ZCs

New York, NY

#3662 Nov 24, 2012
First, what part of Election 2012 didn’t they understand? President Obama was handily elected, and the Democrats gained seats in the House and the Senate. In fact, had it not been for Republican gerrymandering, they would have done even better; Democratic candidates across the U.S. received more total votes than Republican candidates did.

More Americans voted to support the Democratic agenda, including being in favor of allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire.“An increasing number of prominent Republicans are dismissing Grover Norquist as a pest” and his majority in Congress is all but gone.

So of course, the tea party in all their wisdom wants to dump “insufficiently conservative” candidates in favor of what? More Allen Wests and Todd Akinseseses? What could possibly go wrong?

As for their dumbfounditude over Romney’s defeat, maybe if they’d taken their Fox blinders off for two seconds, they’d have seen what was really going on in real polls and less biased news, and what an abysmally poor candidate Mitt was.

Or do they not consider themselves any part of that 47% of America that their party disdains so much?

Knock yourselves out, tea baggers. Enjoy your bubble.
ZCs

New York, NY

#3663 Nov 24, 2012
Tick Tock!

Fox News repeatedly promoted a false story claiming philanthropist George Soros directed people to protest at Wal-Mart on Black Friday, but it has not corrected its coverage.

Fox figures claimed that Soros was acting through MoveOn.org to orchestrate protests over labor conditions at Wal-Mart. While MoveOn did send an email urging recipients to support the Black Friday protests, it asked them to sign a petition, not attend the events, and MoveOn says that Soros made only one donation to the organization in 2004.

Fox covered the false story Tuesday on America Live, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and The Five, and Fox Nation is still running the headline "Soros Behind Black Friday Strike."

Fox's coverage echoed a Daily Caller article published Tuesday. The Daily Caller has since updated its reporting, removing all references to Soros in its article and appending a correction saying that he "does not appear connected" to the protests.

On The Five, co-host Greg Gutfeld used the false story to suggest that President Obama could appoint Soros the "destroy America czar" because Soros "hates this place." Co-host Eric Bolling claimed that Soros "wants chaos at Wal-Mart on Black Friday," while Andrea Tantaros said that Soros is "trying to drive a stake through the heart of the U.S. recovery":

These attacks fit the right-wing media's pattern of launching unhinged smears on Soros, a financier who has donated to liberal causes.

