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  • Gawker’s mole at Fox News gets served with search warrant, under investigation for grand larceny

    04/25/2012 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 25,k 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Drudge and Twitchy, just a reminder that your parents were right: what starts in laughter often ends in tears, or in this case, hefty legal bills. Gawker’s Joe Muto decided to become a “mole” at Fox News and leaked raw video clips to his real employer. That might sound like a joke to some, but to others — say, prosecutors — it sounds a lot like corporate espionage and grand larceny. Muto got served this morning with a search warrant on suspicion of the latter charge and watched as his laptop, iPhone, and notebooks got hauled off. Poynter and...
  • Justice Seeks Info From News Corp.

    09/20/2011 5:32:48 PM PDT · by Buck-I-Guy · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9-20-11 | By THOMAS CATAN And DEVLIN BARRETT
    U.S. prosecutors have sent News Corp. a letter seeking information about possible payments made by its U.K. tabloid newspapers to British policemen, according to people familiar with the matter. The letter of request, sent last week, is part of a Justice Department investigation, these people said, into whether the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a U.S. law that prohibits companies from bribing foreign officials. The fact the Justice Department chose to issue a "letter of request" rather than a criminal subpoena suggests the department has opted for a less confrontational approach to the matter, legal experts say.
  • WSJ: Eric Holder going after Murdoch

    09/20/2011 4:05:16 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 20 September 2011 | THOMAS CATAN And DEVLIN BARRETT
    U.S. prosecutors have sent News Corp. a letter seeking information about possible payments made by its U.K. tabloid newspapers to British policemen, according to people familiar with the matter. The letter of request, sent last week, is part of a Justice Department investigation, these people said, into whether the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a U.S. law t hat prohibits companies from bribing foreign officials. The fact the Justice Department chose to issue a "letter of request" rather than a criminal subpoena suggests the department has opted for a less confrontational approach to the matter, legal experts say....
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Fox News off and then on again at Escondido gym (LA Fitness)

    08/10/2011 7:10:31 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    North County Times ^ | August 8, 2011 | Mark Walker
    Fox News off and then on again at Escondido gym Fitness devotee Dianne Lowe's best exercise in recent days may be standing up for what she says is free speech. The five-year member of the LA Fitness club on El Norte Parkway in Escondido was outraged last week when she went to turn on the right-leaning cable channel while working out and found it wouldn't come in. Lowe talked to a gym attendant, who she said told her that LA Fitness officials had ordered it shut down. "They told me, 'We are not allowed to turn on Fox News,' and...
  • Fox News site calls Obama party a 'Hip-Hop BBQ' (Party had Hip-Hop celebrities and BBQ)

    08/05/2011 9:31:21 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    msnbc ^ | 8/5/2011 | BRIAN STELTER/ny times
    To most news Web sites, what happened at the White House on Thursday night was a private 50th birthday party for President Obama. To an editor at Fox News, it was something a little different. “Obama’s Hip-Hop BBQ Didn’t Create Jobs,” read the headline on an article on The Fox Nation,a conservative arm of FoxNews.com, which is owned by the News Corporation. Below the headline were photos of Mr. Obama and, separately, three black celebrities who attended the party, the basketball player Charles Barkley, the comedian Chris Rock and the rapper Jay-Z. Not pictured were any attendees of other racial...
  • Britain must resist Tea Party thinking (We have always been at war with with Eastasia)

    08/01/2011 5:39:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The London Guardian ^ | August 1, 2011 | Polly Toynbee
    As unreason triumphs in the US, a similar paranoia and refusal to accept scientific fact threaten to invade British politics. Tea Party madness has brought the US to the brink of economic mayhem, risking taking much of the world with it. In the face of obdurate unreason, the president of hyper-reasonableness was forced to surrender. The economic credibility of the country that holds the global reserve currency has wobbled. The political credibility of the world's beacon of democracy has failed in the face of an insurgency of unreason. Facts, evidence, probability, possibility – none of that matters to a movement...
  • CNN's Piers Morgan 'told interviewer stories were used based on phone tapping'

