Politics and its Discontents: Why Is A Free Press Important?

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DeSmogBlog: Fox News Versus The Muppets: Do Conservatives Have Different Senses of Humor Than Liberals?

kermit.jpg You’ve probably already heard: In a video “press conference” that has already been seen by almost two million people, Kermit and Miss Piggy take on, and take down, Fox News. The provocation? A comment by a conservative media watcher, Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center, on the Fox Business Channel—accusing the new Muppets movie ...

350 or bust: Kermit & Miss Piggy Respond To Fox News Attacks

I’m about ready for a recess on the nonsense coming out of Ottawa, and the Harper government –  and parliament just resumed sitting yesterday after a 6-week Christmas break!  Here’s a slightly different news story, just for a change: Adding fuel to the speculation that Fox “news” pundits are a more caricatures than the Muppets ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Demonizing OCW Effort Gets Derailed

Fox News butt plug Eric Bolling inveighs against OCW for being crazy, anti-American Communists and/or anti-Semitic Nazis – take your pick. With his baseless introductory slander out of the way, Bolling then goes on to trot out a certifiable canard that federal employees make twice as much as their private-sector counterparts. In this argument, he’s ...

Fox News whines that George Bush isn’t getting credit for assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki

This is one time Fox News can keep the credit for George Bush. After all, they tried this with the capture of Saddam. Right wingers cannot handle anyone getting credit except for themselves. They hate when any progressive gets media attention. They want to obliterate every last breath of any non-con media pundit or outlet. ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Protests: Now & Then

The team at Fox News attacks the “radical left-wingers” and “nutjobs” currently protesting the fraud, corruption and lack of accountability on Wall Street (amongst other things the participants see as being horribly dysfunctional in America at the moment). Do the malicious cretins at Fox News somehow think that Americans are so incredibly stupid that they ...