Flagging Credibility

The Outfoxed gals are on the loose again. And Harold Ford Jr, and even Old Glory herself, are not safe. With J$P Video!

More pickings from the Fox haters' grapevine: a special all-newshounds edition! We've got hypocrisy, dishonesty, partisanship, and even one of those patented newsmutt fabrications. Let's begin with the news that Fox hired Rick Santorum as a contributor. The biased bassets trumpeted the news with a big, bold headline:
Fox News, Working on its "Fair and Balanced" Problem, Hires Rick Santorum

Of course the dog pound barked its outrage:
  • OMG! You've got to be kidding, right?
  • This is hysterical. mwahahahahaa.
  • Rick Santorum is as far right wing, at least, as Phil Donahue or Ralph Nader are left-wing.
  • Santorum is a full fledged religous whack job.
  • Fox shoots itself in the other foot, again.
  • This is a new low even for Fox News.
  • The scum just keep on coming.

Just a few days later, Fox hired another contributor: Harold Ford Jr. How did the newspoodles announce that? Um, they didn't. No article reporting the news. No bold-type headline. And therefore, no comments from the kennel-dwellers. Typical. But the hangers-on were given an opportunity to bloviate about Marie-Therese's brilliant theory on the YouTube anti-Hillary ad: it was a secret plot by Republicans! The denizens of the dog pound had a field day:
  • I would be very surprised if this is NOT true. Fox and the RW has been using the looming spectre of Hillary to motivate their base for the last 4 years.
  • When I first saw it, I just assumed that it was produced by FOX. I still have no reason to not believe it.
  • Typical right-wing Fox properganda, "spread the smear, and blame someone else for the source!
  • I have no doubt this video was produced by some [Fox] News Fan or even [Fox] News itself.
  • It was/is, very obviously so, a stealth-swiftboat move. [sic] probably patched together by one of those pedophiles that earn their living lying for the RNC.
  • My money is on some dirty tricks Republican hit squad...

Of course M-T never did publish an article that gave the correct facts; admissions of error are not welcome among the Fox haters. That rule will make things a little easier for Donna, who said of today's Studio B:
There was a brief mention that there was going to be a news conference on the death of Pat Tillman but no news on the wars other than that.

Why do these people have trouble telling the truth? The Tillman coverage was not a brief mention of a press conference. It was a full report from Washington, delivered live by Jennifer Griffin. But don't take our word for it; see for yourself [QuickTime video]:

And then there's our favorite "guest blogger" Priscilla, who has declared rhetorical war on the American flag. You see, according to her, people actually wear flag lapel pins to show their--get ready for this--"patriotism"! Shocking as that may be, it doesn't stop there. Roger Ailes, or Rupert Murdoch, or maybe both, make people like David Asman (only the men, not the women) wear the pin as some sort of secret allegiance to their corporate masters! No, we're not making this up:
As Julie Banderas was unavailable last night, David Asman filled in. Sporting his American flag lapel pin (worn by Fox male commentators to show their patriotism and their cooperating with management)...

A picture is worth a thousand words, and a dozen pictures are worth more than all the collected works of the anti-Fox terriers. Just look at all those Fox males sporting their Murdoch-mandated lapel pins:


posted: Mon - March 26, 2007 at 05:50 PM       j$p  send 

Boy that last one just says it all about the newsmutts doesn't it?! Well done Johnny!
March 26, 2007, 9:12:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
I'm going to have to disagree with johnny here.
The credibility of the mutts can't be flagging if it never had any credibility to begin with. Starting with Outfoxed, it's been stuck at rock bottom.
March 26, 2007, 10:36:19 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Johnny: Love that photo montage!
March 27, 2007, 12:19:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Thanks. I had another two or three I could have added, but then it wouldn't have come out even!
March 27, 2007, 5:04:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

well i think it's pretty obvious you had to photoshop off all those pins. just kidding, great work as always johnny
March 28, 2007, 11:27:05 AM EDT – Like – Reply

"Harold Ford is one of my favorite Democrats." - Ann Coulter
With a extreme right-wing endorsement like that how could Fox News resist? P^)
While not as radically right as some other 'Democratic' ex-pols Fox News has picked like Dick Morris and Zel Miller, from supporting the core of the Republican economic agenda (tax cuts for the wealthy, SS privatization, anti-consumer bankruptcy legislation, cutting the estate tax) to supporting an anti-gay Constitutional amendment, there's a lot the conservative Foxies will like in Ford.
March 28, 2007, 7:01:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply

to supporting an anti-gay Constitutional amendment, there's a lot the conservative Foxies will like in Ford.
sknabt: May you and your boyfriend spend many happy hours together drinking your Kool-Aid!
March 28, 2007, 8:30:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply