Watch, the columnist and New America Foundation fellow cited the news that GE Capital, a subsidiary of MSNBC's parent company GE, has received a $139 billion government loan guarantee. Host Jon Scott opened this evening's show opened with a clip of Chris Matthews [in a story that NB was first to report], saying that he saw as his "job" making the Obama presidency a success. Pinkerton unloaded.
  • Pinkerton: MSNBC Supports Obama, Gets $139 Billion Government Guarantee

    11/15/2008 5:33:46 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies · 1,666+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is MSNBC being rewarded for having supported Obama? That's what Jim Pinkerton suggests. On this evening's Fox News Watch, the columnist and New America Foundation fellow cited the news that GE Capital, a subsidiary of MSNBC's parent company GE, has received a $139 billion government loan guarantee. This evening's show opened with a clip of Chris Matthews [in a story that NB was first to report], saying that he saw as his "job" making the Obama presidency a success. Pinkerton unloaded. View video here.
  • The Base Hearts Sarah Palin

    08/29/2008 11:21:35 AM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 101 replies · 430+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-29-08 | James Pinkerton
    The Base will love Sarah Palin—the Republican base that is. Rush Limbaugh has been openly arguing for her on his show, and John McCain was evidently listening. But I think that she has great potential to win over swing voters in the middle, too. She’s a governor, which is obviously an asset in governing. She’s pro-gun, and she is pro-life. And not just pro-life in practice: Her youngest child is a Down’s Syndrome baby. “Perfect in my eyes,” she said, clear as a bell. That’s what The Base wants to hear—she talks the talk, and then walks the walk. And...
  • 'The New York Times Wants America to Lose'

    07/06/2008 10:25:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies · 165+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Why would the New York Times divulge information that could prove harmful to the national security of the United States? Because, so consumed is the paper by its hatred of President Bush, that the Times actually wants America to lose. Such is the considered opinion Jim Pinkerton expressed on yesterday's Fox News Watch. The case in point was an article the Times published on June 30, 2008, Amid U.S. Policy Disputes, Qaeda Grows in Pakistan, which quoted from a "highly-classified Pentagon order" describing internal disputes at the Pentagon over plans to capture Osama Bin Laden and defeat al Qaeda. JIM...
  • Huckabee: 'I Don't Want to Use the Word Conspiracy, But'

    01/16/2008 10:50:27 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 334 replies · 232+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of Hillary's VRWC . . . Mike Huckabee went on Morning Joe today and toyed with suggesting a "conspiracy" composed of the "Washington power circles" was out to get him. At 7:41 AM ET, the former Arkansas governor was discussing his efforts in South Carolina with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. View video here.
  • Pinkerton: Huckabee's focus: 'broken humanity

    12/11/2007 8:47:00 PM PST · by Dane · 58 replies · 874+ views
    New York Newsday ^ | December 11, 2007 | James Pinkerton
    Huckabee, meanwhile, has walked the walk, through persuasion and personal example: Here's how Newsweek described his role as a new pastor in Pine Bluff, Ark., a quarter century ago: "The Immanuel Baptist Church was an all-white congregation when Huckabee took over the pulpit. One day he announced that a young black man, who heard his sermon on the radio, had asked to worship with them. Huckabee welcomed him to their pews. Some church elders were furious and refused to let the man sit with them. Huckabee threatened to quit unless his guest was greeted warmly. A few members quit in...
  • Fox News Watch: MSM Backing Bhutto

    11/11/2007 10:22:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 64+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Should I be worried? I just agreed with something Neal Gabler said. On yesterday's Fox News Watch, the liberal media critic opined that the MSM is backing Benazir Bhutto over Pervez Musharraf in the current Pakistan crisis -- and not for the loftiest of motives . . . [Also includes interesting historical footnote on Willie Horton episode.] View video here.
  • R-i-i-p-p-p: Pinkerton Makes Like Mika Over Lohan Story

    07/28/2007 4:32:29 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 925+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jim Pinkerton found a graphic way to express his displeasure over Fox News Watch's decision to devote a segment to Lindsay Lohan's latest run-in with the law. With a nod to MSNBC newsreader Mika Brzezinski, who as I chronicled here had torn up a Paris Hilton story in protest, Pinkerton ripped a page or two on tonight's show.FOX NEWS WATCH PANELIST JIM PINKERTON: This speaks to formula, right?. We all know that Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Ritchie are fighting to get the Anna Nicole Smith slot for this year. FOX NEWS WATCH HOST ERIC BURNS: Nicole Ritchie, who has just...
  • Pinkerton: For Open Borders' Sake, MSM and Bush Admin Spiked Terrorist Dry-Run Story

