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Politics and its Discontents: The Normalization Begins

The other day, I wrote about a New Yorker article by David Remnick in which he warns of the insidious normalization of Donald Trump and his twisted values that will take place over time. It appears this is already happening, as the following makes clear. To her credit, Fox’s Megan Kelly would have none of . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Normalization Begins

Montreal Simon: Roger Ailes the Head of Fox News Is Forced To Resign

For twenty years as the head of Fox News, Roger Ailes helped shaped the current form of the Republican Party.And turn politics in that country into a sewer.But today it was his turn to be flushed into that same sewer.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Roger Ailes the Head of Fox News Is Forced To Resign

Politics and its Discontents: Where Ignorance And Racism Reign Supreme

Yep, that would be Fox News. Watch the following ‘deep’ sociological discussion between Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump as the former discusses why black youth are unemployable. How many stereotypes can you spot? Start at about the 3:50 mark:Recommend t… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Where Ignorance And Racism Reign Supreme

Politics and its Discontents: Groceries As Luxuries?

Apparently they are in Fox world.In an open letter to Yelp CEO last week, a 25-year-old woman who identified herself as Talia Jane explained that she had not “bought groceries since I started this job” at Yelp’s Eat24 food delivery network.After … . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Groceries As Luxuries?

Cowichan Conversations: Who’s More Dangerous, Me Or Fox News? Russell Brand The Trews

Politics and its Discontents: Are Americans Ever Embarrassed?

I know I would be if this kind of regular and much-watched commentary portrayed my nation as so egregiously stupid:

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Politics and its Discontents: Fox Apologizes?

Surely the end is nigh.

In case you have the interest and the stomach, this is what the apologies were all about:

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The Disaffected Lib: Is It Only Terrorism if White People are Attacked?

There was an act of domestic terrorism, an attack on the Colorado office of the NAACP, on January 6th.  You probably never heard of it.  That’s because the media didn’t cover it.

A bomb, consisting of an explosive device attached to a can of gas, went unnoticed in America’s mainstream media.  That is until . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Is It Only Terrorism if White People are Attacked?

Politics and its Discontents: Pope Francis Is On The Right Track, But Not With The Right Wing

You know that when Fox News starts howling, someone is doing something right.

The reactionary network is issuing dire warnings: Fox News reported on Pope Francis’ upcoming action on climate change by promoting climate change denial and suggesting that the pope is aligning with “extremists who favor widespread population control and wealth redistribution.”

The segment . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Pope Francis Is On The Right Track, But Not With The Right Wing

Politics and its Discontents: John Cleese On Sarah Palin

As Cleese says in this 2008 interview, Michael Palin is no longer the funniest Palin.

And about Fox News, which currently employs the post-political Palin, Cleese has this to say. It is probably the best analysis I’ve heard of the rampant stupidity that seems to infest the United States (sorry for that gross overgeneralization):

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Politics and its Discontents: Apples and Mandarins

The logic of Fox commentators is, to say the least, difficult for an old fella like me to follow:

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Dead Wild Roses: When Isn’t Slamming Fox News Fun?

You’d think they would get tired being wrong and laughed at all the time, but, they get full marks for their tenacious grasp on Stupid streaked with partisan politics, of course.

 

Filed under: Media Tagged: Debunking Fox News, Fox News, Media Fail

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Cowichan Conversations: Russell Brand absolutely demolishes Fox News over Ferguson coverage

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Our MSM had left a large opening for challenging, inquiring interpretaions in regard to the events of the day.

Turns out that artists, musicians and comediens often fill the missing gap with hard hitting commentary, satire and editorial assessment.

Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, Stephen Colbert and many in their circle . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Russell Brand absolutely demolishes Fox News over Ferguson coverage

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: It’s High Time Canadians Started Listening to Bill O’Reilly at Fox News

The Conservative Movement, that has been gaining momentum since the 1960s, has made one of their missions, destroying progressive agencies; especially those that support the Welfare State.

In the U.S., they honed in on ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), that advocated for low- and moderate-income families.

What bothered Conservatives the most . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: It’s High Time Canadians Started Listening to Bill O’Reilly at Fox News

Dead Wild Roses: Fox News in One Screen Capture.

Funny and scary all at the same time.

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Fox News, Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

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Melissa Fong: ‘Women Get Paid Exactly What They’re Worth’: Fox New wants women to accept pickle juice

Equal pay is not special treatment, it is correcting for the inequalities born out of patriarchy.

Trashy's World: Maybe I’m wrong, and there really IS a God!

At least, this news is tantamount to divine intervention in my books!!! Fox News North does NOT have to be offered on basic cable… a victory for those Canadians everywhere with IQs higher than the length of Pierre Polievre’s nose, in centimetres. (2) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

LeDaro: Reza Aslan interviewed by Fox News: The Stupidest Interview Ever by Fox News

All progressive folks consider Fox News a joke. A study was done which showed that the people who watch Fox News know less than the people who don’t watch news at all. This video is worth watching.

“Reza Aslan, a religious scholar with a Ph.D. in the sociology of religions from the University . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Reza Aslan interviewed by Fox News: The Stupidest Interview Ever by Fox News

Politics and its Discontents: And Speaking Of Walmart …

Some days, corporate megaliths just can’t catch a break:

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

Watch this video of an interview with Glenn Greenwald for part of the answer:

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LeDaro: Erik Rush: Another Fox News Crazy

This idiot on Fox News thinks the Boston Marathon should be a call to kill all Muslims? Aside from the fact we don’t even know who the perpetrator was, responding to tragedy with hate and vengence, with blatant discrimination, is wrong. This amounts to adopting the very same attitude as the terrorists themselves, to stooping . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Erik Rush: Another Fox News Crazy

Politics and its Discontents: Some Misplaced Right-Wing Anger

The ‘lady’ in this video, so agitated by the number of Americans on food stamps, is right to be angry, but for the wrong reasons:

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Politics and its Discontents: Unions Are To Blame For Impeding Consumer Access To Low Prices

At least Fox News believes that is true.

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Cowichan Conversations: US Bad Gas Ruining Engines and Voiding Warranties

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It sure seems like the oil and gas corporations will rig the game and stack the deck to squeeze every nickle and dime out of the compromised consumers that they can manage. Alternate fuel technology has been impeded, blocked, stalled and denied to the motoring and breathing public for . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: US Bad Gas Ruining Engines and Voiding Warranties

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the War on Christmas. Again

Oh no. Just when I thought the War on Christmas was over. Here it comes again.As brought to us by Bill O'Reilly, the Fox Nation, and this year by Santa himself.Read more »

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