You’re Paying 89 Cents a Month on Your Cable Bill for Fox News, Whether You Want It or Not

89 Cents

The amount Fox News requires cable subscribers to pay for its service every month whether they want it or not, according to Pew Research. Fox “now claims one of the highest average rates per subscriber. Only six non-premium cable channels command higher fees than Fox. CNN, by contrast, is estimated to average 57 cents per subscriber per month and MSNBC, 18 cents,” according to Pew.

Pew Study Confirms That Fox Is Dominant Source of ‘News’ on the Right – Liberals Rely on Many Sources

The PewResearch Journalism Project has released a study that confirms what is already clear: The American right gets most of its information about politics from Fox News, while the left relies on multiple sources, including CNN, NPR, MSNBC and the New York Times. According to the study, consistent conservatives:

GOP Does Double 180 Flip-Flops on Czars
Railed against czars in 2009, demanded an Ebola czar last week, now opposes the appointment as soon as it's made

The GOP and Fox News spent 2009 railing against so-called “czars” — actually senior level Executive Branch officials — appointed by Pres. Obama. Of course, presidents have been appointing czars for decades. See the chart below. Recently, one of their leaders, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the GOP candidate for president in 2008, demanded that […]

On Fox: Republican v Republican on Marriage Equality
Ted Olson debates gay marriage with hate group leader

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com On Fox News Sunday, Ted Olson, the Republican on the legal team that argued for marriage equality in California’s Prop 8 case — but who led the witness-bribing, anti-Clinton “Arkansas Project” in the 1990s, and who represented Bush/Cheney in the 2000 Bush v. Gore case in which Republicans on […]

Hannity Doesn’t Like Maher as a Person, but Does Like What He Says

I don’t like Bill Maher as a person, but I think Bill Maher is good for America. He says all these outrageous things; he’s almost become an iconoclasm because he’s willing to speak the truth when so many others in the media are scared to death.

— FOX News talking wingnut Sean Hannity, to guests Greta Van Susteren and Bob Beckel on his show.

FOX News Is 18 Years Old Today

18

Number of years FOX News has been on the air, according to TV Newser. The cable channel launched Oct. 7, 1996.

Sorrier Than Sorry

If Fox News Hasn’t offended you lately, don’t worry,
It’ll soon find the low point in the cable-news slurry.
Smith called Robin a coward
To help fill the news hour,
And as Shep himself said, he “couldn’t be more sorry.”

FOX’s Shepard Smith: Robin Williams Was a Coward Who Committed Suicide in a “Fit” of Depression

We were already not fans of FOX News but this is a new low, even for them. Watch to the end for an appalling display by Shepard Smith. Oh yeah, and he had smoked pot before too. Who says this stuff?

MSNBC Leads Fox in Number of ‘Impeachment’ Mentions

448

Number of times MSNBC has mentioned the word “impeachment” in July, which works out to about 2.7 mentions per hour of original programming, or once every 22 minutes, according to Nate Silver. In contrast, Fox News has just 95 mentions of impeachment.

Colbert’s Right: Palin Does Know of What She Speaks

You can trust Sarah Palin on impeachment because she is an expert on leaving office in the middle of a term.

– Stephen Colbert, satirically agreeing with Palin’s calls to impeach Pres. Obama.