The Monday 4-16-12 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - April 17, 2012 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Personal generosity, social justice and the White House. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: President Obama and Vice President Biden have released their 2011 tax returns and, once again, what they donated to charity is instructive. The President and Mrs. Obama made about $800,000 and they donated 22% of that to charity - very generous! But Vice President Biden is another story - he donated just over 1% of his entire income to charity.What a joke, O'Reilly is so biased it's laughable. The real measure would be to look at what percent of money a person donates to charity compared to what they make. Not the total dollar amount, so what O'Reilly did is total right-wing spin. On top of that, who fricking cares what political party donates the most money to charity.
Then Juan Williams and Mary Katharine Ham were on to talk about the left/right divide in charitable giving. Williams said this: "The key element you overlooked, is that conservatives are more likely to go to church. If you took out giving to the alms basket, liberals give slightly more than conservatives. Gays are the most generous in terms of giving to charity and secular conservatives who don't go to church are the stingiest."
Ham said this: "They know they're going to get a pass because they're liberals and they have their 'compassion card.' There are two versions of compassion - conservatives give freely without having the government take it, they give in their own communities to places they know are accountable because actually helping people matters. To many liberals, although many of them are very generous, they get this 'compassion card' by advocating the taking of money from other people."
Then O'Reilly had the biased far-right Obama hating Lt. Col. Ralph Peters About a dozen Secret Service agents were sent home from Colombia after reportedly hiring prostitutes. The Factor pursued the story with Fox News military analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on to use the Secret Service scandal to trash Obama. Peters said they are a great organization that has done tremendous work, but as with the military, sometimes you get this sort of thing."
Peters also said this: "Latin America has always been regarded as the 'party continent,' and this was obviously an incident of poor leadership. If the leader of the team is misbehaving or tolerating misbehavior, the troops will go bad."
O'Reilly called for a thorough examination of the Secret Service's role, saying this: "They were doing this stuff on Wednesday, just two days before President Obama was scheduled to arrive. This was a shocking breach and there has to be a drastic realignment of the Secret Service."
Then O'Reilly had another far-right stooge on to trash Obama. Katie Pavlich was on to talk about the Justice Department's "Fast and Furious" gun-running operation that resulted in narco-criminals obtaining U.S. weapons.
Pavlich, who has written a book about the botched operation said this: "People don't know the details of this story. The Obama administration is being protected by the mainstream media because they know that if the American people knew the details of this program and what was done to push a political agenda, it would definitely swipe a second term from Obama."
O'Reilly then complained that "Fast and Furious" has had no impact on the coming election, saying this: "As much as talk radio and some conservative pundits are yelling and screaming, this story has not hurt President Obama."
Then another conservative was on, Brit Hume was on to discuss the Secret Service prostitution scandal. Hume said this: "This indiscreet personal behavior, poses security risks and that's obviously something we have to be concerned about. Colombia is kind of a wild and wooly kind of place so this kind of conduct doesn't shock me. But we don't know what really happened - it may turn out to be more or less serious than we're hearing."
Hume also commented on the "Fast and Furious" scandal, saying this: "It never inspires confidence, when you have the kind of stonewalling that appears to have gone on. We now have three administrative scandals - at the Justice Department, in the Secret Service, and in the General Services Administration. There may be a critical mass reached where people draw conclusions about how well the Obama team administers the government."
Obama had nothing to do with it morons, get a clue and stop with the partisan bias.
Then Bernie Goldberg was on to talk about a Sunday roundtable on CNN, where media reporter Julie Mason implied that Fox News and Bill O'Reilly shill for the Republicans.
The biased far-right O'Reilly butt-kissing Goldberg laughably said this: "I don't have a clue as to what she's talking about, but let me tell you what I think this is about. I think you, Bill O'Reilly, have become the poster boy for every liberal complaint about anything on cable TV. Not because you're biased, but because you're the most well known person - that's the price you pay for being well known."
What a joke, face it idiots Mason is right and the complaints about O'Reilly are his right-wing bias, plus the fact that he will not admit he is a Republican, he lies about having a no spin zone, he lies about being an Independent, and he lies about being non-partisan. It's all bias and lies from O'Reilly, he is just as biased as Hannity, he just refuses to admit it.
O'Reilly even took issue with the notion that FNC is Republican-occupied territory, saying this: "Dick Cheney won't come on this program, John McCain was very hesitant to be interviewed by me, and I can give you scores of other examples of Republicans who don't want any part of this show."
And finally O'Reilly had his ridiculous Factor Reality check, which I do not report on because it's nonsense. It's just O'Reilly by himself putting his right-wing spin on something someone else said.
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense.
O'Reilly Makes Insane Claim About Fox News
By: Steve - April 17, 2012 - 10:00am
This may be the dumbest thing O'Reilly has ever said in his life, and that is saying a lot because he says some dumb things. He actually said that in his opinion Fox News is not trying to get anyone elected.
And yes he said it with a straight face, making O'Reilly a big joke. Because everyone knows Fox is going to do everything in their power to get Romney elected and Obama thrown out of the White House.
It's just laughable to claim Fox is not trying to get anyone elected, because they spend 24/7 slamming Obama and praising Romney. In fact, O'Reilly should not be allowed to say he has a no spin zone after that massive right-wing spin.
Fox News Stooges Deny Big Oil Tax Breaks Are Subsidies
By: Steve - April 16, 2012 - 11:00am
Here is some great proof that the right-wing stooges at Fox are biased and pretty much in the back pocket of the big oil companies, because they are lying for them.
Eric Bolling said this on 3-29-12:
BOLLING: So President Obama -- first of all, he calls the tax credits to the oil company subsidies. This is completely off base. Not one dollar of taxpayer money comes from the government and Congress and is sent to the oil companies.Stuart Varney said this on 3-30-12:
VARNEY: Since when do we have taxpayer giveaways to the oil companies? Show me the check, Mr. President. Show me the check. All companies in America, when they invest in equipment, get a tax break on that investment, the oil companies included.Rush Limbaugh said this on 3-30-12:
LIMBAUGH: By the way, they don't get subsidized. Folks, this is another blatant lie. It is a blatant lie about tax subsidies. Big Oil does not get subsidized. They have tax breaks like many other industries do, just like you have a home mortgage interest deduction.Shannon Bream and Juan Williams said this on 3-30-12:
BREAM: And to be clear, the vote in the Senate today was about a bill from Senator Menendez and it would have cut tax breaks, which the White House refers to as subsidies. But really, there is a difference, Juan.Now get this, these are talking points from the American Petroleum Institute, and the right-wing media are denying that the tax incentives oil companies receive are a subsidy.
While Independent experts say that such incentives have effects similar to more direct cash transfers from the government, and tax expenditures make up a major part of the government's energy policy.
From the Pew Charitable Trusts' SubsidyScope.org:
Tax expenditures have a similar effect on the federal deficit as government spending. They can also have effects on recipients that are similar to grants or other types of subsidies.From the Center for American Progress report America's Hidden Power Bill: Examining Federal Energy Tax Expenditures:
To reiterate, a tax expenditure is a government spending program that delivers subsidies through the tax code via special tax credits, deductions, exclusions, exemptions, and preferential rates.The New York Times reported in July 2010 that "an examination of the American tax code indicates that oil production is among the most heavily subsidized businesses, with tax breaks available at virtually every stage of the exploration and extraction process."
A report from the fiscal watchdog organization Taxpayers For Common Sense estimated that oil and gas companies will receive "more than $78 billion" in subsidies, including $55 billion in industry specific subsidies.
And take note that O'Reilly never says a word about the bias from anyone at Fox, while they cover for the oil companies, that even he admits are gouging the American people.
Republican Says Money Is More Important To Men
By: Steve - April 15, 2012 - 10:00am
Talk about a war on women, that Ingraham and the right claims is made up, here is more proof it is real.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly repealed his state's equal pay law last week, a decision that will make it harder for victims of wage discrimination to sue for lost earnings and back wages. The law was enacted primarily to address the massive pay gap that exists between male and female workers, which is even bigger in Wisconsin than in other states.
Repealing the law was a no-brainer for state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R), who led the effort because of his belief that pay discrimination is a myth driven by liberal women's groups.
Ignoring multiple studies showing that the pay gap exists, Grothman blamed females for prioritizing childrearing and homemaking instead of money, saying, Money is more important for men:
Whatever gaps exist, he insists, stem from women's decision to prioritize childrearing over their careers. "Take a hypothetical husband and wife who are both lawyers," he says.Among Grothman’s lies is the idea that only men expect to be a breadwinner someday. Because in two-thirds of American families, women are either primary or co-breadwinners, and yet they still earn less than their male counterparts in all 50 states.
In 2011, the Wisconsin GOP carried out an extensive war on workers that led to recall efforts for state representatives, senators, and Walker himself. In 2012, Grothman and his colleagues have expanded that war to one on women, meaning a group of workers that was already struggling to keep pace with their male counterparts is only going to fall further behind.
The Friday 4-13-12 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - April 14, 2012 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Mitt Romney on the ascent. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: As predicted here a few days ago, Mitt Romney is getting a bounce in the polls. Rasmussen has the Governor up 48 - 44 among likely voters and a Fox News poll also has Romney defeating Obama. Also in the Fox poll, a whopping 67% of Americans say they are unhappy about the direction of the country.O'Reilly is a joke, because likely voters may or may not vote, what counts are registered voters because you know they will vote. And to use the biased right-wing Rasmussen poll is laughable, especially when all the other polls still have Obama beating Romney.