    06/10/2007 4:35:17 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1,650+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Forget the banter about Paris Hilton among the panelists on last evening's Fox News Watch. A deadly-serious matter later arose. Conservative columnist Jim Pinkerton flatly alleged that to promote multiculturalism and allay Americans' concerns about immigration, the MSM and the Department of Homeland Security spiked a story about a terrorist dry run by 12 Syrians. View video here. Pinkerton had discussed the story in a recent Newsday column: Discussing the matter on Fox News Watch last evening at 6:43 pm EDT, Pinkerton observed: JIM PINKERTON: The case three years ago where 12 Syrians, as in carrying Syrian passports, got...
  • Gabler: '24' Creator 'Right-Wing Fanatic;' Hall: Show Plays to 'Paranoia' [Video]

    01/21/2007 5:09:37 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies · 2,160+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Interesting panel discussion about "24" on last evening's Fox News Watch. On the one hand, lefty Neal Gabler actually defended the show. Mentioning that he likes Keith Olbermann "very much," Gabler continued: "I disagree with Keith Olbermann in this situation. I look at '24' as being like a 527 [tax-exempt groups that engage in political activity]. It's bringing up that issue about terrorism, it certainly serves the Bush administration. But unlike the 9-11 show that was on ABC which specifically cited Bush as a great hero, this does not do that. It is entertainment, and I don't think it ought...
  • Ding Dong: ISG's Dead

    12/16/2006 6:23:40 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 1,614+ views
    Fox News Watch/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How do you know the Iraq Study Group report is dead? When on this evening's Fox News Watch conservative columnist Jim Pinkerton declares its "total evaporation" and the most aggressive liberal panelist doesn't bother to deny it.Said Pinkerton:"I think the most interesting thing has been the total evaporation of the Baker-Hamilton commission as a force in American politics. Of all people Laurence O'Donnell at the Huffington Post had a headline: 'Rush Limbaugh Is Right,' about the report, saying it is a formula for surrender. And whether you like it or not, Neal, Bush is not going to surrender Iraq."View video...
  • Ratner: America Lacks 'Moral Standing' to Stand Up to Putin

    11/26/2006 6:06:28 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies · 813+ views
    Putin's Russia poses a grave threat to the United States. But America lacks the moral standing to confront it. That was the view expressed by Ellen Ratner on this morning's Fox & Friends. Ratner, the short, liberal side of 'The Long & the Short of It' duo [seen here in file photo], expressed little doubt that Putin's government was behind the murder of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko.Ratner: "I think that there's no question. If I were a betting woman it would be 100% Putin and Russia, it's just their operation and they have the means to do it."She continued: "We...
  • Gadzooks! Gabler Gouges McGreevey As 'Shameless, Disgusting'

    09/24/2006 4:21:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies · 1,080+ views
    Fox News Watch/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 24, 2006 - 07:02 Summer's over, but it's still way too warm for hell to freeze over. And yet . . . The usually reliably liberal Neal Gabler has lambasted Jim McGreevey for his more-than-we-needed-to-know confessions about his homosexuality. Even more shockingly, Gabler singled out Sean Hannity for praise for conducting the toughest interview of the Oprahfied former governor. On last evening's Fox News Watch, there was unanimity from right to left that McGreevey's book, 'The Confession', and his media blitz to promote it, was an unseemly undertaking in which his family paid the price while...
  • Pinkerton: Dems' ACLU Vision of Security Can Make GOP Look Good

    09/03/2006 7:28:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 792+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein September 3, 2006 - 09:54 It was a rollicking episode of 'The Long & The Short of It' this morning, and even taking my personal biases into account, it was hard not to score it 2-0 for the tall man. The regular Sunday-morning feature of Fox & Friends Weekend pits long, conservative Newsday and TCS columnist Jim Pinkerton against short, liberal Ellen Ratner of Talk Radio News. The opening topic this morning, in a match refereed by FNC host Kiran Chetry, was a report that retired General and former Dem presidential nomination-seeker Wesley Clark will be issuing...
  • I Met With Syrian Ambassador - So Condi Should Too!

    07/30/2006 10:05:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies · 633+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein July 30, 2006 If private citizens met a few years ago with the ambassador of a hostile country, then top US officials should do the same in the current sensitive context. That was the liberal logic Ellen Ratner of Talk Radio News put on display this morning during 'The Long & the Short of It' segment on Fox & Friends Weekend. The topic was the conflict in the Middle East. Ratner decreed that the time had come for bringing in the "partners" in the area, and that in addition to Lebanon, "that means Syria." Syria? Partner? What-evuh....
  • Pinkerton Leaves Liberals At Loss for Words on Missile Defense