    07/27/2011 6:04:18 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | July 27 2011 | By Jon Swaine, New York
    Mr Morgan, a former News of the World and Daily Mirror editor who is now a high-profile television presenter in the US, has spent the past week categorically denying ever printing material derived from phone hacking. He spoke out after being accused by a Conservative MP and political bloggers of being involved in the phone hacking scandal that has engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, for which he used to work. “For the record, in my time at the News of the World and the Mirror, I have never hacked a phone, told anyone to hack a phone, or published any...
  • News of the World vs. WikiLeaks

    07/19/2011 7:05:51 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 24 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JULY 19, 2011 | Bret Stephens
    How does this year's phone hacking scandal at the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World . . . compare with last year's contretemps over the release of classified information by Julian Assange's WikiLeaks and his partners at the New York Times, the Guardian and other newspapers? At bottom, they're largely the same story. . . . Both, in short, are despicable instances of journalistic malpractice, for which some kind of price ought to be paid. So why is one a scandal, replete with arrests, resignations and parliamentary inquests, while the other is merely a controversy, with Mr. Assange's name...
  • MSNBC President Says Fox News Isn't Always 'Based in Fact,' While He Claims 'We're Not a Frat

    07/18/2011 9:29:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/18/11 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC president Phil Griffin gave an interview to Jeff Bercovici of Forbes, and said all the usual things about how MSNBC is less ideological than Fox News and Fox is a success despite not always being based in fact. But Griffin claimed no one ever knew what Tim Russert’s politics were and insisted that MSNBC is defined as "very smart progressive politics and information." The boss of “very smart” MSNBC is not going to tolerate crude terms for the president (well, this president) on its airwaves, because “We’re not a frat house.” At MSNBC, Griffin claimed, "name-calling and
  • Critics: WSJ edit is suck-up to Murdoch

    07/18/2011 9:09:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Critics: WSJ edit is suck-up to Murdoch By: Reid J. Epstein July 18, 2011 09:38 AM EDT Safe to say the Wall Street Journal’s defiant editorial page defense of News Corp. in the growing phone hacking scandal did not convince anyone in the liberal blogosphere or the Journal diaspora. The scathing editorial, which attacks the Guardian, the New York Times, ProPublica and politicians who have called for investigations into News Corp., drew outrage from both inside the Journal newsroom – anonymously, of course – and from former Journal reporters. “(The) WSJ Editorial is sad,” wrote Sarah Ellison, former Journal reporter...
  • Fox paid $4.8 billion in taxes, MSNBC $0 (story worse than headline)

    07/16/2011 2:21:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 15, 2011 | Don Surber
    The parent company of Fox News — News Corp. — paid the U.S. government $4.8 billion in taxes over the last four tax years (2007-2010). GE, which owned most of MSNBC until late last year, paid zero taxes in 2010.In fact, GE received a $3.2 billion welfare check from Uncle Sam.From Pulitzer Prize winner David Cay Johnston: (Reuters) — Readers, I apologize. The premise of my debut column for Reuters, on News Corp’s taxes, was wrong, 100 percent dead wrong.Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp did not get a $4.8 billion tax refund for the past four years, as I reported. Instead,...
  • Looks like the White House went after Fox News in 2009 after all

    07/16/2011 10:51:54 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 15, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    "We'd prefer if you skip Fox please," a White House broadcast media staffer advised a Treasury Department public affairs secretary ahead of the interview. In other emails during the same time frame, deputy White House communications director Jennifer Psaki called Fox News anchor Bret Baier "a lunatic" and boasted that "I am putting some dead fish in the fox cubby--just cause." In yet another email, another White House press officer wrote: "We've demonstrated our willingness and ability to exclude Fox News from significant interviews …"
  • Documents Show Obama White House Attacked, Excluded Fox News Channel

    07/14/2011 9:32:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 14, 2011
    White House Emails Detail anti Fox Bias inside Obama White House: “I’m putting some dead fish in the fox cubby -- just cause” “[FNC Anchor] Bret Baier…is a lunatic” Washington, DC -- July 14, 2011Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has uncovered documents from the Obama Department of Treasury showing that the Obama administration, contrary to its repeated denials, attempted to exclude the Fox News Channel (FNC) from a round of interviews with Treasury’s “Executive Pay Czar” Kenneth Feinberg. The documents, which include email exchanges within the Department of the...
  • Fox News takes on Media Matters