And btw, of all the polls only Rasmussen and the Fox News poll have Romney beating Obama, so what does that tell you, that their polls are biased, and that O'Reilly is biased for cherry picking them to report on his show. And 67% of Americans do say they are unhappy about the direction of the country, but that is also spin from O'Reilly because they all do not say they blame Obama.
And what's really funny is that in 2000 almost all of the newspapers endorsed George W. Bush, but you did not hear O'Reilly complain about them then. Not to mention, even with the so-called liberal media supporting Gore he still lost to Bush, so explain that O'Reilly you biased moron. And the millions of Americans O'Reilly says believe him, are Fox News viewers.
Then O'Reilly had two Democratic strategists on to talk about why so many Americans are disenchanted with the direction of the country. Hahn said this: "It all depends on who the American people blame. Are they going to blame President Obama, who inherited one of the worst economies since the Great Depression, or are they going to blame the Republicans who created this mess under Bush. I don't think they're going to blame President Obama for this great recession."
Bingo, that kills the right-wing spin from O'Reilly in one short statement, and btw O'Reilly had no answer for that statement by Hahn.
Mary Anne Marsh put a positive spin on the President's poll numbers, saying this: "There's no question that President Obama has had a tough few weeks, but I'd still rather be Barack Obama than Mitt Romney. More people still like and trust Barack Obama, and don't underestimate the importance of that number in a close election." Then O'Reilly had Janine Turner and Leslie Marshall on to debate whether political spouses should be off limits to criticism. Turner said this: "I think it's fair game. Ann Romney is a smart and capable woman who knew exactly what she was walking into. I love seeing her out there speaking out for women, she can take it."
But Marshall argued that family members should be left alone, saying this: "I don't think any spouse or child of anyone running for office should be fair game unless they are running themselves. They haven't signed up for this - it's their spouse or their parent who is running."
O'Reilly agreed with the conservative Turner of course, and reminded Marshall that Ann Romney is in the arena, "talking about the economy and telling people they should vote for her husband."
Then the biased far-far-right Charles Krauthammer was on to of course slam President Obama and his allies who insist that raising taxes on the rich will increase fairness without harming the economy.
Krauthammer said this: "We are talking about the 'Buffett tax,' which is a disguised doubling of the capital gains tax. John Kennedy asked for a reduction in the capital gains tax because it spurs economic expansion and increases revenue to the treasury."
Now think about this, and remember you never hear this from O'Reilly, Krauthammer, or anyone on the right. Bill Clinton did it, he raised taxes on the wealthy, and it not only did not hurt the economy, it led to 8 years of economic boom. But O'Reilly and Krauthammer act like it never happened, they just ignore it to spin out right-wing propaganda.
Then Jesse Watters was on to talk about the sights and sounds of New York's annual Auto Show, which is not real news so I did not report on it.
Then of course Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle were on to discuss the case against John Edwards, who is accused of illegally funneling campaign funds to his mistress. Even though O'Reilly ignores all the sex scandals involving Republicans.
Wiehl said this: "This is a very weak case. They have to go inside Edwards' mind and say he knew this $900,000 was being used to cover up the affair. The prosecution's star witness is a guy who lied about the case and originally took all the blame himself."
Guilfoyle said this: "They need to prove this was specifically at his direction. If someone takes the stand and says 'John Edwards told me to give this money to support her and to cover it up,' how much more proof do you need?"
Then O'Reilly SPECULATED (which is something he never claims to do or allow on the show) that "the feds must have a paper trail, they wouldn't bring this case only on the word of a weasel." And Wiehl even predicted that Edwards will be acquitted, while Guilfoyle said he's headed for the big house.
And finally it was dumbest things of the week. Arthel Neville picked Joy Behar, who mocked the very-pregnant Jessica Simpson for her rotundity. "It is dumb to criticize any woman who is pregnant," Neville said. "I don't care if she's a celebrity or if she posed nude to show her pregnant belly, it's just dumb."
Greg Gutfeld brought up the company that sends scantily-clad maids to clean your home. "This is an American story about innovation and it's fantastic. They're taking something that exists and combining it with nudity to create a whole new industry."
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense.
O'Reilly Caught Lying About Media Study
By: Steve - April 14, 2012 - 10:00am
Thursday night O'Reilly reported on a recent study by George Mason University's Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) that covered stories on Republican primaries. O'Reilly said according to the study, claims that Fox News Channel "shills for the GOP" simply aren't true.
From The O'Reilly Factor:
O'REILLY: A new study by George Mason University says that the three networks and Fox News are pretty much the same when it comes to scrutinizing the Republican field.Now what's really interesting is that the study did not say that, because they only looked at the first half hour of Fox News Channel's 'Special Report. They did not include the O'Reilly Factor, or Hannity, etc. in the study.
And the coverage of the first half hour of Special Report, Fox's flagship "straight news" program, is clearly not representative of the entire channel, which has mostly conservative opinion programming.
Not to mention, any study showing a lack of bias in Fox's reporting should be met with skepticism. Because anyone with a working brain (who watches Fox News for even an hour) can clearly see they are biased to the right.
And there is certainly reason to be skeptical of the CMPA study. For one thing, CMPA's president, Robert Lichter, is a former paid contributor for Fox News. Which is information that O'Reilly did not report, and he also did not report that they only looked at the first half hour of special report.
The study evaluated "ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news" but only looked at "the first half hour of Fox News Channel's 'Special Report.'"
Fox News has shown that it acts as the communications arm of the Republican Party. Its programming is at times nearly identical to Republican National Committee campaign ads and it has a history of passing off Republican research as its own, typos and all.
And O'Reilly knows that, but he still lied about the CMPA study. This is dishonest journalism, coming from a man who claims to be a non-partisan Independent. This is what O'Reilly does, spin and lie for Fox and the GOP.
The study is a joke, because it did not include a representative sample of the majority of News shows at Fox, they cherry picked one half hour from one show they have, making them not only dishonest, it also makes them look like biased fools. And O'Reilly jumped all over the flawed study, making him look like a biased fool too.
The Thursday 4-12-12 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - April 13, 2012 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: What must Mitt Romney do to defeat Barack Obama? Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: Last night Dick Morris said he believes Governor Romney will win easily in November; Talking Points dissents, I believe the vote will be very close. The wild card is Mitt Romney himself, who must convince skeptical voters that he's looking out for them.Notice that while O'Reilly is trying to tell Romney how to beat Obama he never once reminds the people what happened under the REPUBLICAN George W. Bush. Let's recall that, Bush and the REPUBLICANS almost destroyed the country. Remember that, Bush and the REPUBLICANS ran the country into the ground in 8 short years, so O'Reilly wants us to elect Bush Jr. as in Mitt Romney.
Then Bret Baier and asked him to analyze a new poll showing that 67% of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track. Baier said this: "If those numbers hold into the fall, President Obama is in for a long election night. Also in this poll Mitt Romney is up by two points, the first time he's been ahead since November in a head-to-head matchup with President Obama. It shows that even as this primary process comes to an end Mitt Romney does have some strengths. A lot of his supporters I'm talking to say they want Mitt Romney to come out and be forceful, the guy who came out in that debate in Florida after he was killed by Newt Gingrich in South Carolina."
And of course O'Reilly said he agrees with the opinion that America is not in great shape, saying this: "I'm not rooting for anybody and I have to take a skeptical view of both men, but I'm not comfortable with the direction the country is going in."
Then Laura Ingraham was on to cry about a legal boycott "Color of Change" is calling for against the right-wing group ALEC.
Ingraham said this: "Color of Change gets huge influxes of money from George Soros, and has ties to SEIU and MoveOn.org. There are all these tentacles connecting these organizations, and what they're designed to do is basically shut down conservative speech. This is an intimidation campaign - 'Color of Change' doesn't want free speech, they don't want any real debate."
And of course O'Reilly agreed saying that folks on the left are better organized when it comes to intimidation: "I don't think there's any doubt that the far left not only doesn't want free speech, but they'll try to hurt you and your family if you dare to go against their ideology. This is what totalitarian regimes do."
Which is nothing but right-wing propaganda from O'Reilly and Ingraham. All Color of Change is doing is taking money from the people that support them and using it to call for a boycott against idiots on the right that use hate speech.
It's all legal and as American as apple pie. But O'Reilly and Ingraham only have a problem with it when the left does it, when the right does it they not only do not cry about it, they support it, and O'Reilly has even called for boycotts himself.
Then O'Reilly had Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton on, who affirmed her faith in the system, saying this: "We've wanted to have peaceful rallies and protests, and we're not supporting any violence or anything like that. I believe in the judicial system and I believe George Zimmerman can get a fair trial."
Attorney Benjamin Crump, representing the Martin family, argued that the protests served their purpose, saying this: "The rallies and demonstrations were just to get him arrested and we feel that had that not happened, they were never going to arrest Zimmerman. This shouldn't be a racial issue, it should really be about justice."
O'Reilly (the two-faced right-wing phony) praised Ms. Fulton for showing grace despite losing her son, saying this: "You and Trayvon's father have been magnificent, you've called for restraint. But others have whipped up emotion and I think Al Sharpton should apologize for some of the things he said."
What? Why should Sharpton apologize, he was right and you were wrong, you should apologize, idiot.
Then O'Reilly asked Megyn Kelly why George Zimmerman is not free on bail. Kelly said this: "You don't get bail automatically when you are charged with second degree murder. His lawyer has to ask for a hearing where evidence will be presented pertaining to the case against him. Zimmerman's lawyer said that given the fervor surrounding the case right now, this is not the best time to ask for bail. He's going to ask for bond, but he's worried about his client's safety."