Fox News has not yet aired a correction to any of its reports.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#3664 Nov 24, 2012
ZCs wrote:
First, what part of Election 2012 didn’t they understand? President Obama was handily elected, and the Democrats gained seats in the House and the Senate. In fact, had it not been for Republican gerrymandering, they would have done even better; Democratic candidates across the U.S. received more total votes than Republican candidates did.
More Americans voted to support the Democratic agenda, including being in favor of allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire.“An increasing number of prominent Republicans are dismissing Grover Norquist as a pest” and his majority in Congress is all but gone.
So of course, the tea party in all their wisdom wants to dump “insufficiently conservative” candidates in favor of what? More Allen Wests and Todd Akinseseses? What could possibly go wrong?
As for their dumbfounditude over Romney’s defeat, maybe if they’d taken their Fox blinders off for two seconds, they’d have seen what was really going on in real polls and less biased news, and what an abysmally poor candidate Mitt was.
Or do they not consider themselves any part of that 47% of America that their party disdains so much?
Knock yourselves out, tea baggers. Enjoy your bubble.
That's Faux News for you, describing life in the alternate universe with no fact behind anything they spew.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#3665 Nov 24, 2012
ZCs wrote:
Tick Tock!
Fox News repeatedly promoted a false story claiming philanthropist George Soros directed people to protest at Wal-Mart on Black Friday, but it has not corrected its coverage.
Fox figures claimed that Soros was acting through MoveOn.org to orchestrate protests over labor conditions at Wal-Mart. While MoveOn did send an email urging recipients to support the Black Friday protests, it asked them to sign a petition, not attend the events, and MoveOn says that Soros made only one donation to the organization in 2004.
Fox covered the false story Tuesday on America Live, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and The Five, and Fox Nation is still running the headline "Soros Behind Black Friday Strike."
Fox's coverage echoed a Daily Caller article published Tuesday. The Daily Caller has since updated its reporting, removing all references to Soros in its article and appending a correction saying that he "does not appear connected" to the protests.
On The Five, co-host Greg Gutfeld used the false story to suggest that President Obama could appoint Soros the "destroy America czar" because Soros "hates this place." Co-host Eric Bolling claimed that Soros "wants chaos at Wal-Mart on Black Friday," while Andrea Tantaros said that Soros is "trying to drive a stake through the heart of the U.S. recovery":
These attacks fit the right-wing media's pattern of launching unhinged smears on Soros, a financier who has donated to liberal causes.
Fox News has not yet aired a correction to any of its reports.
What would you expect from the channel that lies all of the time and whose hosts all have failing IQ'S?
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#3666 Nov 24, 2012
ZCs wrote:
Maybe Fox News really does do its recruiting by flipping through a Victoria’s Secret catalog.
Five days after “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade was branded a sexist pig for joking that his network shops for female talent in the racy lingerie catalog, legal analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle was outed as a former underwear model.
Guilfoyle, 43, who co-hosts “The Five” show, posed for Victoria’s Secret — and Macy’s as well — while she was a law student at the University of San Francisco in 1994.
After graduating, the brunette beauty worked as a prosecutor in Los Angeles and San Francisco before making the jump to television as legal analyst on “Anderson Cooper 360” in New York.
Guilfoyle was also married, for a time, to former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Kilmeade, 48, has a history of making boneheaded remarks about women. One crack so incensed co-host Gretchen Carlson that she walked off the set.
His latest brush with misogyny came on his radio show, when a caller complimented comely Alisyn Camerota, the Fox News anchor who often fills in for Carlson.
“Well, you and all the women of Fox, I don’t know who was the scout that got you guys, but they rock,” the guest said.
“It was Brian,” Camerota joked.“But thank you very much, that’s very sweet.”
Kilmeade then weighed in with an awkward joke.
“It was actually, we go into the Victoria’s Secret catalog and we said,‘Can any of these people talk?’” he said.
That crack sparked a flurry of angry calls at tweets to Fox, and Kilmeade was criticized by various media watchdog groups.
I read this story the other day, it was just too funny.
But then again, Fox is a joke of a "news" channel.
Logic

United States

#3667 Nov 25, 2012
That's Fox. Lies, B.S. And bogus poll numbers all the time.
quantum universe

Bronx, NY

#3668 Nov 26, 2012
Logic wrote:
That's Fox. Lies, B.S. And bogus poll numbers all the time.
That's what they do best, LIE.
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#3669 Nov 27, 2012
Did Fox Report this?

CANTON, OH—According to eyewitnesses at the scene, an unkempt and thoroughly disheveled Mitt Romney gave an impassioned campaign speech Monday to a group of bewildered shoppers inside a local Safeway.

Sources confirmed the filth-covered former presidential candidate walked into the store unannounced early yesterday evening, went to the store’s cereal aisle, and started to play Kid Rock’s “Born Free” on a portable boom box, enthusiastically waving and pointing to no one in particular.

As customers began to recognize the 2012 GOP nominee through his scraggly beard and uncombed hair, Romney reportedly picked up a can of Pringles from a nearby shelf, held it near his mouth, and began loudly addressing the growing crowd of confused onlookers.

“How are we feeling out there, friends?” said Romney, who paused briefly as though waiting for applause from the baffled and completely silent supermarket shoppers.“First and foremost, thank you so much for coming out here today and for your continued support throughout the campaign. We’re making our voices heard across the country—that’s for sure!”

“Together, we’re going to bring some real change to Washington!” added Romney, who staggered slightly as he spoke but maintained his balance.

