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    "Roger Ailes, the president of Fox News, on Monday embraced the idea of a more civil public discourse in the wake of the shootings in Arizona.
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    “I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually,” Mr. Ailes said. “You don’t have to do it with bombast. I hope the other side does that.”"

    Ailes to Fox Anchors, ‘Tone it Down’ - NYTimes.com

    Of course he had to add the requisite “both sides do it” statement.

    — 3 years ago
    #fox news  #roger ailes  #civil discourse  #tone it down  #both sides do it 
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    Jon Stewart: Credit for Sarah Palin’s recovery from being unfairly linked to the Tucson shootings has to go to her nurse, Sean Hannity.

    (Source: underthemountainbunker.com)

    — 3 years ago
    #Sarah Palin  #Sean Hannity  #Tucson  #Arizona  #violence  #Fox News  #media  #conservative  #slogans  #Jon Stewart  #The Daily Show  #video 
    Trust in Fox News plummets:

Public Policy Polling: Our Second Annual TV News Trust Poll
-A year ago a plurality of Americans said they trusted Fox News.  Now a  plurality of them don’t.  Conservatives haven’t moved all that much- 75%  said they trusted it last year and 72% still do this time around.  But  moderates and liberals have both had a strong increase in their level of  distrust for the network- a 12 point gain from 48% to 60% for moderates  and a 16 point gain from 66% to 82% for liberals.  Voters between left  and center tend to be more trusting of the media across the board, which  is why a fair number of them were still rating Fox favorably even a  year ago at this time.  But it looks like with a lot of those folks it  has finally crossed the line to being too political to trust.-All  three of the traditional major networks- NBC, CBS, and ABC- have seen  an increase in their trust levels over the last year.  NBC continues to  be the most trusted of the trio, breaking even this year at 41% who  trust it and 41% who don’t.  It may be MSNBC’s liberal tilt that vaults  its parent network to the top overall.

    Trust in Fox News plummets:

    Public Policy Polling: Our Second Annual TV News Trust Poll

    -A year ago a plurality of Americans said they trusted Fox News. Now a plurality of them don’t. Conservatives haven’t moved all that much- 75% said they trusted it last year and 72% still do this time around. But moderates and liberals have both had a strong increase in their level of distrust for the network- a 12 point gain from 48% to 60% for moderates and a 16 point gain from 66% to 82% for liberals. Voters between left and center tend to be more trusting of the media across the board, which is why a fair number of them were still rating Fox favorably even a year ago at this time. But it looks like with a lot of those folks it has finally crossed the line to being too political to trust.

    -All three of the traditional major networks- NBC, CBS, and ABC- have seen an increase in their trust levels over the last year. NBC continues to be the most trusted of the trio, breaking even this year at 41% who trust it and 41% who don’t. It may be MSNBC’s liberal tilt that vaults its parent network to the top overall.

    — 3 years ago with 6 notes
    #public policy polling  #network tv news  #public trust  #fox news  #nbc  #cbs  #abc  #pbs  #cnn  #trust poll 

    They believe in communism. They believe and have called for a revolution. You’re going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning, they may shoot you.

    Glenn Beck discussing Democratic leaders on a June broadcast of his Fox News show.

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    — 3 years ago with 74 notes
    #glenn beck  #democrats  #communists  #communism  #fox news  #shoot them in the head  #democratic leaders  #violent rhetoric  #extreme rhetoric 
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    FOX NEWS’ MEGYN KELLY CLAIMED LAST WEEK  that her network doesn’t use Nazi references, like Rep. Steve Cohen (D) did when he compared the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels during a debate on health care.

    In an interview with Kelly, Democratic strategist Richard Socarides pointed out that Cohen wasn’t the only one to invoke Nazis. “If we want to get into who is heating this and overheating this, I mean every night on the very network we’re on right now, the leading commentators on this network use this kind of language,” he explained.

    Kelly responded, “That’s not true, Richard. I don’t know if you sit and watch our programming every night, but I watch it every day, and you’re wrong.”

    Stewart noted, “Megyn, I watch it every day, too. 12 long years. I think he might be right.”