    07/07/2011 11:44:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/7/11 | Keach Hagey
    For seven years Fox News has pushed back against the daily scrutiny and criticism leveled at it by Media Matters, the liberal watchdog group. But after David Brock, the group’s founder, said in March that his group’s new strategy amounted to a “war on Fox,” Fox ratcheted up its response. In the past ten days, the news channel has run more than 30 segments calling for the nonprofit group to be stripped of its tax-exempt status. Its Fox Nation website has even provided a link to pre-completed complaint forms
  • Juan Williams: Media Matters ‘Ruins People’s Lives’ Over Political Disagreements

    07/05/2011 8:51:21 AM PDT · by freespirited · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/05/11 | Matt Schneider
    Juan Williams appeared on Fox & Friends and told Brian Kilmeade it was laughable that Media Matters is considered a charitable institution when they are dedicated to silencing honest debate. Kilmeade was shocked that Media Matters searches for disgruntled Fox News employees to help with their campaign against the network, and now Williams and other Fox personalities seem ready to fight back. Williams described the evolution of Media Matters: “Obviously it’s not an honest watchdog group anymore. They used to monitor the media and point out things that were wrong, false, inappropriate, which is fine, but what you are hearing...
  • Krauthammer on Media Matters: ‘Be nasty as you want — don’t ask for a government subsidy’

    06/29/2011 6:46:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/11 | Jeff Poor
    Over the past few months, the antics of liberal advocacy group Media Matters have been chronicled and in some cases have received accolades from the media. One such report was a March 22 story by The Washington Post on the organization’s boot camp for wonks. But does Media Matters’ political involvement violate the terms for its tax-exempt status?Baier posed the question to the panel on Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel. Media Matters has been engaged in a war on Baier’s network. And according to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, it’s clear that the organization isn’t a “charitable...
  • Media Matters Has A FOX News 'WarRoom' That Operates 20 Hours A Day

    06/28/2011 8:54:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/28/11 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Any remaining doubt that Media Matters reason-for-being is to take down FOX News? Check this out. Turns out the progressive, non-profit watch dog website has a FOX News "war room" that operates in four separate shifts from the hours of 5am to 1am. According to FishbowlDC, they employ specific teams that focus on Glenn Beck's radio and television show. Considering those folks will be out of a job come the end of the week -- Beck's last show is Friday -- and Media Matters
  • GRAY: Taxpayers’ subsidization of war on Fox News

    06/22/2011 10:55:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2011 | C. Boyden Gray
    David Brock, the conservative turned liberal advocate, has recently garnered a considerable amount of press coverage for his attacks on Fox News for, among many other things, allegedly taking over leadership of the Republican Party. What the news coverage has ignored is his use of tax-free funds for his organization, Media Matters for America (MMA), for these attacks — a form of government support for activities that clearly do not merit tax-exempt status and that as a result infringe on Fox News’ First Amendment rights. MMA was originally established as an Internal Revenue Service Section 501(c)(3) organization, that is, an...
  • MRC’s Dan Gainor Exposes Latest Soros Funded Media on ‘O’Reilly Factor’

    06/07/2011 10:15:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/7/11 | Erin R. Brown
    The Media Research Center’s Dan Gainor has been digging up the dirt on the deep-pocketed lefty media mogul George Soros’ funding of media operations, and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly invited him on to discuss Gainor's latest piece in which he says there are ‘nearly 30 Soros-funded media operations that are part of the ‘War on Fox’.” O’Reilly asked Gainor’s opinion on the most important media operation that Soros funds. “I would say that’s probably Think Progress,” Gainor told O’Reilly. “It’s part of the Center for American Progress.
  • Media Matters Launches Campaign Urging Advertiser Boycott of Fox News Channel

    05/18/2011 11:02:50 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 35 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/18/2011 | Paul Bond
    Glenn Beck, it turns out, was just a warm-up for Media Matters. This week, the progressive watchdog group launched a campaign targeting all companies that advertise on Beck's TV home, the Fox News Channel. Headquarters for the campaign is a website called DropFox.com that was unveiled Monday. Front and center at the site is the group's first targeted advertiser: Orbitz Worldwide. Next to the Orbitz logo on Wednesday was a photo of Beck above the tagline, "Buyer Beware: Why Advertisers Should Still Be Wary of Financially Supporting Fox News." Click Beck's photo and it takes you to charts and data...
  • Media Matters Finally Fesses Up (Should Media Matters no longer qualify for 501(c)(3) status?)