Witnesses told reporters that Romney walked around the store barefoot as he gave his speech, wearing only a pair of dirt-caked jeans and a wrinkled dress shirt covered in food stains.

Safeway patrons also said the former Massachusetts governor gave off an incredibly strong odor and appeared to have gone “days, possibly weeks” without bathing.

“President Obama is trying to distract everyone from his record, because he knows his policies have done nothing to rebuild our economy,” said Romney, eating from a large box of croutons he had taken from the salad dressing aisle.“My five-point plan will scale back the job-killing policies of the current administration, promote small business, cut tax burdens, and put Americans back to work again.”

Sources said a weeping Ann Romney at one point attempted to pull her husband out of the store by his arm but was angrily rebuffed, with the 65-year-old retired businessman yelling that he was “trying to do [his] job here.”

Romney then reportedly climbed atop a checkout counter, rolled up the torn sleeves of his shirt, and started calling on different customers for questions about his tax policy.

“And now, I’d like to welcome on stage the best decision I ever made aside from marrying Ann—the next vice president of the United States, Paul Ryan!” Romney exclaimed as he grabbed the hand of a nearby cashier and attempted to pull her onto the counter to stand alongside him.“From the moment we take office, Paul and I are going to fight for each and every one of you and restore the promise of this great nation.”

According to reports, Safeway employees finally called local authorities when Romney attempted to grab an infant from the arms of her mother “for a quick photo op.”

After three police officers managed, with some effort, to subdue Romney in the produce section, he could be heard shrieking incoherently at the top of his lungs for several moments before he finally trailed off, muttering about a plan to “create 12 million jobs by the end of [his] first term.”

“We’re going all the way to the White House!” Romney loudly proclaimed in the parking lot as he was gently guided into the back of a police car.“Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!”
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#3670 Nov 27, 2012
Tick, Tock! Fox Bootlickers!!

Republicans' belief in the feel-good Fox News fantasies of what "real America" wanted and believed helped them lose the election. Would Romney have lost if his base didn't stubbornly insist that polls were rigged, that almost half the country was looking for a handout (and the other half was angry about it), and that government exists only to coddle or sabotage (not so much the "Nanny state" as Mommie Dearest)? The "conservative entertainment complex", as columnist David Frum put it, promulgated a view of the American electorate that wasn't just objectively false, in terms of polled support, but to which they objected. That is, they didn't just get wrong how much support Romney had; they told a story about American voters that Americans themselves didn't believe. You can't win an election by appealing solely to a class you've arbitrarily designated as the "makers" – there are too many of us who don't believe getting back from your government is "taking". And when it comes to civil rights, you can't woo voters with a description of a future they're not part of. Ultimately, we didn't want to be the kind of country Mitt Romney and the Republican party told us we were.

The reality that Republicans even now seem to have trouble accepting is that not only do we not want to be Romney's America, we aren't and can't be: progress can't be undone, increasing diversity can't be willed into segregation. This isn't just a metaphorical point, either: between 2000 and 2010, the number of Americans who identify as multiracial grew three-and-a-half times faster than those identifying as being of a single race. Seventy-seven percent of Americans say they have a friend , co-worker or relative who's gay, up from 42% since 1992 . Women now attend college at rates higher than the male population and are the primary breadwinners for 60% of all families . Put that in a binder and smoke it.

One of the only divides in America that's growing is the one between the very rich and the very poor (now at its greatest since 1967). And as Bill Kristol (of all people!) has pointed out, Obama won two elections promising to narrow that divide. If Republicans are surprised that the viciously capitalist America of their imagination instead truly desires to "spread the wealth around", I'm even more surprised that people aren't angrier that Obama hasn't done more to make that happen.
Really

