Tag Archives: Fox News

Verbatim

Evidence of the Decline and Fall of FOX News

“You could measure the decline of Fox News by the drop in the quality of guests waiting in the green room. A year and a half ago, you might have heard George Will discussing policy with a senator while a former Cabinet member listened in. Today, you would meet a Republican commissar with a steakhouse waistline and an eager young woman wearing too little fabric and too much makeup, immersed in memorizing her talking points. … This wasn’t a case of the rats leaving a sinking ship. The best sailors were driven overboard by the rodents.”

Ralph Peters

Enumerati

Fox Went 90 Minutes Without Discussing GOPO Losses on Election Night

90+

Slate: “The biggest political story of the hour is that Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie went down big in Virginia after running a Trump-esque campaign fixated on inflammatory culture-war issues, losing to Democrat Ralph Northam by what looks like it will end up as a nine-point margin. It’s the biggest story of the hour, that is, unless you’re watching Fox News: As observed by political writer Chris Hooks, Donald Trump’s favorite network spent more than 90 minutes in prime time on Tuesday — Election Night! — between discussions of election results.”

News & Comment

Truth Leaks out at Fox

Shep Smith: Why all these lies? Why is it lie after lie after lie?

News & Comment

How CNN is Making You as Stupid as FOX Made Your Parents

If you don’t already subscribe to VOX on YouTube, you should. In the meantime, take in this well-argued video about CNN is making you stupid. And you thought only FOX News could do that.

Poetic Justice

A So-Called Judge

Donald Trump quoted “Judge” Napolitano without a care,
After the “judge” “reported” Obama’d wiretapped Trump’s golden lair.
If you embarrass Trump,
You’ll take your lumps,
Which is why Fox News’ Napolitano is off the air.

Enumerati

Trump Voters Got Most of Their Pre-Election News from Fox News

40%

Of Trump voters got most of their pre-election information from Fox news, a new Pew Research survey finds. Hillary Clinton voters named an array of different sources, with no one source named by more than one-in-five of her supporters.

Enumerati

Majority Find Mainstream News Sources to Be Credible

two-thirds

Of respondents to a Morning Consult poll found ABC, CBS and NBC to be credible news sources, while less than 1 in 5 found Breitbart or Fox News to be credible. Interesting finding: Thirty-one percent said they see fake news stories in their social media feeds more than once a day, and 55 percent said they have started reading a story only to realize it was fake.

Enumerati

Trump Is Only Talking to FOX News

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Of Trump’s 29 interviews across six networks in June were on Fox News, according to additional research provided by Media Matters. In July, he did nine interviews on Fox News and just six combined across ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC. None of these networks have had him on in August, the Huffington Post reports. “His retreat to Fox News is a remarkable change in strategic focus, having earlier pledged to win the election based on his skill at generating free media coverage… But it appears that he’s now calculated that the risk of venturing too far from the conservative-leaning network is too great.”

Poetic Justice

Can’t Dodge It, Roger

When a blonde news bimbo or three assails ya,
After propriety and professionalism have failed ya,
If you’re Murdoch’s Fox News,
You know what to do —
Go ahead, get rid of what Ailes ya.

News & Comment

Fox News: Britain Votes to Leave UN

Found on Twitter
Found on Twitter

Apparently Fox News does not understand the Brexit vote.