Kelly also claimed that the case against Zimmerman could conceivably be dismissed, saying this: "In Florida this may never get to a jury. They have the 'stand your ground' law and the defense will assert he did this in self-defense and the 'stand your ground' law applies. That gets decided by a judge, not a jury. If the judge is convinced that a 'preponderance of the evidence' shows that 'stand your ground' applies, he can throw the whole case out."
Then Janine Pirro & Gretchen Carlson were on to cry about a portion of Jennifer Lopez latest video, in which she writhes in a sultry and sexual manner, was aired on American Idol.
Carlson said this: "Jennifer Lopez said it was a 'good message,' but I'm wondering how talking about making love when my 8-year-old is watching is a good message? This is provocative, it's all about hooking up. Would she let her young twins watch this?"
Pirro agreed that showing part of the video at 8 PM was absolutely inappropriate, saying this: "I watched this several times but there is no message. This video is raw and wrong, it's a faux orgy! We're seeing a dangerous social unraveling of what once was unacceptable sexuality - it's starting to permeate all layers of television."
Said the 2 old right-wing bible thumpers, get a clue idiots, you are old fools.
And finally Cheryl Casone & Steve Doocy were on for the lame as ever Factor News Quiz. Which I do not report on because it's not news and it's a waste of tv time.
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as it can get pinheads and patriots nonsense.
Fox News Lawyers Warn Mole Joe Muto In Letter
By: Steve - April 13, 2012 - 10:00am
TVNewser has obtained a letter sent to Joe Muto, the former O'Reilly Factor associate producer revealed to be a mole working for Gawker. The letter is from a law firm representing Fox News saying his actions thus far are likely criminal.
In fact a Fox News spokesperson tells TVNewser, "It's now in the hands of our lawyers and law enforcement given that a crime has been committed."
Muto, who was paid $5,000 by Gawker, was fired today after 8 years with the network. Last night he was questioned, put on paid leave and escorted from Fox News headquarters.
From the letter:
Be advised that your admissions are admissions of likely criminal and civil wrongdoing on both your and Gawker's part, which will be the subject of further extensive investigation.The letter goes on advise Muto he should immediately stop providing information and videos to Gawker and immediately stop writing columns based on information that you unlawfully obtained while employed at Fox News.
You should also immediately take all necessary steps to preserve all documents and information that may be relevant to your hire and employment at Gawker.
Earlier in the day, Epstein, Becker & Green also sent a cease and desist letter to Gawker demanding they immediately stop publishing information and videos that have been unlawfully obtained by or from Joe Muto and return them to Fox News.
And of course you never heard a word about any of it from O'Reilly, but if this happened to an MSNBC mole O'Reilly would be all over that story.
Newt Gingrich Said Fox Is Biased For Mitt Romney
By: Steve - April 13, 2012 - 9:00am
Newt Gingrich, who just a year ago was on the payroll at Fox News channel as a political analyst, attacked his former employer at a private campaign event yesterday, accusing the conservative cable news channel of being in the tank for Mitt Romney.
Gingrich said this at a private campaign event Wednesday:
"I think FOX has been for Romney all the way through," Gingrich said during the private meeting at Wesley College.Now what are the odds O'Reilly reports that, 200 million to one. I will bet O'Reilly ignores it and never says a word about any of it.
The Wednesday 4-11-12 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - April 12, 2012 - 11:00am
O'Dummy started with the news that Florida prosecutor Angela Corey charged George Zimmerman with second degree murder in the Trayvon Martin slaying. Alex Ferrer, a former judge in Florida, explained the indictment, saying this: "Second degree murder doesn't require an intent to kill, Florida defines it as 'performing an act imminently dangerous to another' and showing a depraved mind. That means it has to be an act that resulted from ill will, spite, or evil intent."
Attorney Joe Jackson opined that prosecutor Corey should have relied on a grand jury, saying this: "This should have gone to a grand jury, which would have instituted public confidence. When you're talking about second degree murder, you're talking about depravity. Was there depravity here? The defense will have to claim that George Zimmerman was in imminent fear for his life or bodily harm."
O'Reilly said that Corey has raised the bar, saying this: "Manslaughter would be a much easier beef to convict on."
Then Santita Jackson, daughter of Jesse Jackson was n to comment. Jackson said this: "I'm glad to see that the justice system does work. Many people have been concerned that the son of a former judge could essentially stop our system of jurisprudence and we just want to know what happened."
Which is ridiculous, because it took 45 days to get him, while the cops, the police chief, and the state attorney should all be fired for corruption. O'Reilly and Jackson (who is a Republican) ignored all that.
Jackson also urged black leaders to tone down the rhetoric, saying this: "We have an inflamed atmosphere and there is a wide divide about this case, but we should not be violent. We should follow the example of Trayvon's mother and father, who have called for peace and calm."
Then O'Dummy condemned the New Black Panther Party, which has advocated violence, saying this: "The rhetoric has been very inflamed for the past couple of weeks and the Black Panthers are not doing the nation any good at all."
And not once did O'Reilly admit he was wrong about the media, or admit he was wrong to slam Al Sharpton and MSNBC for their accurate reporting on the Zimmerman shooting. And that was it for the Zimmerman story, O'Reilly dropped it, while all the other media shows spent the entire hour reporting on it with balanced guests.
Then the TPM, it was called: What we've learned from the Santorum campaign. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: There are many lessons to be learned from the campaign run by Rick Santorum. The first is that if you work hard in life and don't give up you are likely to succeed. No one gave Santorum much of a shot last summer, but he convinced the voters of Iowa to support him by old-fashioned meet-the-folks campaigning.Then Dick Morris was on to handicap the coming horserace. Morris said this: "President Obama is not leading in the polls. He's tied in the polling of likely voters, which is key. And being tied at this point as an incumbent means you probably lose because the undecided almost entirely goes against you."
Morris also said this: "He is completely abandoning the notion of any defense of his incumbency, but voters aren't stupid - they know he's the incumbent and they know these problems got worse with his presidency. By failing to defend his own record, he's just going to let Romney pile up points about his lousy record."
And that is just laughable, because Obama is beating in all the polls with registered voters, who are the people that vote. Morris is spinning and lying so much he should be taken off the air for dishonesty. If the economy is good 6 months from now Obama will crush Romney, and even if it's flat he will still beat Romney.
O'Reilly summarized the race this way, saying this: "This is a campaign between a guy who preaches self-reliance against a guy who says he's going to give you stuff."
Then Bernie Goldberg was on, who worked with Mike Wallace at CBS News, he was asked about his former colleague. Goldberg said this: "I agree with you that he was the best interviewer, and Mike also understood the medium in which he worked. He understood that there is a lot of show business in television news and he was a great performer. He was able to move seamlessly from putting on a velvet glove to putting on brass knuckles. He was also absolutely fair!"
Goldberg also commented on Barbara Walters claim that it's hard to discern most reporters political leanings, saying this: "This woman is clueless. Back when Bill Clinton was president, a reputable organization found that 89% of Washington journalists voted for Bill Clinton, while 7% voted for George Bush. Fast forward to the last election, when even liberal journalists admitted that the media were rooting for Barack Obama. So Barbara, we do know whether reporters are Republicans or Democrats - they're overwhelmingly Democrats and they're overwhelmingly liberal!"
Then Dennis Miller was on, which I do not report on because it is not news. And he is just a comedian who is on to make jokes about liberals, with no liberal comedian on to make jokes about conservatives for balance.
Notice that O'Reilly almost totally ignored the Zimmerman murder story, but if the story was about a black man shooting a white teen you can bet the farm O'Reilly would have done the entire show about it. Proving once again how biased he is, and what a hack of a fraud journalist he is.
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense.
Fox News Mole Worked On The O'Reilly Factor
By: Steve - April 12, 2012 - 10:00am
The Fox News employee hired by Gawker to write about his experience inside the network has revealed himself as an associate producer on "The O'Reilly Factor."
Joe Muto, who joined Fox News in 2004, says he has been suspended, with pay and was escorted out of Fox News headquarters Wednesday by two nice gentlemen from security.
At 8:42pm Wednesday night, Muto wrote this on Gawker:
Two hours ago I was called into a meeting with Dianne Brandi, the Fox News Executive Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs and suspended indefinitely... with pay, oddly enough. They nailed me.Muto signs off, "Stay tuned for much, much more tomorrow."
Another Good Poll For Obama O'Reilly Has Ignored
By: Steve - April 12, 2012 - 9:00am
O'Reilly sure loves to report polls, but he only reports the minority of polls he cherry picks to make Romney look better and Obama look worse. He does not report the majority of polls that have Obama beating Romney in almost every category.
And a new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds President Obama leading Mitt Romney in almost every category.
The poll finds Obama with a double digit lead on protecting the middle class and handling of international affairs and health care.
Obama is seen as better on women's health, and women favor him heavily. But you will never see this reported on the Factor, by O'Reilly or Ingraham, because it shows there is a war on women by Republicans, and that they are losing that war badly.
The Tuesday 4-10-12 O'Reilly/Ingraham Factor Review
By: Steve - April 11, 2012 - 11:00am
Laura Ingraham filled in for O'Reilly again, and her TPM was called: Santorum drops out. Crazy Ingraham said this:
INGRAHAM: Now that Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign, the ball is fully in Mitt Romney's court. His campaign can no longer blame the travails of a long primary to explain polls that show his support lagging in swing states, among women, and in other key demographic groups.Wow, that my friends is not only a bunch of lies, it's pure 100% right-wing propaganda. And I am going to predict right now that Romney will lose to President Obama. Proving that Laura Ingraham and O'Reilly are both right-wing fools that can not see reality.