    07/09/2006 11:18:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies · 3,001+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein July 9, 2006 - 14:12 Twice in less than 24 hours, conservative columnist Jim Pinkerton left liberal talking-head rivals at a loss for words on the issue of missile defense. Pinkerton's first victim was Neal Gabler, on last evening's Fox News Watch. In the context of the North Korean missile tests, liberal Gabler flatly stated: "Missile defense does not work. That is what we have learned." Shot back Pinkerton: "The Japanese believe in it. That's why they're building it right now." Gabler's silence was golden. Then this morning, Pinkerton made his regular appearance with Ellen Ratner in...
  • Press Elected Bush by Bashing Gore, Opponents of Gay & Women Bishops 'Haters'

    06/24/2006 6:32:05 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies · 1,138+ views
    Fox News Watch/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 24, 2006 In 2000, that darn MSM elected George Bush by bashing Al Gore. And when it comes to the theological argument as to whether gays and women should be Christian clergy, well, actually, there isn't an argument. There's only one side. The liberal one, of course. Don't believe me? Ask Neal Gabler. The reliably liberal member of the Fox News Watch panel expressed those views on this evening's show. Host Eric Burns asked whether the torture and murder of two US soldiers, coupled with the charges brought against a group of Marines in the killing...
  • Long & Short: Dumb Americans, Greedy Lawyers, Open Borders

    05/13/2006 5:09:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 851+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein May 13, 2006 If you're not outraged by the NSA program that monitors phone-calling patterns, you're probably . . . too dumb to understand its implications. That, in a nutshell, and I do mean nutshell, was Ellen Ratner's argument on this morning's 'Long & the Short of It' segment on Fox & Friends Weekend. Oh, well, that - and opening our borders with Mexico. Host Julian Phillips [who expressed his personal opposition to the NSA program] put it to Ratner that "most Americans don't care about this. They say the NSA should do that to keep our...
  • Pinkerton: "America Will Cease to Exist" Under Ratner Open-Border Plan

    04/29/2006 4:53:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 113 replies · 2,273+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein April 29, 2006 Give Ellen Ratner credit for consistency - if not for logic. For the second week running Ratner used her 'Long & Short of It' platform on Fox & Friends Weekend to tout her solution to the immigration problem - sheer surrender in the form of 'open borders'. Here is Ratner's rant on the same subject from last week's show. Ratner: "I want to say again . . . I know it gets a lot of mail, why I am in favor of really having open borders between Canada and Mexico, because there is not...
  • Ratner: "I'm in Favor of Open Immigration", Kerry Pinkerton's Pick for Dems

    04/22/2006 5:13:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies · 1,141+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein on April 22, 2006 - 07:56. When Ellen Ratner went a couple weeks without any major liberal loopiness, one wondered whether perhaps Jim Pinkerton was having a salubrious effect on her. But things got back to normal this morning when Ratner let Pinkerton goad her into boasting that she supports "open immigration." The opening topic on today's 'Long & the Short of It' segment on Fox & Friends Weekend dealt with Howard Dean's recent claim that job # 1 in his view is tougher border security. Pinkerton smelled politics, describing Dean as "somebody who is reading the...
  • Helen Envy? Gabler Says Thomas Asks Dumb Questions, Is "Dotty Old Woman"

    03/25/2006 4:16:36 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 1,464+ views
    Fox News Watch/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein Is Neal Gabler jealous of Helen Thomas' status as a leading Bush media antagonist? You might think so, judging by the barbs Gabler aimed Thomas' way on this evening's Fox News Watch. In discussing Thomas' pointed exchange with President Bush during this past week's press conference, Gabler, whose sole regular media job would seem to be his weekly appearance on Fox News Watch, did claim that Thomas' question as to the president's motivation in invading Iraq was a good one. But Gabler prefaced that comment by gratuitously observing: "Helen has asked dumb questions in her time." Later,...
  • Henican Forgets There's a War On - Pinkerton Reminds Him

    12/31/2005 5:06:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies · 1,957+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein December 31, 2005 - 07:56 In their heart of hearts, do the liberal media believe that when it comes to the struggle against terrorism, we are truly at war? To judge by liberal Newsday columnist Ellis Henican's performance on this morning's Fox & Friends Weekend, you would have to conclude not. Thankfully, fellow Newsday columnist Jim Pinkerton was there to remind his colleague of some cold, hard facts. The topic was the Justice Department's investigation into the leaks behind the New York Times' publication of the highly-classified program of NSA surveillance of possible Al-Qaeda-related phone calls. Henican...
  • Watchdogs Ignore Facts in 'Gannongate'

    03/01/2005 8:08:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies · 1,092+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | March 1, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    Fox News Watch is proving to be one of the most disappointing programs airing on the Fox News Channel. Purporting to be media critics, the show's panelists make accusations about the media that are themselves in dire need of correction. In a show during the presidential campaign, a panelist and "media writer" named Neal Gabler astonished the audience by claiming that a "secret email" proved that a New York Times reporter was actually biased against John Kerry. Despite repeated requests to provide the explosive evidence, he refused to do so. Host Eric Burns also refused to respond to several requests...