    03/28/2011 6:53:37 AM PDT · by Qbert · 20 replies
    Right Sphere ^ | 3/26/2011 | Brandon Kiser
    Media Matters really enjoys branding itself as an arbiter of truth designed to correct lies and misinformation from conservatives that they perceive is occurring in the US media. Of course, we all know better than that. They’re no more than a Fox News bashing robot – and a bad one at that. Well, today Media Matters admitted to it’s real goal: waging “War on Fox” and the GOP. From Politico: The liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” aimed at...
  • Is Media Matters breaking the law in its 'war' on Fox News?

    03/28/2011 7:07:46 AM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2011 | Mark Tapscott
    Media Matters, the George Soros-backed legion of liberal agit-prop shock troops based in the nation's capital, has declared war on Fox News, and in the process quite possibly stepped across the line of legality. David Brock, MM's founder, was quoted Saturday by Politico promising that his organization is mounting "guerrila warfare and sabotage" against Fox News, which he said "is not a news organization. It is the de facto leader of the GOP, and it is long past time that it is treated as such by the media, elected officials and the public.” To that end, Brock told Politico that...
  • Media Matters' war against Fox

    03/28/2011 5:38:30 AM PDT · by Internet Walnut · 24 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 3/26/11 | By BEN SMITH
    SOROS GROUP PLOTS 'GUERILLA WAR', 'SABOTAGE' ON FOXNEWS...
  • Fox News Reporter Gets Hit While WI Protesters Scream ‘Fox News Lies’

    02/28/2011 12:26:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/28/11 | Matt Schneider
    The Wisconsin protesters are getting restless and angrier as the chants of “Fox News lies” grew louder and louder around reporter Mike Tobin. As some of the protesters eagerly tried to block the camera shot, the picture then switched away from Tobin out on the street to inside the Capitol building. Tobin’s voiceover continued as he exclaimed “a guy just hit me.” Tobin said he has received much heckling, and that a teacher even told him she hates him because it made her feel good. The “utter lack of civility and harassment of reporters,” as anchor Gregg Jarrett described it,...
  • Mike Tobin assaulted by Union Thugs just now on Fox News

    02/27/2011 2:14:11 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2011
    I believe the reporter's name is Mike Tobin. He was the reporter who said last night on Geraldo's show that the thugs had hatred in their eyes. He said the crowd was hateful again today. The thugs started chanting against Fox News, blocking the camera and then, just a couple of seconds after the on screen image of the thugs at work was replaced with one of the occupied cap. building rotunda, the reporter could clearly be heard saying one thug had just hit him!
  • David Brooks: ‘More people own ferrets than watch Fox News’

    02/27/2011 11:26:15 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/11 | Jeff Poor
    What happens when you get a few “intellectuals” together? You get a few critical shots at things with mass appeal.Over the last two weeks, Bloomberg Television has been airing the “Intelligence Squared” debate held in New York City earlier this month with thought leaders like Arianna Huffington, Zev Chafets, P.J. O’Rourke and New York Times columnist David Brooks.During this debate, at issue was whether the “conflict” in political discourse was creating highly polarized political parties. Brooks linked this “conflict” to Fox News and host Glenn Beck.“I believe in conflict, I’m a columnist, conflict is fine with me,” Brooks said. “And...
  • The Left’s Obsession with Fox News

    02/23/2011 11:29:54 AM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 45 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 02-23-11 | Region Rat
    FOX NEWS. Why are you liberals so obsessed with it? Let’s set aside the fact that the other 24-hour news channels have a liberal bias while Fox pundits lean to the right for a minute; I understand the politics. What I want to know is, why is Fox News the devil incarnate to you people while the other networks are just “opinionated?” I watched a clip last night of an overly crazed liberal screaming “FOX LIES!” over and over at the top of his lungs. As is usually the case, when asked for an example, he had nothing. He wouldn’t...
  • MOB DEMONSTRATING IN FRONT TO FOX (Beck)

    02/22/2011 2:55:19 PM PST · by Marty62 · 54 replies
    Fox- Glenn Beck Show | 2-22-2011 | Vanity
    Glenn Beck is being subjected to a union MOB today. Glenn has shown them twice. Not very large but still a nusance. They are really going after FOX and Glenn.
  • Sen. Rockefeller: FCC should shut down Fox News and MSNBC

