Some (More) Inconvenient Truths About Fox News


Last night, one of my fellow bloggers made a case that Fox News cannot be considered a right-wing propaganda mill, because it is the home of a number of left-of-center commentators. This developed an argument I made earlier this week that “part of Fox’s advantage [is that] it also employs center-Left commentators like Juan Williams, [...]

Hold On, Big Labor – by Ben Johnson


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John McCain places a hold on an Obama/SEIU appointee with ties to ACORN.

Open Thread: The Anita Dunn Monster-Saint Free Association Game


White House Communications Director Anita Dunn has famously named her two favorite political philosophers Mao tse-Tung and Mother Teresa. One of them was history’s greatest monster, the other its most recent living saint. The pair has nothing in common except that they both helped people meet God.
So, in Anita Dunn’s spirit, what associations can we [...]

The Downside of Fox’s Conservative Consolidation


Over the weekend, I recounted news that Lou Dobbs may leave CNN for Fox Business. With Fox’s acquisition of John Stossel and Tucker Carlson, NewsCorp entities are well on their way to becoming the home of most conservative television personalities. This leaves CNN with Dobbs, Bill Bennett, Ed Rollins, and sorta Republican David Gergen; MSNBC [...]

Lou Dobbs’ New Home?


The New York Times reported this week that Lou Dobbs of CNN and leader of The Independent Nation met with Roger Ailes of Fox News last month. Unnamed people familiar with the meeting told the Times,  “Mr. Dobbs is a potential hire for the Fox Business Network.”

To those of a certain age, Dobbs is as [...]

A Reason for the Left to Hate MLK


Earlier I noted the reasons Martin Luther King Jr. was not a political conservative. He was not a New Left street radical, either. The young MLK rejected Marxism:
During the Christmas holidays of 1949 I decided to spend my spare time reading Karl Marx to try to understand the appeal of communism for many people. For [...]

Kincaid: Fox News Fires Marc Lamont Hill


Cliff Kincaid over at Accuracy in Media (AIM) announces Fox News has fired Marc Lamont Hill. Cliff represented AIM at NewsCorp’s annual meeting. (”Accuracy in Media is a News Corp. shareholder.”) AIM reports that he asked Rupert Murdoch why someone with Hill’s radical views would have a role as a Fox News commentator:
Before Kincaid completed [...]

MLK Was No “Conservative”


As much as I hate to take issue with my colleagues here, it is hyperbolic to call Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a “conservative.” It is true King was no New Left radical. He had little use for Malcolm X and in his “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” he famously denounced “the hatred and despair [...]

A Suggestion for SNL’s Next Obama Skit


 
Saturday Night Live got into big trouble for its opening skit last week. Here’s a proposal for their show tomorrow night: Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Let him have Moammar Qaddafi give his acceptance speech. (After all, Obama is Qaddafi’s “son.”)

Nobel Appeasement Prize: “A Kick in the Leg,” Part II


 
This morning, the world awoke to the news that, once again, Barack Obama has been given an honor he has done nothing to earn. Norweigian officials announced today that President Obama, our community-organizer-in-chief, had won the Nobel Peace Prize .
There was a time when the award carried prestige and self-authenticating legitimacy. The committee awarded Teddy Roosevelt the 1906 Nobel [...]