    …and what follows is clip after clip after clip, proving Kelly wrong:

    Raw Story

    — 3 years ago with 35 notes
    #daily show  #jon stewart  #fox news  #nazis  #nazi references  #megyn kelly  #Richard Socarides  #roger ailes  #glenn beck  #bill o'reilly  #Rep. Steve Cohen  #democrats  #republicans  #politics 
    400 Rabbis protest Glenn Beck’s use of Holocaust imagery →

    400 Rabbis protest Fox host’s use of Holocaust imagery

    (Reuters) – Four hundred rabbis will publish a letter on Thursday calling on Fox News to sanction host Glenn Beck for repeated use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery and for airing attacks on World War Two survivor George Soros.

    In an open letter to Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp, which owns Fox, the rabbis also demand an apology from Fox News chief Roger Ailes for characterizing Beck’s Jewish critics as nothing more than “left-wing rabbis.”

    The letter will appear today in the Wall Street Journal. Guess what the response is from Fox News (GOP/Teaparty network):

    “We haven’t seen the ad,” said Joel Cheatwood, Fox News senior vice president of development, “but this group is a George Soros backed left-wing political organization that has been trying to engage Glenn Beck primarily for publicity purposes.”

    Anyone with a functioning brain can see that Cheatwood has that backwards — Beck and Fox News have been “engaging” Jews and liberals for publicity purposes for quite some time.

    BTW, today is  International Holocaust Remembrance Day, an observance established by the United Nations in 2005.

    Related: Glenn Beck recently named nine people as enemies of America and humanity. EIGHT of them are Jews.

    — 3 years ago
    #Democratic Party  #politics  #Republican Party  #Tea Party  #400 rabbis  #Fox News  #George Soros  #glenn beck  #holocaust survivor  #international holocaust remembrance day  #january 27  #Jewish  #Jews  #joe cheatwood  #rabbis  #roger ailes  #Rupert Murdoch  #Wall Street Journal  #world war ii  #WSJ 

    The Snowbilly is definitely in her “Fat Elvis” final days of narcotic confusion

    Dubya Tee Eff, indeed, Sarah:

    What did Palin think of Barack Obama’s popular centrist State of the Union speech? It’s impossible to tell, based on the words falling so loosely from her lips, but she did prove she also doesn’t know how to say the old Internet term “WTF,” which is pronounced “What the Fuck?” (She just spoke the letters, which is a blood libel against Fuck.) Oh yeah, we’ve got the video!

    And yeah, the Snowbilly is definitely in her “Fat Elvis” final days of narcotic confusion.

    — 3 years ago
    #politics  #Republican Party  #sarah palin  #Tea Party  #bleurgh  #failed VP candidate  #fat elvis  #final days  #Fox News  #gah  #GOP  #grifter  #half-term governor  #Palin  #snowbilly  #wtf indeed 
    pantslessprogressive:

A friend who works at PBS just emailed this image to me, adding, “This is how I feel every freaking day.”
[NOTE: If you know the original source, please message me so I can give credit.]

    pantslessprogressive:

    A friend who works at PBS just emailed this image to me, adding, This is how I feel every freaking day.”

    [NOTE: If you know the original source, please message me so I can give credit.]

    (Source: pantslessprogressive, via think4yourself)

    — 3 years ago with 548 notes
    #fox news  #cnn  #pbs  #technology  #news 
    Obama Hate Machine Exploits Egyptian Crisis | David Corn →

    The Egyptian crisis is far from over; Obama and his team can hardly be fully judged. But to date, they have represented the United States well. In fact, Republican leaders in Congress have not been complaining. Yet the Obama Hate Machine has seized on the Egyptian uprising as another opportunity to slam the president. Conservative columnist Dick Morris, who once upon a time was a consultant to President Bill Clinton, hammered Obama for failing to stand with Mubarak against Islamic “extremists” trying “to take over the country.” Fox News contributor Ralph Peters blasted Obama for not sufficiently supporting the Egyptian protesters. The right-wing Washington Times editorial page slammed Obama for having “abrogated any leadership role in resolving the turmoil in Egypt,” noting, “When the time calls for action, Mr. Obama sits on his hands.” The newspaper suggested that Obama’s moves would lead to al-Qaeda taking over Egypt. Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com published a posting by Wayne Allyn Root, a leading libertarian, that predicted that the United States would soon be hit by Egyptian-style “riots, revolt in the streets, and economic paralysis” and that Obama “might turn out to be just as intolerant to dissent as Mubarak.”