    11/19/2010 5:12:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 18, 2010 | R Scoop
    Sen. Rockefeller, in a more rare and honest moment, says that he is tired of the Right and the Left and that we’d all be better off if the FCC would shut down Fox News and MSNBC. That’s interesting, because the FCC doesn’t have any jurisdiction over cable whatsoever. At least not yet. You see, Rockefeller says he hungers for quality news and believes that the FCC should play a part in facilitating that end. He believes that without the extremes of Fox News and MSNBC, the American people would have more faith in their government, would have better political...
  • Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growth

    09/28/2010 2:29:19 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 80 replies
    vancouver sun ^ | 9/28/10 | Sheldon Alberts, Washington Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has reopened a long-running feud with Fox News Channel, branding the conservative U.S. cable network as "ultimately destructive for the long-term growth" of the United States. In an interview published Tuesday by Rolling Stone magazine, Obama took specific aim at Fox's Australian-born chairman and chief executive, accusing Rupert Murdoch of being more concerned about generating profits than promoting an agenda to improve America's well-being. The U.S. president likened Murdoch to William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper baron whose sensational publications produced the term 'yellow' journalism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Obama: Fox News is 'destructive' to America

    09/28/2010 7:23:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 2+ views
    Obama: Fox News is 'destructive' to America By: CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney (CNN) - President Obama is pulling no punches when it comes to Fox News, declaring the cable news outlet to be "destructive to [America's] long-term growth." In a more than 8,000-word interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Obama compared the cable news channel to papers owned by William Randolph Hearst at the turn of the 20th century that unabashedly pushed the media titan's own political views. "You had folks like Hearst who used their newspapers very intentionally to promote their viewpoints. I think Fox is part of that...
  • Democrats' letter to Fox News denounces News Corp. donation to Republicans

    08/18/2010 11:15:14 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2010 | Howard Kurtz
    The Democrats are escalating their attack on Fox News over the $1 million donation by the network's parent company to the Republican Governors Association. In a letter Wednesday to Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, the head of the Democratic Governors Association said: "In the interest of some fairness and balance, I request that you add a formal disclaimer to your coverage any time any of your programs covers governors or gubernatorial races between now and Election Day." Nathan Daschle, the group's executive director, even suggested the wording: "News Corp., parent company of Fox News, provided $1 million to defeat Democratic...
  • Controversy proves collusion among liberal journalists

    08/02/2010 9:18:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 5+ views
    KnoxNews.com ^ | August 1, 2010 | Glenn Harian Reynolds
    Conservatives have long claimed that the media is biased against them and tries hard to shape stories in ways that help Democrats and hurt Republicans. This has sometimes been dismissed as paranoia - as in my former MSNBC co-blogger Eric Alterman's book, "What Liberal Media?" - but it turns out to be truer than they imagined. If this were a Hollywood movie, there would have been clandestine meetings in basements or bars or parking garages. But since it was real life, it was just an e-mail list, called "JournoList," set up by the Washington Post's Ezra Klein. It had over...
  • Media Matters: Why Is Cadet Applause Missing in Fox News Video of Obama Speech?

    05/25/2010 10:44:19 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 33 replies · 2,390+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 5/25/2010 | Breitbart
    Media Matters: Did Fox News edit video of President Obama’s commencement speech at West Point to remove audience applause? Filmmaker Michael Moore thinks so...
  • Weiner’s Fool’s Gold Attack Against Beck

    05/25/2010 8:00:20 AM PDT · by nhungerford · 66 replies · 2,371+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 5/25/10 | Joseph Klein
    New York Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner , a member of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, is using his public office to attack one of Glenn Beck’s key sponsors, Goldline, Inc. It seems that Goldline, Inc. has committed the heinous crime, according to Weiner, of exploiting Beck’s scaremongering about the collapsing economy to tout gold as a save haven and to overcharge for gold coins. Weiner is abusing the power of his office to intimidate Goldline into dropping its sponsorship of Beck, whom Weiner regards as a serious threat to his progressive agenda. Weiner wrote letters to...
  • Jeremiah Wright Is Back to Say Anti-Health Care Effort Based on Hate Stirred Up By Fox

