The John McCain of BlogsMay 31st, 2012 at 12:05 am by Brian
Hot Air used to be the daily. Now it’s just doing Media Matter’s dirty work for them.
I don’t disagree with much, if anything, in this video presented earlier today on Fox & Friends. Neither, I suspect, will many of our readers. But does this make anyone uncomfortable at all in regard to its source? Via Greg Hengler, here is a four-minute Fox News retrospective on Hope and Change.
Just being fair, boss! Clutch the pearls! Fox & Friends just spent a week of air time covering Obama pushing a girl in the playground 50 years. ago.
No, wait. They just spent another 3 days discussing Michelle Obama’s expensive boob belt collection.
No. They spent the last two news cycles demanding Obama repudiate comments from his spiritual advisor Al Sharpton.
One last point: Several people in the comments argue that F&F is an opinion show, and that this is therefore fair game. That would certainly be true if they wanted to play ads run by other organizations as part of their commentary. My point is that this ad was produced by Fox News itself, and it’s clearly intended to campaign against Obama. That’s the problem with this video, and I think it was ill-advised by Fox to have produced and published it. If CBS News produced a four-minute video extolling all of Obama’s accomplishments, or a four-minute video with this dramatic music and animation ripping Romney for his years in Massachusetts and at Bain Capital, we’d be screaming our heads off, and rightly so.
And CBS does. And they don’t care if you care. And they don’t care if it’s fair.
Scott Pelley’s so far up Obama’s ass that he won’t have to get a prostate exam this year. He’s already got a live action report on the scene at his balloon knot. Morning news anchor and Oprah same-sex partner Gayle King is hanging with Her Royal Blackness at the Beyonce concert tonight. Hide your red carpets especially if they’re shag. Every morning starts with a replay of Jon Stewart’s slam on any given Republican from the night before.
Four years of late night comedians have somehow managed to avoid making fun of the President at all. Didn’t think they’d make it didja? They showed you. “Honest to God, what more do you want of the man?”
Should we look at NBC? The View? Is this not a 20 minute in-kind campaign contribution with the obligatory “you will win” endorsement at the end?
Does Captain Queeg not think we can see him auditioning for David Frum’s job?
The War on Media Bias is over. Media Bias won. By my count, we need about 5 more Wall Street Journals, three more national level Fox-like news stations and at least one taxpayer subsidized NPR that presents the views of the other 80% of the country instead of just the hardcore Bill Moyers autographed tote bag aficionados.
But this “I’m upset with Fox because an accurate video they produced could be construed as biased” garbage is too much. As long as it’s truthful who cares?
Methinks the Captain needeth to check thyself in or around the time before thine wrecks thyself. Pick a fricking side, tool.
Bring back SeeDubya. This mushy middler bullshirt sucks fat Gergens.