Then Ingraham had Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman and conservative Monica Crowley on to discuss it. Zimmerman said this: "The problem Mitt Romney has, is that he's painted himself into a corner. The curse of winning the Republican nomination is that it comes with him taking positions that are far right wing and out of the mainstream. He defined his candidacy not by economic growth, but by advocating deportation of undocumented workers and defunding Planned Parenthood."
But Crowley disagreed saying how she thinks Romney can beat Obama. Crowley said this: "He has to stay focused on making this election about Barack Obama and his record. The other challenge is that he has to give voters a compelling reason to vote for him, not just against Barack Obama. He has to put forth a proactive and positive agenda for America, and he has to do it with a joyful and upbeat attitude."
In other words, Crowley is saying Romney has to lie to the people about his far-right positions and try to spin them to believe that Obama has been a bad President. Which is not only dishonest, the people are not dumb enough to fall for that garbage.
Then Ingraham had the hero of the right Paul Ryan on, Ryan, whose budget proposal was slammed by President Obama as "social Darwinism," was on to defend his efforts.
Ryan said this: "We're used to these verbal tantrums from the President. What he has decided to do, instead of offering solutions of his own to prevent a debt crisis, was wait for the Republicans to offer their solutions and then attack them. We have the highest poverty rates in a generation and President Obama's policies are making it worse, so why should we keep throwing money at failed programs? We want to reform these programs to get people off of welfare and back to work."
And that's a lie, Ryan simply wants to give more tax breaks to millionaires who fund Republican campaigns and take everything away from the poor to pay for it. Which will never happen, and that is a fact. They even know it, he just put this insane budget forward to make the far-right base happy, even though they know it will never happen.
Ryan also had praise for Mitt Romney, saying this: "He reminds me of leaders from the 'greatest generation' - he's very civil, principled, and honorable. He has an earnest way about him like leaders from the 50's."
Then David Callahan & Erica Payne were on to talk about how President Obama is promoting the "Buffett Rule," which would insure that ultra-wealthy individuals pay their fair share of taxes.
Payne said this: "The 'Buffett Rule' is not nearly aggressive enough for me. Right after World War II people with incomes of more than a million dollars paid as much as 91% in taxes. We did that because we had a massive financial collapse and a war we had to pay for. When we had a problem we turned to the people who had the most money to solve it, and we're in the same position today."
Callahan added that fairness dictates higher taxes on investment income, saying this: "People living off their stocks and investments shouldn't be paying a lower tax rate than people who go to work every single day. It's one of the biggest loopholes we have and it makes no sense."
Ingraham argued the ridiculous right-wing spin that "49% of Americans are sharing none of the federal income tax burden and 10% of the income earners pay 70% of the federal tax burden."
Then Keith Watters and Kimberly Guilfoyle were on to talk about how George Zimmerman's attorneys abruptly quit Tuesday, complaining that they haven't been able to contact their client.
Guilfoyle said this: "It's odd that Zimmerman's attorneys had never met him, because usually you want to have a face-to-face interaction with your client. But with a bounty on his head, Zimmerman probably didn't want to be out in public or traveling."
Watters reported that Zimmerman has also improperly tried to contact the special prosecutor, saying this: "What we have again is Mr. Zimmerman not following instructions. He's not cooperating with his lawyers, he's going to the special prosecutor, and you see a pattern of behavior with this individual not being able to control himself."
Ingraham described Zimmerman's precarious legal position, saying this: "He is operating without counsel and he could very well be charged by this special prosecutor within days."
And Finally the insane far-right loon John Stossel was on, to argue for the legalization of drugs. Ingraham said this: "There's no indication that you would drive down addiction if you legalize drugs. In fact, you'd probably have more people using illicit drugs, which would be cheaper."
Stossel agreed, but insisted that legalization would still be a societal net plus, saying this: "More people would try things at first, and some of them would be hurt by it. But the current law doesn't stop people from using drugs and it causes all the crime. Drugs hurt people, but drug laws hurt more people! We don't have 'wine gangs' and 'beer cartels' - ending the crime would be such a wonderful thing. Plus, once you're an adult, don't you own your own body?"
For the record, Stossel is an idiot and wrong 99% of the time, but on this one issue he is right. Some drugs should be legal, but not all of them, pot should be legal, but not hard drugs.
Then the lame pinheads and patriots nonsense that is not even worth reporting.
The Monday 4-9-12 O'Reilly/Ingraham Factor Review
By: Steve - April 10, 2012 - 11:00am
The far-right loon Laura Ingraham filled in for O'Reilly, her TPM was called: The White House, the economy and women. Crazy Ingraham said this:
INGRAHAM: Keeping with the theme of suffering, on Good Friday the White House hosted a 'women in the economy' conference. This follows the relentless push by Democrats to gin up the contrived 'war on women' election year narrative.Then Ingraham had the Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on to discuss Democratic claims that her party is anti-female. With nobody from the left (or the Obama administration) on to provide the balance.
Haley said this: "President Obama doesn't want us talking about his record, and he doesn't want us talking about the debt or the unemployment rate. This is a President who is trying to create distractions - there is no 'war on women,' women are doing well, and women are thoughtful. We care about jobs and the economy and health care and education, so don't call us 'victims.'"
Governor Haley (a Romney supporter) also predicted that Mitt Romney will eventually be able to close President Obama's lead among women, saying this: "We haven't had the opportunity that President Obama has had to get out there and talk and I hope the Republican nominee will focus on those groups we're weak with. Governor Romney has to go out there and he has the best 'golden bullet' in the world, Ann Romney."
Then Juan Williams & Mary K. Ham were on to talk about President Obama's former "spiritual adviser," Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who spoke at a church last week and returned to his theme of "white privilege."
Hey guess what Ingraham, Obama does not go to his church anymore so all this right-wing propaganda is meaningless and nothing but right-wing garbage.
Williams said this: "There's no shortage of race-baiters in American society, but there is something deeper going on here. Race is a major issue as the presidential campaign approaches and I think people are playing on it. People are playing on racial anger and racial fears, maybe because they want publicity."
Ham criticized Democrats and liberals for sometimes encouraging racial demagogues, saying this: "The left countenances some of these guys who say pretty racist stuff in the pulpit, then they want to lecture the rest of us about having a 'national conversation on race,' which is a political tool so we can have a narrative that benefits the left."
Then Brit Hume was on to talk about how some Democrats have begun to focus on Romney's Mormon faith. Even though it was someone in the media not in congress or the White House that said it, and the Republicans have also slammed Romney for being Mormon, but neither Ingraham or Hume reported that fact.
Hume said this: "We've had a lot of members of Congress and a lot of prominent people who are Mormons, and is there any evidence that their Mormonism has affected the conduct of their public policy? I would say no, so where is the evidence that Mormonism is some kind of malevolent force? Harsh criticism of people's religion goes over badly with most Americans."
Ingraham called out MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell, who mocked Mormonism as a religion invented by a man who was caught having sex with the maid, saying this: "The things he said were incredibly vicious and it would be nice to hear someone like Senator Harry Reid, a Mormon and a Democrat, speak out against that kind of rhetoric. If that kind of stuff was said about Islam there would be a national outcry."
Then Crystal McCrary was on to talk about the special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case who will not have a grand jury proceeding; instead, she will decide whether or not George Zimmerman will face criminal charges.
McCrary said this: "This allows all the noise that has been out there in the press to quiet down, and she can now make a decision independent of those factors. George Zimmerman will still get a preliminary hearing at which his defense attorneys can make the claim that it was self-defense."
Then Rebecca Rose Woodland and Jonna Spilbor were on to discuss the case of the 26-year-old NFL cheerleader Sarah Jones, who is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student when she was a teacher. And this is tabloid garbage so I will not report on it.
And finally Ingraham played a tape of O'Dummy's 2005 interview with newsman Mike Wallace, who died Saturday at age 93. Which I do not report on because it was an old taped interview that has already been on the show.
Then the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense, that is not even worth reporting.
Haley Spins For The Republicans On O'Reilly Factor
By: Steve - April 10, 2012 - 10:00am
And she did it while Laura Ingraham was filling in for O'Reilly. Not to mention, Ingraham did not have anyone on from the other side to give the opposing view, so it was nothing but 100% right-wing spin and propaganda.
Now think about this, O'Reilly let her do it, because he supports the Republicans on the issue, as he does on 99% of the issues. To even let Laura Ingraham host his show proves he is a right-wing hack, because no real (so-called) non-partisan Independent would ever let the partisan hack Laura Ingraham host their show.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) defended her party against charges of a war on women, saying on Fox News The O'Reilly Factor Monday night that women are doing well:
HALEY: This is a president that is trying to create distractions. There is no war on women. Women are doing well.Now you have to wonder about Haley’s definition of well. Because women accounted for the entire drop in labor force participation during the recession, and 88 percent of jobs created since the end of the recession went to men.
In Haley's state of South Carolina, women are paid just 76 cents for every dollar a man makes, and own just 28 percent of businesses, despite making up slightly more than half of the state's population. As with the nation as a whole, women also face higher poverty rates in the state, with 19 percent below the poverty line, compared to 15 percent of men.
“If you don’t feel this is an attack on women, you need to go home and talk to your wife and your daughters,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said after Republican lawmakers spent months aggressively attacking women's access to contraception and their right to chose.
Haley, a key Mitt Romney surrogate, has become her party's face in responding to charges of the war on women. But she'll likely need a better counter-narrative than woman are doing just fine, as Romney appears to be hemorrhaging female support. A new Washington Post/ABC News poll out this morning shows him trailing Obama by 19 points among women.
Zimmerman Donation Website Has Racist Photo On It
By: Steve - April 9, 2012 - 11:00am
And this story will never be reported by O'Reilly, because he does not want to report the news on it, he is too busy covering for Zimmerman.
According to NBC News, George Zimmerman has launched a new website. On the website Zimmerman solicits donations to support his "living expenses and legal defense."
He wrote this: "I have created a Paypal account solely linked on this website as I would like to provide an avenue to thank my supporters personally and ensure that any funds provided are used only for living expenses and legal defense, in lieu of my forced inability to maintain employment. I will also personally, maintain accountability of all funds received."
He also features a photo of a vandalized black cultural center at Ohio State University. And the other photo on the website is from a rally held by the crazy far-right Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones.
NBC News published a story confirming the authenticity of the website: "Attorneys confirmed to NBC News that the site, which domain records show was created Sunday, is real and is operated by Zimmerman himself."
Notice that the website was only reported by the mainstream media, nobody at Fox or any other right-wing news outlet ever said a word about it, including the so-called non-partisan Bill O'Reilly.
Republican Congressman Calls Ryan Budget A Joke
By: Steve - April 8, 2012 - 11:00am
And of course O'Reilly ignored that story, to claim only President Obama and the liberals think it's a bad budget plan. Even his friend Newt Gingrich said the Ryan budget was bad, and called it right-wing social engineering.
But O'Reilly never reports any of that, because he is too busy defending the plan, and spinning out the right-wing propaganda that only Democrats oppose it.
Rep. Connie Mack IV (R-FL), who is running for the Senate, strongly criticized the House Republican budget authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) this past weekend.
At a Tea Party forum in Orlando, Mack explained why he didn’t vote on the Ryan budget. “I was here in Florida campaigning,” Mack said. “You know that budget was a joke, doesn’t balance the budget for years.”
And while the Florida congressman will likely be hammered by fellow Republicans, as presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was when he called Ryan’s budget “right-wing social engineering” last year, Mack is right.
The GOP budget doesn’t actually balance the budget.
In fact, it makes the debt worse. “Deficits would never drop below 4.4 percent of GDP, and would rise to more than 5 percent of GDP by 2022,” Center for American Progress Tax and Budget Policy Director Michael Linden noted.
And btw folks, Mitt Romney also supports the Ryan budget plan. Even though it takes a massive amount of money away from programs that help the poor, while not cutting anything from the wealthy, and it would pretty much end Medicare as we know it. Not to mention, it even has more big tax breaks for the wealthy, which nobody in America supports but the Republicans in Congress.
The Friday 4-6-12 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - April 7, 2012 - 11:00am
Juan Williams filled in for O'Reilly so there was no TPM. Williams started the show with President Obama's large lead over Mitt Romney among women voters. He asked Fox News contributors Tammy Bruce and Jehmu Green to analyze it.
Green said this: "Women are running towards Obama, and they are fleeing the GOP. I will admit that the 'war on women' message that Democrats have been pushing is an oversimplification, but there have been bills across the nation that go after women's reproductive rights."
And of course the conservative Tammy Bruce disagreed and said that many women will eventually embrace the conservative message, saying this: "Women should fear government's involvement in our lives. The conservative ideal is that we have enough financial independence and freedom to make choices for ourselves. Romney needs to be clear that we have two choices - are women going to be treated like wards of the state, or the conservative message is that women are smart and independent."
Then Janine Turner and Leslie Marshall were on to talk about the Canadian Jenna Talackova, who was born a male, and who was initially banned from competing in the Miss Universe contest, but she may now be allowed to enter.
Turner said this: "It's a private enterprise and they have the right to set whatever rules they want. But I feel naturally born women are at a disadvantage, especially if they haven't had breast augmentation."
Marshall advised beauty pageant aficionados to get used to this brave new world, saying this" "This is going to happen more because more people are going to change their gender. The transgender community is a part of our society."
Then Williams had defense attorney Joey Jackson on to assess the special prosecutor's progress. Jackson said this: "There's a process here, and I think the special prosecutor needs to conduct a full and fair investigation. We don't want her to make an arrest predicated upon public outrage; we want her to make an arrest predicated on the facts. We want to make sure that every stone is overturned in this case, and I predict she will indict Zimmerman based on the facts."
Williams thinks that Zimmerman should have been arrested weeks ago, saying this: "If we're talking about public confidence and a fair investigation, none of that would be precluded by having him arrested. I think it would inspire confidence in the process."
Then Geraldo was on to talk about Charles Manson coming up for parole. And my question is why, and who cares? He will never get out so why even report on it, this was a total waste of tv time.
Then Williams had Ben Stein on to talk about the jobs report and oil. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.2% in March, but only a few jobs were created and many Americans have exited the labor force.
Stein said this: "The oil companies haven't done anything wrong. They don't set the prices and they're losing market share all over the world to the big state-owned oil companies. President Obama has kind of a 1937 socialist youth league approach to all economic questions - he goes after the oil companies and Wall Street. The oil companies are not doing anything illegal and the vast majority of people on Wall Street are good, honest people who are just doing their jobs."
Williams thinks that President Obama is right to go after big oil, saying this: "The American people are mad at the oil companies. They're shipping more oil overseas and their salaries are over the roof."
And finally Williams played a tape of O'Reilly's recent interview with Timothy Cardinal Dolan.
Then the pinheads and patriots nonsense, where Juan Williams named O'Reilly the patriot for simply making a surprise appearance on Jon Stewart's Daily Show. Really Juan? Can you possibly kiss O'Reilly's ass any better, give me a break. How does that make O'Reilly a patriot?
O'Reilly Ignored The Voter ID Law Suppression Report
By: Steve - April 7, 2012 - 10:00am
And the reason O'Reilly ignored the report is because he supports the Republican voter suppression ID laws the Republicans are passing (or trying to pass) all over the country. Even though there is almost no actual voter fraud in America, and the voter ID laws are only meant to block people who vote Democratic from voting.
Wednesday morning the Center for American Progress released Voter Suppression 101, a report documenting conservative efforts to disenfranchise voters through state restrictions on voting.
At a press call accompanying the release, former Civil Rights Movement leader and current Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC) was asked for his personal feelings on seeing another wave of voter disenfranchisement after he fought so hard to end Jim Crow. His response:
CLYBURN: I cannot remember -- even sitting in an Orangeburg County jail -- when I had as much anxiety as I’m experiencing today.Clyburn is right to be anxious. When the first voter ID law came before the Supreme Court four years ago, the Court completely abdicated its responsibility to strike them down -- despite the fact that they were only able to find one example of actual voter fraud in the last 140 years that would have been prevented by a voter ID law.
Four years before that, the Court’s five conservatives abdicated its responsibility to strike down partisan gerrymandering of Congress and state legislatures. Yet, when George W. Bush saw the presidency slipping out of his fingertips, the Court’s conservatives suddenly deemed that to be a massive constitutional violation worthy of their attention.
The Thursday 4-5-12 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - April 6, 2012 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Democrats on the attack. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: Last night I told you the Democratic Party's strategy to reelect President Obama will be to attack Mitt Romney and the Republican Party, and presto, a few minutes later Howard Dean showed up on MSNBC and accused Republicans of 'gay-bashing, Muslim-bashing, Latino-bashing, immigrant-bashing, and women-bashing.'Haha, yeah you are a genius O'Reilly, NOT! Everybody knows Obama and the Democrats will attack Romney and the Republicans because that's how politics works you biased idiot. Now guess what, Romney and the Republicans will attack Obama and the Democrats, because that's how politics works.
You act like the Democrats and Obama are doing something odd or wrong, but they are not, they are doing what all political people do, attack the other guy. And btw, Obama and the Democrats are using the truth to attack Romney and the Republicans, so they are just informing the American people.
Because Republicans are guilty of 'gay-bashing, Muslim-bashing, Latino-bashing, immigrant-bashing, and women-bashing.' And let's not forget what happened after Bush got in, he almost ruined the country, and O'Reilly wants everyone to forget that.
Then Megyn Kelly was on to talk about President Obama slamming the Supreme Court and his claim that it would be "unprecedented" if the Court overturns Obamacare.
Kelly said this: "The Department of Justice has acknowledged, that the federal courts and the Supreme Court have the ability to declare a law unconstitutional if that's what they conclude. It's not unusual for a president to want the Supreme Court to uphold a law that he worked hard to get passed, but the President got himself into some trouble and then he tried to dial it back."
O'Reilly said he thinks that President Obama may have made it more likely that the Supreme Court will rule against him, saying this: "The justices know what President Obama did and some of them will think he was out of line. That's going to hurt his cause."
Black author Shelby Steele has written that Trayvon Martin's killing by a white man was an anomaly because "black teenagers today are afraid of other black teenagers, not whites." So O'Reilly had Professor Marc Lamont Hill on to comment.
Hill said this: "Shelby Steele is wrong all over the place. The first thing he's wrong about is the premise that black civil rights leaders were outraged that Trayvon Martin was killed by a non-black person. The truth is that we're outraged because there was no justice and the shooter was allowed to go home."
Professor Hill then turned to black-on-black violence, saying this: "It's a real issue and there's no black leader worth his or her salt who doesn't work to address it."
And of course O'Reilly agreed with Shelby Steele's argument that too many young black men live in perpetual fear of other blacks, saying this: "The good black kids fear the killers who are running wild in Chicago. There are no white gangs running wild in Chicago, that's not who's doing the homicides."
Then Jesse Watters was on to talk about Chicago, which has racked up more than 100 murders so far this year. Here is what some folks told Jesse: "It starts at home because you have a lot of people born into families without fathers" ... "Money is not enough, it's going to take family-to-family and block-to-block to not only bring the crime down, but to raise the value of life" ..."We've got to do more graduations than funerals to turn this thing around."
Then Watters was back in the studio, he reported that most of the killing is drug-related, saying this: "They're fighting over smaller scraps because the economy is bad and white people aren't buying as many drugs. Profits are down and they're fighting over turf and respect. One of the main beefs is that Arabs are buying up all the stores in these communities and employing the gang-bangers. So they're running drugs in and out of these Arab-owned stores that are just fronts."
Then John Stossel was on to promote his new book. Stossel said this: "I was a consumer reporter, and I used to call on government to fix things with more regulation. It took me a long time to see that it doesn't work - there are too many regulations and that crushes entrepreneurs."
Stossel related a story to illustrate the perpetual failure of collectivism, saying this: "It's intuitive to think that 'sharing is caring,' but the Pilgrims tried that and for two years they nearly starved because some people didn't work as hard. It's called the 'tragedy of the commons' - you don't take care of something that everybody owns. We have Thanksgiving only because they changed the rules and said they'd have private property."
Proving once again that John Stossel is a certified right-wing idiot, and O'Reilly is worse than he is for giving this loon a forum on tv to spew out his insane right-wing garbage.
Then the Culture Warriors Jeanine Pirro and Gretchen Carlson discussed a new report showing that teens are drinking and drugging more than ever.
Pirro said this: "Teenage binge drinking is an epidemic, and drug use is an epidemic. The consequences are tragic - murder, rape, sexually transmitted diseases, drunk driving accidents. It's time we started prosecuting parents who allow underage drinking parties."
Carlson said this: "I think it's more of the public imagery that kids are seeing and the fact that more things are acceptable at a younger age. If you start this before 14, you're a goner, and I believe we could have preventative programs."
O'Reilly said some of the blame is our values-free education system, saying this: "Public schools won't ever tell kids what's right and what's wrong, teachers are petrified to say that if you're getting drunk at age thirteen you're an idiot. There's a breakdown in the public schools."
Wow are these people stupid. You three are right-wing idiots. Do you think telling kids not to do something will stop them, if you do you need a check up from the neck up. In fact, telling them not to do it will probably make them want to do it even more. And you three old right-wing fools are not going to change anything, if anything you will most likely make it worse.
If I was a young person and I heard that Bill O'Reilly said to not do something, I would probably do it just to piss him off.
And finally Martha MacCallum & Steve Doocy were on for the ridiculous waste of tv time Factor News Quiz. That I do not report on because it's not news, it's nonsense.
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the total waste of time pinheads and patriots.
Juliet Huddy Lied About The Ratings For Sarah Palin
By: Steve - April 6, 2012 - 10:00am
Huddy said this on the Wednesday Factor show:
HUDDY: "Sarah Palin won in the ratings, and that wasn't a big surprise. Katie Couric isn't the biggest ratings grabber and her return to morning television wasn't that big of a deal. The Today Show was up 10% from normal with Sarah Palin."And that would be what unbiased people call a lie, because the Today Show ratings with Palin were up about 2 percent.
Palin's appearance as a guest host for Today resulted in a modest increase in the ratings for NBC (5.497 million viewers, compared to an average of 5.39 million viewers in the first quarter of 2012).
New York magazine noted that "beyond her prime-time commentary, Palin hasn't turned into the television asset Ailes had hoped" and that her decision not to run for president (announced on Mark Levin's radio show and not Fox News) had short-circuited her appeal as a pundit for the network.
In January 2010, Fox hyped Palin's debut appearance as a Fox pundit on the O'Reilly Factor as hitting "the nearly 4 million viewer jackpot." The rest of her time at Fox has not been as successful.
Her first TV special for Fox aired April 1, 2010. The special, Real American Stories, caused controversy when interview subjects like actor/musician LL Cool J alleged that Fox was "misrepresenting" an old interview as new "in order to promote Sarah Palins Show."
It was also not a ratings success. Real American Stories had 10% lower ratings than the episode of On The Record with Greta Van Susteren that aired in the same slot the previous week. The special lost 183,000 viewers from its Hannity lead-in.
When Fox announced Palin's hiring, they said she would host "periodic episodes" of Real American Stories. But only one episode has been released since 2010.
Her reality show on TLC, Sarah Palin's Alaska, debuted in November 2010 with 5 million viewers, but by the second episode the ratings had declined 40% to 3 million viewers, and as the Hollywood Reporter noted, "the median age of the show is 57 -- that's 15 years older than TLC's average."
Entertainment Weekly later reported that TLC has "no plans" to produce a second season of the show.
Palin and her husband Todd reportedly pitched a different reality show to TLC and A&E, but both networks passed on the program. A "network insider" told The Hollywood Reporter that "I think it's safe to say her time has passed."
And of course O'Reilly never reported any of this, or that Huddy lied about the 10% ratings increase for the Today Show when Palin was on it.
The Wednesday 4-4-12 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - April 5, 2012 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Will the media skew the election in Obama's favor? Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: There's no doubt it will be Mitt Romney running against President Obama in November, and the President is already defining his opponent as a guy who cares only about the rich and would harm everyday Americans because the Republican Party wants to cut government spending.Then O'Reilly had Dick Morris on to agree with his biased garbage and talk about the campaign. Morris said this: "This will be horrible, and that MSNBC clip was absolutely revolting. There are 15-million Americans who are Mormon - if he used the same words going after Islam they'd have fired him! It's notable that he was not reprimanded and not fired."
Morris also theorized that President Obama's current lead in the polls may be deceptive, saying this: "Obama is up by seven points among 'registered voters,' but there's only one pollster who is tracking 'likely voters,' who are much more expensive to poll. Obama and Romney are tied among likely voters, meaning Obama has a lot of people out there who would vote for him but won't show up."
Then Mark Eiglarsh & Jude Faccidomo were on to talk about the shooting of Trayvon Martin that focused attention on Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, which allows someone to use deadly force in self-defense.
Eiglarsh said this: "Even if a judge finds that George Zimmerman was the aggressor, that's separate from what he was confronted with at the time he used deadly force. If he reasonably feared death or great bodily harm at the time he pulled the trigger, case closed! He would be legally entitled to immunity under 'Stand Your Ground.'"
But Jude Faccidomo thinks that Zimmerman could still be found guilty, saying this: "You can't bring yourself to the fray and then apply 'Stand Your Ground.' Mark is doing what a lot of the media is doing - confusing the difference between 'Stand Your Ground' and self defense."
Then William Dear was on to talk about his new book in which he argues that O.J. Simpson did not kill Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Dear said this: "In all probability this is the actual knife that was used to kill them, holding up a hunting knife. This came from the storage facility of O.J. Simpson's son Jason - he was 24 at the time, 5'11", 235 pounds, and on probation for assaulting his previous employer with a knife. This knife was designed to cut and to kill and when you compare this to the laceration on the skull of Nicole it matches perfectly."
O'Reilly questioned why the LAPD has ignored Dear's theory, saying this: "Why aren't the cops taking your knife and doing all the forensics? We're going to call the police chief and the attorney general of California, we'll follow up on this."
Then Lou Dobbs was on to talk about tax rates and the 1 percent. O'Reilly asked Dobbs if he and those other dastardly "one percenters" are paying enough in taxes. Then Dobbs cried like a little bitch about how he pays too much in taxes, and for that he should have to pay 25% more for being a rich cry baby.
Dobbs said this: "People don't even realize what we're paying as individuals, because the employer withholds the money. By the time we're done, it's more than 50% - we're crushed when it comes to paying taxes. The top 5% of earners in this country are paying 60% of federal income taxes; they're paying too much and our federal government is spending far too much!"
And of course O'Reilly agreed then added a few stats of his own: "There are about 1.4 million 'one percenters,' Americans earning more than $344,000 a year, and they fork over 37% of all the federal income tax collected."
Then Dennis Miller was on, which I do not report on because he is a joke and a has been comedian who is only on to make jokes about liberals, with no liberal comedian on to make jokes about conservatives.
And finally Juliet Huddy was on for did you see that, she talked about the Tuesday morning battle between Katie Couric, who guest hosted on ABC's Good Morning America, and Sarah Palin, who sat in on NBC's Today Show.
Huddy said this: "Sarah Palin won in the ratings, and that wasn't a big surprise. Katie Couric isn't the biggest ratings grabber and her return to morning television wasn't that big of a deal. The Today Show was up 10% from normal with Sarah Palin."
Huddy then turned her attention to the YouTube video in which a baby bites his big brother's finger. "This has 500-million views and the family is making money off of this because when you hit a certain amount of views on YouTube you can participate in revenue sharing. So they've made $500,000."
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as it can get pinheads and patriots nonsense.
O'Reilly Would Shoot A 4-Year Old If He Had A Gun
By: Steve - April 5, 2012 - 10:00am
O'Reilly On Shooting An Armed Assailant: "I Don't Care If He's 4 Years Old, If The Guy's Got A Gun On You"
Only in the sick & twisted world of Bill O'Reilly is it considered to be no big deal to go ahead and put a bullet into the body of another human being simply because the Law of that land might allow for you to legally do so and still possibly not be charged with any criminal offenses.
Only in Billy Sick & Twistedville could one actually believe and openly declare that putting bullets into the body of a 4 year old child is a reasonable, logical, sound and acceptable form of self defense.
Yes folks, in O'Reillyland, a 4 year old is magically transformed into "A Guy if he's Got A Gun On You" and it's all ok to pump that 4 year old Guy-body full of hot lead for his evil and wicked criminal behaviour!
And what is even worse is that O'Dummy actually believes 90% of Americans agree with his insane argument. Earth to O'Reilly, I guarantee you 90% of Americans do not think it would be ok to shoot and kill a 4 year old child if he had a gun on you.
The Tuesday 4-3-12 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - April 4, 2012 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Government bureaucrat resigns after spending taxpayer money on lavish party. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: Martha Johnson has been forced to resign as the chief of the General Services Administration. That's because she presided over a conference near Las Vegas that cost taxpayers a whopping $820,000. They spent $146,000 on catered food and drinks, including $44 per person for breakfast.Okay, so one woman in Government spent money like an idiot, that does not mean we should cut all the money to the poor like O'Reilly and the Republicans want to do. We should cut most of the debt by raising taxes on the wealthy and dropping the tax breaks for the oil companies that are robbing us blind.
Then O'Reilly had Karl Rove on, who also denounced out-of-control government spending. With no Democratic guest for balance, just the biased Karl Rove.
Rove said this: "There is a sense of entitlement among some federal employees, and what really gets me about this is that someone did something that is potentially illegal. The government sets fixed rates for what rooms can cost, so the hotel padded the bill for catering by $41,000 to make up for what they were losing on the rooms."
Rove also said this: "This is indicative of what this administration is doing - the $825 billion stimulus bill had tens of millions dollars for a commission to study the use of animated characters to sell breakfast cereal to children. We have a government working group that is developing standards to get rid of Tony the Tiger!"
Then Monica Crowley & Alan Colmes were on to talk about how Hillary Clinton smacked down Rush Limbaugh for referring to law student Sandra Fluke as a slut. Crowley said this: "I went back to the 1990's, and I found two examples where Hillary Clinton made some rather lukewarm criticisms of bomb-throwers on the left. One was Louis Farrakhan and the other was of Rev. Jeremiah Wright during the 2008 primary season."
Colmes applauded Clinton for answering a direct question about Rush Limbaugh, saying this: "She was responding to a question, she didn't bring it up, and she was responding to a current event."
Crazy O'Reilly claimed that Clinton was exacting a measure of revenge, saying this: "I think this was about payback to Rush Limbaugh, who was really brutal toward Hillary Clinton."
Hey O'Reilly and Crowley, maybe she was just telling the truth when asked a question about Limbaugh, did you two right-wing idiots ever think about that, of course not because you are partisan hacks.
Then O'Reilly attacked a NY Times writer. Writing in the New York Times about the Trayvon Martin shooting, author Rich Benjamin accused George Zimmerman of "taking out his handgun and shooting the youth in cold blood."
Benjamin was on to defend his accusation, saying this: "I tried to put myself in the shoes of Trayvon Martin. He was a 17-year-old talking to his girlfriend when an adult came up to him, and adult with no badge or uniform, and then an altercation started. The end result was that Trayvon was murdered in cold blood."
So of course O'Reilly slammed Benjamin for rushing to judgment, saying this: "You weren't there but you have convicted Zimmerman. There is evidence on both sides that there was an altercation, but you continue to say 'murder in cold blood.' That's morally wrong! You're whipping people up by saying that."
Even though O'Reilly did the very same thing in the Casey Anthony case by saying she was guilty, she was then found not guilty and O'Reilly said he still thinks she is guilty.
Then Rory Cooper was on to talk about the Obama ad accusing Mitt Romney of being in the pocket of big oil. And btw, Rory Cooper was a Department of Energy official in the Bush administration, so he is biased to the right.
Cooper said this: "This is so unimaginative. These are the same attacks that you heard leveled at President Bush for eight years, but in 2008 President Obama took more money from oil than any of his rivals. This isn't about money, it's about policy, and President Obama's policies have so failed that he's stuck demonizing opponents."
O'Reilly then pointed out that Mitt Romney and the Republicans have raised far more money from oil companies than Democrats and President Obama in this election cycle, concluding that "big oil wants the GOP to win."
Then Kimberly Guilfoyle & Lis Wiehl were on for is it legal. Walter Bagdasarian was found guilty of posting an explicit threat against President Obama on the Internet, but a federal court later overruled the conviction. Wiehl said this: "The federal court looked to intent. He was making these rants at 1AM, he was drunk, and these weren't deemed real threats."
Guilfoyle said this: "The statute is quite specific and this man willfully wrote and posted this threat. A very liberal judge felt this was appropriate free speech."
Wiehl turned to the case of 26-year-old Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones, who is accused of having sex with a high school student when she was a teacher, saying this: "There are sexually explicit text messages and she's charged with sexual abuse. But the boy's parents don't want the prosecution to go forward, that's what's so crazy."
Really? And this is real news how?
And finally Charles Krauthammer ended the show with his take on the GOP race and the upcoming Pennsylvania primary, saying this: "Romney should put a ton of money for ads in Santorum's home state, to scare him away or beat him. But all of his speeches and interviews and rhetoric should be about Obama, without a word about Santorum. Today Obama went after Romney by name - the campaign has already started on the other side so Romney has to counter-attack or he'll get defined early."
O'Reilly also asked Krauthammer about Romney's decision to have an expensive renovation done on his beachfront home in California. Krauthammer said this: "It's a huge mistake. Romney has been running for the presidency for six years and he knows about optics - this will be used to build a narrative that he's a patrician and out of touch."
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense.
O'Reilly Ignored Record Heat Wave For March
By: Steve - April 4, 2012 - 10:00am
Two winters ago O'Reilly reported on the big snowstorms with the biased right-winger Joe Bastardi from Fox, and even made jokes about Al Gore saying Global Warming is real when we had all the massive snowstorms (including a 16 inch storm) during winter.
O'Reilly implied that it proves there is no Global Warming, even though that is ridiculous, and O'Reilly claims to believe in Global Warming. But now when we have record heat in March, O'Reilly is silent. He has not reported on the record heat one time, not once.
The final data is in for the unprecedented March heat wave that was “unmatched in recorded history” for the U.S. (and Canada). New heat records swamped cold records by the stunning ratio of 35.3 to 1.
This ratio is almost off the charts, even with the brutally warm August we had, as this chart from Capital Climate shows.
For the year to date, new heat records are beating cold records by 22 to 1, which trumps the pace of the last decade by more than a factor of 10!
I like the statistical aggregation across the country, since it gets us beyond the oft-repeated point that you can’t pin any one record temperature on global warming. A 2009 analysis shows that the average ratio for the 2000s was 2.04-to-1, a sharp increase from previous decades. Lead author Dr. Gerald Meehl explained, “If temperatures were not warming, the number of record daily highs and lows being set each year would be approximately even.”
Meteorologist Jason Samenow points out just how extreme the heat wave was: “More than 7,700 daily record high temperatures were set (or tied, compared to just 287 record lows), in some cases by mind blowing margins and over multiple days. In several instances in the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest region, morning lows even bested record highs and high temperatures soared above mid-summer norms.”
Many of the countries leading climatologists and meteorologists have looked at the data and concluded that like a baseball player on steroids, our climate system is breaking records at an unnatural pace.
Weather Channel meteorologist Stu Ostro calls the current heat wave “surreal” and explained that “While natural factors are contributing to this warm spell, given the nature of it and its context with other extreme weather events and patterns in recent years there is a high probability that global warming is having an influence upon its extremity.”
Meteorologist Dr. Jeff Masters has said, “this is not the atmosphere I grew up with.” He published a detailed statistical analysis concluding, “It is highly unlikely the warmth of the current ‘Summer in March’ heat wave could have occurred unless the climate was warming.”
Climate Central pointed out that given the intensity, duration, and geographical breadth of the heat wave, “this may be an unprecedented event since modern U.S. weather records began in the late 19th century.” They interviewed several top scientists who explained global warming’s likely role in helping to make this extreme event so unique.
Now someone answer this question for me: If O'Reilly actually believed in Global Warming would he make the ridiculous claim that a big snowstorm (during winter) proves that Global Warming is not real, and would he make jokes about Al Gore and the snow amount.
Would a so-called Global Warming believer also ignore the record heat wave story in March?
The answers are no, no, no, and no.
That's because O'Reilly is a biased right-wing fraud, who is lying when he says he believes in Global Warming. His reporting, and non-reporting prove it. Think about this, all the other news shows reported it, O'Reilly and Fox News are the only so-called journalists that ignored the story. But if we had a 16 inch snowstorm (during winter when it is supposed to snow) O'Reilly and his idiotic right-wing friends declare there is no Global Warming.
The Monday 4-2-12 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - April 3, 2012 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: A decisive week for the GOP. Crazy O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: Tuesday is the Wisconsin primary - polls show Mitt Romney leading Rick Santorum by seven points. If the Governor does win it's pretty much over and the Republican Party can shift into trying to diminish President Obama. The polls won't matter until the debates next fall; that is where the election will be won or lost.Now that is some big time right-wing spin, O'Reilly said this: "If Mr. Romney can hold his own he is likely to defeat President Obama. That's because Mr. Obama's leadership is in question - the economy is still shaky."
Really? Not! Only Republicans are questioning the leadership from Obama, and the economy is not shaky, it's doing great and getting better. O'Reilly just will not admit it or report it. And nt only that, the market is over 13.000 and experts predict it could go to 14.000. O'Reilly ignores it all to spin for Romney, who will not win if the economy stays on the path it is right now.
Then O'Dummy had Brit Hume on to come up with some questions he would like to pose to President Obama. Hume's first question for the President was this: "You said today, sir, that it would be unprecedented for the Supreme Court to overturn your health care reform law. Would it not be equally unprecedented for Congress to force people to buy a commercial product?"
On another subject Hume said this: "Can you identify any indication that Iran, as a result of sanctions that have been imposed, has backed away from its nuclear weapons program?"