    03/26/2010 8:46:19 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 15 replies · 356+ views
    The Lid/Fox News ^ | 3/26/2010 | The Lid
    At least we know where Barack Obama gets it from. The President has a nasty habit of blaming things on everyone except for himself. During the campaign he always found a campaign worker to blame to cover up his lies (unless of course he was blaming President Bush or his Grandma). Obama's former mentor Jeremiah Wright does the same thing. Yesterday he spoke at Jackson State University and blamed his troubles during the Obama campaign on Fox News and racism and the efforts to stop Obamacare on fox news and Hatred of minorities and the poor (at least he mixes...
  • Obama’s Real Problem? Fox News!

    03/08/2010 10:25:18 AM PST · by Starman417 · 33 replies · 218+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-08-10 | Curt
    These people just don't get it: "Obama's big problem," a senior Democrat told me, "is that four times as many people watch Fox News as watch CNN." The Fox network is a remarkable cultural phenomenon which almost shocks those of us from a country where a technical rule of impartiality is applied in the broadcast media. With little rest, it pours out rage 24 hours a day: its message is of the construction of the socialist state, the hijacking of America by "progressives" who now dominate institutions, the indoctrination of children, the undermining of religion and the expropriation of public...
  • DCCC takes on Fox News

    01/27/2010 10:31:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies · 1,431+ views
    Politico ^ | January 27, 2010 | Staff
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has come up with a novel way to energize the base and capitalize on the left’s antipathy to Fox News—a “Fact Check Fox” State of the Union rapid response team staffed by grassroots activists. “This group of Democratic Party activists will stand at the ready to counter the lies and distortions that erupt from the rightwing media and Republican spin doctors like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck following President Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday night,” reads the email, which will be sent out Wednesday to its 4 million-plus list. “You will receive...
  • Fact Check: Reich Claims Non-Existent Fox News Led Conservative Charge in 1994

    01/27/2010 6:41:15 AM PST · by kingattax · 89 replies · 3,059+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | Jan 26th 2010 | Frank Ross
    Former Obama economic advisor, Clinton Secretary of Labor, and Berkely Prof. Robert Reich claimed yesterday in his column at Salon.com that Fox News played a role in the conservative resurgence of 1994: In December 1994, Bill Clinton proposed a so-called middle-class bill of rights including more tax credits for families with children, expanded retirement accounts, and tax-deductible college tuition. Clinton had lost his battle for healthcare reform. Even worse, by that time the Dems had lost the House and Senate. Washington was riding a huge anti-incumbent wave. Right-wing populists were the ascendancy, with Newt Gingrich and Fox News leading the...
  • New W.H. Comm Director Has a Dim View of Fox News

    01/20/2010 6:56:06 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 32 replies · 1,345+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 20, 2010 | Don Irvine
    Anita Dunn may be gone from the White House but her successor feels the same way she did about Fox News. From TVNewser The White House has a new communications director -- Dan Pfeiffer -- but the message is the same when it comes to Fox News Channel. During a video interview today with The New York Times' The Caucus blog, Pfeiffer was clear about the White House position on Fox News: "I have the same view of Fox that Anita [Dunn] had, which is that Fox is not a traditional news organization. They have a point of view. That...
  • White House Trying to Re-Ignite War On Fox News

    01/19/2010 6:12:32 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 33 replies · 1,732+ views
    The Lid/The Hill ^ | 1/19/10 | The Lid
    Back in October, the Obama administration set image of the presidency back at least fifty by taking on Fox News and losing. It started with then White House communications director Anita Dunn saying that Fox is "opinion journalism masquerading as news." Patting rival networks on the head for their authenticity (White House code meaning in the Tank for Obama), David Axelrod declared Fox "not really a news station." And Chief of Staff Emanuel told the other networks not to follow Fox. It all ended when the White House tried to exclude Fox from an interview with pay czar Kenneth Feinberg...
  • White House Keeps Up War on Fox News (Hail Comrade Obama!)