    Then there’s Glenn Beck. In his own bizarro fashion, Beck tied the rebellion in Egypt to radical forces in the United States and elsewhere that are scheming the demise of the United States:

    "We have evidence of the uber-left, the anarchists and the communists and the socialists, the radicals, sowing the seeds and helping those in Egypt. All they want is more pressure on the United States. This isn’t about the people there. This is about changing the globe… . The storm that I’ve talked about for so many years is here. The coming insurrection is here."

    ……

    Who’s going to believe this crap from the Hate Machine? Our parents, the ones who are an average age of 65 and watch Fox News 24/7 — and especially watch Glenn Beck.

    — 3 years ago
    #obama  #egypt  #mubarak  #obama hate machine  #fox news  #glenn beck  #republicans 
    10 reasons Fox News doesn’t really care about the Egypt story: →

    Read the explanations for each reason — they’re very good! Like #3 below:

    1. It’s a foreign affairs story, not a domestic politics one.

    2. Obama can’t be blamed. Well, not in any kind of coherent way.

    3. It’s not a hate-based story that divides Americans. So far, the uplifting tale about how the Egyptian people are altering the course of their history doesn’t really have a villain who Fox News can demonize state-side. Sure, President Hosni Mubarak is starring as the out-of-touch autocratic leader who is being forced from office. But Fox News really prefers stories that pit entire segments of the U.S. population against each other and where paranoia, as well as resentment, are allowed to fester and then be amplified. (Think: Terri Schiavo.)

    4. It took Fox News a long time to find a boogeyman.

    5. There are no bombs going off in the street of Cairo.

    6. Egypt today can’t be explained by retired generals or terrorism experts.

    7.  It exposes Glenn Beck as being even more insane than people already thought he was.

    8. Fox News producers don’t know any prominent Arabs or Muslims.

    9.  The GOP doesn’t seem to have a clearly defined position on the Egyptian revolution, nor is it passionate about the turmoil.

    10. It’s an actual news story.

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    I’d add one more, maybe the biggest reason of all:

    11. Greta and Sean can’t comfortably work Sarah Palin into this story on their shows (nor can Palin see Egypt from her porch).

    — 3 years ago
    #fox news  #egypt 

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    Chris Matthews: Beck’s motto should be, “I’m crazy as hell and I’m not going to take this any more!”

    It’s true that the RWNJs can’t decide if they want to portray Obama as soft on Islam or as a secret Muslim — so they just do both, because their audience will believe anything.

    And who’s also sailing aboard the Crazy Boat? Tammy Bruce

    — 3 years ago with 33 notes
    #President Obama  #Republican Party  #Tea Party  #caliphate  #chris matthews  #crazy  #david corn  #egypt  #Fox News  #glenn beck  #Hardball  #Joan Walsh  #paranoid  #politics 
    "Today, (hat tip/Ben Smith), we have Bill Kristol sticking with the demonstrators and calling out free-range lunatic Glenn Beck, for his hilarious commie-muslim caliphate delusions. This is not unimportant. Kristol lies very close to the throbbing heart of the Fox News sensibility. And I’ve heard, from more than a couple of conservative sources, that prominent Republicans have approached Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes about the potential embarrassment that the paranoid-messianic rodeo clown may bring upon their brand. The speculation is that Beck is on thin ice. His ratings are dropping, too—which, in the end, is a good part of what this is all about. But I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a mirror-Olbermann situation soon."
    — 3 years ago
    #glenn beck  #egypt  #thin ice  #fox news  #Bill Kristol  #Rupert Murdoch  #Roger Ailes