Bronx, NY

#3671 Nov 28, 2012
ZCs wrote:
Did Fox Report this?
CANTON, OH—According to eyewitnesses at the scene, an unkempt and thoroughly disheveled Mitt Romney gave an impassioned campaign speech Monday to a group of bewildered shoppers inside a local Safeway.
Sources confirmed the filth-covered former presidential candidate walked into the store unannounced early yesterday evening, went to the store’s cereal aisle, and started to play Kid Rock’s “Born Free” on a portable boom box, enthusiastically waving and pointing to no one in particular.
As customers began to recognize the 2012 GOP nominee through his scraggly beard and uncombed hair, Romney reportedly picked up a can of Pringles from a nearby shelf, held it near his mouth, and began loudly addressing the growing crowd of confused onlookers.
“How are we feeling out there, friends?” said Romney, who paused briefly as though waiting for applause from the baffled and completely silent supermarket shoppers.“First and foremost, thank you so much for coming out here today and for your continued support throughout the campaign. We’re making our voices heard across the country—that’s for sure!”
“Together, we’re going to bring some real change to Washington!” added Romney, who staggered slightly as he spoke but maintained his balance.
Witnesses told reporters that Romney walked around the store barefoot as he gave his speech, wearing only a pair of dirt-caked jeans and a wrinkled dress shirt covered in food stains.
Safeway patrons also said the former Massachusetts governor gave off an incredibly strong odor and appeared to have gone “days, possibly weeks” without bathing.
“President Obama is trying to distract everyone from his record, because he knows his policies have done nothing to rebuild our economy,” said Romney, eating from a large box of croutons he had taken from the salad dressing aisle.“My five-point plan will scale back the job-killing policies of the current administration, promote small business, cut tax burdens, and put Americans back to work again.”
Sources said a weeping Ann Romney at one point attempted to pull her husband out of the store by his arm but was angrily rebuffed, with the 65-year-old retired businessman yelling that he was “trying to do [his] job here.”
Romney then reportedly climbed atop a checkout counter, rolled up the torn sleeves of his shirt, and started calling on different customers for questions about his tax policy.
“And now, I’d like to welcome on stage the best decision I ever made aside from marrying Ann—the next vice president of the United States, Paul Ryan!” Romney exclaimed as he grabbed the hand of a nearby cashier and attempted to pull her onto the counter to stand alongside him.“From the moment we take office, Paul and I are going to fight for each and every one of you and restore the promise of this great nation.”
According to reports, Safeway employees finally called local authorities when Romney attempted to grab an infant from the arms of her mother “for a quick photo op.”
After three police officers managed, with some effort, to subdue Romney in the produce section, he could be heard shrieking incoherently at the top of his lungs for several moments before he finally trailed off, muttering about a plan to “create 12 million jobs by the end of [his] first term.”
“We’re going all the way to the White House!” Romney loudly proclaimed in the parking lot as he was gently guided into the back of a police car.“Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!”
Did Fox report this?
Not probable.
Logic

United States

#3672 Nov 30, 2012
Tick tock

Fox bootlickers

Fox is goin down!
ZCs

New York, NY

#3673 Dec 1, 2012
Tick Tock!

Tick Tock!!

Perhaps this what you get when you deceive your audience by leading them to believe that their lame candidate was actually in contention despite all the objective evidence to the contrary. Prior to election day Fox hyped notably partisan polls like Rasmussen, and famously idiotic pundits like Dick Morris, who confidently declared that Romney would win in a landslide.

Then, on election night, Fox continued the charade by hosting Karl Rove, who refused to accept the reality of Romney's defeat. The spectacle that played out on live television had Rove arguing with Fox's election desk. This caused Anchor Megyn Kelly to ask Rove "Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is this real?" Only on Fox would someone seriously ask their own paid contributor if what he was saying was real.

Since the election Fox News has struggled to make sense of a world they had tried so hard to pretend did not exist - a world where a socialist, Muslim from Kenya could prevail over the richest presidential candidate ever put forward by a major political party. What has America come to?
The flagrant fallacies tendered by Fox were insufficient to topple Obama from his pedestal. Not his trysts with commies like Bill Ayres, nor his scandalous Fast and Furious gunrunning, nor his sordid embrace of gay soldiers, nor his lack of a birth certificate, and not even his culpability for a devastating hurricane, could prevent the President's reelection. And since all of these would-be scandals were propagated by Fox News, it's possible their audience is no longer willing to accept what they say at two-faced value.