    01/18/2010 7:41:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies · 2,311+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Jan. 18, 2010 | David A. Patten
    The White House communications director is lobbing new firebombs at Fox News, saying it is not "a traditional news organization" and won't be treated as equal to other news networks. The remarks by Dan Pfeiffer, who recently replaced Anita Dunn as the White House communications director, indicate that the administration has no plans to back off its strident anti-Fox News rhetoric. Pfeiffer told The New York Times: "They have a point of view; that point of view pervades the entire network." He added that the Obama administration has no intention of treating Fox News equally. "We don't feel the obligation...
  • The Mao The Merrier

    11/16/2009 5:16:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 554+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 16, 2009
    Officials: Anita Dunn may be leaving with her little red book, but her husband enters as the next White House counsel, bringing experience in suppressing dissent, assaulting the First Amendment and limiting speech. Dunn, whose favorite philosophers include mass murderer Mao Zedong, was expected to leave after a short stint. She rose to fame as chief strategist for former Senate majority leader, now national health care guru, Tom Daschle. While serving as White House communications director, she was the commanding general of the administration "war" on Fox News. Like her philosophical mentor, Mao, and her colleague, FCC diversity czar Mark...
  • Anita Dunn and the Obama White House: Outfoxed

    11/11/2009 9:49:28 AM PST · by IrishMike · 18 replies · 1,407+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 10, 2009 | Andrea Tantaros
    The White House just lost its chief media strategist and Fox News just lost its best P.R. tool. Anita Dunn, the outspoken and controversial communications aide to President Obama has announced today that she'll be leaving her post; her deputy, Dan Pfeiffer is to replace her. Though Dunn's title was communications director, at times, "Fox News Basher" seemed more appropriate as she seemingly and bizarrely began to publicly wage war on the network roughly a month ago. Fox is "opinion journalism masquerading as news," Dunn snapped, which ignited the White House attacks on Fox News' journalism. When asked further to...
  • Democratic consultant says he got a warning from White House after appearing on Fox News

    11/07/2009 2:48:52 PM PST · by lt.america · 159 replies · 7,979+ views
    LA Times ^ | November 6, 2009 | Peter Nicholas
    Reporting from Washington - At least one Democratic political strategist has gotten a blunt warning from the White House to never appear on Fox News Channel, an outlet that presidential aides have depicted as not so much a news-gathering operation as a political opponent bent on damaging the Obama administration. Political consultants are a staple of cable television talk shows, analyzing current events based on their own experiences working on campaigns or in government. One Democratic strategist said that shortly after an appearance on Fox, he got a phone call from a White House official telling him not to be...
  • FOX News vs Obama Poll - Who's side are you on? Go Vote.

    10/30/2009 6:40:04 AM PDT · by Hanna548 · 15 replies · 1,615+ views
    We need to make some big numbers on this thing. Fox may not be perfect, but its the best we have in terms of Television.
  • freep poll - White House is accusing Fox News

    10/29/2009 10:53:48 AM PDT · by Daryl L.Hunter · 45 replies · 3,253+ views
    Daryl L. Hunter
    Freep this poll the White House is accusing Fox News of not being a legitimate source of news, calling them biased, etc. They have tried to block Fox reporters from news conferences, etc., but the other news networks are fighting back (in favor of Fox) and caused the White House to back down. NPR has put a survey online for us to voice our opinion. If you want to vote in this survey, go to the link below and cast your vote. Currently it is 71% in favor of the White House, but there are not that many votes ............
  • Obama surrenders in war on FOX

    10/28/2009 6:13:35 PM PDT · by bigred08 · 66 replies · 2,643+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 10/28/2009 | Kevin Hall
    The White House is tapping out in its war with Fox News Channel. Obama's press secretary Robert Gibbs met with FNC senior vice-president Michael Clemente today, and agreed to call a truce. The White House will no longer criticize cable's top-ranked news channel.
  • Nothing to fear—yet (Fox News is not a news organization)

    10/29/2009 7:33:12 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 18 replies · 936+ views
    Nothing to fear—yet Gene Lyons Nobody should be surprised to see the nation’s esteemed celebrity news media align with FOX News against the White House, although even a cynical observer like me found the unanimity mildly shocking. Don’t they remember what journalism was supposed to be? Supposedly, the press regulates its own behavior. In reality, that’s been a joke for two decades. “Claiming the moral authority of a code of professional ethics it idealizes in the abstract but repudiates in practice,” I wrote in 2003, “today’s Washington press corps has grown as decadent and self-protective as any politician or interest...