Tuesday, April 28, 2009

FOX: "Obama's Not Worth It! But Murdoch's Minions Are!!"

When Uncle Rupert Says "NO!" HE MEANS IT!!!

"The Fox Broadcasting Company will not air the Presidential News Conference," Fox said in a statement. "Fox's sister networks, Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network, will air the press conference in its entirety.
FOX's animosity towards President Obama is developing into an all out war. Pity that only one side seems to be fighting. And while it wants to look like Sir Lancelot, it looks more like Don Quixote. Its hatred for all things Obama has actually become measurable:

From Pew Research Forum:

In the latest Pew Research Poll, FOX News tops all networks by a huge margin as being too critical of the president.

When Americans are asked to assess television news coverage of Barack Obama, Fox News Channel stands out from other networks for being too critical of the president. Nearly three-in-ten (29%) select Fox when asked which of six broadcast and cable news networks have been too critical of the new Democratic president, a far greater share than any other network. In contrast, no one TV network is singled out for being too easy on Obama.

FOX and the rest of Murdoch's Minions slant far enough to the right that, FRC's Tony Perkins counts himself as chief bootlicker: today he instilled terror into the hearts of Family Values audiences. He (and Murdoch) thinks that Congress might reinstate the "Fairness Doctrine," forcing radio and TV to air detested liberals and their horrible ideas.

FRC Action and America

face a two-pronged assault on our freedom of speech.

Will the newly empowered congressional liberals launch a direct legislative assault on religious and conservative broadcasters through the so-called "Fairness Doctrine"?

Or instead, will the Left execute their attack behind closed doors, through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) using a tactic called "Balanced Community Broadcast Standards" that would force political and religious content to be "balanced" city by city?

Perkins' assumptions:

  • Radio stations would be FORCED to give time to what they consider "controversial" issues.
  • Christian broadcasters would be forced to give equal time to NON-Christians.
  • Stations would be FORCED to stop "conservative issue" programming and replace it with less controversial subject matter.
And I LOVE this one - the assclown gaff of the year:

And the liberal media (which the government would define as always "fair" and "balanced") would strengthen their grip on what you can-and cannot-hear.

Ahem, Tony, "Fair and Balanced" is the Fox logo. Perkins thinks he is a master of inciting fear and hatred of "them." The concerns stated above have no basis in fact. None.

from wikipedia:

In the current Congress, some members have introduced the Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009 (S. 34), to block reinstatement of the Doctrine. On February 26, 2009, by a vote of 87-11, the Senate added that act as an amendment to a bill to give the District of Columbia a voting representative in the House.
The Associated Press reported that the vote was: “ In part a response to conservative radio talk show hosts who feared that Democrats would try to revive the policy to ensure liberal opinions got equal time. ”

The AP report went on to say that President Obama had no intention of reimposing the doctrine...
For a good laugh, watch how Sean Hannity and Fox News tell people that you're more "informed" if you watch Fox. (Inference: voters for Obama were dumber.) The other half of the screen is John Ziegler, a long time opponent of Barack Obama and Democrats who thinks that coverage of the presidential campaign was edited in Obama's favor.

A Vote For Sean Hannity's Waterboarding Is A Vote For Truth, Justice and the American Way!!

And Because He Thinks He's Superman!

A week ago, Sean Hannity of Fox News agreed to do something no intelligent broadcaster would do: after touting torture as simply an "interrogation method," he agreed to guest Charles Grodin's challenge to subject himself to waterboarding, volunteering to do it for charity.

Thank God for Keith Olbermann! Calling Hannity's bluff, Olbermann declared that he would give $1,000 to charity for every second Hannity withstood waterboarding.

The world is waiting, but so far, there has been no response from the Hannity camp.

From PoliticusUSA.com:

Malcolm Nance, a former master instructor at chief of training at the U.S. Navy Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School (SERE) in San Diego described waterboarding in detail in 2007, “In the media, waterboarding is called "simulated drowning," but that's a misnomer. It does not simulate drowning, as the lungs are actually filling with water. There is no way to simulate that. The victim is drowning."

He continued, “Unless you have been strapped down to the board, have endured the agonizing feeling of the water overpowering your gag reflex, and then feel your throat open and allow pint after pint of water to involuntarily fill your lungs, you will not know the meaning of the word. "