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Fox News chooses to show IS video of pilot being immolated

After “careful consideration,” Fox News decided to post the full, unedited video of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muadh al-Kasasbeh being burned to death by Islamic State thugs.

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A house united in ignorance cannot stand

The NYT’s Timothy Egan on the wilful ignorance (if that’s the right term for it) of far-right Americans and the media that abets them.

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Fri, August 27 2010 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media » 1 Comment

J-prof doesn’t think a Fox News North will thrive here

Christopher Dornan of the Carleton University School of Journalism doesn’t think the Fox News version of “fair and balanced” vitriol and mean-spiritedness will play in Canada. So the question becomes, what does Quebecor see as the persona for this proposed new TV channel?

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Mon, June 14 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on J-prof doesn’t think a Fox News North will thrive here

What if your ‘news analyst’ is planning a presidential run?

On Fox News, at least three on-air commentators — Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich — are serious candidates to seek the presidential nomination of the Republican party in 2012. However, it’s not totally a Fox issue.

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Mon, February 15 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on What if your ‘news analyst’ is planning a presidential run?

Jonno’s visit to the all-spin zone

The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart paid a visit to Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly last week. The NYT calls it the most direct attack on Fox ever broadcast on that conservative attack-dog news channel — er, at least the parts that weren’t edited for time.

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Mon, February 8 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Jonno’s visit to the all-spin zone

Fox gives real axe to fake news show

From the NYT: Anyone looking for evidence that liberals are funnier than conservatives might be tempted to point to the demise of Fox News Channel’s “1/2 Hour News Hour,” the network’s answer to left-wing news parodies like “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central.

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Mon, August 20 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Fox gives real axe to fake news show

Much ado about nothing

Wow: Bill O’Reilly and Stephen Colbert, together on the Colbert Report. Who would have thought that would be so lame? Now, Fox News’s The O’Reilly Factor was much spicier! Host Bill O’Reilly introduced the segment by saying: “… In the Culture War segment tonight,  The Colbert Report, a very sucessful show on Comedy Central, that owes […]

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Fri, January 19 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Much ado about nothing

‘Time hearts Ann Coulter’

Ann Coulter, one of the more toxic conservative voices in American punditry, is a cover girl for Time magaine. Salon’s Eric Bohlert offers his thoughts.

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Wed, April 20 2005 » Main Page, Media » 3 Comments

Don’t mess with Fox

A disturbing part of a lawsuit filed against Fox News star Bill O’Reilly talks about how he warned a female colleague that screwing with Fox News (so to speak) would bring repercussions: I posted this to CAJ-L first. It has its genesis in the Frank Rich column I posted earlier tonight. Another related posting is […]

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Fri, October 22 2004 » CAJ-L postings, Main Page » Comments Off on Don’t mess with Fox

Frank Rich on ‘The O’Reilly Factor for Lesbians’

The NYT’s Frank Rich takes a look at the harassment lawsuit levied against Fox News star Bill O’Reilly and its link with the “outing” of already-out Mary Cheney, lesbian daughter of U.S. veep Dick.

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