It's still too soon to make any predictions about the future rankings of the cable news market. The Fox audience may yet prove to be as gullible and prone to deception as ever. But for the time being there is a glimmer of hope that the marketplace will make purveyors of faulty products pay a price.

If anyone bought a pair of shoes that were as poorly constructed and uncomfortable as most of the stories on Fox News, that shoe company would quickly go out of business. Now we have just to wait to find out if a significant number of Americans are willing to bear the pain of walking another mile in Fox Shoes.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#3674 Dec 1, 2012
ZCs wrote:
Tick Tock!
Tick Tock!!
Perhaps this what you get when you deceive your audience by leading them to believe that their lame candidate was actually in contention despite all the objective evidence to the contrary. Prior to election day Fox hyped notably partisan polls like Rasmussen, and famously idiotic pundits like Dick Morris, who confidently declared that Romney would win in a landslide.
Then, on election night, Fox continued the charade by hosting Karl Rove, who refused to accept the reality of Romney's defeat. The spectacle that played out on live television had Rove arguing with Fox's election desk. This caused Anchor Megyn Kelly to ask Rove "Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is this real?" Only on Fox would someone seriously ask their own paid contributor if what he was saying was real.
Since the election Fox News has struggled to make sense of a world they had tried so hard to pretend did not exist - a world where a socialist, Muslim from Kenya could prevail over the richest presidential candidate ever put forward by a major political party. What has America come to?
The flagrant fallacies tendered by Fox were insufficient to topple Obama from his pedestal. Not his trysts with commies like Bill Ayres, nor his scandalous Fast and Furious gunrunning, nor his sordid embrace of gay soldiers, nor his lack of a birth certificate, and not even his culpability for a devastating hurricane, could prevent the President's reelection. And since all of these would-be scandals were propagated by Fox News, it's possible their audience is no longer willing to accept what they say at two-faced value.
It's still too soon to make any predictions about the future rankings of the cable news market. The Fox audience may yet prove to be as gullible and prone to deception as ever. But for the time being there is a glimmer of hope that the marketplace will make purveyors of faulty products pay a price.
If anyone bought a pair of shoes that were as poorly constructed and uncomfortable as most of the stories on Fox News, that shoe company would quickly go out of business. Now we have just to wait to find out if a significant number of Americans are willing to bear the pain of walking another mile in Fox Shoes.
Anyone who watches Faux News more than 1 hour a day is officially lobotomized.
ZCs

New York, NY

#3675 Dec 1, 2012
For me, it only takes 2 minutes before I turn that garbage off
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#3676 Dec 1, 2012
ZCs wrote:
For me, it only takes 2 minutes before I turn that garbage off
You can stand that crap for that long?

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Since: Dec 10

Paintsville Kentucky

#3677 Dec 1, 2012
ZCs wrote:
For me, it only takes 2 minutes before I turn that garbage off
There is nothing nice ever said on Fox! I don't like them! Nothing Postive!
Logic

United States

#3678 Dec 2, 2012
lover girl 2010 wrote:
<quoted text>
There is nothing nice ever said on Fox! I don't like them! Nothing Postive!
Exactly.
fugeddaboutit

Yonkers, NY

#3679 Dec 2, 2012
Hey, ZCs.

You like predicting. What will unemployment be a year from now? Higher? Or lower?
Logic

United States

#3681 Dec 9, 2012
Tick tock

Fox fires Karl Rove!

Whose next?
shameless-li

Fairfield, CT

#3682 Dec 10, 2012
Logic wrote:
Tick tock
Fox fires Karl Rove!
Whose next?
dick morris is gone too, hannity should be next...

if fox news wants to start to be considered a "serious" news station, they need to get rid of the comedians.

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