1/6/09 12:39 PM

Dishonest to the Last Drop

Updated! To perpetuate a myth, it is important to feed it regularly, much like one waters a plant. The sustinence must be consistent and unceasing to keep the credulous convinced of its certitude. This is the role of the Fox haters, eagerly assumed by the newshounds (another fine product of the Outfoxed syndicate).

We have written many times about the "invisible man" technique, wherein people who appear on Fox are made to disappear because their presence has the unfortunate effect of disproving the propaganda line against FNC. The whippets have of late embraced this fraudulent tactic with renewed vigor.

We were reminded of this when the biased bassets complained about an episode of Fox & Friends. Oh sure, Hillary Clinton appeared but that was dismissed: "they brought on Hillary because she was happy about her win". Still it was nothing but "a slew of Republican guests [i.e. two --J$] brought on to put down Obama" and despite Sen Clinton's lengthy interview "there was a serious lack of Democrats on the show". Of course, there was an invisible man: Obama supporter Tim Roehmer (D) was interviewed live, but deceptive Donna erased his appearance completely, as if he were never there. It was necessary to propel the propaganda.

This goes on constantly. The selective coverage, and erasure, of guests on Fox is one of the premier hound tricks to smear the channel. Day after day, drip by drip, the lie is nourished:

Item: Fox & Friends "bashes" Jeremiah Wright; newspoodles rail about Roy Innes. Also on the program was Marc Lamont Hill, but that fact is not reported.

Item: On Hannity & Colmes it was all about Ann Coulter. Why did Rev Joseph Lowery even bother to show up, since he was rendered invisible by the bowsers?

Item: Fox & Friends "had all these Republicans on to talk about Wright.... This is fair and balanced?... Fox needs to do somehting [sic] to make itself fair and balanced and get out of the Democratic bashing business." What about the two segments with Bob Beckel? An inconvenient truth that had to be purged from the kennel's perverted reality.

Item: Chrish notes that "ten, maybe fifteen minutes after" interviewing Hillary Clinton, Bill O'Reilly "outsourced the slams" by using Dennis Miller to attack Democrats. Why the 15-minute gap? What aired that was deliberately skipped over? You guessed it! O'Reilly interviewed Tanya Acker and Nancy Skinner, both Democrats and Obama supporters. Their participation had to be dispensed with: it does not advance the myth.

Item: Cavuto's program had Karl Rove on, and therefore was just "right wing talking points and tabloid". Of course the rundown of guests conveniently omitted Democratic Congresswoman Caroline Maloney. She was rendered invisible to facilitate the Big Lie.

And so it goes: repeat as needed. We may have enough server space to document it all. And that's not even counting programs the pooches ignore completely. Greta van Susteren airs immediately after Hannity & Colmes. In recent days she has repeatedly interviewed supporters of Rev Wright and Sen Obama (such as Rev Myron Cloyd), but the hounds can't permit that to be known, so they quietly say nothing and hope that no one will notice.

With each drip, drop, drip of dishonesty the newshounds do their part to perpetuate the smears. But repeating a lie doesn't make it true. It does however expose the corruption and chicanery of those for whom hate takes precedence over honor.

Update! No sooner did this post hit cyberspace than the newshounds delivered again! Chrish whines that Laura Ingraham was actually permitted to disagree with Hillary Clinton on last night's Factor: "Where's the fair and balanced?... Clinton is criticized, not debated, for her answers and policy positions. We knew this would happen... all she did was confer legitimacy on FOX and O'Reilly and feed the beast." (Because two segments of Hillary Clinton are somehow rendered unfair and unbalanced by one segment with Laura.) But what's missing from this hyperbolic hound harangue? Well, how about the fact that O'Reilly also interviewed Hillary supporter Lanny Davis? Not a mention; not one word! We don't have to accuse the newshounds of duplicity. They prove it on their own day after day.

Mike Chimeri
Chrish was Olby's Blue Blog Source for naming BOR Worst Person last night, and will probably be the source again tonight. Oralmann will get to do his unfunny O'Reilly *and* Ingraham voice. Meanwhile, the real Laura will pull in 1.75 to 2.25 million viewers tonight filling in for BOR.
May 2, 2008, 3:12:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply

i'm shocked that your comment over there on the latest post was erased. obviously they just made an honest mistake, they must have accidentally deleted it while trying to thank you for pointing out their error.
May 2, 2008, 5:18:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Oh yeah, they are so dedicated to telling the truth that when it happens to appear on their site, they rush to delete it. Not only are they dishonest, they are cowards: spineless amoebas.
May 2, 2008, 5:22:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply

steve must be new over there , not knowing their SOP.. all dissent shall be crushed.
May 2, 2008, 6:03:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Juan Peso
Mindless socialists all.
Anemones of the state, so to speak.
May 2, 2008, 6:03:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply

i was actually just being sarcastic, i always forget that you can't read sarcasm on the internet
May 2, 2008, 6:15:15 PM EDT – Like – Reply

david smawley
Mike, it's brings pure unadulterated joy to my heart when Sub Laura kicks KO's butt. My prayer is that she will double his numbers!
May 2, 2008, 6:55:34 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
Next time, Steve, do what I do: write "(sarcasm):" before you say anything sarcastic. Then, in the next paragraph or sentence, write "(normal):" or "But seriously,". Example:
(sarcasm): Wow, those NewsHounds are so trustworthy.
But seriously, I can't believe the dishonesty over there.
May 2, 2008, 7:09:27 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Just reading the links here on this site for the past couple of weeks, it seems to me that what really bothers so many FNC critics is that the network treats conservatives with any sort of respect. And when you think about it, on the MSM and other cable channels conservative pundits and commentators do come with an implied "warning label" that liberals don't seem to have.  
It stuns liberals to see Newt Gingrich treated with respect as though he might have something to contribute from his experience rather merely being the token balance sideshow to the more reputable Bob Kerry or even Lanny Davis. That is the way conservatives have traditionally been treated by the media.
Treating conservatives with the same respect you'd give a liberal, giving more than a sentence long forum to a conservative position without the default mode that it is somehow extreme, not acting as though it is the interviewer's job to push both conservative AND LIBERAL guests to the left on all issues, seems most UNFAIR and UNBALANCED to these folks.
Liberals have seen conservatism marginalized within the field of journalism, even as it was winning elections and was the standard opinion of John Q. Public, that it just seems incredible to them to see it treated respectfully. Treat a conservative as though he were Joe Biden or even Joe Conason? Horrors!
May 2, 2008, 7:30:33 PM EDT – Like – Reply

High five for "hyperbolic hound harangue" .
May 2, 2008, 9:41:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply

newshounds is a weird, almost surreal type support group.
partisan liberals suppressing any (common sense) dissent.  
the partisans that cry, "partisan foul!"
and complain about "fair and balanced."
with Dr. Ellen leading group.
May 2, 2008, 9:44:48 PM EDT – Like – Reply

" Rove even got giddy about Hillary winning in Bob Casey's district 76% to 24%."
Everything else aside anyone who uses "giddy" to describe Karl Rove is obviously dealing from the bottom of the deck.
Dittos on the "hyperbolic hound harangue", Shakezy . I love good alliterations too.
Cecelia, you nailed that. It has always been an irritant to me that Repubs/Conservs were usually introduced with or referred to with adjectives that had perjorative connotations and much worse. I think this sums it up nicely:
"GINGRICH: Well, there was a column written by Brent Bozell recently about Nancy Pelosi becoming speaker and me becoming speaker. And he contrasted the initial media coverage of the two of us.
And if you go back and look — you know, I had a — Time magazine savaged me as Scrooge who stole Tiny Tim's broken crutch — didn't just steal the crutch; I broke it, on the cover of Time. Newsweek had me as the Grinch that stole Christmas. I was a Dr. Seuss figure."
May 3, 2008, 9:58:17 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
NewsHounds isn't even "partisan liberals." They're far/radical left.
May 3, 2008, 12:57:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Excellent exposé again johnny! These are my favorite J$P articles.  
I used to post over at NH, literally years ago, on their mains and off-topic forums. Eventually, they would delete my posts within seconds just by looking at the username(s) that I used.  I no longer waste my time trying to educate brainwashed hate-filled ignoramuses but love the posts you write on them!
May 3, 2008, 2:29:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I used to engage the borg too.. but their insanity was making me depressed for my country , so I had to stop
May 3, 2008, 2:52:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Yes, Grammie, the media acts as though Republicans should come in a plain brown wrapper and only as brief foils to liberals who are being pushed to go more to the left by the interviewer.
The Cable Gamer had an excellent piece about FNC doesn't condescend to the average guy. I think that's part and parcel of that horror the left feels for FNC.
Fox Fan, I agree with you entirely. It's neigh on impossible to go to leftist boards and give a respectiful and sensitive voice to your own ideas, all the while saying that they are your friends and neighbors of good intent and that you appreciate classical liberalism, etc. You will STILL be labeled with every dictator's name in history and always in language that would make a pornographer blush.
Maybe they will mellow out when Bush is gone from office. I hope.
May 3, 2008, 4:30:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Maybe they will mellow out when Bush is gone from office. I hope.
I have no confidence this will happen. There is something profound going on in the world that is just blinding scores of people.
May 3, 2008, 4:39:06 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Like I've said before, they'll aim their hate right at McCain when he wins and not miss a beat. I think they'll even ratchet it up a notch or 2.
May 3, 2008, 6:36:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply