You know all those, “Ain’t it awful?” stories you’ve been hearing ad nauseam since the launch of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) website on Oct. 1? Expect to hear not one more word. Now that things are working great, we’re betting that not only will you never hear again how bad they are, you will [...]
Number of minutes FOX News used to point out that the recent CBS 60 Minutes piece, which was later found to have falsely portrayed events in Benghazi, backed up the Republican portrayal of the incident. That was three times the length of the original 60 Minutes report. Amount of time FOX spent on the subsequent correction: 26 seconds.
According to the Associated Press: For the first time in five years, the U.S. government has run a budget deficit below $1 trillion. The government says the deficit for the 2013 budget year totaled $680.3 billion, down from $1.09 trillion in 2012. That’s the smallest imbalance since 2008, when the government ran a $458.6 billion [...]
There’s no shortage of jokes about Kentucky.* Q: What do a divorce in Kentucky, a tornado in Kansas, and a hurricane in Louisiana have in common? A: Somebody’s fixin’ to lose the trailer. Q: What do you get when there are 32 Kentuckians in a room together? A: A full set of teeth. We are [...]
If you’re Fox News, how do you deal with the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington? Co-opt it! Thanks to Josh Barro at Business Insider for bringing this insightful analysis from Fox News to our attention. As WonkBlog points out, the construction lends itself to a wide variety of useful insights: The great thing [...]
Good news, America. The federal deficit is shrinking faster than it has since the end of World War II, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Oddly enough, however, this good news for the country — this sure sign that the United States is finally recovering from the economic crash at the end of the [...]
I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science. But liberals who defend this and say it is not a bad thing are very anti-science. When you look at biology — when you look at the natural world — the roles of a male and a female in society and in other animals, the male typically is the dominant role. The female, it’s not antithesis, or it’s not competing, it’s a complementary role.
— Erick Erickson, on Fox Business, commenting on a Pew Research report that found mothers were the sole breadwinners in 40% of American households with children.
There is good news about the economy — the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has reported that the federal budget deficit is reducing even more quickly than had been projected– so, naturally, it is being spun by Fox News as bad news: Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade reacted to a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) [...]