And finally Hume asked this: "Can you explain under what foreign policy principle you gave assistance to the rebels trying to overthrow Qadaffi in Libya, but have declined to provide such assistance to the rebels trying to overthrow Syrian leader Assad, who poses a much more direct threat to American interests?"
Then Juan Williams and Mary Katharine Ham were on and they both predicted Tuesday's vote in Wisconsin. Williams said this: "Romney will win, and I've been right on every prediction I've given you this primary season. But is Santorum going to quit because of this? No! He's going to hang in because he wants to be on the ticket, he wants to be VP."
Ham agreed that Romney will be celebrating Tuesday night, saying this: "I think he'll win, but by less than the consensus polling - Santorum has outperformed his polls in a few other states. This is good ground for Romney and he's actually pulling some of those Tea Partiers and evangelicals toward him."
And then for some insane reason O'Reilly had the far-right loon Ann Coulter on, who is a staunch Mitt Romney supporter, and she said Romney should not pick Senator Marco Rubio as his running mate.
Coulter said this: "I love Rubio, and he should run for president in eight years, but I don't think he would be the ideal vice presidential candidate because he's very young and the non-Fox media is going to go after him like gangbusters. It's good to have someone who has been tested and attacked, and if we're only picking Rubio because he's Hispanic, I'm opposed to that on principle. That's pandering!"
Coulter gave her VP nod to Arizona Senator John Kyl, saying this: "He's appealing, he's not scary on TV and he's the fourth most conservative Senator."
Then O'Reilly told Coulter that Romney will probably not heed her advice, saying this: "Rubio will get the invitation, but whether or not he takes it is another thing. The indicator to me is that he is now crafting legislation on immigration."
Then O'Reilly talked about the Trayvon Martin shooting getting wall-to-wall media coverage, O'Reilly had this view: "So far the media has tried and convicted George Zimmerman on television. There's something very disturbing about a criminal case being adjudicated in the media and being exploited by some members of Congress. Rather than allow investigators time to put together a rock solid case, these people are voting 'guilty' before the evidence is even presented."
"To be fair, circumstantial evidence shows Mr. Zimmerman was far too aggressive in stalking the teenager, who had a perfect right to be there. But Al Sharpton saying that black people are 'under assault' in America is grossly irresponsible. The media has made the Trayvon Martin killing even worse, if that's possible, by making it difficult for law enforcement to come to an objective conclusion. If Mr. Zimmerman is not arrested, there will be racial violence in this country, and everybody knows it."
Now that's funny, and O'Reilly is a joke, just read this e-mail he got that explains his hypocrisy.
John Eitzen, Decatur, AL: "Hey, Bill, it is truly ironic that you mention MSNBC as having a vested interest in seeing Zimmerman punished because they've found him guilty on the air. Wasn't that true for you in the Casey Anthony case?"And finally O'Reilly had the Factor Reality Check, which I normally do not report on because it's just more spin from O'Reilly with no guest to counter his bias. But I will report one because it is so funny, and it shows what a hypocritical idiot O'Reilly is.
O'Reilly took aim at a New York Times reporter, saying this: "Sometimes enough is enough, and Check has reached that point with Times media reporter Brian Stelter, a very liberal guy who allows his ideology to bleed into his reporting."
"He wrote that Rush Limbaugh is 'weakened' and the Radio Factor was a failure. But Limbaugh remains number one in the nation by a huge margin, and we asked Stelter who is saying the Radio Factor was a failure. He says 'media analysts,' but which ones? When I retired from radio talk in 2009 we had more than 400 stations; it was among the most profitable radio programs in the country and I was offered millions to keep doing it."
"So here's some advice for Brian Stelter: Northwestern has a good journalism program, they will teach you to source articles and deal with facts. They'll also teach you to keep your ideology out of your reporting."
Then the highly edited Factor mail, and the lame as ever pinheads and patriots nonsense.
Two Big News Stories O'Reilly Has Ignored
By: Steve - April 3, 2012 - 10:00am
Recently O'Reilly and Bernie Goldberg both complained about BIAS at other cable news networks for news they ignored that was bad for Democrats. O'Reilly and Goldberg called it sins of omission.
Which is funny because O'Reilly does the very same thing, except he ignores all the news that is good for Obama and the Democrats, while also ignoring all the news that makes the Republicans look bad.
Here are two examples:
President Obama is opening up a comfortable lead over Mitt Romney in key swing states on the strength of growing support from women. Obama has a 9 point lead over Romney in the swing states that will decide the election. But you never hear a word about any of this from O'Reilly, not Monday night, not ever.
A USA Today/Gallup poll shows that in one month, President Obama's support among women has jumped more than 10 percent, and he now leads the likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney by a more than 2-1 margin.
The stock market had its best first quarter in 14 years this year, prompting analysts to raise their outlooks for the year. Some on Wall Street are now predicting that stocks could rise 10 percent more before the end of the year, pushing the Dow to an all-time high.
And if you watch the Factor every night as I do, you would know that O'Reilly did not report that news, and that he never reports on the market anymore now that it's doing good and it makes Obama look good.
But when Bush was in office if the market even went up a 100 points O'Reilly reported it and even gave Bush credit for it. Now that it's over 13.000, and up 6000 points since Obama got elected O'Reilly never says a word about it, let alone give Obama any credit.
Now get this, when the market goes down O'Reilly reports it and blames Obama, but when it goes up he does not report it or give Obama any credit for it. And if that is not 100% right-wing bias and propaganda I'm Donald Trump.
Fox Promotes Doctored Audio Of Supreme Court
By: Steve - April 2, 2012 - 10:00am
O'Reilly complains about bad journalism, but here is the worst kind of journalism you can do and O'Reilly never said a word about it, because it was right-wing bias and done by his own network Fox News.
Bloomberg News is reporting that a Republican National Committee Web ad uses "edited audio from U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments to attack President Barack Obama's health-care law." The Bloomberg article details the problems with the ad:
In a spot circulated March 28, the Republican National Committee excerpts the opening seconds of the March 27 presentation of Obama's top Supreme Court lawyer, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, in which he is heard struggling for words and twice stopping to drink water.On his March 28 Fox News show, Sean Hannity aired an audio clip of Justice Antonin Scalia speaking during the arguments, and another of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Hannity then aired the RNC ad. This left the impression that the RNC ad simply uses a clip of Verrilli to show that he had fared poorly during the arguments.
In reality, as Bloomberg noted, Verrilli's speech was doctored to exaggerate the effect.
Hannity's show airs at 9 p.m. Eastern, and graphics throughout his March 29 show indicated it was airing live. But Hannity didn't apologize for airing the misleading ad. He didn't even mention it.
Even worse, during the show that follows Hannity, On the Record, host Greta Van Susteren aired the RNC ad and discussed it with The Washington Examiner's Byron York -- without ever mentioning that it was doctored.
As Supreme Court expert Tom Goldstein noted on the SCOTUSblog, distortions such as these likely hurt efforts to make the court more transparent:
The Justices now have before them a perfect illustration of the gross distortion that can instantly be made of recordings of their proceedings. What is to stop the same misleading stunt being pulled with the Justices' own oral argument questions and comments? Nothing at all.Leave it to the RNC and Fox News to ruin it for everyone. One special exception is made and they can't resist the temptation to drag it through their political spin machine. Thanks a lot you right-wing idiots. Now the Supreme Court may never release audio of their arguments again.
Fox News Thinks Blacks Are Nuts Over Trayvon Martin
By: Steve - April 1, 2012 - 10:00am
While the controversy over the killing of Trayvon Martin largely skirted partisan politics in its first month, some conservative media outlets saw an opportunity in the case and have spent the latter part of the week alternately smearing Martin, defending Zimmerman, or screaming about the dangers of viewing the case through a racial lens.
The conservative Daily Caller, a purportedly reported and fact-based news outlet, published parts of Martin's life on social media, but only "selected items that reinforce the argument that the victim of the fatal shooting was a menacing figure who might plausibly have been mistaken for a criminal," the New York Times Robert Mackey noted.
They skipped over pictures from prom night or of Martin's friends, cherry-picking shots of Martin giving the finger and wearing fake gold teeth.
Former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough called the vilification of Martin "beneath contempt and disgusting."
SCARBOROUGH: "I guess it's because the President actually said something to comfort the parents, and I guess they just can't handle that."
The Daily Caller even did their best to defend Zimmerman's account that Martin had beat him up, even when new surveillance footage cast doubt on that claim. But perhaps one shouldn’t expect better from an outlet whose top editors stood by a blatantly false report it published last year.
Andrew Breitbart's website attacked Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) for wearing a hoodie on the House floor in solidarity with Trayvon, writing a cynical story today headlined, "HOODIE-WEARING GUNMEN KILL 1, WOUND 5 IN BOBBY RUSH'S CHICAGO DISTRICT."
On Fox News, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and conservative media critic Brent Bozell, like many in the conservative echo chamber, have dwelled on the fact that the fringe New Black Panthers, who have been condemned by everyone, offered a bounty on Zimmerman's head. Hannity and Bozell claimed to have found the real scandal here -- that NBC News edited a 911 tape in a way that portrayed Zimmerman in a poor light.
Overall, the message seems to be, as Fox contributor Tamara Holder told Hannity: "The blacks are also making this more of a racial issue than it should be."
If you listen to Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter, you would think we will soon see black lynch mobs on the streets out to get random white people. And O'Reilly (who claims to be a non-partisan Independent) is covering the story in the exact same way the far-right conservative Sean Hannity is, proving he is as conservative as Hannity or anyone on the far-right.